AT&T Named "Best Mobile Phone Coverage in the World" by Business Traveler Magazine for Third Consecutive Year

Dallas, Texas, December 11, 2009


AT&T* announced today that it was selected as having the “Best Mobile Phone Coverage In The World” in the 2009 Best in Business Travel Awards, conducted by Business Traveler magazine. Now in its 21st year, the annual survey gives readers the chance to voice their opinions on the companies that have made their business travels more enjoyable. AT&T, for the third year in a row, has claimed the top spot among U.S. wireless providers.

“We are truly honored that Business Traveler readers have once again chosen AT&T as having the Best Mobile Phone Coverage in the World,” said Bill Hague, executive vice president of International for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “AT&T is committed to helping our customers stay connected to their world when traveling abroad. From offering more phones that work around the world to aggressively expanding our global voice and data footprint, we are thrilled our customers know they can count on AT&T for all of their international wireless needs.”

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. AT&T offers more than 40 world devices. AT&T customers can take these devices around the world, including Japan and South Korea, which require a device that operates on 2100 MHz.

With the largest global footprint of any wireless provider, AT&T customers can make and receive calls in more than 215 countries and send e-mail and browse the Web in more than 185 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.

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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About Business Traveler Magazine
With ten editions worldwide and over 500,000 readers, Business Traveler is the world’s leading publication geared towards frequent business travelers. BT offers practical travel resources, destination features, first-hand reviews, convention city reports and a series of special supplements, including the annual business-class airline comparison study. In addition to BT’s monthly features, visitor guides, lifestyle reports and weekend guides, each issue also includes special reports ranging from business etiquette tips to preventing identity theft and the growing trend of mixing business with vacations. Visit

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