AT&T 4G LTE Available In Macon

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:59am EST

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Customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile Internet on the latest LTE devices

MACON, Ga.,  Jan. 31, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has turned on its  4G LTE 
network in  Macon, along I-75 and including  Warner Robins, bringing customers
the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch  here  to see
several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:  


* Faster speeds.  LTE technology is capable of delivering  mobile Internet 
speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.** Customers can stream, download, upload
and game faster than ever before.  
* Cool new devices.  AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including new
AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and  tablets, such as the  Sony Xperia TL,  LG Optimus
G,  Samsung Galaxy S III,  Motorola ATRIX HD,  HTC One X,  Nokia Lumia 920, 
Samsung Galaxy Note II,  HTC One X+,  Samsung ATIV smart PC  and  ASUS VivoTab
* Faster response time.  LTE technology  offers lower latency, or the processing
time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long it takes to start
downloading a webpage or file once you've sent the request. Lower latency helps
to improve services like mobile gaming, two-way video calling and telemedicine. 

* More efficient use of spectrum.  Wireless spectrum is a finite resource, and
LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating more space
to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better network experience.

"We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our  4G LTE
network  in  Macon  responds to what customers want from their mobile experience
- more, faster, on the best devices," said  Terry Smith, AT&T Director of
External Affairs.  

AT&T's 4G Network
AT&T's innovation and investment has resulted in the nation's largest 4G
network, covering 288 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a more
consistent user experience. That's coverage in 3,000 more 4G cities and towns
than Verizon.*** Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average download speeds
than any of our competitors in  PCWorld's most recent 13-market speed tests.

AT&T's 4G LTE network delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, as well as
multiple innovations that optimize the network for performance. Our network's
radio components are placed close to the antenna at most cell sites, instead of
inside the base station, which helps minimize power loss between the base
station and antenna and, in turn, improves the performance of our 4G LTE
network. The network also is designed with its core elements distributed across
the country, which helps reduce latency, or the delay when using the Internet,
because your request isn't traveling as far.

Even as AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage, customers can get 4G
speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on our 4G HSPA+ network, unlike competitors,
where smartphone customers fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of
LTE coverage.  

AT&T's focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes beyond
4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates  the nation's
largest Wi-Fi network**** including more than 31,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at
popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers across the country. Most
AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no
additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly
wireless data plans.

AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize
multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums,
convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional
coverage methods are challenging.   

Over the past five years, AT&T invested more than  $115 billion  into operations
and into acquiring spectrum and other assets that have enhanced our wireless and
wired networks. Since 2007, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S. economy
than any other public company. In a  July 2012  report, the Progressive Policy
Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."

*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.  

**Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. Deployment ongoing. 4G LTE
device and data plan required. Up to 10x claim compares 4G LTE download speeds
to industry average 3G download speeds. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds
not available everywhere. Learn more about 4G LTE at

***4G speeds not available everywhere. Comparison based on U.S. cities and towns
with 4G coverage.

****Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other
restrictions apply. See  for details and locations.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and  one of the
most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T
operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in  the United States 
and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi,
high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It
also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse®  and AT&T │DIRECTV
brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one
of the most advanced in the world.  

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statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.


Catherine Stengel, +1-404-797-4108,

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