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Verizon's New Slimmed-Down Unlimited Calling Plans Add Choice

Monty Solomon (
Wed, 9 Nov 2005 00:37:33 -0500

Verizon's New Slimmed-Down Unlimited Calling Plans Add Choice and
Value in 9 East Coast Markets

Unlimited Calling for as Little as $29.95 a Month Underpins Super
Prices on Bundles of Calling, Internet and Entertainment

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in nine East Coast
markets now have two new options for flat-rate, unlimited,
any-distance calling. Customers can combine the new phone plans with
Verizon high-speed Internet and DIRECTV services to meet or beat the
best offers from cable.

Verizon Freedom Essentials offers unlimited local, regional and
domestic long-distance calling with the three most popular calling
features -- Home Voice Mail, Call Waiting and Caller ID -- for as little
as $34.95 a month. Verizon Freedom Value, offering any-distance
domestic calling but no calling features, starts at $29.95 in some
markets and is the company's lowest-priced any-distance calling plan.

The new plans are available starting today in New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia
and Washington, D.C. The Freedom Value and Freedom Essentials plans
were introduced last month in Florida, California and Texas and have
proven very popular, bringing new long-distance customers to Verizon
and promoting sales of service packages that include Verizon Online
DSL and DIRECTV all-digital entertainment services.

With the new calling plans, customers can have unlimited calling at as
little as $29.95 and entry-level DSL at up to768 megabits per second
(Mbps) downstream at $14.95 for a combined cost as low as $44.90.
DIRECTV service from Verizon can be added for a total of as little as
$84.89 per month.


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