Telcos, Internet companies team up

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As telecom companies cut deals with Internet companies to offer consumers cheap long-distance packages, the desirability of the online user as a telco customer is becoming more and more apparent.

What is not apparent is the question of whether online users will go to the Web to sign up for phone service in large enough numbers to make a difference. Analysts and telco executives say yes.

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Copyright April 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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