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IDT to Offer Low-Rate Net Telephony Service

Internet telephony service provider IDT Corporation announced today a new $.05 per minute rate for its long-distance customers using its Net2Phone Direct service.

The rates will be effective for those customers placing calls across the U.S. Rates have been lowered for international calls as well, with charges for dialing London starting at $.09 per minute, Sydney $.10 per minute, and Korea $.30 per minute.

In conjunction with the new rates, IDT is allowing users to place a free one-minute phone call to any location within the U.S. Those interested in the free promotion should call 800-CALL-IDT.

Callers can place a long-distance phone call through the Net2Phone Direct service by dialing an IDT local access number available in 50 cities. The calls are then transferred from the public switched telephone network onto the Internet via IDT's infrastructure. Those customers outside the local calling area of any of the 50 cities, can access the Net2Phone Direct service via an 800 number.

The Net2Phone Direct service can be purchased in $25.00 prepaid increments.