Product is the fastest-growing in the history of Rogers
TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Cable Communications Inc. today announced that
it recently added its millionth Rogers Home Phone customer.
"Rogers Home Phone has seen record-breaking growth in just over
two-and-a-half years since launching the service," said Phil Hartling, VP of
Consumer Services for Rogers Cable. "Since the beginning, Rogers Home Phone
has been focused on giving customers choice, flexibility and value with
unparalleled product enhancements such as free Rogers-to-Rogers calling across
Canada and extended local calling areas in major cities nationwide."
Ms. Sarah Tirkalas from London, Ontario is Rogers millionth customer and,
as a token of appreciation for her business, she will receive a pair of
courtside tickets to a Raptors game. During the game, Ms. Tirkalas will have a
chance to shoot for great prizes. She will also receive Rogers Home Phone
service at no charge for one year.
"I already had my cable television, wireless, and internet services with
Rogers and the logical next step for me was to add Rogers Home Phone as well.
I signed up online and it was quite simple," said Ms. Tirkalas, from London,
Ontario. "It's also nice to know that Rogers celebrates its customers with
contests and other promotions like the one I will get to take part in."
Rogers Home Phone was launched on July 1, 2005, the same day that Sprint
Canada was acquired by Rogers Communications Inc. Rogers Home Phone is
available starting at $29.95 per month with one calling feature. Customers can
also bundle their Rogers Home Phone, Wireless, PersonalTV, and Hi-Speed
Internet services to receive an additional discount of up to 15%. Rogers Home
Phone customers enjoy free long distance calling to any Rogers Home Phone or
Rogers Wireless customer across Canada. Rogers Home Phone is a reliable
alternative to traditional phone services and offers a comprehensive selection
of features, which include:
- Same phone number or a new phone number if requested
- Same telephone jacks and telephones
- 911 and 411
- Unlimited local calling
- 24/7 technical support
- Calling Features such as call forwarding, call waiting, call display
- Competitively priced North American and International long distance
About Rogers Cable
Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way
network passes approximately 3.5 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and
Newfoundland, with 64% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable
pioneered high-speed Internet access and now 40% of homes passed by its cable
networks are Internet customers while 62% of its basic cable customers
subscribe to Rogers' high-speed Internet service. With 57% digital
penetration, Rogers Cable offers a leading selection of High Definition TV
programming, a complete array of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on
Demand (VOD), Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting
channels), and an extensive line-up of sports and multicultural programming.
Rogers Cable now offers home telephone service (voice-over-cable) to
approximately 92% of its cable territory and, combined with its circuit
switched telephony subscribers, has over a million local telephony customers.
Rogers Cable is a national provider of voice communications services, data
networking, and broadband Internet connectivity to small, medium and large
businesses. In addition it operates over 450 Rogers Retail stores.
Additional information on Rogers is available at www.rogers.com.
For further information:
For further information: Nancy Cottenden, Rogers Cable, (416) 935-4726,