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College Students Order From NYNEX by Internet
Nine schools taking part in program
NEW YORK--Who said ordering phone service can't be fun, fast and convenient? Nine
schools in New York and New England are taking part in a program that gives students
the option of ordering phone service through the NYNEX web site home page ( HREF="http://www.ba.com/nr/pastnews.html">http://www.ba.com/nr/pastnews.html).
Taking part are: Amherst College, Columbia University, Cornell Medical School, Massachusetts
College of Pharmacy, Newbury College, New York University, Stern College, Syracuse
University, and Yeshiva University.
"We started out with a pilot program last fall involving three schools,"
said Meleti Pouliopoulos, NYNEX staff director of consumer markets. "The site
was such a success we've expanded it to include more schools and enhanced functionality."
This week NYNEX mailed an information package explaining the Internet option to the
homes of the nine schools' incoming and returning students. The mailer includes the
web address and a paper subscription form for those who prefer U.S. mail.
The web site contains a customized order form for each college. Students type in
their name, address, desired service start date, and information about the type of
service and features they want.
Each year NYNEX processes tens of thousands of service orders from college students.
"We know there are many students who prefer doing business over the Internet,"
Pouliopoulos said. "This makes NYNEX easier to do business with and helps us
develop the Internet as a sales channel."
NYNEX is a global communications and media corporation that provides a full range
of services in the northeastern United States and high-growth markets around the
world, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the
Philippines, Poland, and the Czech and Slovak republics. The corporation is a leader
in telecommunications, wireless communications, directory publishing and video entertainment
and information services. NYNEX is also managing sponsor of FLAG -- Fiberoptic Link
Around the Globe -- the world's longest undersea fiber optic communications cable.
NYNEX news releases are available on the Internet at http://www.ba.com/nr/pastnews.html
or via fax for no charge at 1-800-331-1214.