Comcast Begins Offering Limited Wireless Phone Service

The race is on for telecom companies to catch up to the cable companies. With Comcast already offering Broadband Internet, Digital Cable, and Digital Voice service for only $33 a piece all on one bill, companies like Verizon need to start raising the stakes if they want to stay afloat. Now Comcast is offering a cellphone service to their customers in limited areas. If you live in Boston, MA or Portland, OR, you’ll be able to sign up for Comcast’s new wireless phone service.

For another $33 a month, Comcast will give you a paltry 200 minutes to work with and services like voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, and navigation. It’ll be using Sprint’s network for the service, which is no Verizon network, but isn’t terrible. Comcast’s goal is to enable customers to keep all its services on one easy to track bill each month and to attract new subscribers. Other cities should start to see this offer where Comcast is available in Q1 of 2007.

Comcast starts offering wireless phone service [Reuters]