AT&T Offers $50 Challenge to Small Businesses

New Promotion Highlights AT&T's Comprehensive Service Portfolio, New Simplified Pricing for AT&T Yahoo!® High Speed Internet Business Edition

San Antonio, Texas, May 9, 2006

To introduce small businesses to its new simplified 12-month pricing for high speed Internet service and the cost-saving benefits of consolidating communications services, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is issuing a $50 challenge in its traditional 13-state service area.

As part of a new promotion, AT&T is encouraging small businesses to call an AT&T representative and review their current services and prices. If the AT&T representative is unable to provide all the qualified communications services their business needs, AT&T will send them a $50 gift card.

AT&T is now offering new, simplified 12-month rates for AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Business Edition included in its popular Connections for Business program, which provides build-your-own bundle flexibility and significant cost-savings. These bundles can include unlimited voice services, Cingular Wirelessรข, AT&T Unified Messaging and AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet — all on one bill, which customers can receive online.

"Our new simplified high speed Internet pricing and this $50 challenge are designed to show small-business customers that AT&T is the only communications company they will ever need," said Anne H. Chow, senior vice president, AT&T Business Marketing. "If a qualified small business calls us and we can't offer them all of the communications tools they need to run their business, we'll give them a $50 gift card. With our portfolio of services, customizable packages, global networks, reliable service and competitive prices, we are confident that AT&T can deliver everything today's small businesses need to communicate."

The $50 challenge promotion applies to small businesses with one to 10 lines located in the former SBC's traditional 13-state service area, comprising Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.

With the AT&T Connections for Business program, small-business customers can build their own bundle of services and save on monthly communications costs, compared with enrolling in AT&T's standard non-package retail prices. To qualify for savings, the customer must sign up for a term agreement on a qualifying local voice package.

Here are some examples of the services and cost-savings that a customer can realize through the AT&T Connections for Business program:

  • To simplify budgeting, a small business can enroll in unlimited local and unlimited long distance calls for only $49.99 a month, an annual savings of $108 off the stand-alone retail price for each service.

  • For office productivity, a small business can create a bundle with unlimited local calls, unlimited long distance calls, and AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Business Edition (download speeds of up to 1.5Mb per second) for a total of $84.98 a month; or upgrade to AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Pro (download speeds ranging from 1.5 to 3 Mbps) for a total $89.98 a month. This bundle provides a combined annual savings of $228 a year off the stand-alone retail price for these services.

  • For the business that needs to stay connected to its employees and customers, a small business can create a bundle with unlimited local and long distance calls, AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Business Edition, and Unified Messaging (which allows them to check and receive e-mail, landline voice mail, Cingular Wireless voice mail and faxes through a personal computer or touchtone telephone) for $94.98 a month; or $99.98 a month with the AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Business Edition Pro option. This bundle would provide combined annual savings of $347 a year off the stand-alone retail price for each service.

  • Add a 24-month Cingular Wireless plan with the popular Push-to-Talk feature to any bundle and save even more.

To learn more about the service options and cost-savings available with the AT&T Connections for Business program, call 1-888-ATT-8339.

About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high speed DSL Internet, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with 55.8 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.att.com.

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Gift Card Challenge:
Limited time offer for new or existing small business customers with 1-10 voice lines within the AT&T (former SBC) local service area. One per business entity. To be eligible, customer must mention the $50 Gift Card Challenge advertisement. Gift Card offer ends 6/30/06. If AT&T cannot provide long distance or high speed internet or Unified Messaging or Cingular Wireless service to the customer's business service address, the customer will be sent a coupon for a $50 gift card. Customer must have acknowledged interest in purchasing one of these products, and must be qualified to purchase the product, i.e., customer must be credit eligible under AT&T or Cingular Wireless policies. Gift card will be payable to the order of business name on phone bill. Non AT&T customers may be required to prove business status to receive gift card, including business name and address, tax id number, email address and billing telephone number. Other charges, restrictions, and terms and conditions apply. Gift card provided by affiliates of AT&T local telephone companies. Long Distance provided by AT&T Long Distance. AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Service Business Edition provided by AT&T Internet Services. AT&T Unified Messaging provided by AT&T Messaging. Wireless services provided by Cingular Wireless.

Gift Card Offer Coupon:
Customers who qualify for a gift card will receive a gift card selection form, via mail, which they must return with their choice of gift card. Allow 4 weeks for delivery of form. Forms being returned must be postmarked by 8/15/06. Not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected or postage due mail. Allow an additional 4-6 weeks for delivery of the gift card. If form is returned with no selection made, a $50 Best Buy Gift Card will be sent. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Qualified customers are eligible for the following gift cards: Visa, Best Buy, or Office Max®. AT&T Visa Gift Cards are issued by West Suburban Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. AT&T Visa Gift Cards are good anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted and are valid 90 days from issuance. AT&T Visa Gift Cards may not be used to purchase AT&T products or services. Other Visa cards can be used to purchase AT&T products and services. Terms and conditions apply. AT&T and Best Buy are not responsible for lost or stolen cards No sponsorship, endorsement, approval or responsibility for this promotion by Best Buy is intended or implied. Best Buy is not affiliated with AT&T Companies. AT&T and OfficeMax® are not responsible for lost or stolen cards. No sponsorship, endorsement, approval or responsibility for this promotion by Office Max® is intended or implied. Office Max® is not affiliated with AT&T Companies

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