Thursday, October 02, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Intel Releases Internet of Things Developer Kit
Twitter Invests $10 million On MIT Project Related To Social Data Analysis
Internet Explorer and the Windows 10 Preview
ARM Announces Device Platform and Free Operating System For Internet of Things Deployment
ZOTAC Injects Palm-Sized ZBOX nano XS with Double Dose of Performance
Corsair Releases The Flash Voyager Vega Flash Drive
Mozilla Unveils Firefox-powered Matchstick Streaming Adapter
New ARM Solutions Reduce Time to Market for FinFET Designs
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Mobiles > Comcast...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Comcast Starts Offering Wireless Phone Service


Comcast has become the first U.S. cable operator to take on telecommunications providers in the cell phone market, having begun marketing the service to consumers in Boston.

The largest U.S. cable television operator launched the service in Boston and Portland, Oregon, earlier this month after a year-long trial, but is only promoting its "mobile access" service with television commercials and direct-mail drops in the Boston metropolitan area.

Time Warner's cable unit, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, said it has made wireless services available to customers who request it in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas, and would start marketing in the cities in the first quarter of 2007 and to all of its other markets through the year.

Cox Communications, the No.3 U.S. cable operator, also expects to introduce wireless services early in 2007.

The three cable companies plan to use the wireless network of No. 3 U.S. mobile operator Sprint Nextel Corp. as part of an agreement reached last year.

Comcast is offering wireless as an add-on for subscribers of its "triple play" package of cable TV, telephone and Internet services. The price is $33 a month for 200 minutes and provides such services as voicemail, navigation and call forwarding.

Although the customer will receive only one bill for all services, Sprint will ultimately receive the wireless fees. The main benefit for Comcast is to attract and retain subscribers.

The company plans to introduce the wireless service into more markets in the next 12 months.

Consumers can pay an additional $15 to $25 a month for a range of entertainment content, including video clips such as local news and weather.

Time Warner Cable said its wireless packages start at $29.99 a month as an add-on service. Additional data services, including local news video subscription, will start at $15.


Previous
Next
Pinnacle HD DVD Authoring Pack Lets Consumers Showcase Their Home Movies in HD        All News        Chinese Firms Seek to Replace DVDs with Home-grown Technology
Nokia and Yahoo! Extend Internet Experience to the Mobile Mass Market     Mobiles News      Nokia Unveils New Phones

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Comcast Offers Cloud TV In San Franscisco
Comcast May Start Streaming EA Games to TVs Soon
Netflix To Use Comcast For Faster Broadband Access
Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable For $45B
Comcast Launches Digital Movie Service
Comcast, NBCUniversal and Twitter Form Social TV Strategic Partnership
Comcast to Buy General Electric's Ownership Interest in NBCUniversal
Comcast to Pay $800,000 As Part Of Settlement With FCC
Comcast Launches X1 Television Platform, Remote Control App
Comcast to Charge Heavy Downloaders
WatchESPN Comes to Comcast's XFINITY TV Video Customers
Comcast Launches Xfinity Streampix, A New Streaming Video Service

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .