SBC Communications Breaks New Ground for Consumers with Residential DSL for $14.95 When Ordered Online
Consumers get online advantage when they visit sbc.com
San Antonio, Texas, June 1, 2005
Continuing its tradition of industry leadership in broadband, SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC) today announced even more compelling values for residential customers who order SBC Yahoo! DSL over the Web, further driving the adoption of high-speed Internet access and giving cable Internet subscribers an even stronger reason to switch.
The limited-time-only price is now $14.95 a month (other monthly charges apply) with a 12-month term for new residential subscribers who order SBC Yahoo! DSL Express (384Kbps —1.5 Mbps) service online through www.sbc.com/sbcyahoo. The SBC Yahoo! DSL Pro (1.5Mbps — 3.0Mbps) service is available for those consumers who crave even more speed for only $24.99 a month for 12 months if they order online (other monthly charges apply).
The move is the latest SBC initiative designed to encourage customers to order SBC products and services online, as well as learn about new products and offers, view and pay their bill, manage their account and request service repairs over the Web.
"When consumers do the math, they'll quickly realize that our latest online offer for SBC Yahoo! DSL is the best value on the market," said Scott Helbing, senior vice president-SBC Consumer Marketing. "We're giving consumers great prices, choices and convenience at our always-open online store, not just for DSL but for our growing portfolio of communications and entertainment services."
The online residential customer offers for either SBC Yahoo! DSL Express (speeds of up to 1.5Mbps) or SBC Yahoo! DSL Pro service (with speeds of up to 3Mbps) 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.
"The online advantage we're giving consumers also benefits us," Helbing said. "Web transactions allow us to lower our cost of doing business. Plus we improve customer satisfaction because a growing number of consumers want the convenience of always-available self-service over the Web. And most important, we grow our business because we can offer consumers the values that motivate them to switch from cable Internet or upgrade from dial Internet access," Helbing said.
SBC Yahoo! DSL customers can also enjoy their service on the go with a subscription to SBC FreedomLink Wi-Fi service, which gives them a wireless broadband experience at more than 8,000 locations nationwide, including hotels, airports, convention centers, coffee shops, restaurants and business centers.
With more than 5.6 million DSL lines in service, the SBC family of companies is the nation's largest DSL provider.
For more information on SBC Yahoo! DSL offers visit www.sbc.yahoo.com 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 50.4 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 offer satellite TV service. Additional information about SBC and SBC products and services is available at www.sbc.com.
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.
$14.95 promotional pricing available for new SBC Yahoo! DSL residential customers who purchase the DSL Express service. SBC Yahoo! Pro service available for $24.99 promotional price for residential new Pro service customers. Offers valid only for new orders placed online at www.sbc.com or www.sbc.com/sbcyahoo; other third-party channels excluded. Static IP products not included. This online price is a limited time offer. 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. $150 — $200 additional charge if technician install is required or desired. Equipment charges 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 and surcharges 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. © 2005 SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P All rights reserved.
FreedomLinkSM public wireless high-speed Internet access is provided by SBC Internet Services. Connections available at FreedomLink Hot Spots and partnering locations. An 802.11 b/g enabled device is required for Wi-Fi access. All rights reserved.