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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

AT&T Launches a Direct Dial Service

American Telephone & Telegragh Co. , the American telecommunications giant, is now offering its "USA Direct" dial services from Moscow.

The company inaugurated the service about one and a half months ago on an experimental basis, said Sergei Obelchenko, marketing manager of Aerokom, which has been working with AT&T locally to provide technical support for the system.

"We have received very positive results, and in the coming months we will add 10 times the number of circuits", Obelchenko said.

AT&T calling-card holders can dial 155-5042 to reach an AT&T international operator, who will make connections to the United States and Europe.

"People can dial the number from any telephone", Bilchenka said, "even from an ordinary Moscow pay telephone".

That is, if they have a, 15-kopek coin, a scarce commodity these days.