Verizon, Comcast join forces in six new markets

Verizon and Comcast continue getting cozy with more joint service offerings in Atlanta, Chicago, and four more markets.

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The Verizon and Comcast cross-selling romance deepens today as each offers each others' network and entertainment services in six new markets around the U.S.

Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Mo., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., and Salt Lake City are four new cities to access the duo's deals, in addition to the state of Colorado. The expansion follows an earlier West Coast launch in San Francisco, Portland, Or., and Seattle.

New and existing customers can purchase Comcast's Xfinity entertainment products and services in Verizon stores, and in return, Comcast offers Verizon voice and wireless products through its channels, including delivering mobile video.

In order to sweeten the deal, Verizon and Comcast are luring customers both new and old with chances to qualify for a Visa prepaid cards ($50 to $300).

There's also and an offer to double your Verizon 4G LTE data cap along with a free year-long upgrade to Comcast's Blast Xfinity Internet service.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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