Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSK, CMCSA), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced the launch of four international calling plans for Comcast Digital Voice® customers. Comcast's new International Carefree Minutes™ plans offer customers flat rates for calls made to more than 30 countries around the world.
"We want to make it easy for our customers to stay in touch with their family and friends, even if they live on the other side of the world, and our new international calling plans are another way we provide that capability-and at a great value," said Cathy Avgiris, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast Voice Services.
Comcast Carefree Minutes™ International Calling plans include:
Carefree Minutes™ - Western Europe 100
For $4.95 more/month, or less than $0.05 per minute, the Western Europe calling plan provides Comcast Digital Voice customers with 100 minutes to call landline phones in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Carefree Minutes™ - Asia 100
For $4.95 more/month, or less than $0.05 per minute, the Asia calling plan provides Comcast Digital Voice customers with 100 minutes to call landline phones in the following countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
Carefree Minutes™ - Latin America 100
For $9.95 more/month, or less than $0.10 per minute, the Latin America calling plan provides Comcast Digital Voice customers with 100 minutes to call landline phones in the following countries: Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
Carefree Minutes™ - Mexico 100
For $4.95 more/month, or less than $0.05 per minute, the Mexico calling plan provides Comcast Digital Voice customers with 100 minutes to call landline phones in Mexico.
The per minute estimates are based upon 100 minutes of use. Comcast Triple Play customers who sign up for Carefree Minutes™ can get the added bonus of one free month of an international calling plan providing 100 minutes of talk time during that month to the designated calling region at no additional cost.
In addition to low-cost international calling plans, Comcast Digital Voice customers can benefit from a number of major enhancements, which will be integrated with Comcast's video and high-speed Internet services and set to become available this year, including:
Universal Caller ID - customers can view caller information on their phone, TV and PC.
SmartZone™ Communications Center - a central online location where Comcast customers can use "viewable voicemail" to listen to calls or forward them like e-mail, send and receive e-mail and, in the future, remotely program their DVRs.
Enhanced Cordless Telephone - will enable home phone users to check e-mail and voicemail, send instant messages and access a "universal" personal address book as well as a yellow pages directory.
For more information about Comcast Digital Voice visit www.comcast.com/comcastdigitalvoice/.
NOTE: Monthly rates for international calling plans cover the first 100 minutes of calls made to designated regions. Standard international calling rates apply to minutes used outside of the Carefree Minutes™ 100 plans. Standard international calling rates can be found by going to http://www.comcast.com/corporate/shop/internationalrates.ashx. Unused minutes do not rollover to subsequent months. Taxes, telephone and other applicable fees extra.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.7 million cable customers, 14.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.