SouthernLINC Wireless Introduces New Suite of Nationwide High-Speed Services with Dual SIM Smartphone

 SouthernLINC Wireless Introduces New Suite of Nationwide High-Speed Services
                           with Dual SIM Smartphone

Six new "Data Plus" plans feature nationwide voice and faster data

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, April 23, 2013

ATLANTA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, SouthernLINC Wireless, a
Southern Company (NYSE: SO), introduced new high-speed nationwide wireless
services combined with the company's reliable regional Push To Talk (PTT) and
cellular services. The combination is made possible via the new Motorola
XT626, a new Android smartphone with two SIM slots.

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"The combination of our highly-reliable PTT service with high-speed voice and
data services simply cannot be found elsewhere," stated Don Horsley,
SouthernLINC Wireless president and CEO. "We are the exclusive U.S. carrier
offering this combination of services and the only carrier to offer the
XT626," he continued. "We expect our customers to appreciate this very
special mix of services and equipment."

The Motorola XT626 is new to the U.S. market. With an Android 2.3 operating
system, the phone has a 4.3" qHD touch-screen display, front and back cameras
and a 1.2 GHz processor for faster processing of apps and games. It is the
first Android smartphone to combine iDEN, GSM and UMTS networks. The XT626
will give SouthernLINC customers the ability to access high-speed voice and
data inside or outside of the Regional Service Area. The XT626 also comes
equipped with MOTOTALK^™, a smartphone app that enables PTT communication
wherever 3G or Wi-Fi^® networks are available.

In conjunction with the introduction of the new XT626, SouthernLINC Wireless
introduced six new Data Plus plans. The plans offer a variety of local and
nationwide voice, messaging and high-speed data services with every plan
providing unlimited use of private 2-way and group PTT across the SouthernLINC
Wireless Regional Service Area.

Data Plus plans featuring nationwide high-speed services are now available at
all SouthernLINC Wireless sales and service locations, through authorized
SouthernLINC Wireless dealers, from SouthernLINC Wireless direct sales
associates and through the online store.

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

Twitter: @southernlinc

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

SOURCE SouthernLINC Wireless

Contact: Lynda Swaney, SouthernLINC Wireless, 678-443-1648,
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