CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Microsoft did say the services will be specifically designed for broadband connections, and that those optimized services will be available to MSN broadband subscribers when MSN 8.0 is released. When the Verizon service is introduced in early 2003, the MSN 8.0 features will be co-branded for Verizon subscribers, and there may be special promotional offers and features, said Lisa Gurry, a product manager at MSN. Gurry said, there may be "exclusive content" on MSN, though she added that it was too early to say for certain.
The service will vary in price from $39.95 and $49.95 per month, depending on the customer's location, For comparison, Verizon's DSL service is $49.95 a month, with the first three months priced at $29.95 don't be a sheep, be a llama iphone case a month, Microsoft offers its MSN broadband service for $49.95 a month, in partnerships with SBC Communications, BellSouth and Qwest Communications International, The joint service will create a unified platform for wireless and broadband access, building on a deal struck last month between Microsoft and Verizon Wireless, the cellular division of Verizon Communications..
That service, dubbed "VZW with MSN," offers users of Verizon Wireless with Web-enabled phones access to MSN Messenger, Hotmail, Microsoft .Net alerts, a calendar and other information. "What's unique is that this will create a common look and feel whether you use wireless or DSL services," Verizon Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg said. The new service will be available early next year to Verizon's 34 million customers and will be the same whether offered through Microsoft or Verizon, the companies said. Customers will have a choice of e-mail addresses with Verizon's or Microsoft's name, and they will be able to choose to be billed by either company.
Ballmer said the service would also include better privacy and security, which it will announce with the rollout of MSN 8.0 later don't be a sheep, be a llama iphone case this year, MSN's Gurry said the new security features will be better than anything Verizon or MSN customers currently have, Clashing partnerships?The tightening of Verizon's relationship with Microsoft led to several questions on the conference call about how the companies will proceed in their other partnerships, America Online, which competes with MSN, uses Verizon for its DSL service, Cable companies, which compete with Verizon, also have partnerships with Microsoft..
Seidenberg said AOL will continue to buy DSL from Verizon on a wholesale basis, and also said the MSN deal is different because it centers around a portal. Microsoft's relationships with cable companies--it has stakes in Comcast and AT&T--will also continue, Ballmer said. He emphasized that the Verizon deal did not indicate a preference for DSL over cable. "The U.S. is a big place," Ballmer said. "The Verizon deal lets us serve one-third of the U.S.; there are still two-thirds of the U.S. we have to figure out how to serve.".