DISH Puerto Rico and Claro today introduced a bundled offer to consumers, delivering Puerto Ricans the best pay-TV, broadband and voice experience at the best value. 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 powerhouses announced earlier this month.
“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 Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. “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. With Claro, we have a superior offer over cable, which we are confident, will be appreciated by consumers.”
“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 Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, Claro president and CEO.
Bundle packages, including TV, Internet and phone, will start at the promotional price of $54.98 per month.All bundle packages include a dedicated Internet with speed up to 50 mega, free modem Wi-Fi, access to hundreds Claro Wi-Fi hotspots on the Island and limitless telephony in all of Puerto Rico. Bundle customers will have the choice to get DISH’s award-winning 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 3 months and four free premium movie channels – HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz – for three months.