Comcast Launches New Technologies for Oregon and SW Washington Customers Universal Caller ID(TM) and Free iPhone(TM) Application Integrate Digital Cable, High-Speed Internet and Digital Voice; Technologies Available Free to Triple Play Customers
BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comcast, the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, today announced new technologies to bring together the company's digital cable, high-speed Internet and digital voice offerings with the launch of Universal Caller ID(TM) and a mobile application for the iPhone(TM) or iPod touch(R).
Oregon and SW Washington Triple Play customers can now view incoming caller information on their TV and computer screens with the Universal Caller ID(TM) service. The recently launched Comcast iPhone mobile application, or "app" for short, allows users to access services such as email, voicemail, movie trailers, TV listings and more.
"We are excited to launch new products that provide our Oregon and SW Washington customers with easy access to the services that they use every day while they are in their home or away," said Curt Henninger, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Oregon & SW Washington Region. "New features like Universal Caller ID and our iPhone app are just more ways of providing our customers with more value at no extra cost."
Universal Caller ID
Universal Caller ID will be available to some Triple Play customers as early as Tuesday, August 4th, and will roll out across the market over the next week.
Universal Caller ID gives customers more control and convenience than ever before; they can now see who is calling while watching a movie or surfing the Internet and decide to answer the phone or ignore the call without having to rush to the handset.
The Universal Caller ID feature displays the caller's name and phone number on a pop-up banner on the TV or computer screen, and the customer can answer the phone or select "exit" and go back to their favorite TV show or online activity.
The Universal Caller ID to the TV feature will activate automatically, so incoming caller information will appear on customers' televisions as the service becomes available to their home. If they choose, customers can turn the feature off or set it to snooze while watching their favorite show or movie. The Caller ID to the PC feature can be easily downloaded and installed at www.comcast.net/callerid.
Comcast Mobile App
Comcast's first ever mobile app - which is available as a free download for Triple Play and SmartZone customers - gives users the ability to:
- Check Comcast email and listen to home voice mail in one combined inbox.
- Read, reply, forward and compose email as well as read attachments supported by the iPhone.
- Manage voice mail messages and call logs, view voice mail in any preferred order as well as "touch" to call.
- Forward home phone calls to the iPhone from the iPhone, view call history and manage home phone settings.
- See what's on TV tonight, tomorrow or next week, including program details.
- Watch Video On Demand movie trailers.
- Synch all Universal Address Book contacts to an iPhone or iPod touch as well as the ability to add pictures to favorite contacts.
More than 100,000 customers have already downloaded Comcast's mobile app. To download, visit www.comcast.net/iphone. Some of the same features are also accessible on any Web-enabled mobile device by using a browser to go to http://m.comcast.net/.
For more information on Comcast's products and services, visit www.comcast.com or call 1-800-COMCAST.
Note: To receive the Universal Caller ID feature, customers must have the digital Triple Play and a digital set-top box that supports the feature.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers and 6.8 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
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