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SPRINT NETWORK FUNCTIONING NORMALLY IN AFTERMATH OF L.A. QUAKE

 KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to media inquiries, Sprint today issued the following statement regarding its network condition after this morning's earthquake in Los Angeles:
 "Sprint's network received no physical damage in the California earthquake. The network continues to carry traffic into and out of the affected areas. There has been a 15-20% increase in call volume in the area.
 "Unfortunately, because of the many local telephone service outages caused by the earthquake, long distance carriers -- including Sprint -- are unable to complete some calls. Until local telephone companies are able to complete their repairs, many telephones in the area will remain inoperable.
 "Sprint is cooperating with local telephone companies in their efforts to complete as many calls into and out of the area as possible without overloading the local networks. At the request of some local companies, Sprint is blocking some calls so that others will go through without overloading the local company systems.
 "Sprint is placing a priority on calls originating in the earthquake area, restricting more of the incoming calls, so that vital emergency calls will more likely go through.
 "Sprint would like to remind residents that if their local service is working, but their long distance carrier cannot complete their call, they can access other carriers by dialing a five digit code. Sprint's code is 10333, AT&T's is 10288 and MCI's is 10222.
 "We are pleased that the Sprint network has come through this natural disaster without disruption. We will continue to work with local telephone companies and other officials to help the Los Angeles area and its citizens through this difficult time."
 -0- 1/17/94
 /CONTACT: Steve Dykes, 202-828-7435 or Sue Kraus, 202-828-7410, both of Sprint/
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