MCI WorldCom Offers Online Bill Payment Service

Telecommunications giant MCI WorldCom signed an agreement with CheckFree, a provider of electronic
billing and payment, that will allow MCI WorldCom residential customers the
option to receive and pay their bills using the Internet.

Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

To register for electronic bill delivery and payment, MCI WorldCom customers
can enroll in MCI WorldCom’s online account manager at www.mci.com/service and choose to change
their payment option, or go to the CheckFree E-Bill Web site. Both
sites require the customer’s MCI WorldCom account number and an e-mail
address. After registering, MCI WorldCom customers will receive a final paper
bill by mail, then all future bills will be presented electronically.

Using CheckFree E-Bill, MCI WorldCom residential customers can click to
approve the bill for payment, and the amount of the bill is deducted
electronically from their designated bank account.

“The Internet allows us to make everyday tasks easier for our customers,”
said Joyce Dorris, director of brand marketing for MCI WorldCom. “This E-Bill
offering with CheckFree gives our customers added convenience they want while
giving MCI WorldCom added cost savings by driving more business online.”

“Enabling electronic billing and payment for MCI WorldCom customers is an
important step forward for the industry,” said Pete Kight, chairman and chief
executive officer of CheckFree. “And as more financial services companies are
coming online with bill presentment, including leading institutions like Bank
One, an even broader range of consumers can electronically receive and pay
their core bills.”

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