November 20, 1995
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
New Lower Prices for Relay Center Calls
ALBANY, NY -- NYNEX is lowering the price of NYNEX Calling Card
calls made from New York State public telephones through the New
York Telecommunications Relay Service.
Relay services facilitate both personal and business telephone
calls between people who can hear and people who are deaf, hard
of hearing or require the use of a text telephone (TTY) for their
The price reductions affect two types of calls: local and regional.
Local calls from public telephones in New York State placed through
Telecommunications Relay Service centers will be free of charge
beginning Friday, Nov. 24. Relay service regional calls charged
to a NYNEX Calling Card will no longer carry a 40-cent surcharge
and will be priced at the same rate as if coins were used to pay
for the call. Regional calls from a public telephone are those
that go beyond the local calling area for that phone but stay
within a Regional Calling Area.
Other major telephone calling cards provide similar savings under
an agreement among telecommunications companies, organizations
for the deaf, the Federal Communications Commission, and the United
States Telephone Association. The pricing agreement follows directives
from the Federal Communications Commission that implement requirements
of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The New York Relay Service has set up toll free numbers for questions
about the new pricing policy and to help you obtain a NYNEX or
other telephone calling card. TTY customers can call 1-800-835-5515,
while voice customers should call 1-800-664-6349.
NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.
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