AT&T said Monday it would allow U.S. military personnel stationed in Saudi Arabia to call home for Thanksgiving at the company's expense.

Each soldier will be permitted a three-minute call anywhere in the United States from Tuesday through Nov. 27, the company said.AT&T said it expects to handle more than 100,000 free calls.

AT&T spokesman Dave Bikle estimated the program will cost the company more than $1 million. A three-minute call from Saudi Arabia costs $7.90 for calling-card holders and $11.40 for others, he said.

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