Verizon Florida Settles Complaint

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Verizon Communications

    BACKGROUND -- Today, Verizon settled allegations with the Florida Attorney
 General's office about long-distance sales practices used by a former vendor
 and former employees of GTE in Florida.  The following response should be
 attributed to John Blanchard, president, Verizon Florida.
 
     "Verizon reached an agreement with the Florida Attorney General's office
 today over alleged improper sales practices that occurred more than two years
 ago.  Verizon cooperated fully with the Attorney General's office and we are
 pleased that the issue is resolved.  The company has a zero tolerance policy
 against slamming and our policy has been reinforced with both employees and
 sales vendors."
 
      CONTACT:
      Bob Elek
      813-483-2541
      bob.elek@verizon.com
 
      Briana Gowing
      972-465-4574
      briana.gowing@verizon.com
 
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SOURCE Verizon Communications
    BACKGROUND -- Today, Verizon settled allegations with the Florida Attorney
 General's office about long-distance sales practices used by a former vendor
 and former employees of GTE in Florida.  The following response should be
 attributed to John Blanchard, president, Verizon Florida.
 
     "Verizon reached an agreement with the Florida Attorney General's office
 today over alleged improper sales practices that occurred more than two years
 ago.  Verizon cooperated fully with the Attorney General's office and we are
 pleased that the issue is resolved.  The company has a zero tolerance policy
 against slamming and our policy has been reinforced with both employees and
 sales vendors."
 
      CONTACT:
      Bob Elek
      813-483-2541
      bob.elek@verizon.com
 
      Briana Gowing
      972-465-4574
      briana.gowing@verizon.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X42502505
 
 SOURCE  Verizon Communications

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