New Mobile Solutions from AT&T Help Curb Distracted Driving for Business Customer Employees

Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:20am EST

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Associate PLEDGE and SafeCell Enterprise Help Businesses Take Control of
Dangerous Behavior
DALLAS,  Feb. 26, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --  Mobile devices  have made it easy to
conduct business away from the office, but using these devices while driving can
create significant safety risks. To help empower large and small businesses who
have employees conducting business on the go,  AT&T* will offer two mobile
solutions, Associate PLEDGE®  from AT&T and SafeCell Enterprise®  powered by
AT&T, both aimed at reducing dangerous driving behavior among employees.  

Available today,  Associate PLEDGE®from AT&T  is a mobile app that lets
businesses conduct real-time monitoring and helps to enforce corporate policies
on mobile devices while employees are driving. It is best suited for mobile
employees, fleet drivers and sales teams that regularly travel on company
business or operate company vehicles. Employers can manage and restrict device
use while employee vehicles are in motion, including blocking phone calls, text
messages and push-to-talk capabilities.

With  SafeCell Enterprise®powered by AT&T  (SafeCell Enterprise) businesses will
be able to monitor employee device usage via GPS, gaining visibility into how
fast employees are driving, and whether employees are in compliance with
regulatory and corporate policies on their mobile devices while driving. This
information, along with vehicle monitoring data will be combined in a single
dashboard, allowing for easier monitoring and compliance with local, state and
federal government restrictions around mobile device use. The solution is being
designed for businesses with commercial fleets and will integrate with fleet
management solutions typically used for vehicle monitoring and logging. SafeCell
Enterprise will also allow an employer to block use of applications while
in-transit, such as email, social media sites, texting and web browsing. AT&T is
expected to make this product available in the coming weeks.

"Mobile devices are making it easy for businesses to rely on employees who work
offsite," said  Chris Hill, Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions,  AT&T
Business Solutions. "But when those devices are used while driving, employees
can put themselves and others at risk. Many businesses have policies in place to
address this issue, but little means to enforce them. Associate PLEDGE from AT&T
and SafeCell Enterprise powered by AT&T will help businesses enforce those
policies and help keep employees safe."  

Associate PLEDGE from AT&T and SafeCell Enterprise powered by AT&T work across
leading mobile device platforms and operating systems; and, because the
solutions are hosted in the cloud, no additional hardware purchase is required.
More information is available at  and

AT&T also offers consumers AT&T DriveMode®**  (, which,
when downloaded and activated, automatically sends a customizable reply to
incoming texts - notifying the sender that the user is driving and unable to
respond. The auto-response is similar to an "out-of-office" email alert. AT&T's
anti-texting-while-driving mobile solution is part of the company's broader "It
Can Wait" campaign that aims to stigmatize texting while driving.

*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.

** Data and text messaging charges may apply for download and app usage.
Standard messaging rates apply to auto-reply messages. AT&T DriveMode is free to
AT&T customers only. Compatible device required.  

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of the most advanced in the world.  

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