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MILWAUKEE, April 27, 2004 – Extending its leadership in delivering the most choices and best value in broadband Internet service, SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC) today announced the return of its most popular promotional pricing for SBC Yahoo! DSL: $26.95 a month when ordered online or through retail outlets. (Other monthly charges apply; see below.)
The offer was first introduced in October 2003 on a limited basis and has also been available for customers who subscribe to SBC Total Connections, a premium SBC bundle which includes local and long distance services, call management features and wireless service.
Now, the new price promotion is also available to any new residential SBC customer who orders online at sbc.com, or at any of the more than 2,000 retail outlets where SBC Yahoo! DSL service is offered.
Additionally, to simplify choices for customers and make it even more convenient for them to personalize their SBC Yahoo! DSL service, SBC Internet Services now offers two levels of speed offerings, designed to meet customers’ bandwidth and budget needs. Customers can choose from:
· SBC Yahoo! DSL Express: Offered for as low as $26.95 a month, the standard SBC Yahoo! DSL service, with speeds of 384 Kbps – 1.5 Mbps x 128 Kbps, provides plenty of capacity for activities like surfing the Web, sending e-mail messages and online shopping.
· SBC Yahoo! DSL Pro: Starting as low as $36.99 a month, this new flagship package delivers up to twice the bandwidth with 1.5 – 3.0 Mbps x 384 – 416 Kbps. (Other monthly charges apply; see below.) It’s ideal for downloading music, streaming video, playing online games, and sending and receiving large files.
“With simplified packages, great promotional pricing and speeds of up to 3.0 Mbps, SBC Yahoo! DSL subscribers can do more, even faster than before, and save money while they’re at it,” said Ray Wilkins, group president, SBC marketing and sales. “Our leadership in delivering innovative DSL Internet offers, value pricing and more choices is the cornerstone of our success as the nation’s largest DSL provider.”
In addition to the multiple speed offerings, ongoing enhancements to SBC Yahoo! DSL deliver personalized content for home and business users, powerful communications tools, industry-leading safety and security features and a comprehensive parental controls and content filtering package. To learn more about SBC Yahoo! DSL, customers can visit www.sbc.com/sbcyahoo or call 1-866-SBC-YAHOO.
Customers will also be charged a monthly FUSF (Federal Universal Service Fund) cost recovery fee to help cover charges from our data transport supplier pursuant to state and federal telecom regulations. This fee is not a tax or government required charge.
$26.95 and $36.99 monthly pricing available for new online orders or if purchased as part of a SBC Total Connections bundle. SBC local service and one year term required. $200 early termination fee. At the end of term, then-current rate applies. $150-$200 additional charge if technician install is required or desired. The equipment charge will appear on the first bill along with any corresponding and offsetting instant credits. Laptop users and some desktop users may need to purchase an Ethernet card. Billing begins on service activation date. Service not available in all areas. Subject to change without notice. Acceptance of Terms of Service required. Taxes and additional fees extra. Other restrictions apply.
SBC Yahoo! DSL is an information service that combines DSL transport, Internet access and applications from SBC Internet Services, with customized content, services, and applications from Yahoo! Inc. Yahoo!, the Yahoo! logos and other product and service names are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. SBC, the SBC logo and other product names are trademarks of SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. All other brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. © 2004 SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. and Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.
SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC) is a Fortune 50 company whose subsidiaries, operating under the SBC brand, provide a full range of voice, data, networking, e-business, directory publishing and advertising, and related services to businesses, consumers and other telecommunications providers. SBC holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which serves more than 24 million wireless customers. SBC companies provide high-speed DSL Internet access lines to more American consumers than any other provider and are among the nation’s leading providers of Internet services. SBC companies also now offer satellite TV service. Additional information about SBC and SBC products and services is available at www.sbc.com.