ATLANTA, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth (NYSE: BLS) today announced two new long distance promotions: 100 free domestic long distance minutes per month for the first three months when residential customers sign up for a BellSouth(R) Long Distance Nickel(1) plan, and no monthly recurring charge for the first six months for new subscribers to the BellSouth(R) Long Distance Dollar(2) plan. In addition, BellSouth is extending both its $25 Cash Back promotion for customers signing up for any domestic BellSouth(R) Unlimited long distance calling plan(3) and its "World on Sale" promotion for BellSouth(R) International Advantage at Home plans(4) offering significant discounts to more than 200 countries. "BellSouth wants to get the new year off to a good start for customers by offering new promotions for the Nickel and Dollar long distance plans," said Paulino R. Barros Jr., BellSouth vice president - Product Development and Management. At the same time, we want to continue our positive customer momentum from last year when we grew to six million long distance customers," continued Barros. "We're helping to do that by extending our popular Unlimited and 'World on Sale' promotions. Our domestic plans and international calling plans offer some of the best rates in the industry, and BellSouth Long Distance provides convenient options customers prefer." Below is a sampling of the BellSouth Long Distance "World on Sale" International Advantage promotional rates: Country Rate Per Minute Promo Rate Per Minute Bahamas 24 cents 15 cents Brazil 14 cents 10 cents Chile 19 cents 5 cents Colombia 15 cents 10 cents Dominican Republic 18 cents 12 cents Germany 12 cents 5 cents Guatemala 26 cents 17 cents Honduras 40 cents 30 cents India 28 cents 19 cents Italy 12 cents 5 cents Jamaica 37 cents 17 cents Mexico 10 cents 8 cents Nicaragua 36 cents 29 cents Philippines 17 cents 15 cents South Korea 8 cents 5 cents Spain 12 cents 5 cents Trinidad & Tobago 33 cents 25 cents United Kingdom 8 cents 5 cents Venezuela 18 cents 12 cents "World on Sale" International Advantage discount rates to other countries, including Canada at just 4 cents per minute, are available. Discounted rates apply until June 30, 2005. To be eligible for Nickel and Dollar promotions, customers must be new BellSouth Long Distance subscribers. For the $25 Cash Back Unlimited promotion, customers can be either new BellSouth Long Distance subscribers or current subscribers who have not yet signed up for an Unlimited plan. To be eligible for the "World on Sale" promotion, customers must be new subscribers to a BellSouth International Advantage at Home plan. To qualify for the $25 Cash Back Unlimited, Nickel plan and Dollar plan promotions, customers must respond by April 30, 2005. Customers must sign up for the "World on Sale" promotion by March 31, 2005. BellSouth Long Distance plans are part of the company's popular BellSouth Answers(R) bundles, which offer local calling plans, long distance, Internet, Cingular wireless and DirecTV(R) services. Customers can choose the bundle of services they need, which offer a combined savings of up to $500 a year, depending on the services selected(5). To order BellSouth Long Distance, visit http://www.bellsouthcorp.com/longdistance or call 1-866-208-7364. Spanish-speaking customer service representatives are available at 1-888-494-8087. For more news and information, visit http://www.bellsouthcorp.com/longdistancenews . About BellSouth Corporation BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 100 communications company headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and a parent company of Cingular Wireless, the nation's largest wireless voice and data provider. Backed by award winning customer service, BellSouth offers the most comprehensive and innovative package of voice and data services available in the market. Through BellSouth Answers(R), residential and small business customers can bundle their local and long distance service with dial-up and high speed DSL Internet access, satellite television and Cingular(R) Wireless service. For businesses, BellSouth provides secure, reliable local and long distance voice and data networking solutions. BellSouth also offers online and directory advertising through BellSouth(R) RealPages.com(R) and The Real Yellow Pages(R). More information about BellSouth can be found at www.bellsouth.com . (1) Eligible Nickel plans include: -- BellSouth(R) Nickel Plan ($4.95 monthly charge and 5 cents per domestic direct dialed minute after first 100 minutes during the first three months and 5 cents per domestic direct dialed minute after the first three months) -- BellSouth(R) Nickel Value Plan ($3.95 monthly charge, 5 cents per domestic direct dialed minute after first 100 minutes during the first three months and 5 cents per domestic direct dialed minute after the first three months, requires BellSouth Answers(R) bundle) Terms and restrictions apply. (2) BellSouth(R) Dollar Plan ($1.00 monthly charge after the first six months and 10 cents per minute for both in-state and out-of-state domestic direct dialed calls) Terms and restrictions apply. (3) Eligible plans for "Unlimited" promotion are: -- BellSouth(R) Unlimited Plan (requires Complete Choice) -- BellSouth(R) Unlimited Multi-Line Plan (requires Complete Choice for multi-line) -- BellSouth(R) Basic Unlimited Plan (requires qualified residential local line) -- BellSouth(R) Basic Unlimited Value Plan (requires qualified residential local line and one or more features) Terms and restrictions apply. (4) Eligible plans for the "World on Sale" International Advantage promotion are: -- BellSouth(R) International Advantage at Home Plan (includes a $2.95 monthly charge and per minute rates that vary by country and will revert to their regular per minute rates after June 30, 2005) -- BellSouth(R) International Advantage at Home Value Plan (includes a $2.95 monthly charge and per minute rates that vary by country and will revert to their regular per minute rates after June 30, 2005, requires BellSouth Answers(R) bundle) Terms and restrictions apply. (5) Customers can save up to $500 per year by subscribing to BellSouth(R) Complete Choice(R) plan, BellSouth(R) Unlimited Long Distance plan, BellSouth Internet services, Cingular(R) Wireless (350 anytime minutes; 5,000 night and weekend minutes) and DirecTV(R). Wireless and Internet services are available where facilities permit. Savings compare Complete Choice plan vs. regional average price for local service and five most popular features plus additional product savings. Pricing and savings vary by state. Taxes, fees and other charges, including Universal Service Fund, apply. A Carrier Cost Recovery Fee of 99 cents applies to the BellSouth Nickel, Dollar and international plans. This charge is not a fee or tax mandated by any government. Long distance services are provided by BellSouth Long Distance, Inc.
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