Delaware Customers Using Bell Atlantic Atlantic's Talking Return Call Now Can Know the Phone Number of Last Call

September 10, 1996

Delaware Customers Using Bell Atlantic Atlantic's Talking
Return Call Now Can Know the Phone Number of Last Call

WILMINGTON, DE - Delaware customers using Bell
Atlantic® Talking
Return Call(SM) service now can find
out, without any special
equipment, the phone number of the last person who called.

Return Call allows customers to automatically return the last incoming
local phone call. The service is activated by dialing *69 or 1169 for
rotary phone users.

As a result of new technology, customers who use Talking Return Call
now can know the phone number they are calling before they return the
call. When customers dial *69, they will first hear a recorded
message which provides the phone number of the last incoming call. If
they wish to return the call immediately, they simply press "1"
on a
Touch-Tone phone. Talking Return Call will automatically dial the
number for them. Customers using this service on a per-use basis will
be charged when they dial *69, whether or not they return the call.

"By using Talking Return Call, customers will know who just called.
They can return the call immediately, later or not at all. They also
can control who they want to talk to and when," said Greta Clinton,
Bell Atlantic product manager.

Residential and business customers can subscribe to Talking Return
Call for $4 a month. Or customers can pay as they go, at 55 cents per

"Talking Return Call complements "http://www.bell-atl.com/customer/consumer/services/call/id.htm">Caller
ID," Clinton said. "Caller ID
display units store phone numbers, allowing customers to see the
numbers of the calls they receive. Talking Return Call provides
customers with the phone number of the last call from any phone in the
house. It also works well with "http://www.bell-atl.com/customer/consumer/services/call/waiting.htm">Call
Waiting, allowing you to find out
who called while you were on another call, even if you didn't take the
second call."

Callers may block the disclosure of their telephone numbers to Talking
Return Call and Caller ID users by dialing *67 (1167 on rotary
telephones) prior to making each telephone call.

Bell Atlantic Corporation (NYSE: BEL) is at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, the company is the premier provider of local
telecommunications and advanced services. Globally, it is one of the
largest investors in the high-growth wireless communication
marketplace. Bell Atlantic also owns a substantial interest in
Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and is actively developing
high-growth national and international business opportunities in all
phases of the industry.


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