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Verizon Offers Service in Maine

Verizon begins offering long-distance service in Maine, introduces one bill for both Verizon and Verizon Wireless nationwide

July 1, 2002

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PORTLAND, Maine -- On June 19, Verizon received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to offer long-distance service in Maine, allowing the company to jointly market local and long-distance services in the state. "Starting today, we are bringing new choices and savings to long-distance customers in Maine," said Edward B. Dinan, president of Verizon Maine. "Maine customers will benefit from increased competition for both long-distance and local phone services." With Verizon now offering long-distance in other Northeast states, customers get greater choice in long-distance and local calling plans. According to research by several independent watchdog groups, the result is that consumers in the Northeast have saved as much as $1.8 billion annually on their telephone bills. "We're offering Maine residents and businesses long-distance calling plans that are innovative and easy to understand," said Robert Perry, executive director -- product marketing for Verizon. "Verizon can now provide a whole portfolio of calling services -- local, toll, Internet access, wireless and long-distance all on one bill. Verizon makes it easy with one bill and one call for customer service." In a separate release:BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Verizon residential customers in Vermont can now consolidate their local, long-distance, wireless, high-speed Internet access, regional toll calling and optional services on one bill. To sign up for ONE-BILL®, customers need only have Verizon local service and Verizon Wireless service. Both accounts must be in the same name and have good credit records. Customers in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Connecticut also 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. 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. 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," said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. Verizon Communications Inc.Verizon Wireless

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