Verizon Offers Newly Discounted Bundles of Services to Help Small Businesses Control Expenses

To help the nation's small businesses control their expenses during the current economic downturn, Verizon now offers newly created double- and triple-play combinations of voice, Internet and TV service at discounts of as much as 25 percent off the a la carte, month-to-month pricing as well as other incentives.

Verizon's new Single Line Business PAK and Freedom for Business Expansion PAK triple-play options for voice, Internet and TV, now available, begin at $119.98 per month when a customer signs a three-year agreement.  Double-play bundles of voice and Internet begin at $84.99 per month for a three-year agreement in most areas.*

The new Single Line Business PAK and Freedom for Business Expansion PAK bundles are intended to simplify and streamline services for small businesses, as well as to maximize discounts.**  Annual contracts also are available for bundled services and offer a 10 percent discount off month-to-month prices for the services priced individually.  The new bundles are available to Verizon small-business customers who can bundle either High Speed Internet (HSI), DIRECTV and Verizon Freedom for Business unlimited local and domestic long-distance calling or FiOS Internet, FiOS TV and Freedom for Business over Verizon's industry leading fiber-to-the-premises network.

In addition, a rebate of $188 for a router is available to new Single Line and Freedom for Business Expansion PAK customers who bundle Verizon Freedom for Business voice service that includes unlimited long-distance calling across the U.S. with either HSI or FiOS Internet.

"Our focus with the Single Line and Freedom for Business Expansion PAKs is to help small-business owners concentrate on their primary objective - growth - and not worry about the cost of doing business," said Monte Beck, Verizon's vice president of small-business products and services.  "These two options offer just that - flat-rate pricing, convenience and savings.

"The PAKs complement other affordable small-business management tools and discounts we offer through our Verizon Small Business Center," Beck said.

Through the Verizon Collaboration Center, the Verizon Small Business Center offers Software Assisted Application Services that businesses can try free for 30 days; discounts on FedEx shipping services; a business-to-business professional network; Business Link Rewards; and the ability to customize the site as a personal dashboard for daily business-management needs.

To learn more about the Verizon Single Line and Freedom for Business Expansion PAKs, current promotional incentives and the Verizon Small Business Center, call 1-888-649-9500 or visit http://smallbusiness.verizon.com.

* Pricing varies by state.

** Businesses must select a 3 Mbps or 7.1 Mbps HSI connection or a FiOS 15 Mbps (20 Mbps in N.Y.) connection to be eligible for the Single Line Business PAK discounts.

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