August 15, 1996
NYNEX Downstate New York: Glen Brandow, 212/395-5093 Upstate New York: Cliff Lee,
518/396-1095 New England: Betsy Bottino Arenella, 617/743-3677
COLLEGE STUDENTS USE INTERNET TO SIGN UP FOR PHONE SERVICE
BOSTON--Aug. 15, 1996--This fall, cyber-savvy college students
can beat the back-to-school rush for local phone service. Instead of calling their
local NYNEX business office or signing up on campus, students at New York University,
Syracuse University and Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., can subscribe on-line
by "visiting" NYNEX's Web page.
As part of a trial of Internet phone subscription, NYNEX mailed an information
package to the homes of the three schools' incoming and returning students in late
July. The mailer includes directions to the appropriate section of NYNEX's Web Page.
The package also includes a paper subscription form for those who prefer old-fashioned
Visitors to the Web Page input their billing information, including the desired service
start date, and e-mail it to NYNEX for processing.
Last September, NYNEX received approximately 8,500 service requests from Syracuse
University students, approximately 3,000 from NYU students and about 1,000 from Bentley
Subscribing over the Internet offers students a convenient option as well as relieving
the heavy volume of phone and on-campus requests, according to John DiNapoli, NYNEX
director of consumer markets. "Depending on the results of this trial,"
DiNapoli said, "we hope to expand Internet subscription to more colleges next
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, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The corporation is a leader
in telecommunications, wireless communications, directory publishing and video entertainment
and information services.
You can receive fax copies of recent NYNEX news releases, free of charge, 24 hours
a day. Call 1-800-331-1214. An automated system will provide you with instructions.