MyRatePlan.com Launches Consumer Guide to Satellite TV
Helping Consumers Trade Up from Cable
ATLANTA, GA - July 11, 2001 -- The first football games
are just six weeks away, and the new fall season of
programming follows shortly thereafter. As "couch potato"
season approaches, many consumers will revisit their
channel lineups to make sure they can get the shows
that meet their interests. Some will consider an upgrade
to satellite TV.
Until now, there has been no easy way for consumers
to objectively research the myriad programming and
equipment options available with satellite TV to make
sure they're making the right choices for their needs.
MyRatePlan.com, an unbiased resource for the evaluation
of household services, has solved this problem with the
launch of its Consumer Guide to Satellite TV at
MyRatePlan.com cuts through the clutter with the launch
of its Satellite Guide. Now in one place, consumers can:
Compare and sort the programming and premium movie options offered by DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and DirecTV (NYSE: GMH).
Determine if local broadcast channels are available via satellite in their city.
Create an online configuration that will tell them the receiver equipment needed for the number of televisions in their home.
Calculate their estimated monthly bill for the programming that best meets their needs.
The Consumer Guide is organized into 9 "channels,"
where users can sequentially put together their optimal
programming and equipment. At the end of this process,
they will have a one-page, printable guide that includes
everything they need to purchase satellite TV, either
online or in a store.
MyRatePlan.com (http://www.myrateplan.com) is an
Atlanta-based developer of rate analysis software that
makes it easy for consumers to research and select among
providers of a broad range of services, from wireless and
long distance calling plans to credit cards, mortgages,
and insurance. MyRatePlan.com software is freely
available to dynamically assist consumers in finding the
lowest cost program that's right for their individual
needs. The software is delivered directly to consumers
via the Internet, or indirectly, with MyRatePlan
functioning as an application service provider (ASP)
to carriers and retailers that want to offer a more informed
shopping experience for their prospective customers.