For Immediate Release September 7, 1997 For more information, contact Eli Mantel, +1 650-493-7228
Call up MCI customer service and you'll hear repeated messages about their 5¢ a minute rates that apply to interstate calls on Sundays. If you ask a customer service representative what's happening to your Friends & Family rates, though, you're almost certain to get incorrect information.
Here are the stories we've heard from MCI Customer Service about Friends & Family rates:
|Monday - Friday||12:00 midnight - 6:59 a.m.||+40%|
|Monday - Friday||7:00 a.m. - 7:59 a.m.||+100%|
|Monday - Friday||8:00 a.m. - 4:59 p.m.||+20%|
|Monday - Friday||5:00 p.m. - 6:59 p.m.||+80%|
|Monday - Friday||7:00 p.m. - 10:59 p.m.||+20%|
|Monday - Friday||11:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.||+40%|
Existing Friends & Family customers can avoid the full impact of these increases by switching to a different rate plan. For a comparison of rate plans from MCI as well as several other long distance carriers, they may want to check out the Cagey Consumer long distance rate calculcator at www.geocities.com/wallstreet/5395/ratecalc.html.