TWC Adds Mexico To Unlimited Home Phone National Plan

Time Warner Cable said it has expanded its Unlimited Home Phone calling plan to include free calls to Mexico, adding to a list that already included the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

TWC customers under the plan can place unlimited, toll-free calls to landline and mobile numbers as part of their monthly phone service fee. The plan also covers several other features for no additional cost, including Caller ID, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Selective Call Acceptance, Selective Call Blocking, Selective Call Forwarding, Answer Anywhere, and Enhanced 911.

TWC, which ended 2013 with 4.8 million residential phone subs, is currently marketing the plan for a 50% discount -- $10 per month – for 12 months. The MSO also pitches a Global Penny Phone Plan for $2.95 per month that covers 50 countries, and an International OnePrice tier for $20.95 per month that covers more than 100 countries.

“The expansion of our most popular Phone plan to include unlimited calls to Mexico will bring huge value to the millions of TWC Home Phone users who have friends and family in Mexico,” said Jeff Lindsay, General Manager for Home Phone at TWC, in a statement. “We’re excited to offer truly unlimited calling to Mexico as part of our main calling plan.”

“Commitment to family is central to Latino communities. LULAC greatly appreciates Time Warner Cable’s leadership in using its technology in innovative ways and offering affordable solutions that help families stay connected. This will have a tangible impact for Latino families across the country,” said Brent A. Wilkes, National Executive Director of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

“Family is the nexus of the Latino community; NHCSL appreciates commitments from the private sector to lowering costs for hard working families as they remain connected to those outside of the United States," added Eduardo Bhatia, Puerto Rico Senate president, and president of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.