Verizon Adds DSL to High-Value Service Bundle in Six More States

NEW YORK -- Verizon customers in six additional states can now get Verizon Online DSL (digital subscriber line) high-speed Internet access at a $15 monthly discount when they purchase a new package of telecommunications services from Verizon. The offer is now available to customers in Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon, Texas and Washington state where DSL is currently available.

"Verizon is creating packages of high-value services at a great price that reward customers for choosing our services," said Jill Wagner, vice president of marketing for Verizon's retail markets group.

"VeriationsSM with DSL" is the newest package available to Verizon's customers.

The Veriations with DSL package provides a discount of $15 off the $49.95 price for Verizon Online DSL. The discount remains in effect when customers purchase their local and regional toll service from Verizon and long-distance services from Verizon Long Distance. Verizon Online DSL offers access at connection speeds up to 768 kilobits per second (downstream) and 128 kilobits per second (upstream).

"We call our bundles 'Veriations' because our customers can buy the combination of products that meets their particular needs," said Wagner. "Consumers want the convenience of a single supplier and a single bill for all their communications services, and the Veriations packages give them just that."

The Local Package, which is part of the Veriations bundle of services, includes local calling and up to 13 calling services such as Caller ID and Call Waiting. All services must be billed to one account. As a result, customers get the convenience of one bill.

Verizon also offers a discount on dial-up Internet access. Customers who subscribe to the "Veriations with Dial-Up Internet" package save $2.95 monthly off Verizon Online dial-up Internet access when they also choose the Local Package and regional toll and long-distance services with Verizon. The regular price of dial-up access is $19.95 or $22.95 monthly, depending on the hours of access purchased.

Dial-up users should make sure that their dial-in number is a local call since toll charges are not included in the price. DSL speeds are not guaranteed and will vary based on a number of factors, including the user's distance from Verizon's central office, quality of the wiring inside their location and the speed of websites contacted on the Internet, among others.

"Our service bundles are very popular. Both our new and existing customers are responding well to the Veriations offers," said Wagner.

Veriations with DSL and Veriations with Dial-Up Internet packages already are available in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine and New Jersey.

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with 135.0 million access line equivalents and 31.5 million Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world. With more than $67 billion in annual revenues and more than 236,000 employees, Verizon's global presence extends to more than 35 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit www.verizon.com.