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AT&T Expands Wireless Coverage on Broad Street Line of SEPTA

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T*, the only wireless carrier that lets Philadelphia subway commuters talk, text and email underground, today announced it has expanded its wireless network coverage along the Broad Street subway line between the Fairmount to Walnut-Locust Stations. Operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the Broad Street line is well travelled by more than 150,000 daily riders accessing stops at City Hall and the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.

"AT&T is committed to providing a best-in-class wireless experience throughout Philadelphia," said Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid-Atlantic Region. "Expanding our network coverage along the rails of the SEPTA subway system makes this choice of mass transit more convenient than ever."

"Whether they're checking e-mail, surfing the internet or exchanging text messages, today's wireless customers want to make the most of their commute time and that's certainly true as they 'ride the rails' each day," said Dan Lafond, vice president and general manager for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets in Eastern Pennsylvania.

The new underground wireless system is in addition to existing coverage already available from AT&T for the entire Market-Frankford subway line including the underground section between 40th and 2nd Streets as well as Regional Rail stations at 30th Street, Suburban Street and Market East.

These sites are part of an overall strategy by AT&T to provide the greatest possible depth and breadth of wireless coverage in areas where residents and visitors of Philadelphia, work, live and play.

To find out more details about AT&T's wireless coverage anywhere in the United States, consumers can go to The online tool provides up-to-date wireless coverage information for specific locations. The tool can measure the quality of coverage based on a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

    * 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. 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. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

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