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Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics awards AT&T shared #1 rank in recent wireless network performance test

PHOENIX, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released report shows AT&T* wireless customers in Phoenix are enjoying a high performing local network. An independent mobile research and testing organization today named AT&T's wireless network tied for top honors. Seattle-based RootMetrics® ranked AT&T tied for highest for overall call, data and text network performance in Phoenix.

The RootMetrics® wireless network performance study for Phoenix named AT&T tied for 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 47,543 wireless test calls, texts and data transmissions conducted during March 2014.

"AT&T tied for the highest rank in our March 2014 tests of overall network performance in the Phoenix 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 Phoenix during our tests," said Bill Moore, president and CEO of RootMetrics.

AT&T launched 4G LTE** in Phoenix in January 2012.

"Our customers depend on their wireless service to help manage their busy lives," said Jerry Fuentes, president of AT&T Arizona and New Mexico. "They want service they can depend on as they travel in and around the Phoenix 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. AT&T invested nearly $575 million in its Phoenix area wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2013, and we'll continue investing in order to give our customers great service."

*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.

** Phoenix RootScore® Report June, 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.

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