In local telephone company news, Verizon launches its “enhanced digital phone service”, FiOS Digital Voice.
According to a press release issued by Verizon, FiOS Digital Voice is the perfect compliment for its existing line of FiOS services, ”the ultimate broadband and home-entertainment experience”. Going head to head with landlines, VoIP, and cable phone packages, FiOS Digital Voice is an attempt to provide superior call quality using Verizon’s all-fiber-optic network. Eric J. Bruno, vice president for Verizon consumer product management and development, claims the new phone service will set a new standard in the same manner as FiOS TV and FiOS Internet have in their respective markets. With over 20 features, including live voice-mail screening and on TV caller ID, FiOS Digital Voice is certainly an appealing product.
To sweeten the pot with more than superior call quality, Verizon is advertising a limited time offer on its FiOS quad or triple-play bundles. If you signup by July 24, 2010, you can get a FiOS triple-play for as low as $99.99.
FiOS Digital Voice is currently available in areas of California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., but you can use the “Savings Widget” to check your specific address.