Norwest Bank Minnesota is offering telephone-based bill payment in addition to its home banking via personal computer.

"Pay by Phone is designed to appeal with customers without PCs," said product manager Steven Correa. "If they choose the phone, they can still do a more banking transactions with us."

Free for the first 60 days, the service will cost $5 for up to 10 payments per month and $3 for each additional 10 payments.

Banking by personal computer costs $4.95 for eight on-line sessions; 20 bill payments by PC cost $9.95.

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