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AT&T TO CUT WEEKDAY LONG-DISTANCE RATE

AT&T Corp. plans to reduce weekday long-distance rates starting Jan. 1, the long-distance company said Tuesday.

The reduction, about $33 million in annual revenue to the company, reflects lower fees that will be paid to local telephone companies for access to customers' telephone lines, AT&T said.

Basic customer-dialed long-distance calls by individuals and small businesses will be reduced 1.1 percent between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, AT&T said.

Some other reductions:

Some calls to Mexico and calls from Hawaii to 17 countries or geographic areas will be cheaper.

Calls to the former East Germany will be reduced to the same price as calls to the former West Germany.

Some lower prices under the Reach Out World international calling plan.

AT&T handles about 70 percent of the nation's long-distance calls.

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