Mass., N.H., Vt., Consumers Can Save Up To 60 Percent by Choosing Package of Popular Bell Atlantic Services

Mass., N.H., Vt. Consumers Can Save Up To
60 Percent by Choosing Package of Popular
Bell Atlantic Services

'ValuePack' Includes Caller ID, Call Waiting,

October 8, 1998


Jack Hoey,

BOSTON - Savvy consumers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and
Vermont can pocket as much as a 60-percent monthly discount on popular
products such as Caller ID, Call Waiting and VoiceDialing® by choosing
Bell Atlantic's new ValuePack Service.

For a monthly charge of just $17.99 in New Hampshire and $15.99 in
Massachusetts and Vermont, consumers can buy a package containing
many of Bell Atlantic's most popular products, including: Caller ID, Call
Waiting, VoiceDialing®, 3-Way Calling, subscriptions to Call Return
(*69) and Repeat Dialing, CallAbilitySM, Call Forwarding, RingMate®,
and Speed Dialing. A list of additional products that can be included in
the package for the same price is available by calling Bell Atlantic. Some
services may not be available in all states.

Depending on the state, consumers choosing all the ValuePack Services
will save 49 to 60 percent over what the monthly charge for the products
would be if purchased separately. Also, consumers who purchase
ValuePack will not have to pay the normal one-time connection fee which
ranges from $5.70 to $7.60.

"The products we're offering in this package will help consumers better
manage all their phone calls," said Dianne Schanne, Bell Atlantic director
for consumer product management. "And by packaging these products
together we're making it easier for consumers to buy them and use them

Consumers who buy Caller ID with ValuePack through December 19,
1998 can receive a Call Waiting ID box at no charge. This box, valued at
$79.99, works with both Caller ID and Call Waiting, so that consumers
can see who is calling even when they're on the phone. Caller ID and Call
Waiting ID service require additional equipment which consumers can
purchase on their own or obtain as part of the limited ValuePack offering.

Customers who choose ValuePack must be a Bell Atlantic local and
regional toll customer.

Consumers interested in purchasing ValuePack or obtaining more
information should call their local Bell Atlantic business office for more

Bell Atlantic -- formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX --
is at the forefront of the new communications and information industry.
With more than 41 million telephone access lines and 6.7 million wireless
customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are premier providers of
advanced wireline voice and data services, market leaders in wireless
services and the world's largest publishers of directory information. Bell
Atlantic companies are also among the world's largest investors in high-
growth global communications markets, with operations and investments
in 23 countries.