July 27, 1995
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NYNEX Unveils New Prepaid Calling Card for Attendees at National Governors' Conference
BURLINGTON, VT -- Participants in the National Governors' Association
Conference, opening here July 29, will be calling home using new NYNEX
Prepaid Calling Service cards.
Vermont is the first state in the Northeast in which NYNEX has
introduced the cards which may be used to call anywhere from any telephone
in the state.
To place a call using the card, the user dials the toll-free
number imprinted on the card (1-800-NYNEX-95). After entering the cards
account number and hearing the remaining dollar value in the cards
account, the user dials the number being called. A voice prompt will
describe how many minutes of conversation remain in the cards account.
The call is then completed. Calls to any point in Vermont are carried at
a cost of 25 cents a minute.
To commemorate the National Governors' Association Conference and
welcome its participants to Vermont, NYNEX in Vermont created special
cards imprinted with a color photograph of sunset on Lake Champlain. Each
of the 2500 conference attendees will receive one of the commemorative
Although the commemorative card is not publicly available, cards
from a four-card limited-edition series in denominations of $5 and $10 may
be purchased at vending machines in the Burlington Airport, the Sheraton
Burlington Hotel, the Radisson Hotel Burlington, and the Burlington Square
Mall or by calling 1 800 NYNEX-90. They will be available from area
merchants in the near future.
The prepaid calling cards appeal especially to tourists, to those
without phone service, and as gifts for family, friends or business
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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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