10.19.1995Corporate

LOCAL TELEPHONE CALLING AREAS EXPAND

October 19, 1995

NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
(212) 395-0500

LOCAL TELEPHONE CALLING AREAS EXPAND

ALBANY, NY -- Beginning Friday, Oct. 20, Taconic Telephone and

NYNEX will

expand the local calling areas in several exchanges.

Tolls are being removed for the following calls: In both directions

between Chatham and Albany, West Lebanon and Albany, Stephentown

and

Albany, as well as both ways between Stephentown and Troy.

Calls will

be local from Nassau and Chatham to Kinderhook. Pending the

results

of a survey being conducted by their local phone company,

Kinderhook

customers may also have local calling to Chatham and Nassau.

Taconic Telephone customers in Stephentown, West Lebanon and

Chatham

will pay a higher monthly rate for basic service to reflect

the added

value of expanded local calling areas.

The expansion will increase the number of telephone lines

a

Stephentown customer can reach without paying a toll charge

from

4,732 to 199,898. The Chatham local calling area size will

expand

from 18,832, to 155,269 lines, and West Lebanon from 13,221

to 143,430.

NYNEX's Albany exchange includes phone numbers beginning with

the

digits: 225, 227, 242, 262, 342, 367, 391, 396, 421, 422,

423, 424,

426, 427, 428, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 441,

442,

443, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 455, 457, 458,

459,

461, 462, 463, 465, 466, 467, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474,

475,

477, 478, 479, 482, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 495, 496,

525,

526, 527, 573, and 577.

The Troy exchange includes all telephone number beginning

with the

digits: 233, 235, 237, 238, 266, 279, 270, 271, 272, 273,

274, 276,

279, 283, 285, and 286.

Chatham numbers begin with 392,Stephentown with 733, West

Lebanon

with 794, and Nassau with 766.


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