On May 4th Oracle announced that the 1st year extended support fee for several products had been waived, which practically means that almost-premium support is extended by one year this way 11i is supported till November 2011 and 10gR2 - till July 2011.

This is a very important message for all 11i and 10gR2 customers, as support for those product versions were going to go into extended support (extra cost) next year (11i - November 2010, 10gR2 - July 2010), which meant that upgrade projects would have to be started quite soon.

More details here: http://www.oracle.com/features/hp/extended-support.html

If you wonder what’s the difference between different support levels, check this link http://www.oracle.com/support/lifetime-support-policy.html.