Verizon Wireless and Comcast will sell each other's services in parts of Arizona, Florida and New Mexico -- with their co-marketing programs now launched in 21 states -- while Time Warner Cable and the wireless carrier expanded into Maine and Nebraska.
Comcast and Verizon Wireless are pushing their bundle promotions offering up to $300 in Visa gift cards and other incentives in cities in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Washington.
Meanwhile, TWC and Verizon Wireless on Monday announced they are teaming up in Maine and Nebraska, to offer joint customers a Visa prepaid debit card valued up to $200. The companies have introduced the bundle promotions in Time Warner Cable markets in Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Wisconsin.
In December 2011, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks entered into an agreement to sell Verizon Wireless their Advanced Wireless Services spectrum holdings for $3.6 billion. In addition, the operators and wireless carrier said they would sell each other's services in select areas. Cox Communications has entered into similar arrangements with Verizon Wireless.
The deals between Verizon Wireless and the MSOs are still pending approval by the FCC and Department of Justice.
Comcast and the wireless carrier this week are launching their co-marketing programs in Tucson, Ariz.; Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces, N.M.; and in Florida from the Panhandle to South Florida, including Miami.
Based on the package chosen, customers of both Comcast and Verizon Wireless could qualify for a variety of offers and incentives including: Visa prepaid cards valued up to $300; a Comcast HD DVR at no additional cost for six months; and/or a complimentary 12-month upgrade to Blast, the Xfinity Internet service that provides download speeds of up to 30 Megabits per second with PowerBoost.
Also, eligible customers may now qualify for 12 months free of Comcast's AnyPlay service, which lets customers stream live TV to iPad and Android tablets within the home over Wi-Fi.