InvestorsMay 9, 2007
Charter Telephone(R) Offers 30 Minutes of Free International Calling on Mother's Day
Families Can Call Loved Ones Abroad, Including Those Serving Our Country
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2007--Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) is giving its telephone customers 30 free minutes of international calling on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, to help families keep in touch with their loved ones around the globe.
Charter Telephone(R) customers can take advantage of this special 30-minute offer by dialing the star key, then dialing H-E-L-L-O (star key, 43556) from their home phone. They will be able to call friends and family on their wireline phone in more than 200 countries.
"Mother's Day is an occasion when families reconnect with each other through the simple gesture of a phone call," said Ted Schremp, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Charter Telephone. "Mother's Day traditionally has the highest calling volume of any day of the year; more than Christmas or Thanksgiving. And today, with so many loved ones stationed overseas, serving our country, Charter is pleased to offer families this opportunity to connect with one another."
Charter Telephone service is already recognized for its unlimited nationwide calling plan. "For Mother's Day 2007, we wanted to help folks keep in touch with friends and family," said Mr. Schremp. Every other day of the year, Charter Telephone offers customers an unlimited local and long distance calling plan for the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as competitive international calling rates per minute.
Charter Telephone service includes 10 calling features and voicemail at no additional charge. Customers may also keep their current phone number when they switch to Charter service. New customers can sign up for Charter Telephone's Unlimited plan starting at $29.99 per month, or bundle it with Charter Digital Cable(R) and Charter High-Speed(R) Internet for as low as $99.97 per month, all on one bill. Charter Telephone service is provisioned over a private, managed network, unlike offerings that run on the public Internet. Calls can be made directly through any working in-home jack, and customers do not need to purchase new equipment. For more information go to www.charter.com.
"We are pleased to extend this special international calling offer to our customers," said Mr. Schremp. "They had a choice when selecting the best service provider for their needs, and they chose Charter. We appreciate their loyalty, and this is just our way of saying thank you - and Happy Mother's Day."
Charter serves nearly 600,000 telephone customers, and has more than quadrupled its number of customers since the beginning of 2006. Today, Charter's phone service passes more than 7 million homes, with additional launches planned this year.
Charter's current areas of coverage include Birmingham, AL; Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley, Riverside/Inland Empire, Los Angles, and Glendale, CA; Willimantic and Newtown, CT; Gwinnett County and Athens, GA; Worcester and Chicopee, MA; Kalamazoo, Grand Haven, Holland, Allendale, Traverse City, Bay City and Saginaw, MI; Rochester, MN; St. Louis, MO; Reno, NV; Asheville and Hickory, NC; Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson, SC; Jackson, Blount County, Cleveland and Tri-Cities, TN; Fort Worth, TX; Kennewick and Yakima, WA; and Fond du Lac, Madison, Wausau and Eau Claire, WI.
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.
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SOURCE: Charter Communications, Inc.