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Salem Telephone Customers Getting Expanded Calling Area

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SALEM, N.Y. - Beginning Jan. 4, Verizon telephone customers in Salem can make local calls to Glens Falls and Cambridge.

The local calling area is being expanded following a recent survey of Salem customers in which a majority voted for the change. Currently, they pay regional toll charges for the calls.

As a result of the expanded local-calling area, Salem customers in the 854 exchange will be able to make local calls to about 45,000 customers in the 252 and 677 Cambridge exchanges and the following Glens Falls exchanges: 223, 232, 260, 307, 321, 338, 345, 361, 409, 480, 538, 615, 636, 681, 683, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 761, 791, 792, 793, 796, 798, 812, 824, 826, 832, 926, 932, 955.

To reflect the added value of the larger local-calling area, the monthly rate for residential flat-rate local service in Salem will increase by $3.32.

Cambridge and Glen Falls customers will continue to have the same local calling areas and will pay the same rates they pay today.

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