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UNIVERSAL SERVICE TELEPHONE CORPORATION ENTERS TELEPHONE COMPANY SERVICE BUSINESS

 UNIVERSAL SERVICE TELEPHONE CORPORATION
 ENTERS TELEPHONE COMPANY SERVICE BUSINESS
 IRVING, Texas, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Service Telephone Corporation (USTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Mobile Machines Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMC), has entered the telephone company service business after concluding the purchase of the Haviland Telephone Company of Haviland, Kan., it was announced today.
 "I have always believed that there was a better way to provide telephone service to rural America than with wire and cable. Our IMM Ultraphone digital radiotelephone system is the perfect solution in that it provides Wireless Digital Access service," said E.L. Langley, president of USTC.
 "In the past, applications of the Ultraphone system have been used by telephone companies to provide wireless access to upgrade facilities. Now, owning Haviland, USTC is preparing a detailed engineering plan to use the Ultraphone and other IMM wireless products as an integrated wireless system for an entire community. It is estimated that this program will require $4 to $6 million of Ultraphone hardware, which is a 40 percent to 50 percent savings over conventional wire and cable costs. USTC will be seeking regulatory approvals in early 1992.
 "This concept, when fully implemented, will provide a community with fully modern digital service. In addition to our current Ultraphone product, USTC and Haviland hopes to test additional services not available to some rural communities in America. These unique services may include such future technologies as wireless video/radio which will allow video conferencing point-to-point over IMM's Ultradata product.
 "We believe now is the time to enlarge our focus of the Ultraphone from individuals and clusters of customers to a complete community," Langley continued. "To make this possible we need to operate a telephone company with our Ultraphone providing the high quality digital service.
 "The Haviland Telephone Company consists of 12 small central offices and outside wire and cable. We believe that we can consolidate and eliminate six to eight of these central offices and facilities resulting in substantial savings and improved digital service," Langley said.
 "The rural telephone business opens up a whole new future for IMM," said William J. Hilsman, chairman and chief executive officer of IMM. "The concept of owning and operating telephone companies is so intriguing and practical that we are going ahead with other potential Telco acquisitions. These acquisitions will not only result in substantial Ultraphone sales, but will also provide the company with a stable revenue stream."
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 /CONTACT: Marcia A. Bexley of IMM, 215-278-7831/
 (IMMC) CO: Universal Service Telephone Corporation; International Mobile
 Machines Corporation; Haviland Telephone Company ST: Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania IN: TLS SU: TNM


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