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College Students Order From NYNEX by Internet
Nine schools taking part in program
NEW YORK--Who said ordering phone service can't be fun, fast and convenient? Nine schools in New York and New England are taking part in a program that gives students the option of ordering phone service through the NYNEX web site home page (http://www.ba.com/nr/pastnews.html).
Taking part are: Amherst College, Columbia University, Cornell Medical School, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Newbury College, New York University, Stern College, Syracuse University, and Yeshiva University.
"We started out with a pilot program last fall involving three schools," said Meleti Pouliopoulos, NYNEX staff director of consumer markets. "The site was such a success we've expanded it to include more schools and enhanced functionality."
This week NYNEX mailed an information package explaining the Internet option to the homes of the nine schools' incoming and returning students. The mailer includes the web address and a paper subscription form for those who prefer U.S. mail.
The web site contains a customized order form for each college. Students type in their name, address, desired service start date, and information about the type of service and features they want.
Each year NYNEX processes tens of thousands of service orders from college students. "We know there are many students who prefer doing business over the Internet," Pouliopoulos said. "This makes NYNEX easier to do business with and helps us develop the Internet as a sales channel."
NYNEX is a global communications and media corporation that provides a full range of services in the northeastern United States and high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland, and the Czech and Slovak republics. The corporation is a leader in telecommunications, wireless communications, directory publishing and video entertainment and information services. NYNEX is also managing sponsor of FLAG -- Fiberoptic Link Around the Globe -- the world's longest undersea fiber optic communications cable.
NYNEX news releases are available on the Internet at http://www.ba.com/nr/pastnews.html or via fax for no charge at 1-800-331-1214.