ATLANTA - MCI Communications Corp. has begun selling prepaid telephone calling cards on the Internet. They can be paid for with credit cards.

The prepaid cards, which carry "Americana" designs and are marketed as collectibles, come in $10, $20, and $30 denominations.

Consumers can dial into the MCI site (www.internetMCI.com) and, at the MCI Store in marketplaceMCI, can fill in an electronic order form. MCI's Internet browser software executes an encrypted credit card transaction, ensuring that the calling card order is secure and free from electronic eavesdropping.

The order is then delivered via United Parcel Service to the purchaser or designated recipient.

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