NEW YORK - Personal email, weather forecasts with animated maps and movie previews with listings are now one touch away for Verizon Online DSL customers, with the newly enhanced Verizon One high-tech phone.
Verizon announced today that its award-winning communication device, which integrates multiple functions, now has several new features at no additional cost to its users. These enhancements include e-mail access, enriched weather maps, the latest entertainment news, sneak peaks at upcoming movies, wireless home networking, the latest lottery results and the ability to transfer cell-phone photos to the Verizon One phone.
"These newest features enrich the Verizon One experience for our DSL customers," said Christopher Pizzirani, Verizon's vice president of broadband management and development, "and increase the value of this state-of-the-art information tool for the home."
The advanced home-communications system is available to Verizon Online DSL customers nationwide and integrates a DSL modem, 802.11g wireless router, 5.8 Ghz cordless phone, wide color-touch screen, Verizon SuperPages features, family-event planner and reminder, and a one-touch access point for weather, news, sports, stocks and entertainment information. Up to four additional handsets can be added to each Verizon One phone at an additional cost. The device allows consumers to set up a wireless broadband network connecting computers within the home with straight-forward setup screens, and also features customized information services and a touch-screen display personalized with photos, including those downloaded from cell phones.
"Verizon One eliminates the need for multiple, costly devices," Pizzirani said, "including separate modems, phones and electronic organizers. The value of Verizon broadband is made even better with this communications command center."
New Verizon Online DSL customers can choose to purchase the Verizon One device or continue to receive the modem that is usually included with Verizon's standard DSL consumer offer. Customers who order Verizon One when they sign up for a one-year DSL contract will receive an immediate $50 discount off the $199.95 retail price. Additional handsets are available at a cost of $79.99 each. Customers are also required to pay for shipping.
To see an online Verizon One demonstration, visit www.verizon.com/verizon-one/ and click on the "Take the Tour" button on the right side of the page.
Consumers also can call (888) 225-6659 for additional information and to order a Verizon One phone, or they can visit a Verizon Plus Store in their area.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), a Dow 30 company, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 55 million customers nationwide. Verizon Business operates one of the most expansive wholly-owned global IP networks. Verizon Telecom is deploying the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers. Based in New York, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 252,000 and generates annual consolidated operating revenues of approximately $90 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.