SBC Communications Offers Relief for Consumers Fed Up with Pricey Cable TV Bills

Consumers Who Cut the Cable Cord Are Rewarded with Three Free Months of SBC | Dish Network Satellite TV Service

San Antonio, Texas, June 7, 2005

SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC) today announced a new promotion designed to turn up the heat on cable competitors by offering three free months of SBC | DISH Network satellite TV service to qualified residential customers who cut the cable cord and convert.

Eligible customers who order SBC | DISH Network America's Top 120, America's Top 180 or America's Everything Package receive the service free for three months when they switch from their cable provider. The offer is also available on equivalent Spanish-language programming packages. In addition, new subscribers who switch from cable can add three free months of HBO and Showtime Unlimited as part of the promotion. To qualify, consumers must provide a recent cable bill.

"Consumers want new choices and better values for their entertainment services, especially as the price of monthly cable TV service continues to increase," said Scott Helbing, senior vice president, SBC Consumer Marketing. "With this promotion, we're confident that consumers who are fed up with their monthly cable TV bills will take a look. Once they do the math, it's an easy choice."

Independent surveys show that consumer nationwide spending on cable TV service has increased more than 40 percent in the last five years, far outpacing the rate of inflation.1

In addition to the SBC | DISH Network promotion, consumers have the option of adding other SBC products and services to their entertainment package for added value and savings. For example, customers can add unlimited local and domestic long distance calling with ALL DISTANCE Select for $39.99 a month ($39.95 in California) and SBC Yahoo! DSL for $14.95 a month when these services are ordered online at www.sbc.com. Similar packages from the local cable provider would cost an average of more than $150 a month.

SBC consumers also have the option of bundling Cingular Wireless service at a discount; most cable companies do not provide wireless service.

"Customers will find the breadth and value of our bundles difficult to match," Helbing said. "And with three free months of all-digital satellite TV service in the mix, consumers will be hard-pressed to turn up better savings."

The SBC | DISH Network promotional offer is available to customers who place new orders for digital satellite TV service before Sept. 30, 2005 and provide current cable television bills. For additional information, full terms and conditions, consumers can visit www.sbc.com/news_room.

1J.D. Power and Associates 2003 Residential Cable/Satellite TV Customer Satisfaction Study; Federal Communications Commission Cable Competition Report January 2004.

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.

SBC | DISH Network — Three Free Months Offer: Offer ends 9/30/05. To be eligible, customers must have current cable TV subscription and must otherwise be qualified for and switch to SBC | DISH Network service. Within 30 days of activation of SBC | DISH Network service, qualified subscribers must send a current cable TV bill for service at the same address as the SBC | DISH Network activation site to: SBC Dept. 1250, P.O. Box 1250, Milan, IL, 61264-1250. Within approximately 4-6 weeks of receipt of cable TV bill, qualified subscribers will receive three successive bill credits based on the program package purchased on the SBC | DISH Network section of their telephone bill. Each bill credit is equal to the presently advertised rate for the programming package purchased including: America's Top 120, America's Top 180, America's "Everything" Pak, DISH Latino Dos, DISH Latino Max, Latino "Everything" Pak programming packages. Premium service charges, taxes and surcharges not included. Subscribers who cancel their SBC | DISH Network service before the application of any or all of the bill credits will not be entitled to any further bill credits or other sums under this offer. $42.99 offer is for America's Top 120 and price assumes continuous connection to customer's phone line for any dual tuner receiver and excludes complex installation, if necessary, and applicable state and local taxes. $19.99 activation fee applies. First receiver fee included in the programming package price. There is a $5 per-month rental fee for each receiver beyond the first. $4.99 per-month Additional Outlet Programming Access Fee applies for second tuner in any dual-tuner receiver but is waived if receiver is continuously connected to customer's same land-based home phone line each month. SBC DISH Network confirmation process is sole method of determining required connection. Limit 4 tuners per account; dual tuner receivers count as two tuners; no additional or alternative tuners/receivers may be available after initial installation. Limit 1 DVR per account. $4.98 DISH Network DVR fee applies for each DISH Player-DVR receiver. $19.99 lease upgrade fee may apply to the DVR. One offer per household. For residential first-time customers of DISH Network programming. Offer, where available, is for single detached dwellings only and ends 8/30/05. $4 per-month discount applies to SBC Connections(sm) customers. All equipment is leased and must be returned within 15 days of service cancellation, suspension or disconnection to avoid Unreturned Equipment Charges. Prices, discounts, packages and programming subject to change without notice. Requires credit approval, valid credit card, SBC local service and combined bill. If equipment is not returned within 15 days, Unreturned Equipment Charges, and all other charges on SBC local telephone bill, will be charged to customer's credit card on date SBC local telephone bill payment is due. All services subject to Terms and Conditions of the SBC DISH Network Digital Home Advantage Agreement and SBC DISH Network Residential Customer Agreement, which are provided at time of installation and are also available at sbc.com/sbcdishnetwork or upon request. Certain local or international channels may require an additional dish antenna or a SuperDISH antenna, installed free of any charges at time of initial installation. Local channels by satellite are only available to customers who reside in the specified local Designated Market Area (DMA). Cities subject to change without notice. SBC DISH Network is a co-branded service provided by SBC Home Entertainment and EchoStar Satellite L. L. C. Programming provided by EchoStar Satellite L.L.C.; equipment and other services provided by SBC Home Entertainment. SBC, the SBC logo and other product and service names are the trademarks and/or service marks of SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. and/or its affiliates. DISH Network, the DISH Network logo and other product and service names are the trademarks and/or service marks of EchoStar Satellite L.L.C..© 2005 SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. All rights reserved.

HBO and Showtime Three Free Months Offer: Offer ends 7/31/05. Customers who purchase HBO and Showtime will receive credits for the value of HBO and Showtime for three months (3 months free). After the 3-month promotional period, the then-current programming price will apply. Adjustments are non-refundable. Subscribers who cancel their service before the application of any or all of the bill credits will not be entitled to any further credits or sums under this offer. HBO® is a service mark of Home Box Office, Inc. © 2005 Showtime Networks Inc. All rights reserved. SHOWTIME and related marks are trademarks of Showtime Networks, Inc., a Viacom Company

One reward available for America's Top 120 ($42.99) or DISH Latino Dos ($39.99) purchased with HBO & Showtime ($22.99 or less). Two rewards available for America's Top 180 ($52.99) or DISH Latino Max ($49.99) purchased with HBO & Showtime ($22.99 or less). Two rewards available to America's "Everything" Pak and Latino "Everything" Pak purchases as well. Customers ordering HBO & Showtime will also receive both services free for 3 months when signing up for qualifying programming (America's Top 60/DISH Latino or above).

SBC I DISH Network (East): Monthly CT gross earnings tax reimbursement charge applies to recover 5% tax imposed by CT on provision of satellite TV services. This charge is not a tax or other governmentally imposed fee on the consumer. SBC | DISH Network — Three Free Months Offer: Offer ends 9/30/05. To be eligible, customers must have current cable TV subscription and must otherwise be qualified for and switch to SBC | DISH Network service. Within 30 days of activation of SBC | DISH Network service, qualified subscribers must send a current cable TV bill for service at the same address as the SBC | DISH Network activation site to: SBC Dept. 1250, P.O. Box 1250, Milan, IL, 61264-1250. Within approximately 4-6 weeks of receipt of cable TV bill, qualified subscribers will receive three successive bill credits based on the program package purchased on the SBC | DISH Network section of their telephone bill. Each bill credit is equal to the presently advertised rate for the programming package purchased including: America's Top 120, America's Top 180, America's "Everything" Pak, DISH Latino Dos, DISH Latino Max, Latino "Everything" Pak programming packages. Premium service charges, taxes and surcharges not included. Subscribers who cancel their SBC | DISH Network service before the application of any or all of the bill credits will not be entitled to any further bill credits or other sums under this offer. $42.99 offer is for America's Top 120 and price assumes continuous connection to customer's phone line for any dual-tuner receiver and excludes complex installation, if necessary; applicable state and local taxes. $19.99 activation fee also applies. Rental fee of first receiver included in programming package price. $5-per-month rental fee applies for each receiver beyond the first. $4.99-per-month Additional Outlet Programming Access Fee applies for second tuner in any dual-tuner receiver, but it is waived if receiver is continuously connected to customer's same land-based home phone line each month. SBC DISH Network confirmation process is sole method of determining required connection. Limit four tuners per account; dual-tuner receivers count as two tuners; no additional or alternative tuners/receivers may be available after initial installation. Digital Video Recorder (DVR) available with a monthly $4.98 DISH Network DVR Service Fee; limit 1 DVR per account. $19.99 lease upgrade fee may apply to the DVR. One offer per household. For residential or home office first-time customers of DISH Network programming. This promotional offer, where available, is for single-family detached dwellings only and ends 8/30/05. . $4-per-month discount applies to All Distance® customers with a qualifying package purchasing America's Top 120 or DISH Latino Dos programming package or higher. All Distance customers with SBC Yahoo! DSL service purchasing America's Top 120 or DISH Latino Dos programming package or higher will receive $6 per month discount. Discounts cannot be combined. All Distance customers are those who presubscribe to local and in-state toll service from SBC Connecticut and out-of-state long distance service from SBC Long Distance East. Local channels by satellite are only available to customers who reside in the specified local Designated Market Area (DMA). Certain local or international channels may require an additional DISH antenna or a SuperDISH antenna, installed free of any charges at time of initial installation. All equipment is leased and must be returned within 15 days of service cancellation, suspension or disconnection to avoid Unreturned Equipment Charges. Prices, discounts, packages and programming subject to change without notice. Requires credit approval, valid credit card, SBC local service and combined bill. If equipment is not returned within 15 days, Unreturned Equipment Charges, and all other charges on SBC local telephone bill, will be charged to customer's credit card on date SBC local telephone bill payment is due. All services subject to Terms and Conditions of the SBC DISH Network Digital Home Advantage Agreement and SBC DISH Network Residential Customer Agreement, which are provided at time of installation and are also available at sbc.com/sbcdishnetwork or upon request. SBC DISH Network is a co-branded service provided by SBC Home Entertainment and EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. Programming provided by EchoStar Satellite L.L.C.; equipment and other services provided by SBC Home Entertainment. DISH Network, the DISH Network logo and other product and service names are the trademarks and/or service marks of EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. SBC, the SBC logos and other product names are trademarks and/or service marks of SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. © 2005 SBC Knowledge Ventures, L.P. All rights reserved.

$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 customers. Offers valid only for orders placed online at www.sbc.com or http://promo.yahoo.com/sbc/; 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.

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