Recently, we announced two new Xfinity Voice features, text messaging and readable voicemail, to help make communications easier and help make your home phone number more mobile. Today, we're introducing Voice 2go, a new suite of Xfinity Voice features that brings customers popular mobile features and functionality that's common from a smartphone to their home phone service.
These new features include:
- WiFi and 4G, 3G Enabled Outbound Calling - customers can make calls and text for free within a WiFi network. Simply use your home phone number and this feature within the newly redesigned Xfinity Connect Mobile app. Calls within the home or on a public WiFi hotspot are free and calls can be made using a 4G or 3G wireless data plan, which don't use wireless minutes. As was announced recently, customers also can send and receive text messages domestically and internationally to more than 40 countries, including Canada, Brazil, China and, soon, Mexico.
- Advanced Call Forwarding - can automatically forward phone calls made to their home phone number to up to four additional phones or devices so they'll never miss a call. The service works with virtually any phone including iPhones and Android-powered devices, and when calls are forwarded to the Xfinity Connect Mobile app, customers can even receive calls on iPads and iPod touches.
- Personal Phone Numbers — essentially a virtual number that is not tied to your primary Xfinity Voice number and can be assigned to up to four family members. Personal Phone Numbers work within the Xfinity Connect Mobile app so users can make calls and text for free when on a WiFi network, either in the home or on the go.
Also, Voice 2go can help customers save money — for instance, with Personal Phone Numbers you can provide teens with their own phone number and using Advance Call Forwarding, a family member can use an iPod touch to make/receive calls, eliminating the need to subscribe to an additional monthly cellular plan.
Coming soon, Voice 2go features are available to new Xfinity Voice customers and beginning this summer, it will also be available to existing customers market-by-market. Voice 2go is accessible through the Xfinity Connect Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on the iTunes Store or Android Market as well as online through Xfinity Connect online.
Cathy Avgiris, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Communications and Data Services, Comcast Cable, introduces the video below to show you how it works.