Cincinnati Bell offering calls from Santa

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Bell's "Santa Calls" program is back by popular demand.

Users can schedule a free phone call from Santa customized with their child's name and choose one of four holiday messages.

Since its launch in 2006, more than 400,000 Santa Calls have been placed. Calls from Santa are powered by OneCommand and are free of charge. Users can schedule a call online or from a smartphone to any home or mobile phone number with a 513, 859, 937, or 812 area code. Santa begins his message after the recipient says "Hello" with the chosen holiday message. For recipients who have Caller ID service, the call appears as though it's coming straight from the North Pole.

"This is a great holiday program we enjoy providing every year for the community," says Jane Weiler, senior interactive marketing manager at Cincinnati Bell. "The look on children's faces when they receive a call from Santa is priceless and we're happy to be able to add to their excitement during the holidays."

To schedule a call from Santa, visit online or from a smartphone. Calls must be scheduled by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2011 and no calls can be delivered after 9 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2011.

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