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April 4, 1989

THE NY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY MAKES AGREEMENT WITH US SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS

By CBR Staff Writer

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has chosen US Sprint Communications Co as the long-distance carrier for the bulk of its more than 3,400 public telephones in subway stations and other strategic locations: the agreement, initially for one year, calls for Kansas City communications firm to handle all long-distance credit card calls and so-called zero-plus long distance calls on 3,300 telephones throughout the system, but is expected to split with AT&T Co the 156 public telephones at Grand Central Terminal and the Long Island Rail Road concourse at Penn Station so the two companies can be tested side-by-side over a one-year period; the Authority will receive a 21% commission on all long-distance calls that go via US Sprint.

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