ACS Offers Simple, Affordable Convenience with New Unlimited Voice and Data PlansANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alaska Communications Systems (NASDAQ:ALSK) today announced new unlimited nationwide monthly service plans to pair with unlimited text and data plans on Alaska's largest and most dependable 3G network.
The company aims to keep pace with voice plan streamlining recently established by the national carrier that competes in the Alaska market, while providing best value for wireless data services.
Beginning Jan. 20, customers may sign up for a new Nationwide Unlimited* voice plan that allows customers to call anyone in the United States and Canada for $69.99 per month.
Nationwide Family plans will also have new unlimited options. Nationwide Unlimited Family voice plans will be $119.99 per month. All Family plan pricing includes the first two lines of service; additional lines may be added for $49.99 (up to five lines).
ACS has also revamped its wireless data offerings to firmly position itself as a value leader in the rapidly expanding market for wireless data services. Individuals may add Unlimited Global Text for just $6 monthly access; The Works, which includes Unlimited Global Text, unlimited picture messaging and Internet with access to thousands of applications for $15; or the Unlimited Nationwide Data plan to include unlimited smartphone data and text, picture and video messaging for just $40 per month.
Families may add Unlimited Global Text for $20 monthly access (up to five lines) or The Works for $29 per month. Families may add the Unlimited Nationwide Data plan for $40 monthly access per line.
"Alaskans deserve the best network and the best value in wireless service," said Heather Eldred, ACS assistant vice president, product development. "Wireless data is an area where ACS will distinguish itself in the market and we're proud to match compelling data plans with the state's best 3G network."
About Alaska Communications Systems
Headquartered in Anchorage, ACS is Alaska's leading provider of broadband and other wireline and wireless solutions to Enterprise and mass market customers. The ACS wireline operations include the state's most advanced data networks and the only diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States. The ACS wireless operations include a statewide 3G CDMA network, reaching across Alaska from the North Slope to Ketchikan, with coverage extended via best-in-class CDMA carriers in the Lower 49 and Canada. By investing in the fastest-growing market segments and attracting the highest-quality customers, ACS seeks to drive top and bottom-line growth, while continually improving customer experience and cost structure through process improvement. More information can be found on the company's website at www.acsalaska.com or at its investor site at www.alsk.com.
* As with existing service plans, all customers signing up for the new unlimited voice plans will be subject to the ACS Acceptable Use Policies in effect during the term of their plan.
Posted: January 19, 2010
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