AT&T Adds Two More Customer-Friendly Policies

Industry Leader Provides Greater Flexibility When Customers Change Calling Plans or Exit Contracts Early

San Antonio, Texas, October 16, 2007

AT&T (NYSE:T) today announced two customer-friendly policies that provide greater flexibility for customers who are changing calling plans and for those exiting contracts early.

Beginning in November, customers who change to any one of the company's standard wireless calling plans during the course of their contract will no longer be required to extend their current contract or enter into a new one.

In addition, those customers who choose to exit their contract early will no longer be required to pay a flat early termination fee. Instead, that fee will be progressively lowered during the term of the contract. Beginning early in 2008, this early-termination policy will apply to new and renewing wireless customers who sign one- or two-year service agreements. More details will be forthcoming at that time.

"AT&T leads the wireless industry in the flexibility, friendliness and fairness of its practices, and the new policies we have announced today are the most recent examples of that leadership," said Paul Roth, president of Sales and Marketing for the company's wireless unit. "Customers have told us they do not like one-size-fits-all approaches. They are right, and that is why we have made these important changes."

AT&T also continues to retain its strong commitment to customers who prefer not to sign a contract at all. For example, the company's GoPhone prepaid offers provide an array of attractive options to meet a variety of customer needs.

Other examples of AT&T's flexible, friendly and fair customer policies include:

  • 30-day return policy, the first of its kind when it was introduced, is a no-questions-asked grace period for service and equipment.
  • Street-level coverage maps, an online interactive mapping tool that lets customers view AT&T wireless coverage down to a neighborhood street level. It can also estimate the likelihood of coverage inside a building or a vehicle and outdoors.
  • Rollover® Minutes, unique in the wireless industry, lets the customer carry over unused anytime minutes and use them in any month they want to for up to a year.
  • Customer Service Summary, a personalized, easy-to-understand overview provided to the customer at the time of purchase. It shows the calling plan and its selected features, plus estimated first bill and ongoing bills so that the customer experiences no surprises.

Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at

Related Media Kits: Related Fact Sheets:
Related News Releases: Web Sites:

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. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available

© 2007 AT&T Knowledge Ventures. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Knowledge Ventures.