SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Comcast today announced they will offer each other's services in Illinois and Northwest Indiana and roll out a variety of offers and incentives for both new and existing customers. Now, more consumers in Illinois and Northwest Indiana looking to stay connected to the people and things they love while on-the-go or at home have new options for outstanding video, phone, Internet and wireless services.
Depending on the package chosen, new and existing customers of both Comcast and Verizon Wireless could qualify for a variety of offers and incentives including Visa® prepaid cards valued between $50 and $300, and/or a "double your data package" offer consisting of a complimentary 12-month upgrade to Blast!, the Xfinity® Internet service that provides download speeds of up to 30 Mbps with PowerBoost®, and a doubling of a 4G LTE data plan from Verizon Wireless.
"Our marketing activities with Comcast in other markets are drawing positive customer reviews. Because mobility is a top priority of the consumer, we co-developed an offering that provides a terrific wireless, entertainment and communications experience in one spot," said T.J. Fox, region president, Verizon Wireless. "Comcast continues to deliver exceptional entertainment and communications services and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is the ideal complement to complete the package."
John Crowley, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast in the Greater Chicago Region, "Through our agreement with Verizon Wireless, we're delivering even more value for more consumers by providing an entertainment and communications solution that fits their lifestyles. Now, both current and new Comcast customers in Illinois and Northwest Indiana will have the option of building a great in-home experience through our Xfinity services, along with the reliability of Verizon Wireless' network while on-the-go."
In addition to Illinois and Northwest Indiana, Comcast and Verizon Wireless are expanding the offer to five additional markets today: Atlanta; Colorado; Kansas City, Mo.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; and Salt Lake City. Earlier this year, Verizon Wireless and Comcast launched in Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; and Seattle.
Consumers have the flexibility to order these services in person at select Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or by calling 1-855-704-7400. More details, including availability and eligibility, can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/xfinity or www.comcast.com/wireless.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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, CMCSK) (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.
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