Comcast Launches New Worldwide Calling Plan
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced the launch of Carefree Minutes™ Worldwide 300, providing even more competitive rates to some of the most popular calling destinations around the globe.
Carefree Minutes™ Worldwide 300 offers 300 anytime minutes to 100 countries for $14.95 per month.
"Our goal is to provide customers with plans that allow them to easily connect with family and friends, no matter where they live, at a low cost with premium call quality," said Cathy Avgiris, SVP and General Manager, Voice Services, Comcast. "Our Worldwide calling plan is another example of how we continue to reinvent phone service while offering competitive cost savings."
Carefree Minutes™ Worldwide 300 Calling Plan includes:
41 countries in Europe
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City
26 countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America
Antigua, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Uruguay, Venezuela
20 countries in Asia and the Pacific
Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyz Republic, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
8 countries in the Middle East
Bahrain, Brunei, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
5 countries in Africa
Cameroon, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
In addition to the calling plan options and competitive international rates, Comcast Digital Voice customers can benefit from a number of new, innovative home phone products and features such as:
Universal Caller ID - Comcast Triple Play customers can view incoming caller information on their TV or PC while watching a movie or surfing the Web.
SmartZone™ Communications Center - this online application brings simplicity and convenience to customers by enabling them to manage email, voice mail and their universal address book all in one place.
Enhanced Cordless Telephone - a feature-rich home phone that offers all of the popular features that come with Comcast Digital Voice plus integrated services and advanced functionality such as the ability to view email, view/forward/manage voice mail from the phone or PC, read news, sports and horoscopes, access a universal address book and search using online directory assistance.
To further complement the features offered by Comcast Digital Voice, a study by the economic consulting firm Microeconomic Consulting and Research Associates (MiCRA), found that consumers have already saved $23.5 billion, including $13 billion in 2007 alone because of phone competition from companies like Comcast. Customers can save 20 to 30 percent or more with Comcast Digital Voice, which is proof of the success of pro-competitive policies that ensure choice for consumers.
For more information about Carefree Minutes™ Worldwide 300, visit http://www.comcast.com/internationalcalling/ and for more information about Comcast Digital Voice visit www.comcast.com/comcastdigitalvoice/
Note: 300 anytime minutes per month to 100 specified countries. Cannot be used in combination with any other Carefree Minutes™ plan. Available to Comcast Digital Voice customers only. No roll over minutes - minutes must be used each billing cycle and calls include landline termination only and exclude operator services and directory assistance. If a customer exceeds the allotted minutes, they will be billed at the standard international rates for landline termination calls. Equipment, taxes, surcharges and other telephone charges extra.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.8 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). 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.