06.17.1998|Corporate

New York Consumers Can Save 60 Percent by Choosing Package of Popular Bell Atlantic Services

New York Consumers Can Save 60 Percent by Choosing Package of Popular Bell Atlantic Services

'ValuePack' Includes Caller ID and Call Waiting; Great Idea For Father's Day

June 17, 1998

Media contact:Mark Marchand, 518-396-1080
Maureen Flanaga, 212-395-0500

NEW YORK -- Savvy New York consumers searching for a novel way to surprise Dad on Father's Day can choose Bell Atlantic's ValuePack Service, which provides up to a 60-percent monthly discount on popular products such as Caller ID, Call Waiting and VoiceDialing®.

For a monthly charge of just $17.99, consumers can buy a package containing many of Bell Atlantic's most popular products, including: Caller ID, Call Waiting, VoiceDialing®, 3-Way Calling, subscriptions to Call Return (*69) and Repeat Dialing, CallAbilitysm, Call Forwarding, RingMate®, and Speed Dialing. A list of additional products that can be included in the package for the same price is available by calling Bell Atlantic. If a consumer chooses all the ValuePack Services, they will save up to 60 percent over what the monthly charge for the products would be if purchased separately. Also, New York consumers who purchase ValuePack will not have to pay the normal $16.00, one-time connection fee.

"The products we're offering in this package will help consumers better manage all their phone calls" said Dianne Schanne, Bell Atlantic director for consumer product management. "And by packaging these products together we're making it easier for consumers to buy them and use them together." Consumers who buy Caller ID with ValuePack by Aug. 15 can receive a Call Waiting ID box at no charge. This box, valued at $79.99, works with both Caller ID and Call Waiting, so that consumers can see who is calling even when they're on the phone. Caller ID and Call Waiting ID service require additional equipment which consumers can purchase on their own or obtain as part of the limited ValuePack offering.

Current subscribers to Caller ID are not eligible for the ValuePack offering. Also, customers who choose ValuePack must be a Bell Atlantic local and regional toll customer.

New York consumers interested in purchasing ValuePack or obtaining more information can call 1-888 858-0638, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Bell Atlantic -- formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX -- is at the forefront of the new communications and information industry. With more than 41 million telephone access lines and 6.7 million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are premier providers of advanced wireline voice and data services, market leaders in wireless services and the world's largest publishers of directory information. Bell Atlantic companies are also among the world's largest investors in high- growth global communications markets, with operations and investments in 23 countries.

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