New lower prices for relay center calls

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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 communications needs.

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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