Cincinnati Bell launches home, mobile Internet bundle

Cincinnati Bell launched a new bundle that gives users unlimited smartphone Web access and its ZoomTown home Internet service for $39.99 per month. The small, regional telecom company is marketing the bundle under the theme "WhyPayForTwo," a possible nod to nationwide telecom companies such as AT&T and Verizon that generally charge separately for home Internet access and smartphone data. Cincinnati Bell users can add an additional smartphones to the plan for $19.99 per month per line.

"We believe there's only one Internet, and consumer shouldn't pay twice to connect to it," Cincinnati Bell CEO Jack Cassidy told Cincinnati.com.

Cincinnati Bell said its smartphone subscriber base has grown 187 percent over the past year, and now compises 11 percent of its total wireless subscriber base. In May, the operator became the first in the United States to launch Nokia's much-hyped 5800 touchscreen smartphone.   

For more:
- see this release
- see this Cincinnati.com article

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