NYNEX unveils new prepaid calling card for attendees at National Governors' Conference

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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 cards.

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 clients.


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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