GCI Welcomes Former Alaska Communications Wireless Subscribers

April 13, 2015

Hosts Customer Appreciation Events Statewide

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – On April 13, 2015, GCI welcomed former Alaska Communications wireless subscribers to the GCI family on Alaska’s largest statewide network. To celebrate new customers and honor longtime ones, GCI is hosting 16 events across the state. At each customer appreciation event, GCI will provide high-value special offers, tech giveaways, complimentary refreshments and even temporary tattoos and stickers for kids.

GCI invites all consumers to join in the celebration. At each event, for one day only, the Alaska-based telecommunications provider will have some of its most competitive offers yet for new and current customers on a variety of its most popular devices and premium services, including:
  • 5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles for every new service activated, from new wireless lines to new residential home phone, TV or Internet services
  • iPhone 6 128GB for $30 with Upgrade Now wireless offer
  • Four GCI TV powered by TiVo boxes for the price of one
  • GCI’s Epic Offer, which provides wireless free when a customer signs up for Internet and TV services
All event attendees can also enter to win GCI tech prizes, ranging from smartphones and tablets to Monster devices and GCI gift cards. There will be two outstanding prizes awarded at each customer appreciation event. Both current and new GCI TV customers who choose the G400 TV package will have an additional chance to win big by entering for a trip for four to Las Vegas, provided by GCI and STARZ. The prize package includes roundtrip airfare, two hotel rooms for three nights at Planet Hollywood and a $500 Visa gift card.

“As an Alaska-based company, GCI has been committed to improving the telecommunications landscape in the state for 36 years,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “We’re excited to show former Alaska Communications customers the top-notch products, services and customer care that GCI provides, all at a great value.”

Over the next few weeks, the following 16 retail stores will host customer appreciation events:


  • Wednesday, April 15 – Dimond Center (800 E. Dimond Blvd.)
  • Friday, April 17 – Tikhatnu Commons (1118 N. Muldoon Road)
  • Wednesday, April 22 – Fifth Avenue Mall (320 W. Fifth Ave.)
  • Wednesday, April 29 – C Street (2800 C Street)

Kenai Peninsula

  • Saturday, April 18 – Soldotna (44661 Sterling Highway)
  • Thursday, April 23 – Homer (3541 Greatland St.)
  • Friday, May 1 – Seward (300 Fourth Ave.)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

  • Friday, April 17 – Wasilla (1879 Parks Highway)


  • Friday, April 17 – Bethel (440 Ridgecrest Drive)
  • Friday, April 24 – Dillingham (414 Second Ave.)


  • Thursday, April 23 – Fairbanks (410 Merhar Ave.)
  • Sunday, April 26 – Fairbanks (3627 Airport Way)

Far North

  • Friday, April 24 – Barrow (1230 Agvik St.)


  • Saturday, April 25 – Juneau (3637 Airport Way)
  • Monday, April 27 – Ketchikan (2417 Tongass Ave.)
  • Wednesday, April 29 – Sitka (208-A Lake St.)
In addition to customer appreciation events across the state, GCI is continuing its commitment to wireless customers around Alaska with plans to turn up 4G LTE speeds in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, on the Kenai Peninsula and in Ketchikan within the next month. GCI operates the largest wireless network in Alaska, serving more than 200 communities statewide and offering the fastest 4G LTE data speeds.

More information about GCI, its retail locations and its services can be found at www.GCI.com.

About GCI

GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which customers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,300 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.

Lexie Mizeras, GCI
907-868-6880, lmizeras@gci.com