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AT&T Extends Business Services and Benefits to the Smallest Businesses

Potential benefits include access to wireless discounts, 24/7 tech support and consulting services designed to help any small business succeed and grow

July 25, 2013 – As part of its ongoing effort to provide tailored solutions for small business owners, AT&T* is extending wireless business benefits to sole proprietorships.

Now, sole proprietorships, many of which are small-office and home-based, can qualify for  the AT&T Mobile Business Agreement  and associated AT&T Exclusively Business program, which can help them better manage costs, while enjoying the benefits of mobility solutions. Potential benefits include:

  • Monthly service discounts up to 10 percent** on eligible wireless services for small businesses and their qualified employees
  • Waived activation fees on eligible lines
  • 24/7 wireless business technical support
  • 24/7 online account management
  • Free 2-day shipping on devices and accessories

According to a recent study from CEB, only 30 percent of micro businesses are using mobility plans and solutions specifically designed for small businesses.

“Studies have shown that some businesses often believe they are too small for commercial offerings, but we don’t see it that way,” said Lou Delery, Senior Vice President, Small Business Marketing at AT&T. “AT&T recognizes how important these customers are to our economic growth, and we believe that businesses with just one employee deserve similar support and benefits as businesses with dozens of employees.”

AT&T is encouraging smaller businesses to take advantage of this opportunity and is offering competitively priced solutions relative to consumer mobility options, while providing important business-grade enhancements. For more information, visit AT&T Exclusively Business

General Information

The great performance of AT&T’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network continues to be validated by independent third-party testing:

  • AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.***
  • Meanwhile, our 4G LTE service was recognized as having faster average download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive’s most recent 20-market speed tests – the second consecutive year that AT&T has ranked 1st overall.  PCWorld/TechHive also ranked AT&T’s as the fastest combination of 3G and 4G services in the 20 cities it tested. ****
  • And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network  in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest. *****

In addition, RootMetrics® has awarded AT&T for strongest overall call, text, and data performance in multiple markets from January through June of this year.******

For free business resources such as webinars, case studies, and best practices, visit the AT&T Small Business Solutions website. Additionally, real-time information and updates can be found on the AT&T Small Business Facebook page and AT&T Small Business Twitter channel.

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*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.

** Must have existing eligible wireline service to receive maximum discount. Discounts up to eight percent without wireline service. Availability of discounts also subject to minimum lines of wireless service requirements.

*** Speed claim based on comparison of national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds for AndroidTM and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. Reliability claim compares data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere.

**** PCWorld/TechHive, May 23, 2013, “AT&T clocks best overall speeds with 3G/4G combo”

***** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp

****** Visit rootmetrics.com for more details. Performance rankings of four national wireless carriers rely on scores calculated from random samples. AT&T ranked highest or shared the highest ranking for overall performance in 66 of 125 markets tested, January-June 2013. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of AT&T.

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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