AT&T Broadens LaptopConnect Portfolio by Going Small With New ExpressCard and USB Mobile Broadband Offerings

Apr 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from AT&T Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE:   T)
 announced a significantly enhanced LaptopConnect portfolio as the company
 launched today the Option GT Max 3.6 Express ExpressCard; and in early May
 the Sierra Wireless AirCard(R) 875U mobile broadband device for USB ports.
 Both devices are powered by AT&T's 3G BroadbandConnect service, giving
 customers the perfect mix of performance and coverage in new device designs
 that are slim and stylish.
     The Option GT Max 3.6 Express and Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U provide
 notebook owners with the latest advanced data technology so that they can
 stay connected whether traveling across town, the U.S. or the world. The
 Option and Sierra Wireless devices can be used in conjunction with AT&T
 BroadbandConnect in more than 165 major markets -- where users can download
 a 1 megabyte file in about 15 seconds on average -- and outside 3G-coverage
 areas on AT&T's nationwide* EDGE high speed wireless data network. In
 addition, both devices can be used in 125 countries, where AT&T has
 international data-roaming agreements, and are the only single-device,
 single- rate-plan and global 3G solution offered by a U.S. wireless carrier
 for their device types.
     "The Option GT Max 3.6 Express and Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U devices
 provide users with mobile broadband performance in stylish form factors
 that are easy to set up and use," said Laura Johnson, senior director,
 enterprise solutions, of the AT&T wireless unit. "Customers can leverage
 these new form factors when remote from their office or home with their
 favorite notebook to gain mobile broadband access to business applications,
 e-mail and the Internet."
     The Option GT Max 3.6 Express has been designed to work in newer
 notebooks with ExpressCard slots, and it features a flip-up antenna and
 Advanced Receiver Technology for improved 3G performance. The GT Max 3.6
 Express is compatible in notebooks with ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54
 slots and supports Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP, 2000 and Vista.
     The Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U mobile broadband device is an
 easy-to-use mobile broadband device and plugs directly into the standard
 USB port in notebooks. A simple, four-step setup process means that
 customers will be up- and-running in minutes. The AirCard 875U features an
 integrated battery to ensure optimal performance, and it supports Microsoft
 Windows XP, 2000 and Vista. Customers will also be able to download an
 Apple Mac client at no charge from the Sierra Wireless Web site ( ).
     The Option GT Max 3.6 Express is on sale today, and the Sierra Wireless
 AirCard 875U device will be available on May 7 in former Cingular Wireless
 retail stores (now AT&T), online at , and through
 AT&T's wireless business-to-business sales organization and select national
 retailers. Both are available for as low as $49.99 with a two-year contract
 and mail-in rebate.
     AT&T's unlimited DataConnect rate plan is available for $59.99 for
 customers with a two-year contract and qualifying AT&T wireless voice plan.
 AT&T's DataConnect North American plan of 100 megabytes for $109 a month
 provides for usage in select Canada and Mexico roam zones. DataConnect
 Global plan of 100 megabytes for $139 a month covers data usage in select
 roam zones in more than two dozen countries including many European
 countries, India, China and Japan. Both plans also include unlimited
 domestic data usage.
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