Verizon and Verizon Wireless Team Up to Offer Convenience of One Bill for Customers in Ohio

MARION, Ohio - Verizon residential and small-business customers in Ohio now can consolidate charges for the company's local, long-distance, wireless and DSL on one bill.

"Our customers deserve the convenience of one bill for their telecommunications services," said Todd Colquitt, president, Verizon Ohio. "They want to be able to see charges for all services on one monthly statement and be able to write one check.

"And beyond giving the convenience all customers want, Verizon's goal is to help its customers become more efficient and to enable them to spend time operating and expanding their businesses or enjoying some free time rather than managing phone accounts," he said.

John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless, said, "Wireless service is an integral part of our customer's telecommunications equation. ONE-BILLSM makes good business sense. It gives customers another tool to help manage their expenses, and it's free."

Since it was launched in 2002, Verizon has been introducing ONE-BILL throughout the country. To sign up for ONE-BILL, customers need to have Verizon local service and Verizon Wireless service. Both accounts must have good credit records and be in the same name.

ONE-BILL customers who are registered users of Verizon's Web site, www.verizon.com, can view all their Verizon charges - including Verizon Wireless charges - online, and they can pay their consolidated bill electronically via the Web. To register for online payments, Verizon customers need information listed on their paper phone bill.

To find out if they are eligible and to order Verizon's ONE-BILL, Verizon customers in Ohio can call their local Verizon business office now, or visit www.verizon.com/ONE-BILL. Eligible customers will receive their first ONE-BILL within two to three months after enrollment.

In addition to Ohio, ONE-BILL also is available to Verizon's residential and small-business customers throughout the Verizon footprint in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

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