Verizon and Verizon Wireless Team Up To Offer Convenience of One Bill for Small Businesses in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Verizon small business customers in Pennsylvania now can consolidate charges for the company's local, long-distance, wireless, DSL and optional services on one bill.

"We know our customers want the convenience of one bill for their telecommunications services," said Linda Kruse, vice president, marketing operations for Verizon Retail Markets. "Our customers want to be able to see charges for all services on one monthly statement and write one check. Verizon's goal is to help small business customers become more efficient and to enable them to spend as much time as possible operating and expanding their businesses."

To sign up for Veriationssm ONE-BILL®, customers need to have Verizon local service and Verizon Wireless service. Both accounts must be in the same name and have good credit records.

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

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 business phone bill.

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

ONE-BILL also is available to Verizon's small business customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, New York, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The company's residential customers in 20 states have the ONE-BILL option.

A Fortune 10 company, Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services, with approximately $67 billion in revenues and 221,000 employees. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with 137.6 million access line equivalents and 34.6 million Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon is the third largest long-distance carrier for U.S. consumers, with 14.6 million long-distance lines. The company is also the largest directory publisher in the world, as measured by directory titles and circulation. Verizon's international presence includes wireline and wireless communications operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.


Media contacts:

Sharon Shaffer, Verizon, 215-963-6200

Lee Gierczynski, Verizon, 412-633-5574

Brenda Boyd Raney, Verizon Wireless, 908-306-4834