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AT&T Opens New Retail Store in Hobbs

Store Offers Hands-on, Interactive Experience

Hobbs, New Mexico, August 29, 2011

AT&T* today announced it has opened a new 3,508-square-foot retail store in Hobbs to address the growing demand for advanced wireless products and services. The new store is at 1819 N Turner Street.

"We're delighted to have AT&T as a partner in Hobbs and its investment in our community," said Grant Taylor, president and CEO of the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce. "AT&T is making some important investments, with the Hobbs store opening as just one example. The Hobbs Chamber board of directors has voiced its support of the AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile, which AT&T says will lead to a major investment to expand its network. That will create jobs and provide 4G LTE coverage with enhanced broadband capabilities for rural communities, like Hobbs."

The new retail store features a state-of-the-art, hands-on design to engage shoppers and provide a “try before you buy” service experience. Trained consultants will provide demonstrations of a wide range of products and services, including the latest in mobile devices, such as the BlackBerry® Torch™, the iPhone 4, and exclusive Windows® Phone 7 handsets which include the HTC Surround™, LG Quantum™ and the Samsung Focus™.

Customers can also test drive various wireless data applications, including AT&T Navigator™ which provides GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions, or AT&T Family Map, a family locator service designed to help give parents peace of mind.

“We are focused on making our customers’ in-store experience exceptional, and that begins with a convenient store location, simplistic layout and knowledgeable staff,” said Adam Vital, vice president and general manager for this region.  “As part of the Hobbs community, we’re always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and our investment in the new retail store is just one way we’re accomplishing that.  Customers can try out our newest line-up of quick messaging devices and smartphones when they visit this Hobbs location, and we will continue in our efforts to give consumers convenient access to the latest in communications and entertainment services.”

AT&T offers simple, competitively priced plans and a next-generation wireless network that provides the latest technology, including phones with greater functionality, a wide range of useful features, superior sound quality and high speed data connectivity.

The Hobbs store is led by Sherry Goff, along with a staff of 20 employees who are trained to assist both consumer and business customers with purchasing decisions, customer service and technical support. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.  The phone number is (575) 393-9136.

To find a local AT&T store, visit http://www.att.com/storelocator/ or http://www.att.com/dsc to locate a Device Support Center nearest you. For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit http://www.att.com/.

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