SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Consumers looking to stay connected to the people and things they love while on-the-go or at home, now have a new option for outstanding video, phone, Internet and wireless services. Verizon Wireless and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced they are offering each other’s services in the San Francisco Bay area. Additionally, new customers who sign up for both a qualifying Xfinity offering and a Verizon Wireless smartphone or tablet plan will be eligible to receive a Visa prepaid card valued up to $300.
“Through our agreement with Verizon Wireless, we’re delivering even more value for consumers by providing an entertainment and communications solution that fits their lifestyle both in and outside the home,” said Steve White, president of Comcast’s West Division.
“We launched earlier this month in Seattle and Portland, Oregon and now, consumers in the San Francisco Bay area who want a terrific wireless, entertainment and communications experience can find everything they need,” said Kevin Zavaglia, region president, Verizon Wireless. “In the San Francisco area, Comcast continues to deliver exceptional entertainment and communications services and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE and 3G networks are the ideal complement to complete the package.”
In December 2011, Verizon Wireless and Comcast announced their intent to offer each other’s products and services to consumers. To date, Portland, Seattle and now parts of San Francisco are the markets where these services are available. The companies expect to further enhance and evolve the program based on customer feedback.
To be eligible for the Visa prepaid card, a customer must be a new Xfinity subscriber to a qualifying Double Play or Triple Play package. Additionally, the individual must be a new Verizon Wireless customer purchasing a qualifying smartphone or tablet data plan; or an existing Verizon Wireless customer adding a new line of service or upgrading their service with a new smartphone or tablet, both with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the Visa prepaid card by mail. More details on the offer, including availability and eligibility can be found at www.comcast.com/wireless.
Consumers have the flexibility to order these services through several methods: in person at a certain Verizon Wireless Communications Stores; via phone by calling 1-855-704-7400 or online by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/xfinity.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108.7 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 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 - News) (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.