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MCI PC Connect service

BBS access & PC pursuit were a topic here. New PC connection service by
MCI. I wonder if they use the PC Pursuit `call back' technique to
ensure no voice communication.

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1993 11:12:38 -0500
From: [email protected] (David Farber)
Subject: Interesting service

Press Release    07/26/93   09:00 EDT

Systems Solutions, the owner and operator of The Virginia Connection
bulletin board system, the Washington, DC area's premier PCBoard BBS
system located in Reston, VA announced today that The Virginia
Connection is one of the first bulletin boards in the United States
selected by MCI Telecommunications, Inc. to participate as an official
startup BBS member of the MCI PC CONNECT computer telephone network.
MCI PC CONNECT is an exciting new program being offered by MCI which
provides computer modem users with low long distance rates for
telephone calls made to bulletin boards from both intrastate and
interstate calls.

        MCI PC Connect(sm) FEE/RATES:
     -  $3.00 monthly fee (does not apply towards usage)
     -  Includes calling to continental U.S. in addition to Alaska,
        Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

        PC Connect Customer to NON-PC Connect Customer:
        $0.22 during Day (Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm)
        $0.10 during E/N/W (Mon-Fri: 5pm-8am: Sat/Sun: 24 hours)

        PC Connect Customer to PC Connect Customer:
        $.176 during Day
        $.08 during E/N/W
        Friends & Family discount does not apply to fee

For an additional $1.50 per month, MCI PC Connect customers can include
in-state calls at the same MCI PC Connect plan rates as above.

        Available in the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia,
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

        Not Available in the following states:

Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine,
Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island,
Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

It is important to remember that you must be a member of MCI PC
CONNECT in order to receive these rates!  The thousands of computer
bulletin board users should immediately contact MCI and become members
of this low cost calling service to take advantage of the low rate
structure and the ability to reach the best bulletin boards in the
country at the best long distance rates.

The Virginia Connection BBS has been in operation since 1985 and
serves thousands of users.  This BBS supports most computers with
features which include: 50,000 programs available for downloading,
National and International E-Mail via FidoNet, SmartNet, MetroLink,
and RelayNet International Message Exchange, 20 incoming telephone
lines connected to computer modems capable of operating from 1200 to
14400 baud, and on-line games for individual and team players.  This
BBS is a member of The Capital Area SysOps Association, a group of
over 200 metropolitan Washington, DC area bulletin board operators.

MCI PC CONNECT will allow computer users from most of the United
States to participate on these bulletin boards for very reasonable
long distance rates.  Now long distance callers will be able to
utilize the quality and depth of this exceptional BBS as local
computer bulletin board users have done for years.  Modem users can
reach The Virginia Connection BBS by dialing (703) 648-1841.

In order to receive all information regarding this MCI PC CONNECT
service, call 1-800-333-2511 and MCI operators will provide you with
more details.  Call now!  Do not delay!  Don't be satisfied with less!
Take advantage of the service -- save money!

The Virginia Connection BBS
c/o Systems Solutions
11088 Thrush Ridge Road
Reston, VA 22091-4722

Contact:        Tony McClenny
Voice:          (703) 758-7984
Modem:          (703) 648-1841

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