From the Wires
Verizon Wireless and Comcast Team up in Houston to Deliver Great Video Entertainment, Communications and Internet Experiences
By: Business Wire
Nov. 14, 2012 11:06 AM
Verizon Wireless and Comcast today announced they will sell each other’s services in Houston and deliver a variety of offers and incentives for new and existing customers. Now, consumers in Houston looking to stay connected to the people and things they love while on the go or at home have new options for outstanding video, phone, Internet and wireless services.
Qualified customers of both Comcast and Verizon Wireless could be eligible for a variety of offers and incentives, including Visa® prepaid cards valued up to $300, a Comcast HD DVR at no additional cost for six months, and/or a complimentary 12-month upgrade to Blast!, the Xfinity Internet service that provides download speeds of up to 30 Mbps with PowerBoost®.
“Our momentum with Comcast in delivering these value packages in other markets is continually receiving praise and high satisfaction from customers,” said Krista Bourne, Houston/Gulf Coast Region President, Verizon Wireless. “Because mobility is a top priority for the consumer, we have developed an offering that provides a terrific wireless, entertainment and communications experience in one spot. Comcast’s product suite combined with the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is the ideal complement to complete the package.”
Doug Guthrie, senior vice president for Comcast in Houston, said, “Together with Verizon Wireless, we’re delivering more value for more consumers by providing an entertainment and communications solution that aligns with their increasingly mobile lifestyles. For decades, Comcast has invested in building a national network that makes our data, voice and TV services widely available. Today, we’re taking that a step further by giving our customers the flexibility of a great in-home experience with our Xfinity services, along with the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ network while on the go.”
In addition to Houston, Comcast and Verizon Wireless are extending these offers to several cities across California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. Verizon Wireless and Comcast have previously introduced offers in other cities in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Washington.
Consumers can order Verizon Wireless plans and devices through Comcast by calling (855) 704-7400. More details, including availability and eligibility, can be found at www.comcast.com/vzw. Eligible consumers also have the flexibility to purchase these services at select Verizon Wireless Communications stores. Additional details can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/xfinity.
For customers who wish to sign up in person, these packages are available at the following retail locations in Houston:
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
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