AT&T Ranks No. 1 In Raleigh, NC

                       AT&T Ranks No. 1 In Raleigh, NC

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

PR Newswire

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released report shows
AT&T* wireless customers in Raleigh are enjoying the highest ranked local
network. An independent mobile research and testing organization today gave
AT&T's overall wireless network top honors. Seattle-based RootMetrics® ranked
AT&T highest for combined/overall voice, data and text network performance in


The RootMetrics® wireless network performance study for Raleigh 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 more than 27,929 wireless test calls, texts and data transmissions
conducted during November 2013.

"AT&T was ranked highest in our November 2013 tests of overall network
performance in the Raleigh area. Our overall RootScore Award looks at call,
data and text performance across all data network technologies, including 4G
LTE. We look at performance from a consumer's point of view, and AT&T offered
a very strong overall performance for those in Raleigh during our tests," said
Bill Moore, president and CEO of RootMetrics.

AT&T launched 4G LTE** in Raleigh in January 2012. It plans to expand its 4G
LTE network to cover 300 million people nationwide by year-end 2014. Even as
4G LTE expands, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas with our
4G HSPA+ technology.

"Our customers depend on their wireless service to help manage their busy
lives," said Robert Doreauk, AT&T's regional director of External Affairs in
Raleigh. "They want service they can depend on as they travel in and around
the Raleigh area. We are happy to see our network investment is paying off and
our customers are getting top-ranked wireless performance.

"There are more reasons than ever to choose AT&T. We invested more than $250
million in our Raleigh area wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through
2012, and we'll continue investing in order to give our customers great

Raleigh RootScore^® Report December, 2013. 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 for more details.

*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.

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

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4G LTE speed claim based on national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds.
Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE
networks. 4G LTE availability varies.


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