SouthernLINC Wireless Partners with Prepaid Wireless Wholesale to Sell Nationwide Voice and High-Speed Data Services

    SouthernLINC Wireless Partners with Prepaid Wireless Wholesale to Sell
                Nationwide Voice and High-Speed Data Services

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, March 11, 2013

ATLANTA, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern
Company (NYSE: SO), has entered into an agreement with Prepaid Wireless
Wholesale, LLC to sell nationwide high-speed data, voice and messaging
services within the company's regional service territory. The agreement
expands the suite of services offered by the regional iDEN-based carrier.

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"With this agreement, we will be able to offer current and future customers
the opportunity to experience faster data throughput and nationwide calling,"
stated Don Horsley, president and CEO. "We will be the only carrier in the
U.S. to combine our highly reliable iDEN Push To Talk and cellular with
high-speed data on GSM and UMTS networks."

The agreement with Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) Prepaid Wireless
Wholesale, LLC will give SouthernLINC Wireless customers the ability to access
high-speed data and voice services locally and in major cities across the U.S.
with the use of a dual-SIM phone. SouthernLINC Wireless expects to introduce
a new dual-SIM phone and suite of high-speed nationwide services in late
spring 2013.

About SouthernLINC Wireless

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based
regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural
areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida.
SouthernLINC Wireless combines multiple communication options, including Push
To Talk two-way radio (PTT), cellular service, wireless Internet access,
wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. For
more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit
www.southernlinc.com.

Twitter: @southernlinc

Facebook:facebook.com/SouthernLINCWireless

About Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating
capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy
company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity,
Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing
competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless
communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer
service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the
national average. Southern Company also is continually ranked among the top
utilities in Fortune's annualWorld's Most Admired Electric and Gas
Utilityrankings. Visit our website atwww.southerncompany.com.

SOURCE SouthernLINC Wireless

Website: http://www.southernlinc.com
Contact: Media, Lynda Swaney, SouthernLINC Wireless, +1-678-443-1648,
lswaney@southernco.com