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AT&T Wireless Network Ranked No. 1 in Houston

Independent research firm RootMetrics awards top spot to AT&T in wireless network performance test

Houston, Texas, February 19, 2013

AT&T* wireless customers in Houston are benefitting from a network ranked highest in the city by an independent research firm.

RootMetrics®, an independent research and testing organization based in Seattle, has released a wireless network performance study for Houston, naming AT&T the RootMetrics RootScore® Combined Award winner for its combination of call quality, text performance and mobile Internet speed.

The RootMetrics award is the result of nearly 39,520 wireless test calls, texts and mobile Internet transmissions conducted during June, 2012.

“AT&T ranked highest in Houston for overall network performance, according to our research conducted in June, 2012. We tested call, data and text performance across the Houston area, including over AT&T’s 4G LTE network. As a result, AT&T won the RootScore Award for combined performance in the area,” said Bill Moore, RootMetrics CEO.

AT&T launched 4G LTE** in Houston in September, 2011, and it plans to expand its 4G LTE network to cover 300 million people by year-end 2014. Even as we execute these plans, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas with our 4G HSPA+ technology, unlike competitors, where smartphone customers fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.

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