New York, NY – August 29, 2007 – Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) has introduced a new service for its residential customers in the New York and New Jersey division: A flat rate, international calling plan that provides for international calling to about 100 countries, representing more than 80 percent of the world’s population.
International OnePrice™ is Time Warner Cable’s new residential phone product that is being launched in August to customers in New York City and San Antonio, TX. Time Warner Cable expects to roll out the new product to most of its service areas across 33 states over the next six to nine months.
“We expect that International OnePrice™ will redefine international calling the way our Digital Phone product helped transform domestic long-distance calling here in the U.S.,” said Howard Szarfarc, President, Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey. “Our introduction of Digital Phone in 2003 as a flat-priced, unlimited calling plan helped change the way Americans paid for telephone calls, replacing the then-prevailing per-minute charges most long-distance callers were accustomed to paying.”
For $19.95 per month, Time Warner Cable’s Digital Phone customers can add International OnePrice™ to their existing phone service, when purchased as part of a bundle with video or high-speed data.
“International OnePrice™ should make our highly successful Digital Phone product even more successful by enabling us to offer unprecedented value and simplicity for international callers,” added Mr. Szarfarc. “This incremental value for our customers will deepen interest in our bundled services and broaden our overall subscription relationships.”
This new international calling plan provides international calling to anyone who regularly dials overseas to connect with friends and family members. Phone customers calling areas outside of the plan’s coverage area will be charged for those calls on a per-minute basis. Calls to most mobile phones operated overseas are not included.
“The overwhelming majority of people who regularly make international calls will find this service to offer a tremendous savings,” said Mike Jablon, Time Warner Cable’s Vice President of Digital Phone Product Management. “It is a generous lifestyle offer, specifically designed to accommodate and exceed the needs of most single family households. Customers will enjoy the convenience of a fixed monthly fee without having to be concerned about per minute charges for each call they make.”
Telecom New Zealand USA Ltd will provision Time Warner Cable’s International OnePrice™ plan.
“Telecom New Zealand was selected as our strategic partner for Digital Phone international calling based on its capability, innovation, experience and business stability,” added Mr. Jablon. “International OnePrice™ will be the first broad-based international calling plan introduced to U.S. phone customers.”
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Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. Visit timewarnercable.com/nynj.
Our parent company, Time Warner Cable, owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states. Headquartered in New York City, Time Warner Cable has 14.7 million customers for its various products, including video, high-speed data and residential telephone. This includes approximately 13.4 million basic video subscribers and more than 6.5 million customers who purchase more than one product. Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company’s customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California. It is the largest cable provider in the nation’s two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone.