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SPRINT INTRODUCES DIRECT DIAL VOICE SERVICE TO THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

 SPRINT INTRODUCES DIRECT DIAL VOICE SERVICE
 TO THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
 WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint today announced that it is the first international telecommunications carrier to offer direct dial voice service from the United States to the new independent republics of the former Soviet Union.
 The new service is being offered via digital satellite circuits to a switching facility in St. Petersburg that has an automatic routing capability to automatic exchanges in all the republics.
 "Direct dial service will enable Americans to reach families and business associates in the former Soviet Union as they never could before," said Dave Schmieg, president of Sprint's Consumer Services Group. "Calling now will be easier and less expensive."
 Direct dial service to and from the U.S. is available to customers served by automatic exchanges in the following republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus (Byelorussia), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhastan, Kirghizia (Kirghizstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Russia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Approximately 85 percent of all telephone calls in these republics are handled by automatic exchanges.
 To reach these countries, callers can dial "011" for an international line, "7" to reach the former Soviet Union, the city code, the phone number, and the "#" key to ensure the fastest connection.
 Access to the Intersputnik satellite is being provided under a new agreement between Sprint and IDB&T of Rockville, Md., a unit of IDB Communications Group, Inc.
 "This unprecedented service offering opens a door that has never before been open in these countries," said Paolo Guidi, president of Sprint International, Sprint's global telecommunications and private networks subsidiary. "For a year now, Sprint has brought high-speed data and messaging services to the former Soviet states through our joint venture, Sprint Networks, and by deploying access facilities for the SprintNet(R) global data network. Now we are doing the same in the voice arena."
 With the addition of the new republics, Sprint offers direct dial voice service to nearly 200 countries around the world.
 Sprint is a unit of United Telecommunications, Inc. (NYSE: UT), a diversified international telecommunications company with $8.7 billion in revenues. Sprint, with the United States' only nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network, provides a comprehensive array of global voice, data and video communications products and services.
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 /CONTACT: Vince Hovanec, 202-828-7423 or, after hours, 202-387-1496, or Janis Langley, 202-828-7427 or, after hours, 703-533-3322, both of Sprint/
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