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Groundbreaking Flat-Rate Business Phone Plans Welcomed by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Release Date: 08/19/2008

One year after launching its groundbreaking flat-rate Business Class Phone service in Kansas City, Time Warner Cable announced that it has surpassed the 1,000 customer mark. 

Time Warner Cable launched its Business Class Phone service with a plan that, for a flat monthly rate, includes unlimited local and long-distance service to the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Saipan. The monthly rate also includes – at no additional cost – a long list of the most popular business calling features. Just a few include three-way calling, caller ID/call waiting ID, call forward, call waiting, caller ID blocking, speed dial, anonymous call reject, inbound/outbound call restrictions, three-way call transfer and hunting, which automatically directs incoming calls to unused lines. Optional services including business voicemail, operator assistance, and directory assistance also are available.

In May, Time Warner Business Class Phone added toll-free 800 numbers, an unlimited in-state long-distance plan and a local-only calling plan in Greater Kansas City. Unique in the Kansas City area, the Unlimited In-State Calling plan lets business customers phone any spot in Missouri and Kansas for a low, flat monthly rate of $29.95. With that plan, inter-state long distance calls are only five cents per minute. Businesses that make few long distance calls can opt for the Unlimited Local Calling plan, priced at only $24.95 per month with long distance calls billed at seven cents per minute.

“Businesses warmly welcomed Time Warner Cable’s flat-rate Business Class Phone plans that deliver outstanding service while allowing them to plan for and control their phone bill,” says Dan Wright, Group Vice President – Kansas City. “Time Warner Cable Business Class customers also have the peace of mind of knowing that award-winning, dedicated local customer service and local support teams are available 24/7 to provide account management, technical support, and experienced field technicians.”

 “Many businesses have opted to bundle Business Class Phone with video, data and security services,” notes Wright. “They appreciate the simplicity of a cost-effective single source and single invoice for all their business communications needs.”

Time Warner Cable Business Class provides scalable, IT solutions to businesses in Kansas City by offering a full portfolio of data, security, video products and fiber-based services, including Metro Ethernet solutions, dedicated Internet access, teleworker and branch office solutions, and managed security and storage.

These services seamlessly bundle with Business Class Phone, making Time Warner Cable a single source option for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Time Warner Cable’s robust, multi-line phone service allows businesses to configure each line independently in order to meet specific feature and call restriction requirements. With its own private, business-grade network, Time Warner Cable Business Class Phone uses a secure, reliable digital technology that never touches the Internet and delivers crystal clear, high-quality transmissions.

Businesses switching to Time Warner Cable Business Class Phone can keep their phone numbers and retain their directory listing at no extra charge, and there’s no need to invest in equipment. Local Time Warner Cable employees provide installation, including enhanced 911 for emergency services.

“Combining our local and regional networks with the strength of our national infrastructure provides customers with cost effective solutions from a company they trust,” Wright says. “We appreciate that more than 1,000 Kansas City area businesses already have chosen Time Warner Cable Business Class Phone and look forward to providing more local businesses with the area’s premier business communications solutions.”

For more information about Time Warner Cable Business Class Phone, please call 816-743-2477 or visit

Time Warner Cable in Kansas City (NYSE: TWC) offers the most advanced cable television, high-speed Internet service, Road Runner and Digital Phone to more than 600,000 homes and businesses in the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. Time Warner Cable employs 1,000 people in its various Kansas City locations and provides free service to more than 550 schools. Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is Kansas City’s only 24 hour all sports network. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a full complement of business communications tools to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its data, voice, video and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable is on the Web at and

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