BEAVERTON, OR — Consumers looking for the best way to stay connected to the people and things they love while on-the-go or at home, now have a new option for the best video, phone, Internet and wireless services. Verizon Wireless and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced they are offering each other’s services in metro Portland, Albany, Eugene and Salem. 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,” said Steve White, president of Comcast’s West Division. “By adding wireless services to our Xfinity offerings, we’re able to provide consumers with a great in-home experience, combined with the superior reliability of Verizon Wireless’ network.”
Bobby Morrison, Region President, Verizon Wireless, said, “Consumers in Portland who are looking for a great wireless, entertainment and communications experience can now find everything they need. Here in Portland, Comcast continues to deliver the highest-quality entertainment and communications services and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE and 3G networks are the perfect complement to round out the package.”
Comcast and Verizon Wireless first announced in December their intent to offer each other’s products and services to consumers, and Portland and Seattle are the initial markets where these services will be available. The companies expect to further enhance and evolve the program based on customer feedback.
Consumers have the flexibility to order these services through several methods: in person at a Verizon Wireless store; via phone by calling 1-855-704-7400 or online by visiting www.verizonwireless.com/xfinity.
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 prepaid Visa by mail. More details on the offer, including availability and eligibility can be found here: www.comcast.com/wireless.
Customers may order services at stores in the Portland/Vancouver area, plus Albany, Eugene and Salem. For store locations go to: 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 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://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) (http://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.