InvestorsApril 30, 2008
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ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2008--Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) announced today that for the entire month of May family and friends can make free long distance calls from all 50 States to residential Charter Telephone customers subscribing to Charter's Unlimited Long Distance Package.
"We are pleased to help Charter Telephone customers keep in touch with family and friends during this special holiday," said Ted Schremp, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Charter. "This promotion is in addition to the everyday value Charter Telephone already represents. We estimate our one-million-plus Charter Telephone customers save approximately $150 million each year over the service provided by traditional phone companies."
Family and friends can call Charter Telephone customers for free during the entire month of May. Family and friends can dial 1-800-584-2281, a free call for them; they will be prompted to enter the Charter Telephone customer's number; they will then be connected and can talk as long as they want - for free. Visit www.charter.com/freecalls for more information.
Charter is a reliable and cost-effective provider of residential and business telephone service. "More than a million customers rely on Charter telephone, and the vast majority of them bundle it with Charter Digital Cable and Charter High-Speed Internet because it's simple, convenient, and it's a great value," said Mr. Schremp.
Charter Telephone is now available to over nine million homes, with additional launches of the service planned in 2008.
About Charter Telephone
Charter provides high-quality, reliable residential and business voice services to over one million customers through Charter's private, managed advanced network. Charter Telephone service includes unlimited nationwide calling and 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 or to place an order, 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.
Anita Lamont, 314-543-2215
Marty Richmond, 314-543-5621
SOURCE: Charter Communications, Inc.