THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, November 25, 1983 21
Wei I +1318 11 Tenuary 1,
the daily' ichi_gan MI I breaks
away from A I tT. Ian ahost
afraid to picK it up.
Don't be slily.
What Could happen? What if noting happens?!
\I\ hat if there's no
dial tone?. -0
never hear Ednas
Or Rudy in Laguna Beech
Or My Mom next door!
Of course it wok.
I told you all along-..
Come January 1, you'll still get through to Edna in Engadine or your
mom next door.. . as quickly and efficiently as ever.
Starting January 1, 1984, whenever
you place a local or long distance call
Facts down the line.
Because your telephone business
You've probably heard
within the LATA in which you live, you
office is busily engaged in normal,
will be billed for that call by Michigan
about the sweeping changes
day-to-day telephone service matters,
Bell, if Michigan Bell is your carrier.
taking place in the telephone
we areproviding this toll-free
When you place a call from your
industry, and maybe you've been
number as a source for answers to
questions you may have about
wondering just how they'll affect the
LATA to another
your changing telephone company.
elsewhere, you will be billed by
telephone service in your home or in
We also suggest that you watch for
another long distance carrier.
our informational messages in your
Some carriers may elect to have
As a matter of fact, when you
newspapers and in your monthly
pick up your phone on January 1, you
telephone bills. 1 800 555 5000
charges in the bill Michigan Bell
may be very surprised to learn that
sends you. Others may not, and will
your service has changed very little.
Upper Peninsula LATA
bill you directly. We'll be telling you more
For one thing, you will be able to dial 2. 1. Grand
about LATAs and other calling infor-
your local and long distance calls
4. Lansing LATA
5. Detroit LATA
mation as the details unfold.
exactly as you did before. About the
So, as the expression goes —"not to
only immediate change will be how your calls
worry" You'll still have your phone service —
are billed. That's where LATAs come in.
LATA is a new word to all of us. It
as good as ever — because we're working to
stands for "Local Access Transport Area:' In
make the changes in your phone company
Michigan there will be five LATAs (which
better changes for you. After all
happen to closely approximate our Area
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For no the i Mportant
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