Effective April 12, 2006, MCI will cease offering its popular Neighborhood Local and Long Distance home phone plan. MCI was the first major phone company in the Mid 90's to bundle local and long distance phone services. With a huge marketing campaign staring Danny Glover and other creative advertisements, MCI was able to make The Neighborhood a household name.
The reorganization of the plans offered by MCI was anticipated due to the merger between Verizon and MCI which was completed on January 6, 2006. We received written notice from MCI/Verizon stating that effective April 12th 2006 all websites offering The Neighborhood, built by MCI must remove the product and that no new orders may be submitted. No information has been received on what will happen to consumers who currently have service with The Neighborhood home plan.