AT&T Expands Wireless Accessibility for Oasis Children's Services
New York, New York, August 4, 2009
AT&T* is helping Oasis Children’s Services monitor and remain connected to more than 10,000 youth campers that participate in its after-school, summer camp and summer enrichment programs in the greater New York city area with AT&T wireless solutions.
Under a new, two-year contract, the seasonal youth program provider will distribute AT&T wireless devices to all site directors and seasonal staff to encourage regular communications with youth groups throughout the day. Using AT&T Push-To-Talk (PTT), counselors and team leaders will be able to quickly communicate or conduct group conference calls with other teams and on-site managers as needed. Workers will also have the opportunity to access the Internet while on-the-go with AT&T LaptopConnect cards and BlackBerry® smartphones on AT&T’s 3G network, the nation’s fastest network according to independent testing.
“While it is our mission to provide a fun, enriching summer experience for our youth participants, ensuring their constant security and safety is of paramount importance,” said Bernie Tessler, chief executive officer of Oasis Children’s Services. “Using AT&T’s wireless devices and network, we will have the opportunity to remain in constant communication with our teams on the ground, furthering our ability to ensure they are always secure, supported and, of course, having fun.”
AT&T offers a wide variety of devices from more than a dozen manufacturers, including handsets that are compatible with six different operating systems and five different e-mail applications. AT&T 3G mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most open and widely used wireless network platforms in the world. As a result, only AT&T can offer 3G data roaming in more than 80 countries, as well as voice calling in more than 215 countries. AT&T 3G network is now available in nearly 350 U.S. major metropolitan areas.
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