Comcast Business has announced it is working with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to simplify sign-up and billing for Comcast Business customers who wish to add Amazon Chime video conferencing and collaboration capabilities to their communications services package.
Through this offering, Comcast Business customers can add Amazon Chime to the services that they receive from Comcast while maintaining a single supplier and bill. In addition, Comcast Business is offering businesses in the United States an extended free trial of Amazon Chime Pro, an enterprise-grade communication service that allows businesses to video conference, chat, and collaborate from a single, secure application. Customers who sign up through Comcast Business will have free access to Amazon Chime Pro until October 31, 2020.
“At Comcast Business, we understand many businesses are still working outside of their offices and may not have access to high-quality, affordable video conferencing and collaboration tools. By offering Amazon Chime directly through Comcast Business, and extending a free trial of Amazon Chime Pro, we’re making it easier for businesses to stay connected and collaborate while their employees work remotely,” said John Guillaume, Chief Design Officer, Comcast Business. “Comcast Business is dedicated to providing the technology, tools, and resources needed to help businesses not just bounce back but bounce forward. Our collaboration with AWS further illustrates this deep commitment.”
Amazon Chime Pro allows business owners to keep their teams connected and collaborating even outside the office. Business teams can meet virtually with video conferencing and chat featuring live screen sharing – all in a single, integrated service. The extended free trial is available to United States-based businesses. Businesses interested in taking advantage of the trial do not need to have an AWS account or a credit card, nor do they need to be a Comcast Business subscriber to be eligible.
“At AWS, we want everyone to have access to Amazon Chime and we recognize that for some of our small and medium-sized business customers, working through an existing communications provider like Comcast Business can be an easy way for them to begin using Amazon Chime. Businesses simply sign up with an email and password, invite colleagues to the team, then collaborate,” said Sid Rao, General Manager Amazon Chime, AWS. “Enterprise customers of all sizes depend on Amazon Chime as their communications service for video conferencing, chat, and collaboration, and we are excited to share its capabilities to help businesses collaborate with teams inside and outside their organizations.”