DISH Puerto Rico and Claro today introduced a bundled offer to island consumers that includes pay-TV, broadband and voice services, in a bid to continue expanding their local footprints.
Bundled offers go on sale today in all Claro stores, customer service centers and participating DISH retailers, supported by a multi-faceted marketing campaign that delivers on the alliance the companies announced earlier this month. Promotional offers start at $54.98, company officials said.
“DISH continues to grow in Puerto Rico and it was natural to partner with the market leader to offer bundled services. This will enhance our expansion plan in the island giving us a broader presence in more than 150 retail locations,” said DISH CEO Joseph P. Clayton.
“We have an advantage over our competitors; DISH is the only provider to offer more than 100 channels in High Definition (HD), and the only one with the Hopper technology,” he said. “With Claro, we have a superior offer over cable, which we are confident, will be appreciated by consumers.”
All bundled packages include a dedicated Internet with speed up to 50 mega, free Wi-Fi modem, access to Claro Wi-Fi hotspots on the island and unlimited telephony throughout Puerto Rico.
“This alliance allows us to continue bringing Internet to more homes in Puerto Rico, together with DISH, the leader in pay-TV. It is an alliance between leaders that bring to market the most robust service offerings all on the same bill. With this, Claro is reaffirmed as the largest telecommunications and entertainment company, with the most coverage in all Puerto Rico,” said Claro President Enrique Ortiz de Montellano,.
Bundle customers will have the choice to get DISH’s Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR with qualified packages. Introduced in Puerto Rico last October, Hopper allows DISH customers to record, pause and playback live programming and to continue watching the program paused from any TV in the home.
Customers will be able to access their live TV and DVR television recordings over the Internet on mobile devices like their laptop, tablet or smartphone. It includes features like AutoHop, PrimeTime Anytime and a recording capability of up to 500 hours of high-definition or 2,000 hours of standard definition television. All packages also include HD free for life, Blockbuster@Home free for three months and four free premium movie channels – HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz – for three months.
These bundled services will be available at more than 150 locations in Puerto Rico including all Claro stores, customer service centers and participating DISH retail locations, and soon through authorized Claro retailers.
Through the partnership, customers will be able to add their DISH service to their Claro invoice and take advantage of Claro’s convenient methods of payments for their TV and telecommunications needs.
These include payment in stores and in Claro’s Customer Service Centers, over the Internet, eBill, by phone and through ATM machines.