AT&T Opens New Retail Store in Georgetown

Georgetown, South Carolina, January 13, 2010

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AT&T announced today the opening of a new retail location at 1120 North Fraser Street in Georgetown offering local customers a unique way to shop for communications and entertainment services. The store is next to Good Year Tire, south of Walmart.

“The investment in this new store not only gives consumers convenient access to the latest in communications and entertainment services; it also helps drive economic growth,” said Pamela Lackey, president, AT&T South Carolina. “At AT&T, our mission is to connect people to their world everywhere they live and work and do it better than anyone else, and we are excited to expand our presence in the Georgetown community.”

The spacious 2,500 square-foot floor plan makes it easy for customers to check out the latest wireless offering like AT&T’s quick messaging devices and Netbooks, both designed to make communicating on-the-go faster and easier than ever.

“Our hands-on, state-of-the-art store layout is designed to engage our customers and provide an entertaining and interactive experience, allowing them to test-drive all of our AT&T technology in one convenient location.” said Alison Hall, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets - Carolinas.

In addition to selling wireless services, the new store gives customers access to AT&T’s full suite of communications services including broadband and home phone.

In 2009, AT&T expanded its 3G network in the Low County including adding 190 square miles of 3G network in Florence and 700 square miles in Charleston. In the 4Q of 2009, AT&T also added new cell sites in both Florence and Charleston.

To celebrate the store grand opening, AT&T is hosting a Family Festival on Saturday, February 6th, from Noon – 3 pm, in the store parking lot. Activities include a live radio broadcast by WWXM MIX 97.7, a professional BMX stunt show, Friendly Clown face painting and balloon twisting, Sharkee from Ripley’s Aquarium, and prize giveaways every 30 minutes.

Led by manager Mark Edens, the staff of professional retail sales consultants are trained to assist customers — both business and consumer — with purchasing decisions, customer service and technical support. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday. AT&T currently operates a total of 73 AT&T-owned retail locations across the Carolinas.

To learn more about AT&T’s Advanced TV, wireless, home phone and Internet/DSL offerings in South Carolina or anywhere in the United States, visit http://www.att.com/.

*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.

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