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STATEMENT BY SPRINT IN RESPONSE TO MCI'S CALLING CARD ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY

 WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: FON) issued the following statement in response to MCI's Calling Card announcement today:
 Sprint has offered in-language calling cards to its customers since 1989. In fact, Sprint was the first major long distance company to offer calling cards with step-by-step instructions on customized FONCARDS in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Sprint also provides a Braille FONCARD. In addition, for travelers to the U.S., Sprint offers voice instructions in eight languages through its prepaid calling card and international VisaPhone. Sprint has met and continues to meet the foreign language needs of its customers through its FONCARD products and services.
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 /CONTACT: Robin Pence, 202-828-7454 or, after hours, 703-820-1873, or Juanada Teas, 202-828-7426 or, after hours, 703-644-5165, both of Sprint/
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