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Friday, July 13, 1984 9
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Sault Ste. Marie
"Did you know
that you're in
1. Upper Peninsula LATA.
2. Grand Rapids LATA.
3. Saginaw LATA.
4. Lansing IATA.
5. Detroit LATA.
All about LATAs, lonz_distance calling,
and Michigan Bell discounts.
LATA is a telephone term that's
new to all of us.
Explaining that IATA stands for Local Access 'fransport
Area doesn't help much, but LATAs are really very
simple. They're telephone service areas. There are
five LATAs in which Michigan Bell provides
LATAs and long distance calling.
Long distance discount periods.
More long distance dikounts.
Michigan Bell continues to offer discounts on direct-
dialed long distance calls within each of the five
LATAs. We suggest you save the chart below as
a reminder of the times when you save 30% to 50%
off the Day Full Rate.
If you make a lot of direct-dialed long distance calls
within 30 miles of your calling center and within
your LATA, you may be interested in Circle Calling
Service. By subscribing to this service, you get
additional discount calling periods during which you
can save 30% over the long Marie rates in effect
at the time of your call. The discount applies even
when regular long distance discounts are in effect.
No installer visit is necessary for Circle Calling.
We suggest you take a close look at the
various Michigan Bell services available to you. At
Michigan Bell, ive'reoalways ready to help in the
selection of the service that's right for you.
Facts down the line. We suggest that you
watch for further informational messages in
your newspapers and in your monthly telephone
bills. 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.
NOTE: When you begin a call during one rate period, your
call will be charged at that rate; however, should that call
pass into a different rate period, your charges will change
to the rate of the new period. For example, a weekday call
that.begins 10 minutes before 5 pit. and ends 10 minutes
after 5 p.m. will be billed at the full rate for the first 10
• minutes and Will be billed at the 30% discount rate for the
last 10 minutes.
If you look at the map, you will see the five
Michigan LATAs, including the LATA you are in. Now
here's how LATAs . work: When you place a long
distance call from one LATA to another telephone
number within the same LATA, Michigan Bell can carry
the call for you over its own network. When you
place a call from one LATA to another LATA, either
in Michigan or another state,it will be handled by the. Save up to 50% on direct dialed long
digtance calls. Schedule for direct dialed
long distance company that provides that service
long distance calls within Michigan LATAs.
to you (not Michigan Bell).
For example, if you call from Detroit to Flint
(two c i t ies within the same LATA), Michigan Bell
will still be able•to handle the call as in the past. But 8 am
if you call from Detroit to Traverse City (from a
city in one LATA to a city in a different LATA), a long
distance company other than Michigan Bell will
carry the call. As you may know, there are now a
number of different companies you maYitoose from
to provide your long distance service.
Your long distance bill(s).
1 800 555-5000
WE'VE SEPARATED FROM...
When you receive your Michigan Bell telephone bill,
*During the Evening Discount Period, you pay 30% less
you'll find a page that lists your long distance
than the Day Full Rate Charge•for direct-dialed calls
calls handled by Michigan Bell. You may also find
within each of the Michigan 1ATAs.
another page that lists long distance calls handled by
**During the Night and Weekend Discount Periods, you
other companies. This is because Michigan Bell
pay 50% less than the Day Full Rate Charge for direct-
may provide billing services for other long distance
dialed calls within each of the Michigan LATAs.
companies. Or you may receive a separate long
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CLIP AND SAVE
distance bill directly from the company you've
selected to handle your long distance calls.
Rates and conditions of service in effect April 28, 1984, are subject to change iiponIpprOial Oftheiticiiiialkibiic Service
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