NCR name resurfaces

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AT&T's computer manufacturing business, AT&T Global Information Solutions, as expected on Wednesday changed its name back to NCR Corp. AT&T bought NCR--the former National Cash Register Corp.--in 1991. It will be spun off early next year as part of an AT&T reorganization. FCB/Leber Katz Partners, New York, is agency for the unit.

Separately, hundreds of thousands of AT&T's consumer long-distance customers in Illinois and Michigan will receive a separate long-distance bill from AT&T starting next month. Previously, AT&T long-distance charges were attached to Ameritech's billing statement. Separate billing is the first step in AT&T's play to offer both local and long-distance service in Ameritech's region.

Those customers who will receive separate bills have been chosen based on criteria that includes long-distance charges, credit-card calls and the use of certain calling plans. The bill will include calling plan savings, a balance for AT&T True Rewards, and news on special offers, products and services. AT&T will send a Spanish-language bill for those who prefer one.

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