Comcast is introducing an iPhone application that will allow customers to plan what they’re going to watch on TV, forward calls from their VOIP lines and manage voicemail. I got really excited when I saw that Comcast was going to have an iPhone application because I wrongly assumed that it would allow subscribers to access full-length videos while on the go, but video is limited to on-demand movie trailers.
Those who use Comcast email will be able to access their inbox and address books from the Comcast iPhone application.
The one feature I can see myself using with this application is being able to set call forwarding. I’m a Comcast triple-play subscriber because having Voice+Internet+TV service is actually cheaper than just having TV and Internet. I probably log about 2 minutes per month on my VOIP line and it’s almost always my one uncle who keeps forgetting that I have a mobile phone.
iPhone and iPod Touch users can download the free Comcast application by searching in iTunes or visiting the application’s page on Comcast.net.
- Read, reply, forward and compose email as well as read attachments supported by the iPhone.
- Manage voice mail messages and call logs, view voice mail in any preferred order as well as ““touchÃ¢â‚¬Â to call.
- Forward home phone calls to the iPhone from the iPhone, view call history and manage home phone settings.
- See what’s on TV tonight, tomorrow or next week, including program details.
- Watch Video On Demand movie trailers.
- Synch all Universal Address Book contacts to an iPhone or iPod touch as well as the ability to add pictures to favorite contacts.