Westmont College Selects AT&T and Launches New iPhone App

Santa Barbara, California, Washington, District of Columbia, April 14, 2010

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In an effort to offer a distinct advantage to its students, Westmont College has forged a new relationship with AT&T* by signing a University Advantage Program (UAP) contract and is announcing the availability of a new iPhone® application for the college community.  The new agreement will provide discounted wireless products and services to students, faculty and staff, while the custom application will provide access to on-and off-campus information.

“Westmont College is dedicated to being at the forefront of this transformational period for education where technology in your hand is becoming a critical component in the learning environment,” said Reed Sheard, chief technology officer of Westmont College.  “As a technology leader, AT&T is able to provide us a holistic mobility program that benefits our entire college community.”

The free application will include campus maps, shuttle services, class listings, a Chapel schedule, dining menu, and campus directory search.  Westmont College also plans to launch authentication options for the app for more secure access and increased functionality, including the ability to make course-schedule changes. Westmont will continue to evolve the app to meet the demands and needs of its student body.

“We’re constantly discussing the evolving role of wireless and technology innovation with educators,” said Reed Pangborn, sales center vice president, Government and Education for AT&T. “Our new relationship with Westmont College is a great example of how, together, we’re pioneering mobile learning strategies to enhance both campus and classroom environments, while also investing in our students, the future workforce of America, with the very latest in digital and wireless technology.”

*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 Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program set in a Christ-centered community. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience.

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. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also 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 Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE®magazine. 

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