OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Cox Communications today announced they are teaming up to give consumers greater value and a new option for outstanding video, phone, Internet and wireless services in the Omaha area. Customers in Omaha can now purchase packages of Cox video, Internet and voice services and Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets from either company.
New and current Cox Communications and Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for one of these packages from both companies may be eligible to receive a Visa® prepaid debit card ranging from $100 to $400, depending on the type of services chosen. Beginning today, customers can select their package preference from a range of offers that include video, Internet, home phone and 4G LTE mobile service.
"It is an exciting time as we continue to bring together the strong brand recognition that we have in our markets for video, voice and Internet services along with the national brand identity that Verizon Wireless has for its wireless services," said Marilyn Burrows, senior vice president/general manager, Cox Central Region. "Expanding this arrangement to the Omaha metro area marks the next step in the process to bolster the value of our bundle of services and address the evolving needs of our customers."
"Cox has a solid reputation for entertainment and communications services and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is the ideal complement to complete the package," said Seamus Hyland, president-Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. "Customers in Omaha are going to benefit from an entertainment and communications offering ideally suited for inside the home and on the go."
In May of this year, Verizon Wireless and Cox Communications kicked off the first market when they began selling each other's services in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa vicinities. Today's announcement also includes markets launched in Kansas and Northwest Arkansas.
Consumers who are interested in signing up in person for the Cox and Verizon Wireless packages can visit any one of the following Verizon Wireless Communications or Cox Solutions Stores in the Omaha metro area. In addition to visiting a store for the services, customers can sign up over the phone at 1-877-897-2415. More information can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/cox or www.cox.com/wireless.
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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 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 Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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