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April 13, 1984 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-04-13

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Friday, April 13, 1984


That's right. You can still put your
finger on the calling service you
need or want just as easily as
before, even though many changes
have taken place in the communi-
cations industry. Michigan Bell
continues to make a wide range
of calling services. and plans
available to you.
A glance at the service options
listed below ‘‘ill help you deter-
mine if you now have the service
and calling plans that best fit
your individual needs and budget.
As always, reliable Michigan Bell
telephone service comes with
whatever option you select.

Three-Way Calling — lets you
add a third party to a two-party
conversation, instead of making
separate calls.
. (Custom Calling Services are
not currently available in all
calling areas.)

Dialing Options:

Through Michigan Bell, you have a
choice of Rotary Service or Touch-
Tone Service.
Rotary Service is pulse dialing.
With this service, you need a
pulse dialing phone kNith either
a rotary dial or a push-button dial.
Touch Tone Service is tone
dialing. It is the most modern
form of dialing. With Touch Tone
Service, you can use either tone
dialing or pulse dialing telephones.
However, to get the benefits of
Touch Tone Service (such as fast,
accurate dialing), he sure to use
a push-button-phone made for
tone dialing, N%iiich you can also
use to access certain long distance
and at-home banking services.
(Touch Tone Service is not .
available in all areas.)

Local Service Options:

Measured Service* — allows up
to 50 local calls per month for
a small monthly charge. Calls
above that limit would he billed
to you on a per call basis. If you
place few local calls per day
Measured Service could be the
most economical choice for you.
Flat Rate Service — gives you
unlimited local calls for a single
monthly charge. Frequent tele-
phone users may benefit from
this service.

Disabled Customer Services:

*Not available in all areas.

LongDistance Options:

Circle Calling — gives yoU a 30%
discount on direct-dialed long
distance calls placed ‘‘ithin a 30-
mile radius within your LA1At
except calls placed from 8 a.m.
to noon Monday through Friday
The discount applies even NN e n
regular long distance discounts
are in effect.
Budget Toll Dialing — provides a
30% discount on - long distance
calls anywhere NNithin your LATH
between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday

evening through Friday morning
and from 5 p.m. Friday through
5 p.m. Sunday. Like Circle Calling,
the Budget Toll Dialing discount
applies even \‘-hen regular long
distance discounts are in effect.

tVEA is a--new term that describes a
Michigan Bell calling service area It stands
for Local Access and Transport Area.

Custom Calling Services:

Call Waiting—when you're on
the phone, the Call Waiting signal

alerts you someone else is calling.
You can alternate conversation
between both parties.
Call Forwarding — lets you pro-
gram your phone so that incoming
calls are automatically forwarded
to an other telephone you desire.
Speed Calling — allows you to
program your phone to dial up
•: to eight or 30 frequently called
numbers with simple one- or
two-digit entries.

Special Services and Equip-
ment for disabled customers are
available through the Michigan
Bell Telecommunications Center
for Disabled Customers. Yoice
customers call 1 800 482-8254.
Telecommunications Devices for
the Deaf (TDD) customers call
1 800 482-3141. Customers are
welcome to visit the Center at
26200 Greenfield, Room 43,
Oak Park, Michigan 48237.
We hope this information is use-
ful to you and that you will make
the most of whatever Michigan
Bell services are right for you.


Michigan Bell


Facts down the line.

We suggest that you \vatch for futile!. informational messages in your newspapers and in your monthly telephone bilk.
Because your telephone business office is busily engaged in normal day-to-day telephone service matters, we are providing this toll-free number as
a source for answers to the questions you may have about your changing telephone company.
1 800 555-5000,


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