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AT&T Ranks No. 1 In Charlotte, NC

Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics awards top spot to AT&T in recent wireless network performance test

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released report shows AT&T* wireless customers in Charlotte are enjoying the highest ranked local network.

An independent mobile research and testing organization today named AT&T's wireless network for top honors. Seattle-based RootMetrics® ranked AT&T highest for overall call, data and text network performance in Charlotte.

The RootMetrics® wireless network performance study for Charlotte named AT&T as the overall RootMetrics RootScore® Award winner for its combination of call, text and mobile Internet performance.** The RootMetrics award is based on analysis of 26,090 wireless test calls, texts and data transmissions conducted during July 2014.

"AT&T was ranked highest in our July 2014 tests of overall network performance in the Charlotte area. Our overall RootScore Award looks at data, call and text performance across all data network technologies, including 4G LTE. We look at performance from the consumer's point of view, and AT&T offered a very strong overall performance for those in Charlotte during our tests," said Bill Moore, president and CEO of RootMetrics.

"We are happy to see our network investment is paying off and our customers are getting top-ranked wireless performance," said Todd Lanham, AT&T's regional director of External Affairs. "There are more reasons than ever to choose AT&T. AT&T invested nearly $300 million in its Charlotte area wireless and wireline networks from 2011 through 2013, and we'll continue investing in order to give our customers great service."

AT&T launched 4G LTE** in Charlotte in November 2011.

"Our customers depend on their wireless service to help manage their busy lives," said Cristy Swink, AT&T's vice president and general manager for the Mid-Atlantic. "They want service they can depend on as they travel in and around the Charlotte area."

*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.

**Charlotte RootScore® Report August, 2014. Performance rankings of four mobile networks rely on scores calculated from random samples. Your experience may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of AT&T. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.

***4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.

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 most reliable 4G LTE 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 global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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