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AT&T U-verse Launches a New Kind of Home Phone Service in Raleigh With AT&T U-verse Voice

June 15, 2009

Next-Generation Voice Service Offers Convenient Integrated Wired and Wireless Applications, Reliable Call Quality

RALEIGH, N.C., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – AT&T U-verse is using the most advanced technology to revolutionize what Raleigh consumers can do with their home phones. AT&T* today announced the availability of AT&T U-verse(SM) Voice in parts of Raleigh, bringing consumers a next-generation digital voice service delivered over the AT&T U-verse Internet Protocol (IP) network.

AT&T U-verse Voice is available to all eligible U-verse TV customers in the Raleigh area, and brings together your home phone, wireless, broadband and TV services — all on one bill — with unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control.

“The expansion of our IP-based services further demonstrates AT&T’s strong commitment to roll out new technology to Raleigh residents,” said Cynthia Marshall, President AT&T North Carolina. “Our deployment of U-verse Voice is an integral part of the major investment that AT&T has delivered in North Carolina as a result of the Video Service Competition Act and other efforts by our state’s policymakers to create a policy environment that encourages investment and innovation.”

“AT&T U-verse Voice is one more way we’re making all of our services work together for you and connecting you to your world,” said Alison Hall, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets – Carolinas. “We are thrilled to offer this innovative service to Raleigh customers and make the AT&T U-verse experience better once again. Just like U-verse TV has changed the way people watch television, U-verse Voice will change the way people use their home phone.”

AT&T U-verse Voice is a managed IP-based service that is delivered over AT&T’s fiber-rich network. This allows U-verse Voice customers to enjoy great sound quality and reliability, as well as unmatched calling features that combine with your AT&T U-verse TV, broadband and wireless services. Customers benefit from a single, combined voice mailbox for AT&T U-verse Voice and AT&T wireless messages; U-verse Central, an online portal to manage your call preferences and settings from any PC; an online voice mailbox; the ability to view your call logs from your PC or your recent incoming calls on your TV screen; the ability to initiate a call from your PC or TV using Click to Call; and more. All U-verse Voice customers have 911 service.

U-verse TV customers can choose from two flexible U-verse Voice calling plans. U-verse Voice Unlimited includes unlimited nationwide minutes to any location in the U.S., Canada or U.S. territories for $30 a month, and U-verse Voice 250 includes 250 Call Anywhere minutes to any location in the U.S. or U.S. territories for $25 a month.

A second phone line, which shares the primary line’s calling plan, can be added for $15 a month, and each plan features competitive international rates with no recurring monthly charge. Professional installation is included for new AT&T U-verse customers who order U-verse TV and Voice.

*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 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-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) 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(R) magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

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IMPORTANT OFFER INFORMATION: All promotional offers expire 9/19/09. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.uverse.att.com to see if you qualify. Residential customers only; Prices, programming, and offers subject to change without notice Credit and other restrictions apply. Credit and other restrictions apply; Fiber-optics apply to part or all of the network depending on your location. Other Charges: Taxes, video cost recovery fees, and other fees extra; Equipment rental fees included in monthly service charges. Installation Included: Offer ends 9/19/09. No charge for standard professional installation for new AT&T U-verse customers ordering qualifying U-verse TV packages.

AT&T U-verse Voice: Available in limited areas and only with purchase of AT&T U-verse TV. Prices subject to change. Residential customers only. Installation, Universal Service Fund Fees, taxes, fees, and other charges apply. International calls billed at additional per-minute rates; higher rates may apply for calls terminating on mobile phones or other wireless devices. U-verse Voice, including 911 dialing, will not function during power outage without battery backup power. Non-returned equipment charges will apply if equipment is not returned within required timeframe upon disconnect of services. Service is not portable; will function only in your home. May be incompatible with monitored home alarms and medical monitoring systems. Refer to Learn More pages for U-verse Voice at http://www.uverse.att.com for more information on 911, battery backup, and home alarms. Acceptance of Terms of Service and 911 Acknowledgement required. Credit and other restrictions apply. AT&T U-verse Messaging may not be fully compatible with all AT&T wireless voice mail systems. Unlimited Plan: Includes unlimited calling within the U.S. and to Canada and U.S. Territories. 250 Plan: Includes 250 minutes of calling within the U.S. and to U.S. Territories; 5 cents/minute thereafter. Minutes are rounded up.

SOURCE AT&T Inc.


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