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  • Arizona Republic (Saturday December 18, 2004) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding motivation behind mergers.

  • Boston Globe (Sunday December 12, 2004, Bruce Mohl) - "A good place to start is an informational website such as ABTolls.com..."

  • Cincinnati Enquirer (Sunday December 5, 2004, James Pilcher) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding culture shifts and mergers.

  • Vancouver Sun (Tuesday November 30, 2004, Gillian Shaw) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the use of the internet for teenage communication.

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance (September 2004, Ronaleen Roha) - "...ABTolls, a Web site that compares telephone services..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding cell phone comparison shopping.

  • The National Post (Saturday July 31, 2004) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding cost savings measures for the travel industry.

  • ROBTV (Friday July 16, 2004, Squeeze Play) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel interviewed regarding the role of networks in corporate board selection.

  • Globe and Mail (Monday July 12, 2004, Page B13) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the role of networks in corporate boards.

  • Canadian Press (Sunday July 11, 2004, Amy Carmichael) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the role of networks in corporate boards.

  • The National Post (Thursday July 8, 2004, Chris Sorenson, Page FP1) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding grey line ethical decisions made by major corporations battling in highly competitive industries.

  • San Antonio Express-News (Wednesday December 17, 2003, Sanford Nowlin) - "Sites such as...ABTolls.com can be useful shopping tools, Consumers Union's Briesemeister said." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding using the internet to shop for long distance service.

  • CNN Money (Friday November 21, 2003, Cybele Weisser and Farnoosh Rotabi) - "Here's out total telecom strategy guide...Finding the best flat-rate plan depends on when you make the most long-distance calls (days, evenings or weekends). Websites like ABTolls.com...will point you toward the cheapest plan in your area that fits your pattern of phone use."

  • Minnesota Public Radio Marketplace (rebroadcast on dozens of NPR stations nationwide) (Thursday October 16, 2003) - "These 'guerilla consumer pages' can help you avoid being scammed...or even provide you with the cheapest long-distance company...a calculator that figures out the cheapest long distance company at ABTolls.com...making American market capitalism stronger..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding internet based consumer information communities.

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance (September 2003, Katy Marquardt, Page 87) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding options for students calling home from college.

  • New York Times (Monday September 8, 2003, Laurie J. Flynn) - "...a phone rate comparison service called ABTolls.com." ABTolls.com co-founder Scott McCoy also quoted regarding bundled telephone rate plans.

  • Akron Beacon Journal (Monday September 1, 2003) - "...ABTolls.com, which gathers information on the telecom industry." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding rates for college students calling home.

  • Marietta Times (Sunday August 31, 2003, Kate York) - "Consumers can compare dial-around providers at ABTolls.com."

  • Ohio Consumers' Counsel (Monday August 25, 2003) - "The Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC), the residential utility advocate, alerts long-distance customers of a new 99-cent charge being added to many telephone bills...These fees are not mandated by the government. Instead, the companies have made a business decision to pass additional costs on to customers, claiming higher regulatory and tax-related expenses...Consumers can use ABTolls.com as a resource to help compare several dial-around providers."

  • US News and World Report (Monday August 18, 2003, Kim Clark) - "...worked out a formula to figure out which long-distance phone plan was really the cheapest...a free Web site...ABTolls.com." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the use of the internet in banding together consumers to exchange consumer information.

  • US News and World Report (Monday August 18, 2003, Justin Ballheim) - "...ABTolls.com compares different plans."

  • Washington Post (Sunday August 17, 2003, Dina Elboghdady, Page F01) - "...ABTolls.com, a consumer oriented telecommunications site." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding fine print in the telecom industry pricing structure.

  • New York Times (Sunday August 10, 2003, David Leonhardt, Page 3-10) - "When saving money is one of the best ways to earn, consider these possibilities : Many households pay more for phone service than they need to...check abtolls.com, a Web site that compares phone plans."

  • Charlotte Observer (Tuesday August 5, 2003) - "If you've studied your phone bill lately, you've probably noticed that service is getting more expensive each month...Search engines on Web sites including ABTolls.com...can help consumers find the cheapest service based on where they live and their monthly in-state and long-distance usage."

  • Clark Howard Show (Thursday July 9, 2003, Clark Howard) - "You may not realize it, but consumers are emotionally tied to technological items in their lives and they may be eating up our pocketbooks. Every month, bills show up for these 'monthlies,' which include local telephone, long distance, cell phone, Internet connection, television and, finally, mobile gadgets that are hooked up to a wireless network....ABTolls.com - compare long distance rates"

  • Kim Komando (Saturday July 5, 2003) - "Figuring out long distance service deals is difficult. Find the best rate here [Tollchaser.com]."

  • Boston.com Travel (Tuesday July 1, 2003) - "A good source of information is the telecommunications consumer group ABTolls.com. There, you can get rate comparisons for several popular calling cards....Callback services are also generally cheaper than phone cards. ABTolls offers an extensive list of callback service providers."

  • Business Week (Monday June 9, 2003, Larry Armstrong) - "As a check, and especially if your calls are all within the U.S., other good sites for comparing prices are ABTolls.com...." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the long distance industry.

  • Boston Globe (Sunday June 8, 2003, Bruce Mohl) - "The long-distance universe is vast, and I don't pretend to have a handle on it. But there are websites that can help (ABTolls.com...."

  • Smart Money (Friday May 2, 2003, Aleksandra Todorova) - "...ABTolls.com, a consumer long-distance comparison Web site...engines that can help consumers find the cheapest services based on where they live and their monthly in-state and long-distance usage. We like these sites because they prescreen carriers based on the quality of their services, including customer-response times, before they include them in their listings." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the segmentation of the long distance marketplace.

  • Portland Oregonian (Friday May 2, 2003, Jeffrey Kosseff) - "...ABTolls.com [is] another Web site that provides information about telephone bills to consumers." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding Qwest's offerings in the Oregon long distance market.

  • Clark Howard Show (Monday April 14, 2003, Clark Howard) - "MCI has been trying to poach customers from for quite a while. For you, you're still much better off with the no-name companies. Go to ...ABTolls.com."

  • Orange County Register (Friday April 4, 2003, Jim Finkle) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that advises consumers on calling plans." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding flat rate plans for average American consumers.

  • Clark Howard Show (Wednesday February 12, 2003, Clark Howard) - "Three companies have dominated long distance through the years, but now the market is starting to shift. This is great news, in Clark's opinion. The customer service you will get at the big three is not stellar, even though these companies claim to be "gold plated." What you need to remember is that if you're paying a monthly fee or monthly minimums, you're with the wrong company. And, if you're paying more than 5 cents a minute, you're paying too much. Several sites exist out there where you can compare long distance companies and prices. One of them is...ABTolls.com."

  • Contra Costa Times (Monday February 3, 2003, Mike Langberg) - "Phone companies never switch customers automatically to newer and better rate plans. Quite the opposite -- they rely on inertia to keep large numbers of consumers paying far too much. So it's well worth spending a half-hour surfing Web sites of the major phone companies, as well as...Web sites offering advice, such as ABTolls.com..."

  • Kansas City Star (Sunday January 26, 2003, Suzanne King) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that helps consumers rank and shop for long-distance phone services." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding shopping for long distance.

  • Kansas City Star (Sunday January 26, 2003) - "For long-distance service, look beyond the big national companies, such as AT&T Corp., WorldCom Inc.'s MCI brand, and Sprint Corp. Consumers often will find the best long-distance prices are with less-known long-distance resellers...Web sites with "rate calculators," such as ABTolls.com... can help you find available options in your area.

  • San Jose Mercury News (Thursday January 23, 2003, Mike Langberg) - "Phone companies never switch customers automatically to newer and better rate plans. Quite the opposite - they rely on inertia to keep large numbers of consumers paying far too much. So it's well worth spending a half-hour surfing Web sites of the major phone companies, as well a few of the many Web sites offering advice, such as ABTolls..."

  • San Diego Union-Tribune (Sunday January 12, 2003, Jennifer Davies) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that compares phone service prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding long term pricing strategy in the long distance industry.

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Monday January 6, 2003, Page D-1) - " The Problem: The big long-distance companies overcharge and underdeliver. The Fix: Switch to a discount provider...There are hundreds of small carriers that offer long- distance phone service at deeply discounted rates, and you can often save more than 60 percent on your phone bill by switching. Because these companies typically don't spend money on advertising or telemarketing, you may have never heard of them...TollChaser.com...let[s] you to plug in your calling pattern to determine the best rate."

  • Akron Beacon Journal (Monday January 6, 2003, Betty Lin-Fisher) - "Web sites also offer comparisons of phone rates, including ABTolls.com..."

  • Sacramento Bee (Sunday January 5, 2003, Clint Swett) - "ABTolls.com offers price and plan comparisons for numerous companies."

  • Wall Street Journal (Thursday January 2, 2003, Shawn Young, Page D1) - "Despite the rising rates, years of price wars still have left long distance cheap for anyone willing to make even a minimal effort to find a good rate...Web sites provide rate calculators that aid in comparison-shopping...ABTolls.com. They are good for pointing out lesser-known companies and deep-discount providers..."

  • Wall Street Journal (Wednesday December 31, 2002, Page D1) - "The Problem: The big long-distance companies overcharge and underdeliver. The Fix: Switch to a discount provider...There are hundreds of small carriers that offer long-distance phone service at deeply discounted rates, and you can often save more than 60% on your phone bill by switching. Because these companies typically don't spend money on advertising or telemarketing, you may have never heard of them...Tollchaer.com...let[s] you plug in your calling pattern to determine the best rate."

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Tuesday December 30, 2002, Todd Wallack, Page E-1) - "ABTolls.com has a useful glossary of common charges and a comparison of more than 100 calling plans."

  • Palm Beach Post (Saturday December 20, 2002, Deborah Circelli, Page 1A) - "...for the savvy shoppers who do their homework, it could mean extra spending money in their pockets...Look at the phone companies' Web sites and other consumer Web sites that provide tips and savings calculations such as...ABTolls.com..."

  • Contra Costa Times (Wednesday December 17, 2002, Ellen Lee) - "...ABTolls, a consumer Web site, says that customers can expect better rates from smaller, less well-known companies that resell long-distance." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding price competition in the long distance industry.

  • Philadelphia Inquirer (Monday December 15, 2002, Jeff Gelles) - "If you want to shop around...Try out ABTolls.com..."

  • Austin American Statesman (Tuesday December 10, 2002, Amy Schatz) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding bankruptcy reorganizations.

  • US News & World Report (Monday December 9, 2002, Kim Clark) "A few clicks to...ABTolls.com, give a good sampling of rates. A few more clicks, and you can switch your long-distance plan online...eliminate monthly fees and cut per-minute charges to about 4 cents."

  • USA Today (Wednesday December 4, 2002, Andrew Backover, Page B3) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding price increases by MCI Worldcom.

  • Boston Globe (Wednesday December 4, 2002, Bruce Mohl) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that helps consumers sort through phone charges..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding carrier specific surcharges in the long distance industry.

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Wednesday December 4, 2002, Todd Wallack) - "...the Web site ABTolls.com, which allows consumers to compare long-distance rate plans..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding carrier specific surcharges in the long distance industry.

  • Buffalo News (Tuesday December 3, 2002) - "...ABTolls.com, to help consumers track all the various fees charged by long-distance telephone companies." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding add-on fees in the telecommunications industry.

  • Texas (Fall/Winter 2002, Guillermo Garcia, Page 7) - "...ABTolls.com as one of the best consumer oriented phone sites on the Web...because of its almost instantaneous posting of telephone provider rate changes..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding informing consumers and making them aware of their telecom options.

  • Contra Costa Times (Monday November 25, 2002) "...ABTolls.com, to help consumers track all the various fees charged by long-distance telephone companies." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding add-on fees in the telecommunications industry.

  • Wall Street Journal (Friday November 22, 2002, Jane Spencer, Page B6) - "MCI Group announced a new round of price increases that will raise some long-distance rates as much as 80%. It is the company's third price increase this year...long-distance Web site ABTolls.com" ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding substantial rate hikes announced by MCI.

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Friday November 22, 2002, Todd Wallack, Page B1) - "MCI has an unwelcome holiday gift in store for many of its customers: higher bills...a consumer Web site to help consumers compare long-distance plans...ABTolls.com." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the substantial price increase by MCI.

  • Boston Globe (Friday November 22, 2002, Bruce Mohl) - "MCI, the long-distance arm of struggling WorldCom, is dramatically increasing many of its domestic and international rates, in some instances by as much as 80 percent...ABTolls.com, a Web site that analyzes phone rates..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding MCI's price increase.

  • Washington Post (Sunday November 17, 2002, Caroline E. Mayer, Page H1) - "...ABTolls.com, to help consumers track all the various fees charged by long-distance telephone companies." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding add-on fees in the telecommunications industry.

  • Citizens Utility Board of Illinois Real Deal Guide (Fall 2002, Page 3) - "ABTolls.com - A clearinghouse of long-distance rates and information that contains links to the web sites of long-distance companies. The site also has advice on how to avoid prepaid calling card scams."

  • Sports Illustrated for Women (October 2002, Stephanie Clifford, Page 81) - "For calling cards, ABTolls.com compares prices."

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Monday October 21, 2002, Todd Wallack) - "...the ABTolls.com website, which allows consumers to compare rate plans...ABTolls.com has a useful glossary of common charges and a comparison of more than 100 calling plans." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the segmenting of the consumer long distance market.

  • Wall Street Journal (Thursday October 3, 2002, Jane Spencer, Page D1) - "There are literally hundreds of discount carriers that offer long-distance service at cut-rate prices. Consumers can track them down through Web sites like TollChaser.com."

  • MSNBC Business (Thursday October 3, 2002) - "There are literally hundreds of discount carriers that offer long-distance service at cut-rate prices. Consumers can track them down through Web sites like TollChaser.com."

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance (September 2002, Melynda Dovel Wilcox, Page 26) - "...ABTolls.com, also help[s] consumers compare prices."

  • Seattle Times (Monday September 2, 2002, Page C2) - "Here's where a site like ABTolls.com can help...I had never heard of the plans on ABTolls. That's not unusual because these are sold by resellers. These companies buy large blocks of time from major carriers then resell it at a small markup. With competition so bloodthirsty, they can't charge much...At any rate, the prices are so low that the learning experience won't cost you much."

  • Controlling Law Firm Costs (Sunday September 1, 2002) - "ABTolls.com is a Web site that offers a wide array of phone rate comparison tools that deserves a look by [law] firms in search of a more cost-effective carrier. The ABTolls site offers comparisons on a state-to-state, in-state, and international rates, as well as calling card and fee comparisons--and links to a custom business telecom and phone service quotes and cellular phone comparison sites."

  • Deseret News (Sunday September 1, 2002, Page M04) - "...ABTolls.com, also help[s] consumers compare prices."

  • WXIA NBC 11 Atlanta, Georgia (Friday August 30, 2002, Bill Liss) - "There is now a new way to compare the best long-distance rates for domestic and international calls. The Web site www.abtolls.com screens even the most obscure carriers for the best rate."

  • New England Wow (Thursday August 29, 2002) - "Confused about long distance phone rates? Don't have the time, the knowledge or patience to figure out which phone service is best for you? ABTolls.com to the rescue. They offer rate comparisons, explanations of phone terminology, tips on dealing with providers and solid information on finding the best service to suit your communication needs. Covering cellular, wireless, long distance and internet phone service for residential and business customers; the site is easy to navigate and has a robust search program for international, domestic and in state rates."

  • Wall Street Journal (Wednesday August 28, 2002, Jane Spencer, Page D1) - "...ABTolls.com, which ranks long-distance carriers by rates..."

  • Arizona Republic (Tuesday August 27, 2002) - "Here's where a site like ABTolls.com can help...I had never heard of the plans on ABTolls. That's not unusual because these are sold by resellers. These companies buy large blocks of time from major carriers then resell it at a small markup...At any rate, the prices are so low that the learning experience won't cost you much."

  • USA Today (Monday August 26, 2002, Kim Komando) - "Here's where a site like ABTolls.com can help...I had never heard of the plans on ABTolls. That's not unusual because these are sold by resellers. These companies buy large blocks of time from major carriers then resell it at a small markup. With competition so bloodthirsty, they can't charge much...At any rate, the prices are so low that the learning experience won't cost you much."

  • Honolulu Advertiser (Monday August 26, 2002, Kim Komando) - "Here's where a site like ABTolls.com can help...I had never heard of the plans on ABTolls. That's not unusual because these are sold by resellers. These companies buy large blocks of time from major carriers then resell it at a small markup...At any rate, the prices are so low that the learning experience won't cost you much."

  • KUSA NBC 9 Denver, Colorado (Monday August 26, 2002, Kim Komando) - "Here's where a site like ABTolls.com can help...I had never heard of the plans on ABTolls. That's not unusual because these are sold by resellers. These companies buy large blocks of time from major carriers then resell it at a small markup...At any rate, the prices are so low that the learning experience won't cost you much."

  • Kim Komando Show (Monday August 26, 2002, Kim Komando) - "Here's where a site like ABTolls.com can help...I had never heard of the plans on ABTolls. That's not unusual because these are sold by resellers. These companies buy large blocks of time from major carriers then resell it at a small markup...At any rate, the prices are so low that the learning experience won't cost you much."

  • Detroit News (Monday August 26, 2002, Kim Komando) - "Here's where a site like ABTolls.com can help...I had never heard of the plans on ABTolls. That's not unusual because these are sold by resellers. These companies buy large blocks of time from major carriers then resell it at a small markup...At any rate, the prices are so low that the learning experience won't cost you much."

  • New York Times (Thursday August 22, 2002, Larry Magid) - "The hardest part of setting up a toll-free account is figuring out prices and the best way to reach the providers. Your long-distance or local phone company probably offers the service, but there are also companies that offer toll-free numbers at a deep discount...Tollchaser.com...have additional links as well as articles about the long distance industry."

  • Newsweek (Monday August 5, 2002, Linda Stern) - "MCI's prices typically have been higher than competitors...At the site [Tollchaser.com] you can key in your state and typical calling pattern and find the lowest-cost alternate plan. You'll find rates for less than five cents a minute, less than half of what MCI charges for basic long-distance service."

  • State of Maine Public Advocate Office Ratewatcher Phone Guide (July 2002, Volume 10, Page 12) - "If you plan to travel overseas, be aware that calling home to the USA is usually much more expensive than calling a foreign country from the USA. You can avoid sky-high calling charges by doing a little advance preparation...For a complete list of foreign calling options, check the international section of ABTolls."

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance (July 2002, Ronaleen R. Roha, Page 90) - "As you compare these offers with what you pay now, consider the alternatives...Check out...Tollchaser.com...to find the best deal for you." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the new flat rate offerings from AT&T and MCI Worldcom.

  • Boston Globe (Tuesday July 23, 2002, Bruce Mohl, Page D1) - "Good online resources for comparing long-distance calling plans include ABTolls.com..."

  • Newark Star-Ledger (Monday July 22, 2002, Page 29) - "Wise shoppers take time now and then to figure out if they are getting the best deal on long-distance phone service. The Web offers many ways to compare costs and keep tabs on the industry. Tollchaser.com: There are lots of rate-comparison sites out there. We like this one...Consumer advice and suggestions for stopping telemarketer calls and junk mail are among its many features."

  • Andrew Tobias Money and Other Subjects (Tuesday July 16, 2002) - "ABTolls.com and its companion site Tollchaser.com compare the rate plans of long distance telephone carriers. After doing a little shopping using ABTolls, I realized that MCI was a very high cost carrier, and changed to a different long distance carrier. I also picked out a calling card program for personal use away from home, and immediately saved 17 cents per minute over Verizon's calling card. I'm now saving $30 to $40 per month on long distance charges, and I didn't even pick the plan with the lowest rates."

  • Kansas City Star (Sunday July 14, 2002, Suzanne King) - "ABTolls.com... you can get free long-distance rate comparisons, consumer advice and directories of providers. The site also gives a link to TollChaser.com, which gives customizable rate comparisons."

  • WSPA CBS 7 Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson, South Carolina (Friday July 12, 2002) - "Tollchaser.com - compare long distance, phone cards and cellular phone rates and learn how to read your bill."

  • CBS Marketwatch (Thursday July 11, 2002, Cecily Fraser) - "Consumers cut long-distance rates in half with Web's help...ABTolls.com...now offering rate calculators to identify options and services that match a consumers' long-distance phone habits."

  • Philadelphia Inquirer (Thursday July 11, 2002, Reid Kanaley) - "Wise shoppers take time now and then to figure out if they are getting the best deal on long-distance phone service...TollChaser. There are lots of rate-comparison sites out there. We like this one..."

  • CBS Marketwatch (Tuesday July 2, 2002, Marshall Loeb) - "Compare prices online...Even in the brightest economic climate, it's prudent to find the lowest prices...ABTolls.com can...help you find the best prices for a variety of phone services."

  • Smarterliving (Monday July 1, 2002, Eoin O'Carroll) - "A good source of information is the telecommunications consumer group ABTolls.com. There, you can get rate comparisons for several popular calling cards...Callback services are also generally cheaper than phone cards. ABTolls offers an extensive list of callback service providers."

  • WBAY ABC 2 Green Bay, Wisconsin (Monday July 1, 2002) - "...before you switch phone companies be sure to compare rates. You can find lists of rate comparisons from ABTolls.com..."

  • Columbus Dispatch (Monday July 1, 2002, Page 1E) - "You can trim your phone bill...Hundreds of independent companies (that resell service from the Big Three) can be found through ABTolls.com..."

  • Portland Oregonian (Friday June 28, 2002, Page C1) - "Looking for alternative telecommunications providers? ...ABTolls.com: Comparisons of long-distance plans"

  • New York Times (Thursday June 27, 2002, Seth Schiesel) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks long-distance calling prices for consumers." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the impact of the Worldcom accounting announcement.

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Thursday June 27, 2002, Todd Wallack, Page A1) - "...the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil fraud charges against WorldCom, the nation's second-largest long-distance telephone firm...Even if it did collapse, large corporations typically have backup telecommunications carriers in place. And consumers and small businesses can switch later with a single phone call if they need to...Still, there could be a toll on customers. Consumer advocate Marc-David Seidel, who tracks long distance rates on his ABTolls.com Web site..."

  • Albany Times Union (Thursday June 27, 2002, Page A7) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks long-distance calling prices for consumers." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the impact of the Worldcom accounting announcement.

  • Austin American Statesman (Thursday June 27, 2002, Page A11) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks long-distance calling prices for consumers." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the impact of the Worldcom accounting announcement.

  • The Record (Bergen County, New Jersey) (Wednesday June 26, 2002, Page L10) - "Fortunately, if you access the Internet, you can do all sorts of research to make sure you're getting the best deal on your long-distance calls...Tollchaser.com, not only provide[s] all sorts of tips on getting the best deals but also allow[s] you to compare phone rates for long-distance and international calls. Their advice is usually on the money...Chances are good that you'll get a better phone deal than the one you have now."

  • CBS Marketwatch (Wednesday June 26, 2002, Kristen Gerencher) - "...ABTolls.com, a clearinghouse of long-distance rate information." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding both the Worldcom accounting announcement impact as well as discounted reseller long distance options.

  • Austin American Statesman (Sunday June 23, 2002, Jane Greig) - "Wanna save money? Reach out and compare long-distance plans... ABTolls.com...includes a glossary of telecom terminology -- from automatic number identification to universal connectivity charge."

  • Medical Economics (Friday June 21, 2002, Yvonne Chilik Wollenberg) - "If you want to trim your long distance bill, consider a small phone company...Web sites that compare phone rates, such as Tollchaser.com."

  • Denver Post (Tuesday June 18, 2002, Michael Booth) - "...the endlessly informative ABTolls.com website, which offers independent evaluation of phone deals..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively in reference to new long distance plans being offered by Qwest and discounted resellers.

  • Denver Post (Tuesday May 14, 2002, Michael Booth, Page F1) - "If you still want monthly subscription long distance for your house, and want a bargain, you'll have to search beyond the giant name brands. One good place to start is ABTolls.com, an independent website that lists prices and fine print for dozens of companies."

  • KUSA NBC 9 Denver, Colorado (Tuesday May 14, 2002, Mark Koebrich and Jeannie Piper) - "...but you're still hoping for a bargain, start at ABTolls.com. It's an independent website that lists prices and fine print for dozens of companies."

  • Chicago Tribune (Friday May 10, 2002) - "Here are some things you can do to lower your phone bill...Comparison shop. Several Web sites provide free rate comparisons, including ABTolls.com."

  • Macon Telegraph (Thursday May 9, 2002) - "Long-distance telephone service is a strange world: Rates have never been lower, yet there are millions of consumers paying far too much. If you're one of those people who can't be bothered to figure this all out, give me just a few moments. I promise to make this painless and financially rewarding...Independent Web sites offering rate comparisons include ABTolls.com..."

  • KABC ABC 7 Los Angeles, California (Wednesday May 8, 2002, Ric Romero) - "If your long distance costs are going up... find out how to cut the cost of your phone bill...Related links: ...ABTolls.com."

  • San Jose Mercury News (Wednesday May 8, 2002, Mike Langberg) - "Long-distance telephone service is a strange world: Rates have never been lower, yet there are millions of consumers paying far too much. If you're one of those people who can't be bothered to figure this all out, give me just a few moments. I promise to make this painless and financially rewarding...Independent Web sites offering rate comparisons include ABTolls.com..."

  • Wall Street Journal (Tuesday May 7, 2002, Ruth Simon, Page D1) - "The telecom industry's meltdown is about to hit more consumers' pocketbook. Additional rate increases are about to go into effect for some of the nation's largest long-distance companies... Persistent customers can still find good deals. Some of the best come from resellers, who buy long-distance service in bulk from the brand-name networks and then resell it to consumers under a different name... ABTolls.com, which provides information to long-distance comparison-shoppers." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the savings available utilizing a long distance reseller.

  • KABC ABC 7 Los Angeles, California (Monday May 6, 2002, Ric Romero) - "Since cell phone companies are at war competing for your business, rates are coming down quickly right now. So there's probably a better option that will work for you. Related links: ...ABTolls.com."

  • Wall Street Journal Sunday (Sunday May 5, 2002, Alex Frangos) - "To save on long-distance calls, look to the little guys. Little phone companies, that is...To chose a carrier, visit...Tollchaser.com....telecom-information sites have interactive programs for comparing and picking long-distance plans."

  • KFMB CBS 8 San Diego, California (Wednesday May 1, 2002) - "...trying to make sense of your phone bill can quickly drive you nuts...UCAN [Utility Consumers' Action Network] recommends a web site called ABTolls. It lets you compare the rates of hundreds of different plans. Many offer nationwide long distance for less than 5 cents a minute and in-state calls for under four cents."

  • Controlling Law Firm Costs (Wednesday May 1, 2002) - "ABTolls.com is a Web site that offers a wide array of phone rate comparison tools that deserves a look by [law] firms in search of a more cost-effective carrier. The ABTolls site offers comparisons on a state-to-state, in-state, and international rates, as well as calling card and fee comparisons--and links to a custom business telecom and phone service quotes and cellular phone comparison sites."

  • Boston Globe (Tuesday April 16, 2002, Bruce Mohl) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that analyzes phone rates..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the impact of the new MCIWorldcom Neighborhood pricing plan on competition in the long distance industry.

  • Portland Oregonian (Tuesday April 16, 2002, Jeffrey Kosseff) - "...ABTolls.com...provides information about telephone bills to consumers." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the impact of new offerings from MCIWorldcom.

  • National Telecommunications Cooperative Association FCC 01-384 (Monday April 1, 2002, page 2) - "For a more detailed list of free directory asssitance Internet cites [sic], see Tollchaser.com."

  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Wednesday March 20, 2002) - "Beware the hidden costs of tempting long-distance plans...ABTolls.com provide[s] information on comparing the plans...that lets customers compare competing long-distance plans..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding long distance pricing.

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Monday March 18, 2002, Todd Wallack, Page E9) - "[Linda] Sherry of Consumer Action recommends customers simply try to find the best calling plan from AT&T, MCI or Sprint and sign up for one. Several Web sites, such as ABTolls.com, provide information on comparing the plans." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding long distance pricing strategy.

  • WFMY CBS 2 Fayetteville, North Carolina (Thursday March 14, 2002, Lechelle Yates) - "If you think you're paying too much for your phone bill, 2 Wants You to Know how you might be able to ring up some big savings...This is easy to do and will literally only take you a few minutes...ABTolls.com"

  • WCCO 830 AM (Sunday March 10, 2002, Jearlyn Steele) - "ABTolls.com is a wonderful website...You gotta visit, as a listener you will learn a lot from this." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel was Jearlyn's special guest to discuss strategies for international long distance calling.

  • Minneapolis Star Tribune (Sunday March 3, 2002) - "...ABTolls.com, a consumer group that analyzes calling options..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding strategies to save money on telecom when abroad.

  • Newsday (Sunday March 3, 2002, Pradnya Joshi, Page F06) - "Given that hundreds of companies are resellers and most of them don't spend much money to advertise, consumers can have trouble navigating this maze of choices. Some Web sites such as ABTolls.com have tried to sort it out." ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding keeping a watch on long distance pricing changes.

  • Federal Communications Commission FCC 02-43 (Tuesday February 26, 2002, Page 9) - "For a comparison of contributor universal service line-item amounts, see ABTolls.com."

  • Iowa Department of Justice (Monday February 25, 2002, Attorney General Tom Miller) - "Miller offered several tips to consumers for selecting long distance service: Shop around. Determine your calling patterns and what kind of plan works best for you...Consult independent organizations that help you calculate what service may be best for you...[such as] ABTolls.com..."

  • KXAS NBC 5 Dallas, Texas (Monday February 25, 2002, Sabrina Smith) - "If you're tired of paying too much for your phone bill, we're going to help ring up some big savings. It's quick, easy and you'll be amazed just how much you can shrink you big bill. It's so simple you don't even have to leave your home...If you want to shrink your phone bill, go to ABTolls.com..."

  • Albuquerque Journal (Sunday February 24, 2002, Tim Covell, Page C1) - "An AARP study shows only 47 percent of consumers (and 33 percent of those over 65) shop for the best price on long-distance calls. The two most common reasons for inaction are that shopping is too complicated and that savings are too little...You can also compare rates on the Internet at a site such as ABTolls.com."

  • Augusta Chronicle (Friday February 22, 2002, John Bankston, Page A12) - "...increased competition and advanced technology have made the long-distance market a labyrinth of rates, fees and packages. The trick is choosing a long-distance plan that fits your calling habits....Help is on the web....ABTolls.com: Extensive information about current offerings from a long list of companies as well as calling cards and dial-around services."

  • WREG News Channel 3 Memphis, Tennesee (Tuesday February 19, 2002, Andy Wise) - "Lowering your long distance is easier than ever, but it takes a little bit of homework...Use the Internet to shop and compare lowest priced plans with the lowest fees that fit your calling patterns...we recommend...ABTolls.com."

  • Pittssburgh Post-Gazette (Sunday February 17, 2002, Page D17) - "...ABTolls.com, a consumer group that analyzes calling options..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding strategies to use when outside of the U.S. to call to the U.S.

  • San Diego Union Tribune (Sunday February 17, 2002, Page D8) - "...ABTolls.com, a consumer group that analyzes calling options..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding strategies to use when outside of the U.S. to call to the U.S.

  • Boston Globe (Sunday February 10, 2002, Page M11, Bruce Mohl) - "...ABTolls.com, a consumer group that analyzes calling options..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding strategies to use when outside of the U.S. to call to the U.S.

  • Wired.com (Friday February 8, 2002, Brad King) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the long term evolution of telecommunications convergence.

  • New York Times (Thursday February 7, 2002, Seth Schiesel) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks long-distance rates." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding AT&T's new flat rate pricing plan.

  • San Diego Union Tribune (Thursday February 7, 2002, Jennifer Davies) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that compares phone rates..." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding AT&T's new flat rate pricing plan.

  • WCAU NBC 10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Wednesday February 6, 2002) - "Tracy's Tips to Lower Your Long Distance Bill...Do your homework...Websites such as...ABTolls.com...are great resources for estimating your rates on a different plan. You just plug in your information and access dozens of different calling plans...find plans at many companies that may fit your calling style."

  • Tech TV (Monday February 4, 2002, Beth Rimbey, Stacee Barcelata, and Alison Strahan) - "With all the competition out there, where does a consumer turn to get real information on phone rates?...ABTolls.com is comprehensive and well laid out. Search rates for international calls by country, compare calling card plans, and more."

  • Nando Times (Monday February 4, 2002) - "Shoppers still must keep an eye on the fine print for charges and fees. Be sure to check the universal service fee. But the fact that you've never heard of a company is no longer reason enough not to consider it... Check out your options at ABTolls.com..."

  • State of Maine Public Advocate Office Ratewatcher Phone Guide (January 2002, Volume 8, Page 1) - "Want to save on your phone bill?...Shop for services of different companies and choose one that would result in the lowest total bill given your calling patterns. If you have Internet access, try our [State of Maine Public Advocate Office and Tollchaser] automatic calling plan selector..."

  • Los Angeles Times (Thursday January 31, 2002, David Colker and Elizabeth Douglass) - "Increasingly, the best long-distance prices come from reliable, lesser-known carriers...These companies don't have the costly marketing and overhead costs of their larger rivals, so they can charge less and still make a profit...Check out your options at ABTolls.com..."

  • Wall Street Journal Sunday (Sunday January 27, 2002, Alex Frangos) - "...a consumer telephone price comparison site called ABTolls.com." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding strategies for avoiding pre-paid phone card problems and difficulties.

  • Peoria Journal Star (Saturday January 26, 2002, Page C01, Pam Adams) - "There are bargains, however, for customers willing to opt for somewhat lesser-known long distance providers, who often resell the services of the big three. Details of many of the plans can be found at ABTolls.com."

  • KLRD NewsRadio 1080 AM Dallas, Texas (Wednesday January 23, 2002, Marty Griffin) - "Write this down. ABTolls.com. It will definitely save you money on your long distance bill...This is a guarantee for you, you will save cash by visiting ABTolls.com." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel was interviewed as Marty's special guest regarding long distance pricing and savings methods.

  • Wall Street Journal (Monday January 21, 2002, Page B1, Deborah Solomon) - "There are still bargains for customers willing to opt for somewhat lesser-known long-distance providers, who often resell the service of AT&T, MCI and Sprint at reduced rates. Details of many of the plans can be found at ABTolls.com."

  • KMGH ABC 7 Denver, Colorado (Monday January 21, 2002, Bill Clarke) - "Hidden Charges Can Increase Your Total Bill...you're probably paying more than you think...A study by the Web site ABTolls.com shows...from five cents a minute to as much as sixteen cents when in-state calls and all the fees are factored in."

  • Ruth Koscielak Show (Monday January 21, 2002, Ruth Koscielak) - ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel was Ruth's special guest for a discussion focused on pricing in the long distance industry. The show was aired on numerous radio stations including KRWC AM 1360 (Far West Metro), KDWA AM 1460 (Hastings), KDAL AM 610 (Duluth), and WEZU AM 1220 (Stillwater).

  • MSNBC (Monday January 21, 2002) - "There are still bargains for customers willing to opt for somewhat lesser-known long-distance providers, who often resell the service of AT&T, MCI and Sprint at reduced rates. Details of many of the plans can be found at ABTolls.com."

  • NBC Weekend Today (Saturday January 19, 2002) - "How to beat rising phone rates...Learn more about your phone bill and how to lower your rates...Get free consumer information and rate comparisons by visiting...ABTolls.com."

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) (Wednesday January 16, 2002, Allison Kaplan) - "...ABTolls.com, a free long-distance comparison service for consumers." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding the strategic evolution of pricing in the long distance industry and the market segmentation strategies of the major players.

  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Tuesday January 15, 2002) - "To compare rates by going to one source, you can turn to...ABTolls.com..."

  • Copley News Service (Monday January 14, 2002) - "...ABTolls, a Web site that compares telecommunications costs." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding price segmentation of the long distance calling card market.

  • Washington Post National Weekly Edition (January 7-13, 2002, Volume 19, No. 11, Page 21) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks and compares long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding long term trends in long distance pricing.

  • Clark Howard Radio (Friday January 11, 2002, Clark Howard) - ABTolls.com recommended on the air to help consumers compare long distance rates. Show was aired nationwide on dozens of radio stations.

  • San Diego Union Tribune (Tuesday January 8, 2002, Laurel Scott) - "ABTolls.com...This free consumer advice site...offers a handy calculator to compare rates, a glossary of telecommunications terms and a list of area codes."

  • San Diego Union Tribune (Sunday January 6, 2002, Jennifer Davies) - "ABTolls, a Web site that compares telecommunications costs." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding calling card options for placing calls while away from home.

  • Newsday (Thursday January 3, 2002, Page A49) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks and compares long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding consumer strategies for reducing long distance costs.

  • Chicago Tribune (Wednesday January 2, 2002) - "...ABTolls.com, an Internet site that specializes in comparing long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding price competition in the long distance industry.

  • Seattle Times (Wednesday January 2, 2002, Page C1) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks and compares long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding long term trends in the long distance industry.

  • Cincinatti Post (Tuesday January 1, 2002, Page 1A) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks and compares long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding long term trends in the long distance industry.

  • Washington Post (Tuesday January 1, 2002, Page E1, Caroline E. Mayer and Christopher Stern) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that tracks and compares long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding long term trends in long distance pricing.

  • Boston Globe (Tuesday January 1, 2002, Page C3) - "...ABTolls.com, a Web site that compares long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding long term erosion of revenue possibilities in the consumer long distance industry.

  • WFTV Orlando, Florida (Tuesday January 1, 2002) - "Your toll charges may go up in 2002. Use ABTolls.com to find out what's in store for your phone bill."

  • KXL 750 News Radio Portland, Oregon (Tuesday January 1, 2002) - "...ABTolls.com, a comparison rate website that shows options to the big three phone companies...Check out TollChaser for your own personalized comparison." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also interviewed regarding options to save on long distance expense given recent rate increases by the major long distance companies.

  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Saturday December 29, 2001) - "ABTolls.com, an Internet site that specializes in comparing long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding pricing strategies of the major long distance companies.

  • WNEW 102.7 New York, New York (Saturday December 29, 2001) - "ABTolls.com, a watchdog site that monitors rates in the long distance industry." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also interviewed in depth regarding pricing trends of the major long distance companies.

  • KLSX 97.1 Los Angeles, California (Saturday December 29, 2001) - "ABTolls.com, a watchdog site that monitors rates in the long distance industry." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also interviewed in depth regarding pricing trends of the major long distance companies.

  • Cincinnati Post (Friday December 28, 2001, Page 13C) - "...ABTolls.com, an Internet site that specializes in comparing long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding pricing strategies of the long distance companies.

  • NewsNet5 Cleveland/Akron, Ohio (Friday December 28, 2001) - "To find the best long-distance plan for you, ABTolls.com. You can get free comparison rates."

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) (Friday December 28, 2001) - "ABTolls.com, an Internet site that specializes in comparing long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding pricing strategies of the major long distance companies.

  • Duluth News Tribune (Friday December 28, 2001) - "ABTolls.com, an Internet site that specializes in comparing long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding pricing strategies of the major long distance companies.

  • E*Trade On Air (Friday December 28, 2001, Jonathan Hoenig and Tom Hudson) - "ABTolls.com, a watchdog site that specializes in monitoring rates in the long distance industry." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also interviewed in depth regarding pricing trends of the major long distance companies.

  • Los Angeles Times (Thursday December 27, 2001, Page C-1, Elizabeth Douglas) - "ABTolls.com, an Internet site that specializes in comparing long-distance prices." ABTolls.com co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding pricing strategies of the major long distance companies.

  • Allentown Morning Call (Sunday November 18, 2001, Page D1, Christian Berg) - "Consumers interested in exploring calling plans can do research and comparison shop using Web sites such as...ABTolls.com"

  • Online Organizing (Selected as November 2001's Organizing Webbie Award Recipient) - "In these technologically complicated times, how are you supposed to make an intelligent decision about your long-distance service? There are so many options and calling plans -- and they all claim to be able to save you money. It can be overwhelming! Where do you turn for reliable, objective information about the telecommunications industry? Thank goodness for ABTolls. This consumer information clearinghouse offers a plethora of useful phone-related information -- compare long-distance plans, 10-10 numbers, and calling card rates all in one place. And be sure to sign up for their free newsletter to stay on top of the latest in telecommunications. Check out their website for tips on how to understand your long-distance options and save money."

  • KARE NBC 11 Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota (Monday November 5, Rick Kupchella) - "In a special two-part KARE 11 Extra Rick Kupchella takes a look at the complicated and often confusing world of long distance telephone service. What he found may surprise even the most cynical consumer. Among the revelations...Phone company rates marketed as 'basic' are actually the most expensive options available. Millions of consumers are assigned to those plans because they haven't picked any other option...There is help available...it's worth checking out the ratings - to see if you can find the program that best fits your needs...ABTolls.com"

  • Boston Globe (Sunday October 14, 2001, Page E4, Bruce Mohl) - "ABTolls, a long-distance watchdog Web site...On the ABTolls.com Web site, price comparisons are offered for calls from the United States to regular phones as well as wireless phones in many countries." ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding differential rates charged for calls terminating to mobile phones in international markets.

  • The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennesee) (Saturday October 13, 2001, Page E1, Jon Sparks) - "Our daily Web...Phone consumers should dial this up: ABTolls.com"

  • Austin American Statesman (Saturday September 22, 2001, R. Michelle Breyer) - ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding strategy for fighting the effects of the September 11th attacks on the U.S. economy.

  • WSPA CBS News Channel 7 Greenville, South Carolina (Wednesday September 19, 2001, Terri Gruca) - ABTolls recommended in consumer story regarding phone bill extra charges - "Learn how to read your phone bill charges [at] ABTolls."

  • Wall Street Journal (Monday September 10, 2001, Page R8, Deborah Solomon) - "...when it comes to long distance, there's almost too much choice -- more than 100 calling plans are available, all of them tailored to different consumers. Figuring out which one -- if any -- is right for you can be tricky...ABTolls allows you to compare calling plans in your specific region."

  • Los Angeles Times (Thursday August 30, 2001, Page T-1, Elizabeth Douglass) - "For more advice and information...ABTolls [offers] Advice, comparisons, sales of long-distance phone service plans, calling cards, prepaid calling cards"

  • Chicago Tribune (Tuesday August 21, 2001, Jeffrey Steele) - "Established as a hobby in 1997 by Seidel and co-founders Scott McCoy and Justin Pollock, ABTolls is a centralized clearinghouse of information about the telecommunications industry. The site offers free consumer comparisons of rates for more than 150 long-distance plans. Because the site factors monthly fees and hidden costs into its examination of per-minute rates, you have the opportunity to make "apples to apples" comparisons of long-distance plans." ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively about long distance rate plan options.

  • Computer Shopper from ZDWire (Friday August 3, 2001, Kevin Savetz) - "ABTolls.com is a directory of long-distance service rates, serving up comparisons of international, in-state, and state-to-state fees. Read the site's consumer advice, which includes articles on how to read your phone bill and understanding those mysterious monthly fees."

  • Daily Texan (Friday August 3, 2001, Chrissy Ragan) - "A watchdog group co-founded by a UT professor is calling for more up front information about long distance rates from phone companies, who it says are still leaving consumers in the dark…ABTolls.com allows telephone-users to compare rates of more than 150 long distance [plans]…" ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively about long distance rate disclosures.

  • KOMO 4 Seattle, Washington (Wednesday August 1, 2001 Connie Thompson) - "The FCC just changed the rules...make sure you understand what you've agreed to. For more information...ABTolls.com"

  • Good Housekeeping (August 2001, Page 110) - "Stop the phone bill insanity. ABTolls.com, an independent rate-comparison site, takes the mystery out of long distance by factoring in all those confusing charges (such as universal service fund and FCC subscriber fees) to calculate your true rate per minute. Shocked? You can switch providers online."

  • M2 (Tuesday July 31, 2001) - "Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., says consumers will benefit from a change in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules for long distance companies...Curran said consumers should read bill inserts and letters from their long distance companies, as many companies will use them to inform customers of their rates and conditions. Also, as of July 31, every long distance company must post information about all of its domestic calling plans on its Web page, if it has one...A list of the websites of many long-distance companies is available at the website ABTolls."

  • Des Moines Register (Thursday July 26, 2001, Mike Kilen) - "...here is what to analyze, according to the Iowa Utilities Board and the state attorney general's office: State-to-state permanent rates, In-state rates, Monthly fees, Minimum usage charges, Hidden fees for services that you may not know you are paying for...Iowa officials also cite ABTolls as a useful site...ABTolls [is a] thorough site which explains every aspect of a bill as well as provides company ratings."

  • Portland Oregonian (Monday July 15, 2001, Page E1, Jeffrey Kosseff) - "...ABTolls.com [is] a site that explains charges on telephone bills." ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding service bundle shopping for telephone consumers.

  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Thursday July 12, 2001, Todd Mason) - "...ABTolls.com, a rare Web site that's both helpful and honest about how its owners get paid."

  • State of Maine Public Advocate Office Ratewatcher Phone Guide (July 2001, Volume 8, Page 3) - "Research rates before making an international call if you're not familiar with the rate for the country you're calling...international rates can be found on the Internet at sites such as ABTolls."

  • ApplePRESS (July 2001, Volume 101, Issue 7, Page 8, Rick Calicura) - "I have to share with you my great discovery -- ABTolls...Just about anything that you could want to learn about phone service is there...while you are looking for another service that better meets your needs, it will be you and not some salesperson who will be [in] control...ABTolls should be able to help you find the ideal service...What can I say...it's way cool!"

  • Austin American Statesman (Sunday, May 27, 2001, John Pletz) - ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding price wars.

  • Kiplinger.com (Wednesday, May 23, 2001, Ronaleen R. Roha) - "...ABTolls, a clearinghouse for long distance telephone and telecommunications information." ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding calling options to phone the U.S. when abroad.

  • Clark Howard Radio (Tuesday, May 22, 2001) - ABTolls recommended on the air to help compare long distance rates. Show was aired nationwide on dozens of radio stations.

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Saturday, May 19, 2001, Page A-1, Todd Wallack) - "...a Web site that tracks and compares long-distance rates ABTolls." ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding complaint rates about long distance companies.

  • Hobsons Student Union (Friday, May 18, 2001, Matt Booher) - "ABTolls, a telecommunications watchdog site, provides a list of the top ten billable calling cards on the market today."

  • Chicago Tribune (Sunday, May 13, 2001, Jeffrey Steele) - "ABTolls [is] a Web site that gives consumers a clearinghouse of information about telecommunications rates." ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding the prepaid phone card industry.

  • Charleston Gazette (Monday, May 7, 2001, Sandy Wells) - "Bill Jack Gregg, head of the Consumer Advocate Division at the Public Service Commission...suggested a couple of Web sites, including ABTolls. I can't believe I'd missed it. On the ABTolls rates comparison site, I perused a lengthy chart of dial-around phone deals."

  • Boston Globe (Sunday, May 6, 2001, Page C4, Bruce Mohl) - "ABTolls, a clearinghouse for long-distance phone information...notes that each long-distance company sets the [company specific surcharge] fees differently, and some don't charge them at all." ABTolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding effective long distance rates.

  • Wired News (Wednesday, May 2, 2001, Elisa Batista) - "Consumers who aren't sure whether they are being overcharged should check out the website of ABTolls.com, a consumer watchdog group."

  • Association for Telecommunication Professionals in Higher Education (April 2001) - "A simple 'click to use' chart showing the complete list of AT&T surcharges is available at A Bell Tolls."

  • Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel (Wednesday, April 11, 2001, Annalee Elman) - "Your readers should know about a site I discovered recently which is a goldmine of information regarding phoning, both in the US and abroad. The site is called A Bell Tolls....One of your readers, to whom I passed it on, called it a 'treasure trove.' I urge anyone looking to reduce their phone bills ANYWHERE to check it out."

  • KNXV ABC 15 Phoenix, Arizona (Thursday, March 29, 2001, 6 PM News) - A Bell Tolls recommended in story about comparing phone rates.

  • San Francisco Bay Guardian (Wednesday, March 28, 2001, Cassi Feldman) - "To compare local long-distance plans, visit A Bell Tolls."

  • Wireless Week (Monday, March 26, 2001, Deborah Méndez-Wilson) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the cost structure of international long distance calling to mobile phones.

  • NBC Today Show (Tuesday, March 20, 2001, Janice Lieberman) - A Bell Tolls recommended in consumer oriented feature on saving money on directory assistance calls. "A Bell Tolls is [also a] good [source of information] about pagers, mobile phones, [and] other countries."

  • Arizona Republic (Wednesday, March 14, 2001, Page D2) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding consumer reaction to rising directory assistance costs.

  • USA Today (Tuesday, March 13, 2001, Page 1B, Andrew Backover) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding negative surprises associated with making directory assistance calls.

  • San Jose Mercury News (Saturday, March 10, 2001) - "Use the Web to compare phone rates...A Bell Tolls breaks down the rates..."

  • Wireless Week (Thursday, March 8, 2001) - "...compare more than 170 long distance calling plans at A Bell Tolls." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding recent rate hikes by AT&T.

  • Wired News (Wednesday, March 7, 2001, Joanna Glasner) - "A Bell Tolls [is] a site that tracks rate changes at telephone companies." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding recent rate hikes by AT&T.

  • CNNfn Industry Watch (Wednesday, March 7, 2001) - "...compare more than 170 long distance calling plans at A Bell Tolls." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding recent rate hikes by AT&T.

  • ComputerUser.com (Wednesday, March 7, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls...allows users to compare more than 170 long distance calling plans..." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding recent rate hikes by AT&T.

  • Click2Houston (Wednesday, March 7, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls breaks down the rates and compares international, state-to-state, and intrastate long-distance plans."

  • Buffalo News (Wednesday, March 7, 2001) - "Competition between telephone companies for your phone service has given rise to some pretty attractive rates...A Bell Tolls breaks down the rates and compares international, state-to-state and intrastate long-distance plans."

  • Wilmette Public Library Stellar Sites (Wilmette, Illinois) (Wednesday, March 7, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls [is] a site calculated to educate the consumer on telecommunications products. Informative charts compare long distance, calling card, and toll free rates and a glossary of terms will help you wade through the countless plans.

  • Quicken.com TV (Wednesday, March 7, 2001) - "You should also check out A Bell Tolls, with information on fraud, saving money on long distance and comparing service providers."

  • Newsbytes (Tuesday, March 6, 2001, Steve Gold) - "A Bell Tolls, the consumer advocacy Web site...has grown to be very popular, and is now used as a clearinghouse for long distance and international calling information." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted extensively regarding recent rate hikes by AT&T.

  • Net Economy (Tuesday, March 6, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls...allows users to compare more than 170 long distance calling plans..." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding recent rate hikes by AT&T.

  • Discount Long Distance Digest (Tuesday, March 6, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls...allows users to compare more than 170 long distance calling plans..." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding recent rate hikes by AT&T.

  • NewsALERT.com (Tuesday, March 6, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls...allows users to compare more than 170 long distance calling plans..." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding recent rate hikes by AT&T.

  • Dallas Morning News (Monday, March 5, 2001, Page 4D) - "A Bell Tolls breaks down the rates and compares international, state-to-state and intrastate long-distance plans."

  • Houston Chronicle (Monday, March 5, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls breaks down the rates and compares international, state-to-state and intrastate long-distance plans."

  • Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas) (Monday, March 5, 2001) - "Compares international, state-to-state and intrastate long-distance plans."

  • Detroit Free Press (Monday, March 5, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls breaks down the rates and compares international, state-to-state and intrastate long-distance plans."

  • NewWork News (Monday, March 5, 2001) - "Telephone service of all kinds can be a major cost of doing business. A Bell Tolls can help you sort out the various plans and rates."

  • Entrepreneur's Start-Ups (February 2001, Joan E. Lisante) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel interviewed as featured expert on the use of the LLC organizational form as an alternative to traditional C corporation, partnerships, and sole proprietorships.

  • iVillage Consumer Sense (February 2001, Eve Tahmincioglu) - "Visit A Bell Tolls to compare long-distance rates."

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) (Wednesday, February 21, 2001) - "...A Bell Tolls, a consumer-oriented Web site that keeps tabs on the telecommunications industry." A Bell Tolls co-founder Scott McCoy also quoted regarding advice to avoid pre-paid calling card scams.

  • Planet Feedback Buyers Buzz (Wednesday, February 14, 2001, Brian Gregg) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding consumer advice for calling card shopping.

  • Cleveland Plain Dealer (Sunday, February 11, 2001, Margaret Bernstein) - "...A Bell Tolls, a consumer-oriented Web site that keeps tabs on the telecommunications industry." A Bell Tolls co-founder Scott McCoy also quoted regarding advice to avoid pre-paid calling card scams.

  • Quicken.com TV's Money Report (Friday, February 2, 2001) (Carried on dozens of affiliate stations nationwide including ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates) - "Check out...A Bell Tolls...You'll find lots of information on how to save money on all of your phone and long distance needs."

  • WFXL FOX 31 Albany, New York (Monday January 29, 2001) - "A Bell Tolls offers free consumer phone advice to help make sense of some of the confusing claims of some long distance suppliers."

  • St. Petersburg Times (Monday January 29, 2001, Page 20E) - "The legwork for comparing long-distance prices, which are no longer based on distance, is done by A Bell Tolls." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding advertising in the long distance industry.

  • Frugal Recruiter (Sunday January 28, 2001, Linda Henneman) - "...tells you about those 'hidden fees' that can be difficult to ferret out when signing up for a [long distance] plan...Armed with information about which plans best suit your needs, you may be able to reap considerable savings by switching to a different primary long distance carrier and/or using a dial-around..."

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) (Monday January 22, 2001) - "The legwork for comparing long-distance prices, which are no longer based on distance, is done by A Bell Tolls." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding advertising in the long distance industry.

  • Charlotte Observer (Thursday January 18, 2001) - "The legwork for comparing long-distance prices, which are no longer based on distance, is done by A Bell Tolls." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding advertising in the long distance industry.

  • San Diego Union Tribune (Tuesday January 16, 2001) - "The legwork for comparing long-distance prices, which are no longer based on distance, is done by A Bell Tolls." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding advertising in the long distance industry.

  • U.S. News and World Report (Monday January 15, 2001, Page 54, Kim Clark) - "Have relatives in Paris, Maine, or Paris, France? A Bell Tolls lets you search for the lowest rates to your favorite town or country."

  • Peoria Journal Star (Saturday January 13, 2001, Steve Tarter) - "A Bell Tolls compares the lowest-cost phone rates in every state." A Bell Tolls co-founder Scott McCoy also quoted regarding shopping for long distance service.

  • New York Times (Thursday January 11, 2001, Page G-9, Joyce Cohen) - "The legwork for comparing long-distance prices, which are no longer based on distance, is done by A Bell Tolls." A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel also quoted regarding advertising in the long distance industry.

  • Christian Science Monitor (Monday January 8, 2001, Page 10) - "A Bell Tolls, which offers information on long-distance plans."

  • Houston Chronicle (Sunday January 7, 2001) - "New Year's resolutions... Chronicle staffers offer 100 suggestions...99. Many people pay more for long-distance service than they need to simply because they don't ask for the lowest rates when signing up for service. Good online tools for finding the best rates include A Bell Tolls..."

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance (December 2000, Page 92, Kristin Davis) - "A good place to scout for [calling card] deals is A Bell Tolls."

  • eCompany (Friday December 29, 2000, Deirdre Lanning) - "If your monthly phone bill elicits cries of despair, or if you're just interested in finding out whether you could be spending less on your telephone bill, check out A Bell Tolls. This site manages to make the telecommunications industry seem a lot less complicated."

  • Denver Rocky Mountain News (Tuesday December 12, 2000, Page 4B, Jeff Smith) - "The Web site with the most comprehensive list of long-distance plans is A Bell Tolls."

  • Boston Globe (Sunday December 3, 2000, Page F7, Bruce Mohl) - "A Bell Tolls, the Texas-based long-distance comparison site, is warning consumers about pitch letters from TWA and Delta offering 5,000 miles if they sign up for 'great low rates' with WorldCom. The only long-distance option available if you mail in the enrollment form is basic service, which is a whopping 30 cents a minute during the daytime."

  • The Oakland Press (Oakland County, Michigan) (Saturday November 11, 2000) - "A good place to scout for [calling card] deals is A Bell Tolls."

  • WESH NBC 2 Orlando, Florida (Thursday November 9, 2000, Michelle Meredith) - A Bell Tolls recommended in Consumer Watch story on comparing long distance calling plans.

  • Los Angeles Times (Sunday November 5, 2000, Page A-1, Jube Shiver Jr.) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the practice of "slamming" and consumer response to being "slammed."

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Sunday November 5, 2000, Page A-26) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the practice of "slamming" and consumer response to being "slammed."

  • MBA Bullet Point (October 31-November 13, 2000, Page 3) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel interviewed as featured expert on the announced AT&T corporate restructuring.

  • Sound Computing (October 2000) - "Their tables are laid out as best as they can be for [blind computer users to] ascertain what the lowest rates are going to be."

  • State of Maine Public Advocate Office Ratewatcher Phone Guide Small Business Edition (Volume 1, October 2000) - "For a more exhaustive list of telephone calling plans and rates, including plans specifically suited for high-volume businesses, see A Bell Tolls."

  • Nevada Bureau of Consumer Protection Nevada Networks (Volume 1, Issue 4) - "Compare long distance rates: www.abelltolls.com"

  • Los Angeles Times (Thursday October 19, 2000, Page T-2) - "What's Not [Hot]? Paying 10 cents or more per minute for long distance. The biggest long-distance companies have all settled around 7 cents per minute, plus a monthly fee of about $5. But smaller players such as GTC Telecom and PowerNet Global offer better rates and lower fees....Visit A Bell Tolls for a shopping list."

  • KTRH 740 AM Houston, Texas (Wednesday October 11, 2000, Stephen Dean) - "Finally, for other long distance rates comparisons, try A Bell Tolls."

  • Planet Feedback Buyers Buzz (Tuesday October 10, 2000, Brian Gregg) - "A Bell Tolls...provides...calling card deals available to the public."

  • UGetHeard Consumer Pulse (September 2000) - "Check out impartial rates comparison pages on A Bell Tolls to compare over 150 plans from different long distance companies in a true 'Apples to Apples' setting. They take all of the carrier specific fees and hidden charges into account so you don't have to think, 'What do they really mean by 5 cents a minute?'"

  • Austin American Statesman (Sunday September 24, 2000, Katy Marquardt) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted in article about pre-paid calling cards, and the problems they can create for consumers.

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Tuesday September 19, 2000, Page D8, Todd Wallack) - "A Bell Tolls [reported receiving complaints that] Worldcom raised the monthly fee for its '5 Cents Everyday Plus' plan 19% to $5.95...[and]...increased the weekday rate for interstate calls from 7 cents to 9 cents per minute...[Worldcom] insisted that the increases were offset by reductions in rates for in-state calls...In July, California and five other states sued Worldcom for misleading advertising and other abuses."

  • Boston Globe (Sunday September 10, 2000, Bruce Mohl) - "A Bell Tolls, a Web site offering consumers comparisons of long-distance plans....[reports receiving complaints that] MCI Worldcom customers were affected by the backdoor changes. Those on the company's 5-cent Everyday Plus plan saw their monthly fee go up...."

  • WCPO ABC 9 Cincinnati, Ohio (Saturday September 9, 2000) - "The watchdog group, A Bell Tolls, [reported receiving complaints that] MCI is raising rates without warning customers in advance."

  • Staples.com Business Solution Center (Saturday September 9, 2000) - "A Bell Tolls - This is the only Web site we found with frequently updated calling card comparisons....This makes it easy to find out whose cheap rate comes with extra charges like activation fees, minimum monthly payments and pay-phone surcharges."

  • Los Angeles Times (Thursday September 7, 2000, Page C-7, Elizabeth Douglass) - "According to A Bell Tolls, a consumer-oriented Web site that tracks long-distance rates, [complaints were received that] the higher prices affect customers of....'5 Cents Everyday Plus....MCI Worldcom raised the monthly fee 20%, to $5.95, and boosted the weekday calling rate for state-to-state calls to 9 cents per minute, up from 7 cents a minute."

  • Wired News (Thursday September 7, 2000, Elisa Batista) - "A Bell Tolls [is] a website that compares long-distance rate plans....Peter Marks of Washington, said he did not notice the price change in his [MCI Worldcom] bill until A Bell Tolls alerted him."

  • Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona) (Tuesday September 5, 2000, David Wichner) - A Bell Tolls was recommended as a source of help on the web in an article about avoiding long distance rate shock.

  • KMGH ABC 7 Denver, Colorado (Tuesday August 29, 2000, Bill Clarke) - "We discovered a great website for comparing long distance services. It's called A Bell Tolls....A Bell Tolls is a great way to see how plans stack up."

  • Andrew Tobias Demystifying Finance (Monday August 28, 2000, Dan Beck) - "A good site for phone rate comparisons among about every phone service extant is A Bell Tolls."

  • MSN MoneyCentral (Sunday August 27, 2000, Focus On: Dialing for Dollars) - "The internet makes comparison shopping a snap....you can find the best deals with...[A Bell Tolls]."

  • CNET News Perspectives (Friday August 25, 2000, Brian Livingston) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted in story about pre-paid vs. billable calling cards. Article also said, "[A Bell Tolls'] rankings show many legitimate calling card offers...."

  • Arizona Republic (Sunday August 20, 2000, Page S7, Max Jarman) - Consumer Action's spokeswoman Linda Sherry recommended A Bell Tolls in an interview regarding finding the best long distance plan.

  • Minnesota Public Radio (Tuesday August 15, 2000) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel interviewed in a "Future Tense" story about competition in the cellular phone industry. The story was broadcast throughout Minnesota on public radio stations during "Morning Edition." It was rebroadcast nationwide on over 50 public radio stations on the "CBC's As It Happens" show.

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Tuesday August 8, 2000, Page A1, Todd Wallack) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted in article regarding the increasing complaints about long distance companies due to confusing billing practices. The article also said, "...A Bell Tolls tracks 170 different long-distance plans."

  • San Francisco Chronicle (Tuesday August 8, 2000, Page C1, John Stubler) - "A Bell Tolls [provides a] glossary of common charges and comparison [of long distance calling plans.]"

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) (Sunday August 6, 2000) - "To compare long-distance rates, visit A Bell Tolls."

  • Maryland Office of People's Counsel Consumer's Corner (July 2000) - "With so many plans available, it's sometimes hard to tell whether you're getting the best deal for your long-distance phone service. To assist you in comparing offers, the Office of People's Counsel suggests checking out A Bell Tolls' web site. "

  • Ratewatchers Phone Guide (July 2000, Page 1) - "The Maine Public Advocate has teamed up with A Bell Tolls to provide Maine telephone customers with an automatic program that will choose the lowest cost calling plans...."

  • Missouri Office of Public Counsel News (July 2000) - "Missouri Office of Public Counsel and A Bell Tolls Collaborate to Publish Long Distance Telephone Rates Analysis..."

  • AARP Modern Maturity Magazine (July-August 2000) - "Extensive information about current offerings from a long list of long-distance companies, calling cards and dial-around 10-10 services."

  • The Beacon Journal (Monday July 31, 2000) - "A Bell Tolls...gives top 10 deals..."

  • El Nuevo Herald (Sunday July 30, 2000) - "A Bell Tolls tiene amplia información sobre muchas compañías de larga distancia."

  • Washington Post (Friday July 28, 2000, Page E12, Daniel Greenberg) - "...the best place to start is A Bell Tolls...many superior features...Well-composed essays explain phone company strategies and can help you spot suspicious fees and bogus charges...The finds are great...helpfully adds in the widely varying ways each company passes on the federal fees, which is why a 4.9-cents-a-minute advertised rate can show up here as 5.1 cents a minute...the site's listings brim with important details normally hidden in the fine print... "

  • Winmag.com (Tuesday July 25, 2000, Matt Lake) - "I'd recommend casting your research net wider if you want to be sure you're getting the best deal: Try A Bell Tolls for long distance phone service..."

  • Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (Thursday July 20, 2000, Business Page 1, Todd Mason) - "....try A Bell Tolls for quotes by smaller, more aggresive [long distance] carriers."

  • Detroit News (Monday July 17, 2000, Page 6, Murray Feldman) - "Plenty of inquiries come into us about phone rates and service plans. It's a very confusing issue. Thanks to aggressive marketing by service providers, it's very difficult to make sure you're getting the best deal. If you're shopping for the best long distance rate, try the Web site A Bell Tolls."

  • KTRH 740 AM Houston, Texas (Monday July 17, 2000) - "For a comparison of long distance rates, log onto A Bell Tolls."

  • Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (Sunday July 16, 2000, Business Page 1) - "Compare plans. Use your telephone bill and crunch the numbers to see how much you would pay using other companies and packages..."

  • KCNC CBS 4 Denver, Colorado (Friday July 14, 2000) - "If you are looking to pick a long distance plan...."

  • WJXT 4 Jacksonville, Florida (Friday July 14, 2000) - "To help you make an informed [long distance] choice, check out [A Bell Tolls]."

  • KMSP UPN 9 Twin Cities, Minnesota (Friday July 14, 2000) - "...when you choose a long distance plan...[A Bell Tolls] help[s] you to make an informed decision."

  • WDTN 2 Dayton, Ohio (Friday July 14, 2000) - "So, if you're picking a long-distance plan, and need some help sorting through the confusion...."

  • Newschannel 5 Nashville, Tennessee (Friday July 14, 2000) - A Bell Tolls recommended on air in story about shopping for long distance service.

  • AFX News (Thursday July 13, 2000) - "The AARP's consumer unit plans to monitor the telephone companies' services for the forseeable future and advises consumers to review the internet site A Bell Tolls to compare long-distance plans."

  • AARP Newsrelease (Thursday July 13, 2000) - "To compare long-distance plans, check out a website such as A Bell Tolls."

  • Austin American Statesman (Monday July 10, 2000, Page A1, Amy Schatz) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted in article about new long distance plans being launched by Southwestern Bell. The article also said, "Texas Watch nonprofit consumers' group links to A Bell Tolls site...."

  • KVUE ABC 24 Austin, Texas (Monday July 10, 2000) - "What long distance service is best for you? ....compare long-distance telephone rates...."

  • Ft. Worth Star Telegram (Sunday July 9, 2000, Page 1, Kathryn Hopper) - A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted extensively in article regarding the new bundle options being made available to consumers in the State of Texas. The article also said, "[A Bell Tolls] helps consumers navigate phone plans."

  • Houston Chronicle (Friday July 7, 2000, Tom Fowler) - "The site [A Bell Tolls] provides rate comparison tables that show minimum monthly charge, day, evening, Saturday and Sunday rates for various plans. The tables can be sorted by plan name, minimum monthly charge, or rates. The site [www.TexasWatch.Org] draws on A Bell Tolls' data to provide an analysis of long-distance rates based on your usage. You will input information on the number of calls and total minutes....to generate a listing of the top 20 plans."

  • WTVW FOX 7 Evansville, Indiana (Friday July 7, 2000) - "If you would like to compare your long distance rates log onto A Bell Tolls. The website offers impartial rate comparison."

  • Wall Street Journal SmartMoney.Com (Wednesday July 5, 2000) - "To find the best plan for you...check out A Bell Tolls."

  • Miami Herald (Sunday July 2, 2000) -- "A Bell Tolls has extensive information from a long list of long-distance carriers and calling cards."

  • Home Office Computing Magazine (June 2000, Amee Abel) -- "Amazingly thorough, A Bell Tolls evaluates long-distance phone services to help you find the perfect plan....The site also offers advice on avoiding phone scams, changing carriers, and ditching those annoying telemarketers."

  • AARP Webplace (June 2000) - "A Bell Tolls provides consumer information and charts to help you compare the charges and rates of the long distance companies. The charts allow you to re-sequence the information into several formats."

  • On Computers by Bob Schwabach Syndicated Column (June 2000, Week 3) -- "....compares rates for long distance service from various providers."

  • Star Tribune of the Twin Cities (Tuesday June 13, 2000, Page 11A, Editorial) -- Editorial called for the FCC to develop an internet service to help consumers compare long distance rates, and cited A Bell Tolls as an example of what should be done.

  • Time Magazine (Monday June 12, 2000, Vol. 155, No. 24, John Greenwald) -- "As long-distance phone choices proliferate, websites are springing up to help sort out the confusion. A Bell Tolls....offer[s] an 'impartial long-distance rate comparison page' that lists what more than 100 plans charge for U.S. and Worldwide calls."

  • Boston Globe (Sunday June 11, 2000, Page E6, Editorial) -- "But it should be possible [for the FCC] to develop a program that helps consumers make an informed choice, based upon the number of calls and when they are made. A private company, ABellTolls.com, already provides this service...."

  • Los Angeles Times (Thursday June 8, 2000, Page C-1, Elizabeth Douglass) -- A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the true impact of AT&T rate plan increases.

  • Chicago Tribune (Thursday June 8, 2000, Jon Van) -- A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the true impact of AT&T rate plan increases.

  • Portland Oregonian (Thursday June 8, 2000, Page B7) -- A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the true impact of AT&T rate plan increases.

  • Salt Lake Tribune (Thursday June 8, 2000, Page B4) -- A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the true impact of AT&T rate plan increases.

  • The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) (Thursday June 8, 2000, Page A7) -- A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the true impact of AT&T rate plan increases.

  • KPAM 860 AM Portland, Oregon (Thursday June 8, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel was interviewed on the morning news regarding the true impact of AT&T's rate plans, the nature of advertising in the long distance industry, and the "Advertised vs. Actual" rate plan analysis of A Bell Tolls which allows consumers to compare Apples to Apples with all of the hidden fees, monthly minimums, etc.

  • Smart Money (Thursday June 8, 2000, Cybele Weisser) -- There are dozens of low cost plans out there....If you're willing to spend more time on research....A Bell Tolls [has] useful tools and articles.

  • CBS Marketwatch (Thursday June 8, 2000, 9:54 AM, Jeffry Bartash) -- In yet another follow-up article on AT&T's rate plan changes, A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel was quoted again regarding the impact of AT&T's changes.

  • CBS Marketwatch (Thursday June 8, 2000, 8:18 AM, Jeffry Bartash) -- In another follow-up article on AT&T's rate plan changes, A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel was quoted again regarding the impact of AT&T's changes.

  • KDFW FOX 4 Dallas, Texas (Wednesday June 7, 2000) -- [A Bell Tolls] helps you compare all kinds of long distance rate plans.

  • CBS Marketwatch (Wednesday June 7, 2000, 5:46 PM, Jeffry Bartash) -- In a follow-up article on AT&T's rate plan changes, A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel was quoted again regarding the impact of AT&T's changes.

  • AOL Personal Finance (Wednesday June 7, 2000) -- In a follow-up article on AT&T's rate plan changes, A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel was quoted again regarding the impact of AT&T's changes.

  • CBS Marketwatch (Wednesday June 7, 2000, 3:51 PM, Jeffry Bartash) -- A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the impact of AT&T's proposed Basic Rates plan changes.

  • AOL Personal Finance (Wednesday June 7, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls co-founder Dr. Marc-David Seidel quoted regarding the impact of AT&T's proposed Basic Rates plan changes.

  • Entrepreneur Magazine (May 2000, Eric Brown) -- "Americans aren't known for their haggling skills, but they better learn fast if they want to keep their phone costs under control....log on to A Bell Tolls...."

  • Times-Union (Albany, New York) (Sunday May 14, 2000, Page C1, Kenneth Aaron) -- "Some calling plans offer discounts if customers sign up on the Internet....For more information consult [A Bell Tolls]. A Bell Tolls features consumers tips, a telecommunications-lingo glossary and other research help.

  • The Oklahoman (Friday May 12, 2000) -- "A Bell Tolls is [an] exhaustive comparison of long distance plans....bends over backward to help you comprehend all the charges (unlike AT&T's hired comedian, who's busy playing golf)...."

  • Christian Science Monitor (Monday May 8, 2000, Page 11, Kelly Hearn) -- "The Internet's real edge may be Web sites that compare pricing plans....includ[ing] A Bell Tolls."

  • KSTP ABC 5 St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota (Friday May 5, 2000) -- "For an explanation of what each charge means on your phone bill, go to [A Bell Tolls]."

  • ZDTV Money Machine (Tuesday May 2, 2000, Beth Rimbey and Stacy Barcelata) -- "A Bell Tolls appears to be the best of the three [long distance shopping sites compared]. This site is the most comprehensive, and well laid out...."

  • Discount Long Distance Digest (April 2000) -- A Bell Tolls rated as the #1 Telecom Website: "[A Bell Tolls] contains a gold mine of information not available anywhere else on the Internet. It's a shame that the FCC doesn't require this much disclosure from long distance carriers in the first place."

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance (April 2000, Page 116, Ronaleen R. Roha) -- A Bell Tolls featured in article entitled, "Parlez-Vous Phone Bill?" which gave detailed coverage of "What are all those charges on my phone bill?" database on A Bell Tolls.

  • WCPO ABC 9 Cincinnati, Ohio (Friday April 28, 2000, John Matarese) -- "[A Bell Tolls] will compare long distance plans for you....to find you the best rate."

  • WINK CBS 11 Ft. Myers, Florida (Monday April 24, 2000) -- "If the advertising that you see for long distance companies confuses you, find out what they are really charging at A Bell Tolls...."

  • Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Sunday April 16, 2000, Page M13) -- A Bell Tolls featured in article about confusing telephone fee add ons, and what they really mean.

  • The Bloomington Pantagraph (Wednesday April 6, 2000, Page C2) -- A Bell Tolls featured in article about confusing telephone fee add ons, and what they really mean.

  • Miami Herald (Monday April 3, 2000, John Dorschner) -- "....will help you choose what plan is right for you, based on your calling patterns...."

  • Boston Globe (Sunday March 26, 2000, New Hampshire Weekly, Page 1, Ralph Jimenez) -- "A Bell Tolls...track[s long distance] rates."

  • Portland Press Herald (Sunday March 26, 2000, Page 2T) -- "Phil Lindley of the Maine Public Utility Commission...recommends logging on to ABellTolls.com. 'This site provides up-to-date rates, and allows you to do some comparisons,' Lindley said, 'You can also subscribe to their e-mail service that tells you when a company has changed rates.'"

  • Bucks County Courier Times (Friday March 17, 2000) -- "For a more thorough listing [of long distance rates plans], check out the web site A Bell Tolls."

  • CNNfn: In The Money (Monday March 13, 2000) -- In an interview about long distance savings, Ellen Braitman of Consumer Reports said, "[ABellTolls.com is] a really good resource on the internet that helps consumers keep current on the current calling plans."

  • Red Herring Magazine (February 2000, Page 48, Peter Rojas) -- Dr. Seidel, Co-founder of A Bell Tolls, quoted in article regarding trust and the role of infomediaries on the Web.

  • Quicken.com TV's Money Report (Friday, February 25, 2000) -- (Carried on: WVTM NBC 13 Birmingham, Alabama; KPNX Phoenix, Arizona; KNTV Monterey, California; WFSB Hartford, Connecticut; KOAA Colorado Springs, Colorado; KUSA Denver, Colorado; NBC-2 Fort Myers, Florida; WTLV Jacksonville, Florida; WFOR CBS Miami, Florida; WESH NBC 2 Orlando, Florida; WGNX CBS 46 Atlanta, Georgia; KWQC NBC 6 Davenport, Iowa; WKYT CBS Lexington, Kentucky; WHAS Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky; WDSU New Orleans, Louisiana; WMAR Baltimore, Maryland; WLVI WB 56 Boston, Massachusetts; WWMT CBS 3 Kalamazoo, Michigan; WJTV CBS 12 Jackson, Mississippi; KVBC Las Vegas, Nevada; KOBTV NBC 4 Albequerque, New Mexico; WLOS ABC 13 Asheville-Greenville-Spartanburg, North Carolina; WNCN NBC 17 Raleigh, North Carolina; WXII NBC 12 Winston-Salem, North Carolina; WEWS ABC 5 Cleveland, Ohio; KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; WJAR NBC 10 Providence, Rhode Island; WATE ABC 6 Knoxville, Tennessee; WTVF 5 Nashville, Tennessee; KEYE CBS 42 Austin, Texas; WFAA Channel 8 Dallas, Texas; KPRC NBC 2 Houston, Texas; KWTX CBS 10 Waco/Temple/Killeen, Texas; WSET ABC 13 Lynchburg, Virginia; WVEC Channel 13 Norfolk, Virginia; KOMO ABC 4 Seattle, Washington; WCHS ABC 8 Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia; WISC CBS 3 Madison, Wisconsin; and WTMJ NBC 4 Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
    A Bell Tolls recommended in story on comparison shopping for long distance.

  • WNYW FOX 5 New York, New York (Wednesday, February 23, 2000) -- "Consumer Reports recommends A Bell Tolls...."

  • KWCH CBS 12 Wichita, Kansas (Wednesday, February 9, 2000, Sonya Kullmann) -- "....you can compare plans within minutes."

  • South Bend Tribune (Sunday, February 6, 2000, Syril Kline) -- "The Consumer Affairs Division of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission recommends two Web sites for those who want to comparison shop long-distance phone rates. The first is A Bell Tolls, a site that cuts through confusing telephone company gobbledygook and compares various rates and service fees that consumers (and even consumer reporters) struggle to understand....We tried these pages and found a wealth of information...."

  • KPTV 12 Portland, Oregon (Friday, February 4, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls mentioned in story on long distance shopping on the web.

  • WRGB CBS 6 Albany, New York (Thursday, February 3, 2000, Jack Aernecke) -- "A Bell Tolls is a clearinghouse for long distance rates, calling cards, and dial-around services."

  • State of Washington House Bill Report HB 2914 (Friday, January 28, 2000, House Committee on Technology, Telecommunications & Energy) -- "Some states, such as Wisconsin and California, have contracted with third party web sites to coordinate and maintain their local telephone calling plan information. These websites are referred to as clearinghouses for telecommunication information. Examples of these sites are: www.abelltolls.com..."

  • Discount Long Distance Digest (Tuesday, January 25, 2000) -- Reported that Consumer Reports recommends A Bell Tolls.

  • KOMO ABC 4 Seattle, Washington (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- "Allows you to compare prices for long-distance service."

  • 4 Utah ABC Salt Lake City, Utah (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- "Check out the best rates, learn how to make sure your phone bill is correct and find out how to play hardball with phone companies to get the best rates."

  • WNEM 5 Flint, Michigan (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- "Consumer Reports offers several tips for cutting your phone costs, including using [A Bell Tolls to] compare calling plans."

  • WRTV 6 Indianapolis, Indiana (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- "Check [A Bell Tolls] for phone rate comparisons."

  • EZ-105.7 FM Grand Rapids, Michigan (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- "Consumer Reports offers several tips for cutting your phone costs, including using [A Bell Tolls]."

  • WNWO NBC 24 Toledo, Ohio (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls recommended in story on saving on phone charges.

  • KPTV 12 Portland, Oregon (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls recommended in story on doing phone plan comparisons.

  • WTSP CBS 10 Tampa Bay, Florida (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- "Consumer Reports has several ideas to make sure you aren't paying more than you should for long distance...One of those ideas is to use....[A Bell Tolls]."

  • WUSA TV 9 Washington D.C. (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- "Find tips for cutting your long distance phone costs...."

  • KWTV 9 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- "A Bell Tolls give[s] you tips on picking the best plan for your calling pattern."

  • Good Evening Arizona 3 TV (Monday, January 24, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls recommended in story on how to save on your long distance bill.

  • Kansas City Star (Sunday, January 23, 2000, Page G10, Angela Curry) -- Dr. Seidel, Co-founder of A Bell Tolls, interviewed in article regarding hidden fees charged by long distance carriers. "Consumers can compare more than 100 long-distance plans on the ABellTolls.com Web site...."

  • KGUN ABC 9 Tucson, Arizona (Monday, January 17, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls featured (including a screen shot) in a story by Rob Graves on finding the best deal on long distance rates..."[A Bell Tolls] will warn you about any hidden fees or restrictions."

  • South Bend Tribune (Sunday, January 16, 2000, Jason Gingerich) -- "Includes a comparison of fees, such as universal service and carrier line charges, that long-distance companies tend to downplay."

  • Albuquerque Journal (Sunday, January 16, 2000, Tom McGhee) -- A Bell Tolls recommended in story about shopping for the best long distance plan.

  • ABCNEWS.com 20/20 (Wednesday, January 12, 2000) -- In a story on Long Distance Phone Deals 20/20's consumer reporter Arnold Diaz recommended to take a look at A Bell Tolls.

  • WMC NBC 5 Memphis, Tennessee (Tuesday, January 11, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls recommended in story on phone access fees charged by telephone companies.

  • WPSD NBC 6 Paducah, Kentucky (Sunday, January 9, 2000) -- A Bell Tolls recommended in story on how to compare telephone fees online.

  • Star Tribune.com (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota) (Thursday, December 30, 1999) -- A Bell Tolls selected as an Editor's Pick to "help you compare long-distance rates, services and plans offered by scores of companies in the competitive marketplace."

  • The Baton Rouge Advocate (Saturday, December 18, 1999) -- "[A Bell Tolls] shows the wide difference you could pay in extra fees depending on which carrier you choose."

  • Money.com Magazine (Thursday, December 16, 1999) -- "You'd do well to take a piece of advice printed on the bottom of every page of A Bell Tolls....'The import of the words is inversely proportional to their size.'"

  • WLNI 105.9 FM Lynchburg, Virginia (Tuesday, December 14, 1999) -- "Tired of all those insidious telephone long distance ads that seem to have taken over pretty much all radio and television broadcasts? Confused by the myriad dubious claims about price rates? Yes? Then ABellTolls.Com is just the site for you."

  • The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) (Sunday, December 5, 1999, Jeff May) -- "Overwhelmed? These resources can help you winnow down your choices....A Bell Tolls [provides] lots of information on different plans...."

  • WNYW FOX 5 New York, New York (Wednesday, December 1, 1999) -- Dr. Seidel, Co-founder of A Bell Tolls, interviewed in piece on 1010 Dial-around plans.

  • KTBC FOX 5 Austin, Texas (Wednesday, December 1, 1999) -- Dr. Seidel, Co-founder of A Bell Tolls, interviewed in piece on 1010 Dial-around plans.

  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Wednesday, December 1, 1999) -- "....comparison of rates and also include[s] fees and conditions."

  • KTVI FOX 2 St. Louis, Missouri (Tuesday, November 30, 1999) -- Dr. Seidel, Co-founder of A Bell Tolls, interviewed in piece on 1010 Dial-around plans.

  • The Buffalo News (Monday, November 29, 1999) -- "[A Bell Tolls] shows the wide difference you could pay in extra fees depending on which carrier you choose."

  • The State (Columbia, South Carolina) (Monday, November 29, 1999) -- "[A Bell Tolls] shows the wide difference you could pay in extra fees depending on which carrier you choose."

  • WLNI 105.9 FM Lynchburg, Virginia (Monday, November 29, 1999) -- "Tired of all those insidious telephone long distance ads that seem to have taken over pretty much all radio and television broadcasts? Confused by the myriad dubious claims about price rates? Yes? Then ABellTolls.Com is just the site for you."

  • MSN Money Central (Monday, November 22, 1999) -- A Bell Tolls mentioned in article regarding the FCC and FTC campaign to inform consumers about true long distance charges.

  • The Providence Journal (Monday, November 22, 1999) -- "[A Bell Tolls] shows the wide difference you could pay in extra fees depending on which carrier you choose."

  • Lexington Herald-Leader (Sunday, November 21, 1999 Page H1) -- "[A Bell Tolls] shows the wide difference you could pay in extra fees depending on which carrier you choose."

  • Colorado Springs Gazette (Sunday, November 21, 1999) -- "a website that compares telephone rates."

  • KRIV 26 FOX Houston, Texas (Friday, November 19, 1999) -- Dr. Seidel, Co-founder of A Bell Tolls, interviewed in piece on 1010 Dial-around plans.

  • MSNBC Local Columbus, Ohio (Thursday, November 18, 1999) -- "For long distance comparison shopping, try [A Bell Tolls]..."

  • WCMH NBC 4 Columbus, Ohio (Thursday, November 18, 1999) -- "For long distance comparison shopping, try [A Bell Tolls]..."

  • Digital Home Entertainment (Fall, 1999) -- "I found a phone site that provides instant gratification. A Bell Tolls provides comparative rates for all kinds of phone services...."

  • Briefme Telecommunications Technology (Thursday, November 11, 1999) -- "A Bell Tolls is an astoundingly thorough clearinghouse of rate comparison information.....one for your permanent bookmarks."

  • WLNI 105.9 FM Lynchburg, Virginia (Thursday, November 11, 1999) -- "Check out their detailed listings of all the long distance plans around...."

  • WMAZ CBS 13 Macon, Georgia (Monday, November 8, 1999) -- "If you want to know 'exactly' what it is going to cost you...."

  • Microsoft Money Center Investor (Monday, November 8, 1999) -- "GTC Telecom (OTCBB:GTCC) today, announced that A Bell Tolls, LLC has added GTC's long distance plans to its extensive up-to-the-date listing and comparisons of long distance plans on its consumer oriented website."

  • Netscape Netcenter Financial News (Monday, November 8, 1999) -- "GTC Telecom (OTCBB:GTCC) today, announced that A Bell Tolls, LLC has added GTC's long distance plans to its extensive up-to-the-date listing and comparisons of long distance plans on its consumer oriented website."

  • Altavista Money (Monday, November 8, 1999) -- "GTC Telecom (OTCBB:GTCC) today, announced that A Bell Tolls, LLC has added GTC's long distance plans to its extensive up-to-the-date listing and comparisons of long distance plans on its consumer oriented website."

  • Yahoo Finance (Monday, November 8, 1999) -- "GTC Telecom (OTCBB:GTCC) today, announced that A Bell Tolls, LLC has added GTC's long distance plans to its extensive up-to-the-date listing and comparisons of long distance plans on its consumer oriented website."

  • Silicon Investor (Monday, November 8, 1999) -- "GTC Telecom (OTCBB:GTCC) today, announced that A Bell Tolls, LLC has added GTC's long distance plans to its extensive up-to-the-date listing and comparisons of long distance plans on its consumer oriented website."

  • CNN.com with Time (Saturday, November 6, 1999) -- A Bell Tolls recommended as a related site in story covering President Clinton's "Project No Fraud" plan.

  • Augusta Chronicle (Saturday, November 6, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • Austin American-Statesman (Friday, November 5, 1999, Page D8 -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls] for more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Florida) (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • San Jose Mercury News (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • CNN.com (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- A Bell Tolls referenced in story on FCC's announcement of MarketSense initiative.

  • Above and Below (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- "Don't despair, the research has already been done for you...Checking this comparison may be a real eye-opener."

  • SunSpot (The Baltimore Sun Online) (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • The Corpus Christi Caller (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • The Daily Southtown (Chicago, Illinois) (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin) (Friday, November 5, 1999, Page 10-B) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • The Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) (Friday, November 5, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • CBS Marketwatch (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • FCC Market¢Sense (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "....information on choosing a telecommunications provider, including rate comparisons, plan comparisons, calling pattern costs calculators and more."

  • The New York Times (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • Yahoo Finance (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • Yahoo News (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • The Boston Globe (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • Fox News Network (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • Hoovers Online (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • Sacramento Bee (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • The Nando Times (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "Take a look [at A Bell Tolls for] more information on choosing telecommunications providers."

  • The Sentinel (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • KEZI ABC 9 Eugene, Oregon (Thursday, November 4, 1999) -- Featured in news story covering long distance industry shopping.

  • Las Vegas Sun (Wednesday, November 3, 1999) -- "The FCC recommends A Bell Tolls."

  • Billings Gazette (Tuesday, November 2, 1999) -- "....a long way toward quashing the confusion."

  • The Providence Journal (Sunday, October 24, 1999, Page C-01, Timothy C. Barmann) -- "a useful chart that shows the wide difference you could pay in extra fees depending on which carrier you choose."

  • KOMW ABC 680 AM Okanogan, Washington (Wednesday, October 20, 1999) -- Featured as "link of the day," on the On-line Report.

  • KTVT CBS 11 Dallas, Texas (Wednesday, October 13, 1999) -- Featured on Sue Goldstein's Underground Shopper segment on Positively Texas! regarding shopping on the net.

  • CNET (Tuesday, October 12, 1999) -- "....offers comparison shopping between long distance operators."

  • Computer Currents Magazine (Tuesday, October 12, 1999) -- "For online comparisons of long-distance, international, phone cards, and 10-10 dial-around rates, check A Bell Tolls...do[es] the legwork in compiling rates -- you just check the best ones."

  • The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) (Sunday, September 26, 1999, Page D-01, Gregory Karp) -- A Bell Tolls referenced in article about how to cut your phone bill.

  • San Antonio Express News (Sunday, September 26, 1999) -- "....compare long distance plans based upon customers' calling habits."

  • Quicken.com TV's Money Report (Tuesday, September 21, 1999) -- (Carried on: WVTM NBC 13 Birmingham, Alabama; NBC-2 Fort Myers, Florida; WFOR CBS Miami, Florida; WESH NBC 2 Orlando, Florida; KWQC NBC 6 Davenport, Iowa; WKYT CBS Lexington, Kentucky; WHAS Channel 11 Louisville, Kentucky; WWMT CBS 3 Kalamazoo, Michigan; WJTV CBS 12 Jackson, Mississippi; KOBTV NBC 4 Albequerque, New Mexico; WLOS ABC 13 Asheville-Greenville-Spartanburg, North Carolina; WNCN NBC 17 Raleigh, North Carolina; WXII NBC 12 Winston-Salem, North Carolina; KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; WJAR NBC 10 Providence, Rhode Island; WATE ABC 6 Knoxville, Tennessee; WTVF 5 Nashville, Tennessee; KEYE CBS 42 Austin, Texas; WFAA Channel 8 Dallas, Texas; KPRC NBC 2 Houston, Texas; WSET ABC 13 Lynchburg, Virginia; WVEC Channel 13 Norfolk, Virginia; KOMO ABC 4 Seattle, Washington; WCHS ABC 8 Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia; WISC CBS 3 Madison, Wisconsin; and WTMJ NBC 4 Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
    "...cost comparisons online, which can help you determine if you should stick with your current plan or move on to another."

  • KPTV Channel 12 Portland, Oregon (Friday, September 17, 1999) -- "Long Distance Phone Values"

  • CNET (Friday, September 17, 1999) -- Effective rate charts included in article on the "real rates" charged by carriers. Marc-David Seidel, Co-founder of A Bell Tolls, was also quoted.

  • Netscape Netcenter Technews (Friday, September 17, 1999) -- Effective rate charts included in article on the "real rates" charged by carriers. Marc-David Seidel, Co-founder of A Bell Tolls, was also quoted.

  • Chicago Daily Herald (Monday, September 13, 1999, Page 7, Allison Kaplan) -- A Bell Tolls referenced in article regarding new monthly fees for long distance

  • Kansas City Star (Sunday, September 12, 1999, Page I15, Ted Sickinger) -- A Bell Tolls referenced in article about new "nickel calling plans" in long distance industry

  • WDIV NBC 4 Detroit, Michigan (Wednesday, September 1, 1999, Show Me the Money) -- "The Big print giveth and the small print taketh away. Always look for the fine print....for a list of long-distance plans, [Visit A Bell Tolls]."

  • Raleigh News & Observer (Wednesday, September 1, 1999, Technology Section) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls..."

  • Sacramento Bee (Wednesday, September 1, 1999, Technology Section) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls..."

  • Modesto Bee (Wednesday, September 1, 1999, Technology Section) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls..."

  • Fresno Bee (Wednesday, September 1, 1999, Technology Section) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls..."

  • High Desert.com Technology News (Wednesday, September 1, 1999, Technology Section) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls..."

  • Anchorage Daily News (Wednesday, September 1, 1999, Technology Section) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls..."

  • The Nando Times (Wednesday, September 1, 1999) -- "The folks at A Bell Tolls also sprinkle some telecom humor into the mix as they offer tips and explain arcane fees and other stuff that telephone companies only mention in small print."

  • San Jose Mercury News (Wednesday, September 1, 1999) -- "...help[s] consumers sort through the blizzard of telecommunications options."

  • The Denver Post (Monday, August 30, 1999, Computers and Technology Section) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls..."

  • CBS 2-TV's Channel 2000 Los Angeles, California (Monday, August 30, 1999) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls..."

  • Los Angeles Times (Monday, August 30, 1999, Front Page Business Section) -- "One of the best consumer-oriented phone sites is A Bell Tolls, an extensive resource..."

  • South Bend Tribune (Sunday, August 22, 1999, Jason Gingerich) -- "Internet sites like A Bell Tolls offer helpful information...."

  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Wednesday, August 18, 1999) -- "Examines nearly 100 different plans and includes various monthly fees and minimums and other 'gotchas' such as billing by the second or requiring the caller to talk for 20 minutes to get the advertised low rate."

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Sunday, August 15, 1999) -- "Want to dump your 40 cents a minute calling card? This site can help. "

  • Cornell Enterprise (Spring 1999, Page 36) -- "A Bell Tolls ... helps consumers pick the best domestic, international, and calling card rate plans."

  • bizTraveler's The Brancatelli File (July 22, 1999) -- "You'll find a great chart that compares the price and features of 60 calling plans."

  • KSFO 560 AM San Francisco, California (July 17, 1999 Web Wanderer) -- "Phone rate comparisons...for all types of phone rates, not just 1010 carriers...Check it out..."

  • The Oregonian (July 15, 1999 Page E1) -- "To compare more than 60 long distance carriers, check out....abelltolls.com."

  • CNN Custom News (May 18, 1999) -- "Comprehensive telephone services clearinghouse."

  • Post-Newsweek Newsbytes Network (May 17, 1999) -- "Offers free e-mail update of rates."

  • Smart Money: The Wall Street Journal's Magazine of Personal Business (May 12, 1999) -- "The most comprehensive and up-to-date listing of long distance plans that we found on the Web."

  • CNNfn (May 11, 1999) - "Offering a breakdown of the dial-around call plans -- along with comparisons of long distance, intrastate, and calling card rates...."

  • Computer Currents Magazine (May 11, 1999) -- "For a quick comparison of rates you can't beat A Bell Tolls."

  • Cornell Magazine (May/June 1999 Issue, Page 107) -- "Provides impartial long-distance rate comparisons."

  • MSNBC, CNBC & Wall Street Journal Business News (May 1, 1999) -- "The largest online long-distance clearinghouse on the Net."

  • Mobile Computing Magazine (April 1999 Issue) -- "A listing of per-minute rates for telephone calling-card usage."

  • Microsoft MSN Money Central (April 30, 1999) -- "Impartial long-distance rate comparison page"

  • Smart Money: The Wall Street Journal's Magazine of Personal Business (April 20, 1999) -- "The only Web site we found with frequently updated calling card comparisons."

  • WABC 770 AM New York, New York (April 11, 1999) -- "An excellent online comparison of long distance rates."

  • The Oregonian (January 5, 1999 Page E1) -- "Gives you a good idea of comparative costs."

  • U.S. News (November 9, 1998) -- "Compares rates using long distance telephone cards."

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch (June 14, 1998) -- "an Internet-based publication that compares the rates of about three dozen calling plans. "

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