Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Comcast Now the 3rd Largest U.S. Residential Phone Provider

Comcast has surpassed Qwest to become the third-largest residential phone service provider in the U.S.

Comcast Digital Voice now serves 6.47 million customers, which exceeds Qwest's reported residential subscriber base.

"Comcast Digital Voice is reinventing home phone service for the 21st Century and we are thrilled that millions of consumers today are choosing Comcast for home phone service. We now offer features that integrate with our video and high speed Internet products and we're deploying a next generation cordless phone that lets customers do more than just make phone calls. Best of all, we can do all this with a service that is rated number one in call clarity and that helps consumers cut their home phone expenses by 20 to 30 percent or more," said Cathy Avgiris, SVP and General Manager, Voice Services, Comcast.

New features include:

  • Universal Caller ID -- customers can view incoming caller information on their TV or PC while watching a movie or surfing the Web. This is a free feature for Comcast Digital Voice Customers.

  • SmartZone Communications Center -- this feature-rich online portal enables customers to manage their emails and voice mails in one easy place, and sync contact information from multiple sources into one universal address book.

  • Enhanced Cordless Telephone -- an innovative 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 the Yellow Pages -- all on the enhanced cordless phone.

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