BellSouth Offers Residential Customers More Ways to Save With BellSouth Answers(R)

New Customers get up to $300 in cash, Visa(R) Gift cards or gas gift cards

Jul 06, 2006, 01:00 ET from BellSouth Corporation

    ATLANTA, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth (NYSE:   BLS) today announced
 the launch of its most aggressive BellSouth Answers(R) promotion. BellSouth
 is known for providing customers with a variety of options for how to
 bundle communications and entertainment services. Now, the company will
 offer customers the choice of how they wish to receive their rewards --
 offering up to $300 in cash, Visa(R) Gift cards(*), or gas gift cards to
 new residential customers of BellSouth(R) FastAccess(R) DSL, DIRECTV(R)
 service, BellSouth(R) Unlimited long distance and Cingular Wireless(R).(1)
 To qualify for this promotion, customers must sign up for services by
 December 31, 2006.
     BellSouth Answers(R) enables customers to personalize communications
 and entertainment bundles by combining local, long distance, Cingular
 Wireless, high-speed Internet and digital television services. Customers
 can customize a bundle with combined savings of $240 a year guaranteed,
 depending on the services selected.(2)
     In addition to the ongoing guaranteed savings offered by BellSouth, new
 subscribers to the following service(s) will receive:
      - $125 cash back for DIRECTV(R) service with new BellSouth(R)
        FastAccess(R) DSL service(3)
      - $75 cash back for BellSouth(R) FastAccess(R) DSL service(4)
      - $75 cash back for each Cingular(R) Wireless plan(5)
      - $25 cash back for BellSouth(R) Unlimited long distance(6)
     "The fact that more than five million customers look to BellSouth to
 bundle all of their communications and entertainment services illustrates
 that our BellSouth Answers(R) bundles are a true grand slam -- we can
 package wireless services unlike offerings by cable providers," said Joey
 Schultz, vice president, marketing - BellSouth Retail Markets. "With the
 launch of this new promotion, we are continuing our commitment to providing
 customers with increased value as they design bundles that enhance their
     BellSouth's bundles provide greater flexibility and overall increased
 savings to consumers on their monthly communications and entertainment
 services. BellSouth Answers(R) enables consumers to select the
 communications and entertainment services they need and save up to $10 a
 month on each of their wireless and digital television services.
     BellSouth Answers(R) bundles vary in cost depending on the services
 selected by the consumer with bundles starting as low as $25 per month for
 local and long distance service, exclusive of taxes, per minute long
 distance charges and other charges. Customers interested in signing up for
 a BellSouth Answers(R) bundle can learn more or subscribe by calling
 1-866-254-9339 or by visiting the BellSouth Web page at A dedicated BellSouth representative can help
 customers customize the right services for their family at the best
 possible price.
     About BellSouth Corporation
     BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 500 communications company
 headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth has joint control and 40
 percent ownership of Cingular Wireless, the nation's largest wireless voice
 and data provider with 55.8 million customers.
     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 print and online directory advertising through The Real Yellow
 Pages(R) and YELLOWPAGES.COM(TM) from BellSouth.
     BellSouth believes that diversity and fostering an inclusive
 environment are critical in maintaining a competitive advantage in today's
 global marketplace. More information about BellSouth can be found at
     (1) Customer must order the new service(s) by 12/31/06 and activate the
         service(s) within 90 days.  Customers must be active subscribers to
         the service(s) at the time of redemption.
     (2) Savings is based on Ultimate Answers Bundle with Complete Choice,
         Unlimited long distance, Cingular Wireless, and DIRECTV service.
         Savings will depend upon services purchased.  Other conditions apply.
     (3) DIRECTV(R) service and BellSouth(R) FastAccess(R) DSL must be ordered
         during the promotion period, but not necessarily on the same order.
         Customers must be new to FastAccess DSL and subscribe to FastAccess(R)
         DSL Ultra or higher speeds. Customers must also be new subscribers to
         a $44.99 or higher DIRECTV(R) service plan
     (4) Includes BellSouth(R) FastAccess(R) DSL Ultra and higher speeds.
     (5) Qualifying Cingular(R) Wireless plans require combined billing on a
         BellSouth phone bill.  Prepaid plans are excluded from this promotion.
     (6) Long Distance promotion includes all domestic unlimited plans.
     * Customers can choose a reward -- either cash back or Visa Gift card.
       Visa Gift card Offers:  $25 with purchase of a domestic Unlimited Long
       Distance plan; $75 with purchase of FastAccess DSL (Ultra or Xtreme);
       $75 with purchase of Cingular Wireless plan (2-year agreement required);
       $125 with purchase of DIRECTV plan ($44.99 or higher) from BellSouth
       when also purchasing FastAccess DSL (Ultra or Xtreme). Must be new
       customer to qualifying services.  Offer redemption required at or call 1-800-706-5734 within 90 days of
       purchased service(s).  Check and Visa Gift cards will be sent 4-6 weeks
       to eligible customers who retain qualifying service(s).  Offer ends
       12/31/06. Other conditions apply.
       These Visa Gift cards are issued by Manufacturers and Traders Trust
       Company pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Funds do not expire,
       but fees may apply against unused card balance. Card activation required
       within 90 days of issuance. See Cardholder Agreement for more details.
       Visa Gift cards are accepted wherever Visa debit cards are accepted.
       Advertised services not available in all areas. Long distance provided
       by BellSouth Long Distance, Inc. DIRECTV service provided by DIRECTV and
       is subject to credit approval.  All offers may be modified or
       discontinued at any time without notice. All trademarks contained herein
       are the property of their respective owners.  C2006 BellSouth

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