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Verizon Incorporates DirecTV Into Single Bill

2/08/2005 6:56 AM Eastern

Verizon Communications customers who subscribe to DirecTV Inc. direct-broadcast satellite services via the telco will automatically see their telecommunications and entertainment services on a single bill, Verizon said Tuesday.

Verizon said all DirecTV charges, including pay-per-view, will appear on a separate page on customers’ bills, and a single check or online payment to the telco will cover all services.

“For our new DirecTV customers, this completes the picture for our integrated calling, Internet and entertainment bundle," executive director for affiliated services Margaret Gardner said in a prepared statement.

“Within a few months, we'll be inviting our existing DirecTV customers to unify their bills, as well,” she added. “Linking our billing systems is almost complete.”

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