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Comcast bows worldwide calling plan

Thu, 06/25/2009 - 8:45am
Mike Robuck

Today, Comcast announced the launch of “Carefree Minutes Worldwide 300,” which is a new worldwide calling plan for the company’s digital voice subscribers. The plan 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, senior vice president and general manager of voice services for Comcast.  “Our worldwide calling plan is another example of how we continue to reinvent phone service while offering competitive cost savings.”

Comcast voice subscribers can use the plan to call 41 countries in Europe; 26 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America; 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific; five countries in Africa; and eight countries in the Middle East.

The calling plan also includes the following features:

  • 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 – An online application that lets customers manage e-mail, voicemail and their universal address book, all in one place.
  • Enhanced Cordless Telephone – A home phone that has all of the features of Comcast Digital Voice, plus integrated services and advanced functionality, such as the ability to view e-mail; view/forward/manage voicemail from the phone or PC; read news, sports and horoscopes; access a universal address book; and search using online directory assistance.
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