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

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

ATLANTA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T U-verse is using the most advanced technology to revolutionize what Atlanta area consumers can do with their home phones. AT&T* today announced the availability of AT&T U-verse(SM) Voice in parts of Atlanta and the surrounding counties, 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 eligible U-verse TV customers in the Atlanta 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.

Since introducing AT&T U-verse in Atlanta in May 2008, AT&T has continually made the service available to more customers on an ongoing basis. AT&T U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice services are available today in parts of metro Atlanta and surrounding areas including, Athens/Clarke, Barrow, Butts, Camden, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Glynn, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Madison, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup and Walton Counties.

"The expansion of our IP-based services further demonstrates AT&T's strong commitment to roll out new technology to Georgia residents," said Sylvia E. Russell, AT&T Georgia president. "Our deployment of U-verse Voice is an integral part of the major investment that AT&T has delivered in Georgia as a result of progressive reform legislation that was enacted by the Georgia General Assembly and signed by Governor Perdue."

"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 Keith Holmes, vice president and general manager mobility and consumer markets, AT&T Georgia. "We are thrilled to offer this innovative service to Atlanta area 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.

Since the launch in the Atlanta area, AT&T U-verse has introduced several enhancements to U-verse TV customers at no extra cost including:

  • U-verse TV Multiview, a new app that lets you watch four channels at once on your TV screen.
  • Total Home DVR, which gives you the freedom to watch and manage recordings from a single DVR on any connected TV in the house.
  • Media Share, which lets you stream your personal photos and music files located on your home computers to any connected TV in the home.
  • Regular additions to the U-verse High Definition (HD) channel lineup, which now offers access to more than 110 HD channels -- more than the local cable providers.
  • TV Awards and New Shows, a new app that helps you stay on top of this season's award shows and season premieres.
  • Weather On Demand, an app that gives you instant access to check the current weather conditions and detailed forecasts in any U.S. city.
  • Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football, an app to help you manage your fantasy teams from your U-verse TV screen through the AT&T U-bar.
  • College Basketball from Yahoo! Sports, which gives basketball fans the ability to view tournament brackets, their personalized completed bracket, game summaries and box scores, and more through the AT&T U-bar.
  • A 20 percent speed increase for AT&T U-verse Internet Max customers from up to 10 Mbps to up to 12 Mbps downstream.
  • Continued enhancements to the U-verse Web and Mobile Remote Access applications to deliver more functionality and a new user interface.

For additional information on AT&T U-verse, visit http://uverse.att.com.

*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® magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services.

IMPORTANT OFFER INFORMATION: All promotional offers expire 3/20/10. 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. Customizing options require AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Service. Wireless phone with Internet access required and standard data charges may apply. Full Total Home DVR functionality requires a receiver for each additional TV at $7 per month each. HD Service. A monthly $10 HD Technology Fee applies for access to HD service. Subscription to an AT&T U-verse programming package and an HDTV required for optimized HD viewing experience. HD channel availability varies by package selected. HD Premium Tier available for an additional $5 per month and requires subscription to HD service for $10 per month. THDVR: Four channels can be recorded to the DVR or viewed simultaneously, up to 2 can be HD, subject to availability. Full Total Home DVR functionality requires a receiver for each additional TV at $7 per month each. DVR not included with U100 or U-basic packages. Media Share requires Windows XP or Vista operating systems and streams only photos or songs that are supported by Microsoft Media Player. Multiview: Channels/content available for viewing in Multiview are based on TV package subscription and additional programming purchased.

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. Caller ID and Call Waiting might not work simultaneously with AT&T U-verse Voice. 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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