Verizon, Oceanic team up with wireless, entertainment bundles

Published On: Oct 04 2012 05:38:55 PM HST   Updated On: Oct 04 2012 05:39:32 PM HST

Verizon Wireless and Time Warner Cable Inc. announced Thursday they are teaming up in Hawaii in their wireless and entertainment packages.

Hawaii customers can now purchase packages of Oceanic Time Warner Cable residential television, Internet and phone services and Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets from both companies and may be eligible to receive a Visa prepaid debit card valued up to $200.

Markets launching Thursday include locations on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.

This year, Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless began joint marketing initiative in cities in Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New England, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.  Both companies expect to launch these packages and services in additional Time Warner Cable communities in the coming months.

Customers can select from a range of offers that include residential television, Internet, home phone and mobile service.  One example is Time Warner Cable's Ultimate Internet service which can be purchased along with a Verizon Wireless data plan, smartphone or tablet.

"This is a big win for customers looking for a more complete entertainment and communications offering for inside the home and wherever they go," said Bob Barlow, President of Oceanic Time Warner Cable.  "The joining together of products and services from Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless into a single offer provides customers more choice, convenience and greater value."

"Our collaboration with Time Warner Cable was built on the foundation that wireless, communications and entertainment are important in the lifestyles of our mutual customer base," said Russ Preite, region president for Verizon Wireless.  "Our goal is to deliver a solid product with long-term value to the end user, resulting in an enjoyable experience. Oceanic Time Warner Cable continues to deliver quality entertainment and communications services in Hawaii and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is the perfect complement to round out the package."


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