AT&T Recognized by Phone+ Magazine with Top 50 Channel Program and Top 15 Channel Manager Awards

AT&T Alliance Program Selected by Editors and Solution Providers

San Antonio, Texas, January 16, 2008

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that the AT&T Alliance Program was recently announced as one of PHONE+ magazine's Top 50 Channel Programs. The AT&T Alliance Program is the indirect sales channel program for the company's portfolio of telecommunications solutions.

In addition to the Top 50 Channel Programs award, AT&T's Tara Purcell was selected as a Top 15 Channel Manager. PHONE+ recognized Purcell's commitment to the success of the channel program, her healthy relationships with Solution Providers and her overall hard work. "I want to see every one of my Solution Providers be successful, and anything I can do to contribute is my reward as an AT&T channel account manager," said Purcell.

PHONE+ magazine, a monthly publication of Virgo Publishing LLC for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, selects the Top 50 Channel Programs each year from hundreds of companies that submitted their channel program details. Voted on by indirect sales associates, the winners represent communications suppliers — carriers, resellers, master agents and manufacturers — that provide their program participants with that extra something — extra attention, rapid quotes, sales training or special promotions — that makes people want to do business with them.

"PHONE+ is honored to bestow special recognition upon these standouts," said Mike Saxby, group publisher for PHONE+. "Their support for the indirect channel, and gains in the telecom industry overall, are much-appreciated and lauded."

"These awards validate that AT&T's Alliance Channel is one of the best," said Mark Venuto, regional vice president over the program, AT&T Alliance Channel. "Tara Purcell is a shining example of the importance that AT&T places on providing our customers around the world with the highest-quality service and support possible."

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PHONE+ magazine is the country's leading publication for communication distribution channels. For more than two decades, PHONE+ has been the undisputed leader in providing news and analysis to alternate distribution channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services and associated CPE, applications and professional services.

PHONE+ has a companion Web site,; a weekly newsletter, PHONE+Line; an annual buyer's guide; an annual Source Book and an annual Channel Program Guide; and it hosts regular Webinars.

It also hosts the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the industry's only event exclusively for the channel. The spring conference is set for March 10-12 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

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