DGAP-News: Tele Columbus AG / Key word(s): Market launch/Miscellaneous
Telephone and internet for over-60s households
New tariffs from PŸUR for the 60+ generation
- Surf & Phone Ü60 and Phone Ü60 offer affordable
- PŸUR waives basic charge while previous contract is still valid
- Changeover service makes switching providers easier
Berlin, 6 November 2020. Tele Columbus AG is offering two new deals for over-60s under its PŸUR brand. Both tariffs are available with immediate effect. Any customer aged 60 and up can benefit from the new Surf & Phone Ü60 and Phone Ü60 plans, which offer particularly low prices for internet and phone service. Customers who still have a valid landline or DSL contract can switch to PŸUR at no additional cost. PŸUR will waive the monthly basic charge until the old contract has expired.
With the Surf & Phone Ü60 deal, customers will be able to surf the internet at speeds of 20 Mbit/s and take advantage of a flat rate for calls to landlines and all mobile phone networks within Germany, all for €24.37 a month. The package additionally includes free phone number retention and a Wi-Fi cable box. There is no installation fee, and shipping is also free of charge. PŸUR customers make use of the Tele Columbus fibre-based cable network for their phone calls, eliminating the need for an additional phone connection. Customers can continue using their existing DSL or phone tariff until it expires. As part of its changeover service, PŸUR will take care of cancelling the old contract while waiving the monthly basic charge for up to 12 months during the transition period. In addition, customers also have the option of requesting a low-cost on-site installation service to set up their connection and devices, giving them additional confidence when switching providers.
As part of the Phone Ü60 deal, customers pay only €14.62 a month and can also use the German landline network and all mobile networks at no further charge. The package includes transfer of the existing phone number, voicemail service and a modem. All customers need to do is connect the modem to their existing device to start using the Tele Columbus cable network to make calls to all German networks without the risk of incurring charges. For customers switching from another service provider, the tariff is also free of charge for up to 12 months and includes the changeover service.
Both new tariffs have a 24-month contract period and are only available to customers aged 60 or over. Anyone who is interested is invited to obtain free advice at a PŸUR store, from a local PYÜR media advisor or by calling the PŸUR orders hotline on 030 25 777 888.
"The proportion of older internet users in the population has grown rapidly in recent years and now stands at around 60 per cent in over-60s households. Added to that, many households are still paying outdated landline tariffs where every minute costs extra. Our new deals for over-60s are our response to this trend and offer customers outstanding value for money," says Stefan Riedel, Chief Consumer Officer at Tele Columbus AG. "Thanks to our changeover service, our low-cost installation service and our offer to waive the basic monthly charge until the old contract has expired, we are also making it easier for customers to switch to our new tariffs."
Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany's leading fibre network operators which reaches more than 3 million homes. Via its brand PŸUR, the Company, offers high-speed internet including telephony and more than 250 TV channels. All of this via a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring/Munich. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange and a member of the SDAX.
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