SBC Communications Announces $19.95 SBC Yahoo! DSL When Ordered Online

The Best Deal in DSL Just Got Better

San Antonio, Texas, March 1, 2005

The most convenient way to order SBC Yahoo! DSL just became the cheapest.

For the next 31 days, new residential subscribers to SBC Yahoo! DSL Express service who order online through or will receive 12 months of the popular high-speed Internet access service for only $19.95 a month. The price —lower than any other similar offers by leading U.S. providers — requires only a one-year term commitment and SBC local phone service.

Customers who do not order over the Web can receive SBC Yahoo! DSL Express for $19.95 a month when they commit to a one-year term and subscribe to the popular SBC unlimited local and long distance calling plan, All Distance, for $48.95 a month.

The move is the first of many such online initiatives to come, to encourage customers to order SBC products and services and take care of their other communications and entertainment needs over the Web. Current and new customers visiting can learn about the latest products, order services, view and pay their bill online with SBC eBill or manage their account through MySBC, check on the status of orders, or get technical assistance — such as repairs — with their products and services.

" never closes, and that 24/7 access is a tremendous benefit to consumers with busy lives. Ordering on our web site has always been the most convenient way to take care of business — and now it's the cheapest way to buy SBC Yahoo! DSL," said Scott Helbing, senior vice president, SBC consumer marketing.

The promotion offers SBC Yahoo! DSL Express service with speeds of up to 1.5 megabits per second (Mbps) for $19.95 a month (other monthly charges apply) when ordered online. Customers who crave more speed can get the super-fast SBC Yahoo! DSL Pro service with speeds of up to 3 Mbps for just $29.99 a month (other monthly charges apply) when ordered online. Both offers include a $99 instant credit toward a $149 SBC Yahoo! DSL Wireless Home Networking kit, a $179 laptop home networking bundle or a $99 DSL modem.

"Our move to further encourage customers to do business with us over the Web is an obvious win-win," said Helbing. "Customers like the convenience of an always-open virtual store, and they're going to love the great new features we're introducing. For SBC companies, we're lowering our cost of doing business while increasing customer satisfaction — giving us an online edge."

The offers follow a recent SBC announcement that SBC FreedomLink Wi-Fi service will be available for just $1.99 a month for SBC Yahoo! DSL customers. As part of an introductory offer, customers who sign up for SBC Yahoo! DSL will be able to use the FreedomLink service at no charge until May 31, 2005. FreedomLink service enables DSL subscribers to enjoy a wireless broadband experience at more than 6,000 locations nationwide, including hotels, airports, convention centers, coffee shops, restaurants and business centers. FreedomLink memberships are also available for non-SBC Yahoo! DSL subscribers for $19.95 a month.

With more than 5.1 million DSL lines in service, SBC companies are the nation's largest DSL provider.

For more information on SBC Yahoo! DSL offers visit or call 866-SBC-YAHOO.

SBC Communications Inc. 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 49.1 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

You 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.

$19.95 promotional pricing for SBC Yahoo! DSL Express and $29.99 promotional pricing for SBC Yahoo! DSL Pro available for new residential DSL customers. Offer only valid for orders placed online at or through the Yahoo! online web affiliate channel, or if you qualify as an ALL DISTANCE® customer through the SBC sales channel; other third party channels excluded. Static IP products not included. Order for SBC Yahoo! DSL must be placed between 03/01/05 and 03/31/05. Offer not valid with any other SBC Yahoo! DSL promotion. SBC local service and one year term required. $200 early termination fee. At end of term, then-current monthly rate applies. If an ALL DISTANCE®-qualified customer cancels ALL DISTANCE® during the term, you will revert to the applicable term rate for DSL service. $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. Maximum speed achieved depends on customer location. Acceptance of Terms of Service required. Taxes and additional fees & surcharges extra. Other restrictions apply.

Additional terms and conditions apply for SBC ALL DISTANCE®. For residential customer non-business use only. Long distance service provided by SBC Long Distance. Availability and terms can change. Excludes calling card calls, taxes, fees, universal service fees, subscriber line charge and installation charges. National ConnectionsSM: Unlimited domestic, direct-dialed long distance requires subscription to SBC Total Connections or to SBC local service, Caller ID, two custom calling features and voice mail. If voice mail is not available, then pick three custom calling features with Caller ID. For Caller ID, some call information may be blocked or unavailable; display equipment required. If the National ConnectionsSM plan is used for non-residential purposes or if qualifying services are removed from the account, customers will be moved to a higher-priced, per-minute long distance plan.

FreedomLink Promotion: Connections available at FreedomLink Hot Spots only. Roaming locations are not available. An 802.11 b/g enabled device is required for Wi-Fi access. Offer will expire on May 31, 2005. Promotion and any session may not be extended beyond the previously stated time. Users must register and receive a SBC Yahoo! DSL User ID and Password before signing onto the FreedomLink network. Also, before starting a session, users must review the Terms & Conditions and indicate their acceptance by clicking on the 'I Accept' button. Connections will be limited to the Master Account for SBC Yahoo! DSL subscribers. Subject to change without notice. Service is not available in all areas.

$19.95 monthly pricing requires one-year term commitment. $100 early termination fee applies. Users must pay all service and usage charges incurred prior to termination. At the end of term commitment, service will continue on a monthly basis at current rates. Roaming available at participating locations. For Basic Membership customers, roaming surcharges apply. In addition to FreedomLink Terms and Conditions, acceptance of Membership Agreement is required. All charges will be billed to your credit card.

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, FreedomLink, the FreedomLink 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. © 2005 SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P All rights reserved.

FreedomLinkSM public wireless high-speed Internet access is provided by SBC Internet Services. All rights reserved.