AT&T Launches High Speed Wireless Internet Service at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena
AT&T Wi-Fism Service Takes Game Action Beyond the Court - Allows Fans to Share and Improve Their Cavs Experience Through Wireless-Enabled Devices
San Antonio, Texas, February 27, 2006
Home-court advantage just took on a whole new meaning for Cavaliers fans wanting to really get in the game at Quicken Loans Arena. Today, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced that Wi-Fism
(high speed wireless Internet) service is now available throughout the arena, giving fans new ways to interact with their favorite team, to stay up to date on other sports happenings and to share their game experience beyond the arena limits.
Home to the Cleveland Cavaliers and host to major concerts, family shows, signature sporting events, and other entertainment performances, Quicken Loans Arena offers Wi-Fi service throughout much of the venue, including Gordon's Sports Bar, the food court, Bridges at The Q restaurant, press lounge and work area, and other portions of the bowl arena — extending service to the majority of fans and patrons.
Through Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as laptop computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs), fans can surf the Web during events and experience speeds that are up to 50 — 100 times as fast than dial-up connections.
"We want fans to be able to stay connected before, during and after the game, and we want that connection experience to be equally reliable and consistent — both at home and when at the game," said Kieran Nolan, vice president-Consumer Marketing, AT&T. "Venues such as Quicken Loans Arena allow us to share the service with thousands of people in a way that provides immediate benefit at this location and at more than 10,000 other AT&T Wi-Fi locations nationwide."
Day-pass memberships are available at the arena for $7.95 and provide unlimited access to AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots for a 24-hour session, including Quicken Loans Arena.
"Providing cutting-edge technology in a variety of applications from our LED scoreboard to wireless communication enhances the total Cavaliers game experience for our fans," said Cavaliers President Len Komoroski. "Making Quicken Loans Arena one of the key locations for AT&T Wi-Fi deployment adds another high-level technical advancement that brings many benefits to our guests at Cavs games and other arena events."
For AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet customers, unlimited access at any of the more than 10,000 nationwide AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots is available for just $1.99 a month when bundled with high speed Internet service. Hot spot locations include select McDonald's restaurants, Barnes & Noble bookstores,The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc.®, coffee shops such as Caribou Coffee, airports including Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Avis rental car locations and more (see details below). Monthly Wi-Fi memberships are available for $19.95 a month.
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High Speed: Requires registered AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet membership. Basic subscription is $1.99 monthly. Roaming locations not included, except participating Mc Donald's® locations. Acceptance of AT&T Wi-Fi Terms and Conditions is required. If your High Speed Internet membership is cancelled, your AT&T WI-Fi subscription will also be cancelled. Charges will appear on the AT&T Internet Services portion of your telephone bill. Taxes, additional fees and surcharges extra. Membership: $19.95 (Basic) and $39.95 (Premier) monthly pricing requires one year term commitment. $100 early termination fee. Users must pay all service and usage charges incurred prior to termination. At end of term then — current monthly rate applies. Basic Membership customers, roaming not available. Roaming available for Premier Membership customers at participating locations. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions and Membership Agreement is required. All charges will be billed to your credit card. Day Pass: $7.95 pricing for one day of use. Applicable taxes or additional fees extra. Day Pass will expire 24 hours after purchase. Amounts paid for Day Passes are non-refundable. Roaming not available. All charges will be billed to your credit card.
AT&T products and services are provided in specific geographic areas by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. AT&T Wi-Fism public wireless high-speed Internet access service is provided by AT&T Internet Services. Connections available at AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots and partnering locations. An 802.11 b/g enabled device is required for Wi-Fi access. Service not available in all areas. AT&T Internet Services reserves the right to suspend any connection. Offer and pricing subject to change without notice. Applicable taxes, assessments, roaming and other fees and charges are additional. AT&T Internet Services is not liable for any lack of security that may result from your use of the service on your device. Other restrictions apply.
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