New AT&T Offers Consumers $12.99 Online Promotion for High Speed Internet
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San Antonio, Texas, February 3, 2006, SAN ANTONIO , Feb. 3, 2006 — AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced a new online promotion for its residential high speed Internet service designed to encourage dial-up and cable customers to switch and to attract first-time Internet users to choose broadband.
Beginning Feb. 3, new residential customers who order online through www.TheNewATT.com can purchase AT&T Yahoo!® High Speed Internet beginning at only $12.99 a month (other monthly charges apply) — the best price offered today by any cable or telecommunications company.
The new $12.99 price point for AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Express (384Kbps up to 1.5Mbps) and the new $17.99 price point (other monthly charges apply) for AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Pro (1.5Mbps up to 3.0Mbps) are available with a 12-month term commitment, extending the savings and offering unmatched value for new residential subscribers who order service online.
“This is an incredible value that will help even more consumers experience and enjoy the digital lifestyle,” said Scott Helbing, chief marketing officer, AT&T Consumer. “Our AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet service, combined with our national AT&T Wi-Fi network, gives consumers unsurpassed broadband connectivity at home, or on-the-go, to their communications and entertainment services.”
AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet customers receive a leading combination of broadband access, services and content that provides a unique high speed Internet experience. AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet members receive features such as virtually unlimited e-mail storage; a master account, 10 subaccounts, each with 2GB of storage space; unlimited photo storage; instant messaging with webcam capabilities and commercial-free Internet radio.
Also available to new members is the AT&T Yahoo! Online Protection that offers a suite of powerful safety and security tools, including anti-spy, anti-virus, pop-up blocker, parental controls and anti-spam features conveniently integrated into one platform.
The online offer for either Express (speeds of up to 1.5Mbps) or Pro (with speeds of up to 3Mbps) services include a $49.99 mail-in rebate toward a $79.99 AT&T Wireless Gateway or a $49.99 high speed Internet modem. The online offer is available in the company’s traditional 13-state service area, where high speed Internet service is available. States include: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, California, Nevada and Connecticut.
Residential high speed Internet customers can also enjoy their service on-the-go with a subscription to AT&T’s Wi-Fi service, which provides a wireless broadband experience at more than 10,000 locations nationwide, including hotels, airports, convention centers, coffee shops, restaurants and business centers.
With 7 million DSL high speed Internet lines in service, the new AT&T is the nation’s largest DSL high speed Internet provider. Over the last four quarters, the new AT&T has added more than 1.8 million DSL high speed Internet lines; and in the last two years, more new broadband subscribers than any other U.S. cable or DSL provider. For more information, visit www.TheNewATT.com.
About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world’s largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 54 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.TheNewATT.com.
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