PROVIDENCE, R. I. - Verizon residential customers in Rhode Island will soon be able to consolidate their local, long-distance, wireless, high-speed Internet access, regional toll calling and optional services on one bill.
The company is sending postcards to customers this week telling them they may be eligible to consolidate their billing. To sign up for ONE-BILL(, customers must have accounts in the same name and have good credit with both Verizon and Verizon Wireless. Customers in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut already have the ONE-BILL option.
"We know our customers want the convenience of one bill for their telecommunications services," said Jill Wagner, vice president of consumer marketing for Verizon. "They want to be able to see charges for all services on one monthly statement, and they want to write one check. Our goal is to simplify their lives. It's one of the benefits consumers want the most from today's fully competitive telecommunications marketplace."
"Today's wireless customer expects end-to-end convenience. From the technology that delivers the service, to the bill that provides the detail, we are pleased to offer this one-step option to our customers," said John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless.
Eventually, the company plans to make the single bill available to all Verizon customers.
Those ONE-BILL customers who have registered at Verizon's Web site, www.verizon.com, using information from their home Verizon phone bill, can view all their Verizon charges online - including Verizon Wireless charges - and they can pay their ONE-BILL electronically via the Web.
To find out if they are eligible and to order Verizon's ONE-BILL, Verizon customers can go to the company's Web site at www.verizon.com/ONE-BILL; or local and wireless customers can call 1-888-445-0355 toll-free. There is no charge to receive the consolidated bill.
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