AT&T Adds Online Account Setup for Its iPhone 3G Customers

Online Credit Check and Account Setup Reduce Wait Time in Stores Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season

Dallas, Texas, October 9, 2008

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that its iPhone 3G customers can set up accounts online before heading to the nearest store to activate and complete the purchase, reducing in-store wait times as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.

New customers can perform a pre-qualifying credit check and determine eligibility to port an existing phone number to AT&T in advance by visiting www.att.com/iphone. Existing AT&T customers can also determine eligibility to add a new line for iPhone.

The new AT&T online service joins Apple's existing offering to give customers the fastest way to get up and running with their new iPhone 3G by starting the setup process online and finishing in the store. For more information, please visit http://www.apple.com/iphone/buy.

iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone plus 3G networking that is twice as fast¹ on the nation's fastest 3G network, built-in GPS for expanded location-based mobile services and iPhone 2.0 software, which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs thousands of third-party applications that are available through the Apple App Store.

For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com.

¹ Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.

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