AT&T Adds to HSUPA Device Lineup With Two New LaptopConnect Cards From Option

Option GT Ultra and Option GT Ultra Express Available for Use on AT&T's 3G

BroadbandConnect HSPA Network

Feb 14, 2008, 00:00 ET from AT&T Inc.

    SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE:   T)
 announced today two new LaptopConnect cards from Option, the GT Ultra and
 GT Ultra Express. The new cards deliver enhanced mobile broadband
 performance across two popular notebook computer formats, PC Card and
 ExpressCard. Both of these new devices operate seamlessly across AT&T's 3G
 BroadbandConnect and EDGE networks.
     The GT Ultra features a retractable antenna that is compatible in
 laptops with PC Card (Type II) slots. The GT Ultra Express is compatible
 with laptops that have ExpressCard (34 mm) slots and features a flip-up
 antenna for optimal broadband performance. It also automatically installs
 AT&T Communication Manager when first used with notebooks that have
 Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(R), Windows XP and Windows 2000(1). This
 provides a plug-and-play installation experience for most users and
 eliminates the need for an installation CD. Both cards are tri-band
 UMTS/HSPA (850/1900/2100 MHz) and GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
 compatible, making it easy to connect in more than 140 countries, including
 Japan and Korea.
     "AT&T and Option launched the first tri-band 3G data card in the world
 in early 2006," said Michael Woodward, AT&T vice president, Business
 Mobility Products. "This tradition of innovation continues with the latest
 additions from Option to our LaptopConnect portfolio."
     The new Option cards enable laptop owners to quickly and easily send
 and receive e-mail and access the Internet on AT&T's 3G High Speed Packet
 Access (HSPA) BroadbandConnect wireless network. This network provides
 enhanced 3G performance with typical download speeds between 600 Kbps and
 1,400 Kbps and typical upload speeds between 500 Kbps and 800 Kbps. The
 faster download speeds provide an optimal wireless Internet-browsing
 experience, and the faster upload speeds will enhance users' ability to
 send large files, such as e-mail with attachments, photos or business
     AT&T is the first U.S. carrier to deploy enhanced upload speeds through
 High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) in its HSPA network. HSPA is the
 latest generation of mobile broadband technology based upon the global
 standard for wireless - GSM. Users who travel outside of a 3G coverage area
 seamlessly fall back to the EDGE network, the largest national high speed
 wireless data network in the U.S.
     Both the Option GT Ultra and GT Ultra Express are each compatible with
 Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Apple(R) Mac(R) OS X
 (version 10.4.10 or later) notebooks.
     Pricing and Availability
     Option GT Ultra and GT Ultra Express will be available for $49.99 after
 a mail-in rebate and a new two-year DataConnect contract of at least $60 a
 month. For a limited time beginning Feb. 15, both devices will be free
 after the two-year contract and an additional rebate. The devices will be
 sold at AT&T retail stores nationwide, online at and through AT&T's business-to-business sales
 organizations. To download a free Mac client, visit Option's Mac client - GT Mac Connect -
 supports Tiger v10.4.10 (and later) and Leopard Operating Systems.
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