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MCI Communications Corporation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., provides a full range of domestic and international telecommunications services, including voice and data, telex and cable, paging and mobile telephone, and time sensitive message delivery.

Since its founding in 1968, MCI has grown to more than $1.6 billion in annual sales and serves more than 1.9 million business, residential and government customers through its four major business units:


MCI Telecommunications provides domestic interstate long distance service throughout all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and major calling areas of Canada. It is also authorized to provide varying degrees of intrastate long distance service in some states.

MCIT also is the first long distance carrier other than AT&T to offer direct dial service overseas. International telephone service is available to all residential and commercial customers (with the exception of Private Line customers). In October, 1984 the first international service agreements were announced with the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, East Germany, Greece, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Total capital investment in MCI's long distance network is approximately $2 billion. MCI's network, the second largest in the U.S., employs microwave optical fiber, satellite and various digital transmission technologies.

Subscribers - Domestic Long Distance (as of 10/84)
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Residential              1.4 million
Commercial                .3 million
     Total               1.7 million

Operations - (as of 10/84)
Network Miles            20,543
(microwave, optical fiber, satellite)

Circuits                238,000
Employees                 9,500 (full-time, approx.)


MCI Airsignal provides personal message delivery and car telephone services. MCI Message Service is offered in more than 50 metropolitan areas. In 1984, service will commence in New York City, Baltimore-Washington, Los Angeles, and Chicago. MCI car telephone service is offered in 20 markets.

Personal Message Delivery Service

Car Telephone Service

Enables customers to place calls to or receive calls from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, as they travel in their cars. With the advent of new cellular technology, both the quality and the accessibility of car telephone service will vastly improve.

MCI has thus far obtained franchises to operate a new kind of mobile phone service, cellular telephone, in Minneapolis and Pittsburgh, and has received favorable decisions from FCC administration law judges authorizing service in Los Angeles, Denver-Boulder, and Kansas City. MCI has applied for licenses to provide cellular service in 81 metropolitan areas.

MCI Airsignal Branch Sales Offices

Personal Message Service/Conventional Mobile Phone Service
            Birmingham                             (205)  942-2924
            Sacramento                             (916)  444-2350
            Memphis                                (901)  682-9658
            Cleveland                              (216)  464-7311
            Dallas                                 (214)  788-5111
            Fresno                                 (209)  486-7410
            Las Vegas                              (702)  382-7461
            Denver                                 (303)  778-7878
            Portland                               (503)  227-2556
            Philadelphia                           (215)  677-9845
            Atlanta                                (404)  252-2114
            West Florida                           (813)  875-3404
            Minneapolis                            (612)  544-8175
            Kansas City                            (913)  648-8090
            Miami                                  (305)  491-0122
            Pittsburgh                             (412)  343-1611
            Houston                                (713)  464-2516
            Bakersfield                            (805)  832-2346
Cellular Telephone Offices
            Minneapolis-St. Paul                   (612)  544-3312
            Los Angeles                            (714)  527-0385
            Elsewhere in California                (800)  344-3455

            Headquarters - Washington, D.C.        (202)  429-9660


MCI International provides private-line voice service to several overseas countries, and data and message services, including telex, cablegram, leased channel, and packet switching communications, to more than 200 overseas points. MCI has moved into two new areas of service: International direct-dial telephone service and international electronic mail and hard-copy delivery services.

International Record Services

International Voice Services

Private line service provides, fast, easy access to a single overseas location at an economical monthly rate. This technically efficient system maximizes the use of line capacity by recognizing idle time and assigning a speaker to a transmission path only when the path is needed. Users can dial a four-digit extension from a regular business phone to reach a key overseas location.

International Mail Services

World message service subscribers can access the domestic electronic mail and hard-copy delivery offerings of MCI Mail. In addition, MCI International is developing fast, low-cost services that will deliver electronic messages and high-quality printed documents worldwide.

Customer Service

The Customer trouble reporting assistance center at MCI International addresses customer concerns such as equipment maintenance and service performance questions. Customer service specialists, on duty 24 hours a day on business days, answer questions and electronically route service requests to technicians nationwide.

MCI Digital Information Services CORP.

MCI Digital Information Services, MCI's newest unit, provides high-speed, low-cost, time-sensitive message delivery (MCI Mail), either electronically or via hard copy.

MCI Mail provides time-sensitive document delivery to anyone, anywhere vial MCI's long-distance telephone network. MCI Mail can reach a recipient instantly, in four hours or less, or overnight by noon the next day. Prices are as much as 90 percent lower than comparable time-sensitive mail delivery services. MCI Mail can be delivered electronically, terminal to terminal, or laser printed on letterhead stationery with the customer's signature.

MCI Mail customers can even order gifts and services direct through MCI Mail, ranging from software and paper for personal computers to investment advisory services to travel specials.

There are no sign-up, monthly service charges or "connect time" charges for MCI Mail. MCI Mail can be used by virtually any personal computer, word processor, electronic typewriter, data terminal, telex, or other digital communications device. The service is accessed by a local telephone call or 800 number.

MCI Mail

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