OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Everything you thought you knew about the home phone changes today as EMBARQ(TM) introduces the next-generation home phone to its customers. EMBARQ(TM) eGo(TM) combines the reliability of a home phone with the functionality of the Internet.
EMBARQ is the first communications company to offer its customers a cordless home phone with visual voicemail, news and information, personal phone books and local phone directories. Now customers can get information they need, when they need it, without having to turn on their computer and log on to the Internet.
"With EMBARQ(TM) eGo(TM), we have turned the reliable home phone into much more than just a device for talking -- we've added the power of the Internet to it," said Dennis Huber, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development for EMBARQ. "This phone will help simplify the lives of our customers by allowing them to easily and quickly access the information they need, just by touching the navigation key."
EMBARQ(TM) eGo(TM) features: -- Visual voicemail - Scroll through your voicemail messages to play, save or delete them in whatever order you choose, thus giving you the ability to listen to your most important messages first. -- News, weather and sports information at your fingertips - Now you don't have to turn on the TV, boot up your computer or search the newspaper to find the final score of the big game, read highlights of the day's news or know whether you need to wear your winter coat or carry your umbrella. -- Local business listing searches by category - Search, dial and save local numbers without having to know the name of the place you want to call. For example, if you are craving pizza, but you cannot remember the name of the restaurant you want, just type "pizza" into the keyword search and click on the listing you want to call. You can also search for businesses in other parts of the country, such as "florists" or "hotels," by typing in the keyword and the Zip code of the city in which you are searching. -- Phone address book - Easily store frequently dialed numbers so you never again have to search for one. Numbers are saved online and in the handset. Online storage makes numbers accessible from all EMBARQ(TM) eGo(TM) phone extensions.
EMBARQ(TM) eGo(TM) home phone handset is now available online for $129.95 and in EMBARQ(TM) Stores at a $30 discount or $99.95. In the near future, the phone will be available to purchase through EMBARQ(TM) call centers.
In order to take advantage of all of the features of EMBARQ(TM) eGo(TM), customers need to have a qualifying EMBARQ(TM) home phone calling plan, EMBARQ(TM) Voicemail and high-speed Internet access.
For more information about the EMBARQ(TM) eGo(TM) phone, visit your local EMBARQ(TM) Store or go to embarq.com/ego.
Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500.
For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill. EMBARQ(TM) High-Speed Internet customers also have access to the myembarq.com portal featuring premium services including EMBARQ(TM) Unlimited Music and broadband video on demand.
For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.
For more information, visit embarq.com.
SOURCE Embarq Corporation