InvestorsOctober 4, 2007
Charter Communications(R) Launches Charter Telephone(R) Service in Southern Oregon
Charter now offers bundle of services including a new choice for local telephone service
MEDFORD, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2007--Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced the launch of Charter Telephone(R) covering Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass and Klamath Falls, offering customers a new choice for residential telephone service and the opportunity for significant savings. This launch signifies Charter's continuing commitment to provide customers with high-quality and reliable communications services.
"Charter Telephone gives customers a new choice for telephone service. We also provide customers an opportunity to bundle their phone service with Charter Digital Cable(R) and Charter High-Speed(R) Internet for additional savings. The vast majority of our telephone customers bundle their cable and Internet because it's a great value, it's simple, and it's unique to Charter in Southern Oregon," said Michael O'Herron, General Manager for Charter's Southern Oregon operations.
"Over the past year, Charter has invested over a billion dollars in capital to serve our customers, including several million here in Southern Oregon, and we're pleased to now provide telephone service to complement our video and high-speed Internet services," said Mr. O'Herron. "Charter Telephone's rapid deployment and growth over the past year and a half, along with our commitment to deliver outstanding value and service, really make us a quality alternative to the traditional telephone provider, as well as a strong community partner.
"Telephone customers can retain their current phone number and don't have to purchase any new equipment. Charter Telephone can be added to a cable and high-speed Internet package for only $24.99 more per month. There's great long-term value and convenience in having one provider, and only one bill for all three services," Mr. O'Herron concluded.
Charter Telephone service includes unlimited nationwide calling; 10 popular calling features such as Call Waiting, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, and Voicemail; and enhanced 911 emergency service; all at no additional charge. New customers can keep their current phone numbers when they switch to Charter Telephone service, and calls can be made directly through any working in-home jack using the customers' existing telephones.
New customers can sign up for the Charter bundle including Charter Telephone's Unlimited plan, digital cable and high-speed Internet for as low as $99.97 per month, all on one bill. Charter also offers competitive international rates and packages. Professional installation for Charter Telephone is included at no extra charge. For more information, go to www.charter.com.
Charter currently serves more than 700,000 telephone customers nationwide, and Charter Telephone is now available to nearly eight million homes, with additional launches of the service planned.
Charter continues to invest in customer care and service capabilities. The Company is committed to building long-term relationships with its customers by efficiently delivering high-value services and a quality customer experience. Charter provides quality, convenience, and compelling value through The Charter Bundle, with cable, Internet, and telephone services now available throughout Southern Oregon.
About Charter Telephone
Charter Telephone is a high-quality, reliable residential voice service provided through Charter's private, managed broadband network. Charter Telephone service includes unlimited nationwide calling; 10 popular calling features such as Call Waiting, Caller ID, and Call Forwarding; as well as Voicemail and enhanced 911 emergency service; all at no additional charge. Directory assistance (411) and listings in the local telephone directory are also available. New customers can keep their current phone numbers when they switch to Charter service, and calls can be made directly through any working in-home jack using the customers' existing telephones.
Charter Telephone's Unlimited plan can be added to a Charter Digital Cable(R) and Charter High-Speed(R) Internet bundle for only $24.99 more per month. Charter also offers customers the Worldwide 250 Calling Plan, which can be added to their Charter Telephone service. The Plan offers 250 international minutes to more than 200 countries around the world from any landline phone for an additional $20 per month. Professional installation for Charter Telephone is included at no extra charge. For more details, call 1-888-438-2427 (1-888-GET CHARTER).
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications company and the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter Digital Cable(R) video entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed(R) Internet access, and Charter Telephone(R). Charter Business(TM) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
CONTACT: Charter Communications, Inc.
Vice President of Communications
310-971-4205 or 310-413-6022
SOURCE: Charter Communications, Inc.