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AT&T Earns A Positive Rating From Leading Analyst Firm

Dallas, Texas, August 02, 2011

AT&T* today announced that it has received a positive vendor rating from Gartner, the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.1  AT&T has an abundant portfolio of products and services, designed to meet the needs of businesses and consumers in the U.S. and abroad.

Gartner’s Vendor Rating is an evaluation of a vendor as a whole and is based on Gartner's assessment of the vendor's vision and execution for a product or service, relative to Gartner's analysis of clients' requirements.  In the July 2011 review of AT&T, Gartner looked at several different categories, including Traditional and Next Generation Telecom Services, Wireless, Communications and Outsourcing Professional Services, Hosting and Consumer.

For the Hosting Product/Services category, which includes cloud services, and the Organization category, AT&T earned “strong positives.”  Strong positive is the highest possible rating given. In the Traditional and Next Generation Telecom Services Technology/Methodology and Product/Services categories, AT&T received “positive” ratings.

“With sharp focus on strategic services such as cloud, enterprise mobility and next-generation networking, we believe that AT&T has laid out a strong roadmap for the future,” said Kevin Peters, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T Business Solutions.  “We feel that Gartner’s evaluation of AT&T speaks to the strength of our portfolio and our ability to meet our customers’ needs.”

To learn more about how AT&T supports its business customers, visit www.att.com/builtforbusiness.  For more information on consumer products and services, go to http://www.att.com/.

1Gartner, Vendor Rating: AT&T, Robert F. Mason, Eric Goodness et al, July 28, 2011.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

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