AT&T Named "Best Wireless Service in the World" by Global Traveler

Dallas, Texas, January 7, 2010

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AT&T* announced today that it has been recognized as having the ”Best Wireless Service in the World” by the readers of Global Traveler magazine. The annual survey, now in its sixth year, gives Global Traveler readers the chance to voice their opinions on “ the best” in many categories of business and luxury travel.

“We sincerely thank Global Traveler readers for this honor,” said Bill Hague, executive vice president of International for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We know how critical wireless connectivity is when traveling abroad–whether for business or pleasure. That’s why AT&T continues to work hard to aggressively expand our voice and data footprint around the world, while maintaining the largest portfolio of devices that work around the world, so that our customers can travel the globe with confidence.”

”AT&T has a name that is synonymous with quality, and their selection of smart phones can’t be beat,” said Francis X. Gallagher, Publisher & CEO of Global Traveler. “We are excited that the readers of Global Traveler selected AT&T best. This is one of the most voted on questions, which shows how important this subject is to our readers.”

AT&T operates a GSM/HSPA network, the worldwide standard for wireless, making it easy for customers to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues while abroad — all on the same wireless number and device they use at home.

With the largest global footprint of any U.S. wireless provider, and more than 40 world devices, AT&T customers can make and receive calls in more than 215 countries and send e-mail and browse the Web in more than 190 countries, including more than 100 countries with high speed third-generation (3G) coverage. AT&T also offers voice and data coverage on 130 major cruise ships including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise Lines.

For more information about international coverage, rates, discount plans and more, visit www.att.com/global.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T | DIRECTVSM brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T’s Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

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