News Release

Verizon and Verizon Wireless Team Up To Offer Convenience of One Bill for All Services in 7 More States

More Customers Now Can Receive Consolidated Bill for Local, Long-Distance, DSL and Wireless Services

February 5, 2003

Lacy Yeatts
Verizon
804-779-4097

Brenda Raney
Verizon Wireless
908-306-4834

NEW YORK — Verizon residential customers in seven more states can consolidate charges for the company's local, long-distance, wireless, DSL and optional services on one bill.

Customers in Florida, Texas, Hawaii, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nevada and the former GTE service areas in western Pennsylvania will notified this week they may be eligible to consolidate their billing.

To sign up for ONE-BILL®, customers need to have Verizon local service and Verizon Wireless service. Both accounts must be in the same name and have good credit records.

Customers in 19 states and Washington, D.C., now have the ONE-BILL option.

"We know our customers want the convenience of one bill for their telecommunications services," said Jill Wagner, vice president of consumer marketing for Verizon. "They want to be able to see charges for all services on one monthly statement, and they want to write one check.

"Our goal is to simplify their lives," said Wagner. "It's one of the benefits consumers want the most from today's fully competitive telecommunications marketplace."

"Today's wireless customer expects end-to-end convenience," said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. "From the technology that delivers the service to the bill that provides the detail, we are pleased to offer this one-step option to our customers."

ONE-BILL customers who have registered at Verizon's Web site, www.verizon.com, can view all their Verizon charges -- including Verizon Wireless -- online, and they can pay their consolidated bill electronically via the Web. To register for online payments, Verizon customers need information listed on their home phone bill.

To find out if they are eligible and to order Verizon's ONE-BILL, Verizon customers can go to the company's Web site at www.verizon.com/ONE-BILL or call their local Verizon business office. There is no charge to receive the consolidated bill.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with 135.0 million access line equivalents and 31.5 million Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world. With more than $67 billion in annual revenues and more than 236,000 employees, Verizon's global presence extends to more than 35 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.

 

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