Printer Friendly

FAX MAIL COMES TO SEATTLE

 FAX MAIL COMES TO SEATTLE
 SEATTLE, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fax Mail, a new service which is


like voice mail but for faxes, was unveiled here today by U S WEST and will soon be available in the Seattle area.
 Richard McCormick, chairman and chief executive officer of U S WEST, said Fax Mail is the first of many such enhanced information services the company plans to offer. He said future services will be based on innovations in voice, fax and data communications.
 "The desire for these services is exploding," McCormick said. "We see a total market opportunity within our 14-state territory of more than $1 billion by 1995, and we expect to capture a significant portion of that market. In just the fax market, we see the number of machines doubling and moving from central locations to desktops, automobiles and homes," he said.
 McCormick announced Fax Mail at U S WEST's eighth annual shareholders meeting, being conducted for the first time outside Denver, the company's headquarters. "It's especially gratifying to be able to tell our shareholders about the introduction of Fax Mail here in Seattle," he said. "We've been talking about new information services -- and here they are."
 Bill Gillis, president of U S WEST Enhanced Services, the recently formed unit that will market Fax Mail and other new services, said Fax Mail electronically stores incoming faxes until a subscriber chooses to print them. Fax Mail subscribers can then print fax messages on any available fax machine, anywhere, in complete confidentiality. The service also works with personal computers equipped with fax modems or fax cards. All Seattle area telephone subscribers will have access to Fax Mail, regardless of the company that provides their local service.
 Each Fax Mail user is provided a personal fax telephone number to which faxes are sent and stored electronically. When a fax is received, Fax Mail can automatically notify the customer by depositing a message in voice mail or beeping a pager. The user then calls Fax Mail from any Touch-Tone phone, enters a personally selected security code, and enters the number of the fax machine where the subscriber wants the faxes printed.
 "Fax Mail allows you to retrieve all of your personal faxes with a single telephone call and eliminates the inconvenience of trying to track down faxes and messages," Gillis said. "For frequent business travelers, that represents a significant cost savings."
 Fax Mail, which has a patent pending, costs as little as $19.95 per month. Users can bill charges directly to their Visa, Mastercard or American Express cards.
 The service is being launched in the Seattle area through a multi- faceted program that includes direct mail and telemarketing, with support from radio and newspaper advertising. Fax Mail will also be available from select retail agents. Customers wanting more information should call 800-945-9494.
 "We are committed to delivering easy-to-use services that offer users unsurpassed time savings, convenience and confidentiality," Gillis said. "We are mastering this technology so our customers won't have to."
 U S WEST owns U S WEST Communications and other companies involved in communications, marketing services and financial services.
 -0- 5/1/92
 /CONTACT: Lisa Bowersock of U S WEST Communications, 206-345-6885; or Michael Szumilas of U S WEST Enhanced Services, 303-294-1627/
 (USW) CO: U S WEST ST: Washington IN: TLS SU: PDT


RM-DG -- SE014 -- 5703 05/01/92 18:42 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:May 1, 1992
Words:561
Previous Article:TECHNOLOGY MARKETING INC. ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR END RESULTS FOR FEB. 29, 1992
Next Article:USAIR SELECTS KNOWLEDGEWARE CASE TOOLS


Related Articles
Shippers (Sea).
Calendar.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters