Verizon Online Introduces High-Speed Internet Access To Additional Oahu Communities

HONOLULU - Verizon Online has introduced super-fast digital subscriber line (DSL) service for consumers and businesses in 15 additional communities on Oahu.

"DSL provides customers with the speed they need to take full advantage of the Internet and use it for business, telecommuting, banking, shopping online and entertainment like games on-demand," said Verizon Hawaii President Warren Haruki.

    Verizon DSL is now available in these areas:

  • Barber's Point aka Kalaeloa (telephone prefixes 682, 690)
  • Capehart (telephone prefixes 624, 629)
  • Ewa (telephone prefix 681, 687)
  • Laie, including Kuilima and Kahuku (telephone prefix 293)
  • Makaha (telephone prefix 695)
  • Makakilo, including Palehua Ridge (telephone prefix 672)
  • Mokapu, including Kaneohe Marine Corp Station, Kalaheo and Aikahi (telephone prefixes 253, 254)
  • Nanakuli, including Lualualei Naval Base (telephone prefix 668)
  • Puuloa, including Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, Ford Island, and Foster Village (telephone prefixes 421, 422, 423, 428)
  • Soda Creek (telephone prefixes 683, 685)
  • Sunset Beach (telephone prefix 638)
  • Wahiawa, including Wheeler Air Force Base, Schofield Barracks, Poamoho Camp, Helemano, Kunia Camp and Whitmore Village (telephone prefixes 621, 622, 628)
  • Waialua, including Haleiwa and Mokuleia (telephone prefix 637)
  • Waianae, including Makaha, Maili, Lualualei Valley, and Waianae Valley (telephone prefixes 696, 697)
  • Waimanalo, including Bellows Air Force Base (telephone prefix 259)

Verizon customers can check availability of DSL on their phone line and order DSL service online at www.verizon.net or by calling 643-3456 (for consumers) or 643-4411 (for businesses).

First 30 Days FREE for Residential Customers

Verizon Online DSL is free for the first 30 days to consumers. There are two pricing plans for the basic DSL service that offers a maximum speed of 768Kbps (kilobits per second) downstream and 128Kbps upstream:

  • The second through six months are $29.95 per month, then the service is $49.95 per month on the month-to-month plan.

  • New customers who make a one-year commitment pay $39.95 a month after the first free month.

Microsoft's® Xbox Console Rebate Offered to New Customers

New residential customers can receive a $50 rebate towards a Microsoft® Xbox console or a $25 virtual MasterCard® for making online purchases.

Verizon Online DSL packages for consumers include a free do-it-yourself installation kit with a DSL modem, 10 MB (megabytes) of Web storage, 10 MB of e-mail storage and four e-mail boxes. Customers can be billed on their monthly telephone bills or a credit card. All packages come with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

Verizon Online DSL for Business Customers

Verizon Online offers five DSL packages with additional services to meet the broadband needs of small and mid-size businesses. Prices range from $59.95 to $159.95 a month. The entry-level package offers a maximum speed of 768Kbps downstream and 128Kbps upstream. Businesses that send and receive large files can take advantage of symmetric DSL service with maximum connection speeds up to 768Kbps in both directions.

Business packages include a free do-it-yourself installation kit, six domain name e-mail boxes, 20 monthly hours of remote dial-up access, domain name registration or transfer and DNS (Domain Name System) and choice of a dynamic IP address or a static Internet protocol (IP) address that allows businesses to host their own servers for e-mail and e-commerce applications.

Consumers and businesses with more than one computer can buy a wireless router that enables multiple computers to share one DSL connection with a built-in firewall for security.

Technical Definitions

DSL service generally is available to homes and offices located within approximately three miles of Verizon's local switching center or "central office." Technical limitations could block DSL from individual telephone lines, even when the lines are within three miles of a DSL-equipped central office.

Downstream and upstream speeds describing Verizon Online's DSL services are maximum connection speeds between the customer's computer and Verizon's DSL equipment. Actual connection speeds will vary from the maximum speeds and often will be lower. Throughput or download speeds will be lower than connection speed and vary based on telephone line condition and distance from Verizon's central office, PC configuration, home or office wiring and the server or router speed of sites visited on the Internet, among other factors.

Verizon Online is a full-service Internet service provider, offering dial-up, DSL and dedicated Internet access services for residential consumers and businesses. DSL Internet access services are available in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

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.