Cablevision Introduces Optimum Voice "Click-to-Call," Making Placing A Phone Call As Easy As Clicking A Mouse

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One-Click Dialing From Any Web Browser, Anywhere, Makes Placing Phone Calls Easier And More Convenient

Optimum Voice Click-to-Call Phone Call Initiated From Web Page

Click –to-Call represents the ongoing evolution of our voice services outside the home, providing a seamless and simple way for our customers to connect with the people and places they want to reach with the click of the mouse.

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today announced the introduction of Optimum Voice Click-to-Call, a new service that turns phone numbers on Web pages into clickable links for simple one-stop dialing. From hotels and coffee shops to college dorms and beyond, Optimum Voice Click-to-Call allows Optimum Voice customers to make phone calls directly from their Web browser. The free service is available to any Optimum Voice customer household and can be accessed with any Optimum ID associated with an active account.

Optimum Voice Click-to-Call gives customers more convenience, greater control and faster, easier access to the people and businesses they want to reach with the ability to place phone calls from any website via their Web browser and an Internet connection. It is simple to use and flexible enough to meet the needs of the whole family.

College students can use Click-to-Call while away at school to place calls back home or to anywhere in the U.S. for free, or to any international destination using an Optimum Voice international calling plan ; Family members traveling for business or on vacation in the U.S. can place calls using the service; and international travelers can use their Optimum Voice service anywhere there is an Internet connection. The service can be easily managed from the Optimum Voice homepage.

“With Optimum Voice Click-to-Call, we are enabling one-click dialing from any Web browser, anywhere,” said Joseph Varello, Cablevision's vice president of digital voice product management. “Optimum Voice has always been more than a static ‘landline’ phone service. Click –to-Call represents the ongoing evolution of our voice services outside the home, providing a seamless and simple way for our customers to connect with the people and places they want to reach with the click of the mouse.”

To use Click-to-Call, a customer simply clicks on any highlighted phone number when browsing the Web to initiate a phone call. The desired call back number/device will ring and upon answering, the customer is automatically connected with the dialed number. For the call recipient, the call appears to be coming from the customer’s Optimum Voice home number. For more information on how Click-to-Call works, please visit:

Optimum Voice Click-to-Call can also be used internationally to call anywhere in the United States for free, or to any international destination using an Optimum Voice International calling plan, from any Internet connection using a Google Talk ID. Optimum Voice Click-to-Call is now available to customers across Cablevision’s entire service area.

More Features For More Convenience

With the addition of Click-to-Call and additional advanced calling features, Optimum Voice customers now have access to more than 20 calling features for no additional cost. New features now available for Optimum Voice customers include Optimum Voice Feeds and directory listing service. Customers can choose to have their phone number listed in 411 Directory Assistance and white pages directories. These listings can be managed from the Optimum Voice homepage.

Optimum Voice Feeds provide a simple, easy way for customers to get access to their Optimum Voice information from personalized Internet browser homepages. Optimum Voice RSS includes call history and voicemail notification in real-time and is available on popular websites, such as My Yahoo MSN, and iGoogle. The Optimum Voice Google Gadget gives customers the ability to listen to their voicemail right from their iGoogle home page.

Optimum Voice is available exclusively to Optimum Online® high-speed Internet customers. The service includes unlimited calling across the U.S., Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and an array of advanced features, such as enhanced voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, caller ID blocking (*67), call return (*69), three-way calling and call forwarding, free directory assistance (411), VIP ringing, “Find Me,” caller ID on call waiting, caller ID on iO, busy redial, anonymous calling and anonymous call blocking – all at no additional cost. Optimum Voice provides the security of enhanced 911 access (E-911) for every customer and provides a local number portability option, so new customers who switch from other telephone companies can keep their existing phone number. Optimum Voice service is carried over Cablevision’s fiber rich network, not the public Internet, and offers customers a highly reliable voice service with superior value.

About Cablevision
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations provide a full suite of advanced communications services that include iO TV® digital television, Optimum Online® high-speed Internet, and Optimum Voice® digital voice, all over state-of-the-art cable systems that pass nearly 6 million households and businesses across the New York tri-state area and throughout four Western states. Cablevision’s telecommunications properties also include its Optimum® WiFi wireless Internet, and its Optimum Lightpath® integrated business communications solutions. Cablevision serves the New York area with compelling local content through News 12 Networks, a local news leader; MSG Varsity, a suite of television and online services covering high school activities; and, Newsday Media Group, a business unit that includes Newsday, Long Island's leading daily newspaper, and amNewYork, the nation's most widely circulated free daily serving New York City. The company also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas throughout the New York tri-state area including the famed Ziegfeld Theatre, a frequent and historic venue for film premieres and events. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at


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