In a recent brief titled, "MSN 8 And SBC Yahoo Will Dent AOL" (Oct. 25, 2002), Forrester Research cited SBC Yahoo! DSL and Dial, offered by SBC - Ameritech and Yahoo! as leading Internet services with strong current offerings and go to market strategy. The findings were based on evaluations of SBC Yahoo! DSL and Dial.
On a five point scale, SBC Yahoo! DSL and Dial services scored 4.3 compared to 3.8 and 2.9 scores for the other Internet services Forrester evaluated. SBC Yahoo! earned strong marks for broadband content, parental controls, ease-of-use and the ability to personalize the content pages.
According to Forrester's report, SBC and Yahoo!'s "superior product and broadband offering will dent the market leader's user base."
SBC Yahoo! DSL, a built-for-broadband Internet service, earned a 5.0 for its broadband content, with Forrester noting that it is "well integrated into the experience." With SBC Yahoo! DSL, broadband content is brought to the forefront, making it easier for subscribers to find enjoy content such as video news stories, movie trailers and music videos.
SBC Yahoo! DSL and Dial also feature new levels of personalization and ease-of-use. SBC Yahoo! DSL and Dial allow multiple ways for customers to do common activities such as composing e-mail, using instant messaging, accessing the online calendar and checking the weather. The enhanced personalization features of SBC Yahoo! DSL and Dial allows users to choose what they want on their individual homepage from a list of 100 modules, including finance, news, travel, entertainment and sports. SBC and Yahoo! also provide subscribers with a bundle of valuable premium services including options to add additional services such as Bill Pay, Games on Demand or extra online storage.
Through limited time promotions, SBC Yahoo! DSL is currently available for as little as $39.95 per month* and SBC Yahoo! Dial for as little as $15.95 per month**.
NOTE FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO NETWORK YOUR PC's AT HOME
New SBC Yahoo! DSL customers can also take advantage of a $100 rebate when they include Home Networking as part of their service. Customers receive a 2Wire home networking gateway with built-in DSL modem for just $50 after the rebate is applied. Home networking allows customers to connect up to ten DSL-capable PCs to one DSL connection and share printers, scanners and other peripherals. Customers can learn more about the services and place orders by visiting http://sbc.yahoo.com/
or by calling 1-866-SBC-YAHOO.