VoiceWing Plus DSL Equals New Savings for Verizon Customers

NEW YORK - Verizon customers now can get more out of their phones and their broadband connections with a money-saving combination of Verizon VoiceWing Broadband phone service and Verizon Online DSL high-speed Internet access.

Customers who subscribe to VoiceWing - Verizon's new consumer broadband-based phone service - before Dec. 31, 2004, can also enjoy Verizon Online's lowest price for DSL service -- $29.95 a month for a maximum connection speed of up to 1.5 megabits per second. As Verizon DSL customers, these subscribers also will benefit from the company's lowest price for VoiceWing service -- $29.95 a month for the first six months. Customers can order service by visiting www.verizon.com/voicewing.

"You have to have a broadband connection to use Voice-over-IP calling services, so why not get the best of both with Verizon and save money at the same time," said Michelle Swittenberg, executive director for VoIP services at Verizon. "Our VoiceWing customers can now take advantage of one of the lowest prices for consumer broadband available today. It's a powerful combination of unlimited local and long-distance calling and unlimited DSL service for about $2 a day."

VoiceWing broadband phone service is available nationwide and works over DSL or cable modem connections. Subscribers can make calls anywhere in the United States for one low monthly price. Unlike some VoIP services, VoiceWing is portable, so customers can use their adapters with a broadband connection wherever they go. Customers can quickly install VoiceWing themselves with easy-to-follow instructions that are included with the adapter.

Subscribers can choose a phone number from an extensive list of more than 160 area codes in 35 states and the District of Columbia. They can also purchase an alternate phone number with any available area code. VoiceWing subscribers can manage their calls from any computer with Internet access - regardless of where it is located. The service also provides a variety of advanced call-management features such as enhanced call-forwarding and call logs that itemize all calling activity.

VoiceWing offers other cost-savings opportunities as well.

"The portability and flexibility of VoiceWing makes it ideal for college students who attend school away from their home towns," added Swittenberg. "They can use the service at home, then take it to school with them. And, with a hometown primary number and college town alternate phone number, all calls made to the student from family at home and friends at school are local calls. That saves everyone money."

Verizon Online DSL service is available in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

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