AT&T Delivers FTD New Voice and Data Solutions
Thousands of Florists to Benefit from New Contract
Downers Grove, Illinois, February 7, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that FTD Group, Inc., a leading provider of floral products and services, has awarded AT&T a four-year voice and Internet services contract.
Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T will provide FTD with a complete portfolio of long-distance, toll-free and high-speed Internet services. As part of the agreement, AT&T also developed a custom billing solution that will reduce overall voice and data costs for individual florists who choose the new voice and technology package.
In addition, AT&T will provide FTD florists with world-class customer support, around-the-clock management and industry-acclaimed service availability.
"FTD is dedicated to providing a high-level of personalized services for our florists, which will in turn, provide high-quality service for customers," said Eric Hudgens, vice president of Mercury Technology of FTD. "We value the support that AT&T offers us so that we can focus on strengthening our business and that of our members."
"We are committed to meeting the evolving telecommunications needs of companies such as FTD," said Philip Ross, vice president, AT&T Business Sales-Central Region. "AT&T custom-designed the suite of services for FTD to support three major needs for them: the delivery of exceptional customer service, increased business efficiency, and reduction of costs."
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About FTD Group, Inc.
FTD Group, Inc. is a leading provider of floral-related products and services to consumers and retail florists, as well as other retail locations offering floral products, in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. The business is supported by the highly recognized FTD and Interflora brands. Both brands utilize the Mercury Man logo, which is displayed in approximately 50,000 floral shops globally. The consumer businesses operate primarily through the www.FTD.com Web site in the U.S. and Canada and the www.interflora.co.uk Web site in the U.K. and are complemented by the florist businesses, which provide products and services to the Company's independent members.
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company in the United States and around the world, with operating subsidiaries providing services under the AT&T brand. AT&T is the recognized world leader in providing IP-based communications services to businesses and the U.S. leader in providing wireless, high speed Internet access, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising through its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding video entertainment offerings to include such next-generation television services as AT&T U-verseSM TV. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at www.att.com.
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