Comcast Phone Customers Now Get Unlimited Calls to Nearly Half of the World

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it added five new countries to its most popular
home phone plan, Xfinity
Voice
Unlimited, a change that comes at no additional cost and has
the potential to save users hundreds of dollars each year. These changes
allow customers to place unlimited calls from home or on the go to
mobile and landline phones in Mexico, India, China, Hong Kong,
Singapore, and South Korea, in addition to the six regions outside the
United States already included.


The updated plan is available today in Comcast’s Central Division, which
includes major markets like Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, and
Nashville. Next week, it will be offered in the company’s Northeast
Division, which includes 14 states from Maine to Virginia and the
District of Columbia, and it will be available to remaining Comcast
customers by the end of August.

“Staying in touch with family and friends is important, regardless of
geography. But sometimes even the shortest phone conversations can get
expensive,” said Patti Loyack, Vice President of Communications, Comcast
Cable. “We hope the changes we’re making to Xfinity Voice Unlimited
helps more people stay connected for less money.”

Today, Americans spend billions
of dollars
on cell phone charges related to international calling
and millions
more
on worldwide calling cards. Data from the Federal
Communications Commission
shows that many of these calls go to
India, Mexico, and Canada.

“We applaud Comcast’s decision to add India, China, Hong Kong, and
Singapore to the Xfinity Voice Unlimited home phone plan. Although the
Asian-American community is the fastest growing racial group in the
United States, many of us still have family and friends in our countries
of origin,” said Carl Hum, Vice President of Policy and Programs, Asian
Americans Advancing Justice
. “Comcast’s expanded plan will help our
community keep in touch and connected without spending on calling cards
or incurring wireless charges.”

Comcast has more than 11 million phone customers, and nearly all of its
residential phone customers subscribe to the Xfinity Voice Unlimited
plan. In addition to the five new countries being added today, the plan
already allows unlimited calling to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern
Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, totaling
nearly half of the world’s population. Xfinity Voice Unlimited also
includes features like caller ID across multiple devices, three-way
calling, and call waiting.

Unlimited international calling is just one way Xfinity Voice saves
people money. With the Xfinity
Connect app
, people can use up to four virtual phone numbers to make
and receive calls and texts for free from a smartphone, tablet, or
device connected to Wi-Fi. This feature helps save money on wireless
bills and on international charges when traveling abroad. Customers can
also check email, read or listen to home voicemail, and access contacts
through the app.

The terms of service for Xfinity Voice Unlimited are available here.

About Comcast Cable:

Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and
phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also
provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in
technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest
broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation
(Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.

Contacts

Comcast Corporation
Meredith Wertz, 215-286-5701
Meredith_Wertz@comcast.com