Microsoft, Nortel Ink Call Waiting Pact
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Nortel's (NT) service erases the need for a second phone line and allows clients to receive phone calls while remaining connected to the Net.
The deal enables MSN customers to have caller ID and caller waiting services via the Net without losing their connection.
The caller waiting service is now available in Atlanta, Seattle and San Diego and subsequently will be available in 50 major cities over the next several months.
The current monthly fee ranges from $4.95 to $5.95, depending on location. The service may be ordered here.
"Teaming with an industry leader like Nortel Networks provides our customers with a reliable, easy and affordable Internet call waiting solution and advances our Web vision by helping customers to leverage the full power of the Internet," said Yusuf Mehdi, director of marketing for Microsoft's (MSFT) consumer and commerce group.