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 lives." 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 http://www.bellsouth.com. 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 http://www.bellsouth.com. (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 www.bellsouth.com/reward 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 Corporation.
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