Transpoint said another two banks-Mellon and PNC- and 11 billers, including GTE Corp. and BellSouth Corp., have agreed to test its Internet bill delivery and payment service.
The additions bring the number of companies testing Transpoint's service to 37.
The other new biller participants are Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp., Chrysler Financial, Eastern Utilities, Edison Enterprises, Southern California Water, Southern Co., TNB Card Services, The Orange County Register, and the Washington State Department of Information Services.
Besides Mellon and PNC, both of Pittsburgh, the financial institutions testing Transpoint are Bank One, Citigroup, First Union, KeyCorp, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo.
Transpoint is owned by Microsoft Corp., First Data Corp., and Citigroup Inc.