We are about to see how well new inducements offered by Comcast and Verizon Wireless will work as a customer acquisition tool.
Consumers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Portland, Ore. now will be eligible for a discount for buying new packages of video, fixed line voice, broadband access and wireless service.
Consumers who sign up for a bundled service plan from Comcast and for new service from Verizon Wireless are eligible to receive a prepaid Visa card worth up to $300, depending on the number of services they buy.
To take advantage of the offer, consumers need to sign up for new service from Comcast and either new service or a new contract from Verizon Wireless.
Customers can use the prepaid card on smart phones or tablets offered by Verizon, but they won't receive the card until after they have signed up for service. Comcast offers discount on Verizon Wireless