By FRANCA LEWIS
Just ask for a better deal from your telephone company and you might get it.
AT&T Corp. is offering long-distance customers a special dime rate on all calls, but the plan hasn't been advertised, according to Karyn Vaughn-Fritz, company spokeswoman.
The new deal comes with a monthly fee of $4.95, Vaughn-Fritz said.
Before customers decide to take AT&T up on the plan, it's best to determine whether the monthly fee makes the lower rate a good deal, she said.
"Stop and evaluate your long-distance use," Vaughn-Fritz said.
Consumers can call AT&T's two customer service lines for help, she said. Those wishing to compare the cost of long-distance service may call 1-800-COMPARE. The regular customer service line is 1-800-222-0300. Both calls are free.