03.13.1996|Corporate

EUROTEL ANNOUNCES A 30% DROP IN MONTHLY MOBILE TELEPHONE BILLS! EUROTEL INTRODUCES CALLING PARTY PAYS FOR MOBILE TELEPHONES IN CZECH REPUBLIC ON 1 APRIL


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 1996

EUROTEL ANNOUNCES A 30% DROP IN MONTHLY MOBILE TELEPHONE BILLS!

EUROTEL INTRODUCES CALLING PARTY PAYS FOR MOBILE TELEPHONES IN CZECH REPUBLIC ON 1 APRIL


Czech Republic-- EuroTel has reached agreement with SPT Telecom to introduce the current European standard for billing of mobile telephone calls, known as Calling Party Pays, effective 1 April 1996 in the Czech Republic.

Our market research with prospects as well as our customer satisfaction research has indicated that the introduction of this billing system option will be greatly appreciated by customers and will directly impact the prospect's decision to buy mobile telephone service. We have been working on the modification of our billing system and negotiating the details of this billing arrangement with SPT Telecom that are required to make the calling party pay system work since early last year. Our desire to give our customers a choice of billing options has made this project more difficult than it would have been if we had just moved everyone to the new calling party pays system without giving them the choice of keeping their current billing arrangements.

We believe that some of our customers, for example those in sales and marketing, may prefer to pay for their incoming calls from their business partners and or customers, as a way to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The introduction of this billing option is consistent with our policy of offering our customers choices when it comes to pricing packages & now billing options.

In conjunction with this billing change we are also announcing new reduced tariff rates effective 1 April. This is our third tariff reduction in the last eighteen months. Our monthly access fees will range from 995Kc to 7495Kc, reductions of 5% to 29% depending on the price plan selected, and selected per minute rates have been reduced by up to 18% and range from 4.4Kc to 9.9Kc per minute.

EuroTel Praha, s.r.o. is a joint venture between SPT Telecom, Bell Atlantic and US West providing mobile telephone services in the Czech Republic.

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for more information, contact:

    Jaroslav Kubista, EuroTel, 422-6701-1114

    Karen Ann Kurlander, Bell Atlantic International Wireless, (215) 963-6822


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