New York Consumers Can Save 60 Percent by Choosing Package of Popular Bell Atlantic Services

New York Consumers Can Save 60 Percent by Choosing Package of
Popular Bell Atlantic Services

'ValuePack' Includes Caller ID and Call Waiting;
Great Idea For Father's Day

June 17, 1998

Media contact:

Mark Marchand,

Maureen Flanaga,

NEW YORK -- Savvy New York consumers searching for a novel way to
surprise Dad on Father's Day can choose Bell Atlantic's ValuePack
Service, which provides up to a 60-percent monthly discount on popular
products such as Caller ID, Call Waiting and VoiceDialing®.

For a monthly charge of just $17.99, 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

If a consumer chooses all the ValuePack Services, they will save up to 60
percent over what the monthly charge for the products would be if
purchased separately. Also, New York consumers who purchase
ValuePack will not have to pay the normal $16.00, one-time connection

"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 by Aug. 15 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.

Current subscribers to Caller ID are not eligible for the ValuePack offering.
Also, customers who choose ValuePack must be a Bell Atlantic local and
regional toll customer.

New York consumers interested in purchasing ValuePack or obtaining
more information can call 1-888 858-0638, Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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.