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EarthLink Network recieved its largest partnership yesterday in a marketing alliance with the Discover Card. The service, called ‘Discover Connection’, offers exclusive features and awards to Discover cardholders who sign up for EarthLink’s ‘TotalAccess Internet’ service. ‘Discover Connection’ will feature EarthLink’s $19.95 monthly unlimited Internet service, which will be promoted through credit card billing inserts and on Discover’s web site. Cardholders who register for an EarthLink account through ‘Discover Connection’ will also receive additional mailboxes, personalized and localized content through Planet Direct, and a five percent ‘Cashback Bonus Award’ from Discover Card. The Discover Card Web site allows Cardmembers to view their last six monthly statements and current transaction information online. Consumers can also apply for the card online.

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EarthLink Network Inc. and Discover Card Thursday announced an alliance to market EarthLink’s Internet services to Discover Cardmembers. The service, called Discover Connection, offers exclusive features and awards to Cardmembers who sign up for the award-winning EarthLink TotalAccess Internet service.

Discover Connection will feature EarthLink’s $19.95 monthly unlimited Internet service, which will be promoted to Discover’s Cardmembers through credit card billing inserts and on the Discover Card Web site. EarthLink’s Internet service includes free e-mail, free 6 MB Web space, 24-hour technical support, member education and all the other features available to EarthLink members.

New members gister for an EarthLink account through Discover Connection will also receive additional mailboxes, personalized and localized content through Planet Direct, and a five percent Cashback Bonus Award(a) from Discover Card.

“The partnership with Discover Card is one of EarthLink’s largest,” said Julie Mantis, vice president of sales at EarthLink. “With the growing popularity of products and services available on the Internet, our agreement with Discover Card demonstrates a shared commitment to increase EarthLink and Discover Card’s market leadership.”

“EarthLink shares Discover Card’s commitment to providing customers with quality products and services at a good value,” said Colleen Zambole, vice president of electronic commerce, Discover Card Services, NOVUS Services Inc. “Discover Connection Internet Service brings together best-in-class companies to provide Cardmembers with unlimited, reliable and affordable Internet access.”

To sign up for the service, Cardmembers can call 800/644-5876 or visit the Discover Card Web site at http://www.discovercard.com. The Discover Card Web site allows Cardmembers to view their last six monthly statements and current transaction information online. Consumers can also apply for the card online.

Discover Connection Internet Service is one of several new financial and other services under the Discover brand sharing a common reward system, the Cashback Bonus Award. Some of these services include: Discover Brokerage Direct, an online broker service; Discover Loan Center, offering home equity and first mortgage loans; and Discover Banking Center, offering Discover Savers’ and Discover Card CD Accounts.

About Discover Card

Discover Card, issued by a business unit of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., is a general-purpose credit and financial services card that is accepted nationwide wherever the NOVUS sign is displayed.

About EarthLink Network

EarthLink Network is the world’s largest independent Internet service provider. Through a full range of innovative access and hosting services, the company makes the Internet relevant and productive to hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses every day. With headquarters in Pasadena, EarthLink provides local access to thousands of communities internationally from more than 1,100 points of presence.

Additional service and pricing information is available by calling 800/395-8425 and through EarthLink’s Web site at http://www.earthlink.net. It’s your Internet.

(a) This special 5 percent Cashback Bonus Award applies to the monthly Discover Connection Internet Service/EarthLink Internet access fee only. This special Cashback Bonus Award is independent and separate from the annual Cashback Bonus Award Cardmembers may receive from Discover Card, and is not a part of the Discover Card Cashback Bonus Award calculation method.

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