Xfinity Voice Introduces Free Text Messaging Nationwide
Free Text Messaging to China, Brazil, Canada and Soon Mexico Plus Nearly 40 Other Countries
Comcast Also Offers Convenient Readable Voicemail Feature at No Additional Cost
Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, today announced two new, free Xfinity Voice features that will make it even easier for customers to communicate either at home or on the go. Now included with its ‘Xfinity Voice Unlimited Nationwide’ plan, customers can enjoy free text messaging from the Xfinity Mobile app for Apple® and Android™-powered smartphones, iPads® and iPod touch® devices, as well as the ability to receive transcribed voicemail messages that can be read instantly. Both features also can be accessed online via the Xfinity Connect web portal at www.xfinity.com.
“Our customers are communicating in a variety of ways. We’re bringing millions of Xfinity Voice customers free access to innovative features that have typically been associated either with their wireless plans or with business use,” said Cathy Avgiris, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data and Communications Services. “These new features make it easier for our customers to connect with friends and family on various mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops. We’re evolving our service to go well beyond a traditional home phone experience, and, at the same time, save our customers money on their wireless bills.”
The Xfinity Mobile app makes it easy for Xfinity Voice customers to send and receive text messages for free using their home phone number. Text messaging also is available online via the Xfinity Connect web portal, which provides quick and easy access to email, voicemail, Twitter and Facebook, as well as Contacts, Calendar and DVR management. Alerts can be sent to customer devices so they’ll know when they’ve received a new text and can respond to it right away. Text messages can be sent to anyone, anywhere in the country, as well as more than three dozen countries including China, Brazil, Canada and, soon, Mexico, all for free as part of Xfinity Voice. Even more countries will be added in the future.
The readable voicemail feature provides a transcription of a customer’s voicemail that can be read in an email message and automatically sent to multiple email addresses. Messages can be viewed instantaneously and read in real time eliminating the need to log in to voicemail, listen to a message, take notes and delete it. Messages can be read on any Internet-enabled device and customers can also request to receive an audio file of the voicemail as an attachment, which can be a convenient way to share a message with a group.
Xfinity Voice is an innovative and reliable IP-enabled service that delivers all of the functions of traditional phone service, plus enhanced features that are integrated with other Comcast services like universal caller ID, which displays calls on your TV, PC, tablet, smartphone or cordless phone. Xfinity Voice offers digital-quality phone service with unlimited direct-dial local and domestic long-distance calling, Web access to voicemail, E911 service, and 12 popular calling features plus great rates on a variety of International calling plans.
For more information and to view demos of these new features, visit http://blog.comcast.com/
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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.