AT&T Introduces USB Modem with On-Device LCD Screen on the Nation's Fastest 4G LTE Network

DALLAS, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On-the-go customers who want to stay connected with their laptop wherever they are have a new option with the AT&T* Beam from Sierra Wireless,** a 4G LTE*** USB modem with a built-in LCD screen.  Beginning May 10th, customers can pick-up the AT&T Beam from AT&T stores and online for $19.99 with a two-year commitment. 

The AT&T Beam runs on AT&T 4G LTE, the nation's fastest 4G LTE network.*** AT&T 4G LTE cover nearly 200 million people, and AT&T plans to cover 300 million people by the end of 2014. AT&T's 4G LTE network was called "blazing fast" in a report by RootMetrics®, an independent testing organization. The report found AT&T's 4G LTE network delivered the fastest pure LTE speeds in markets where AT&T provided 4G LTE.****

The AT&T Beam is a USB modem with an on-device LCD screen, giving customers access to helpful information - such as network indicator, signal strength, and data usage - with just a glance. The AT&T Beam includes an expandable memory slot that supports microSDTM cards up to 32 GB in size, another great option for storing and transferring documents quickly and easily. With its global roaming capabilities, you can travel internationally and stay connected in more than 210 countries.

"The LCD screen on the AT&T Beam really makes it stands out from traditional USB modems," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, devices and developer services, AT&T. "This added feature provides real-time information with just a glance. With the support of the nation's fastest 4G network, our customers have even more flexibility to stay productive wherever they are, giving them more control of their mobile experience."

AT&T Beam offers quick and easy setup with plug and play software installation. And in addition to Windows 7 support, AT&T Beam is certified for Windows 8 and Windows RT laptops and tablets, making it easy to stay productive on the go. The connectivity software, AT&T AllAccess, also provides Windows 7 laptop users the ability to create a mobile hotspot that can share the nation's fastest 4G network with up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Customers purchasing the AT&T Beam have great options in choosing the plan that fits them and their mobile devices.  With AT&T Mobile Share, customers can add the AT&T Beam to their shared data plan for only $20 a month.*****Customers can also choose an individual plan with 5 GB of data for $50 a month. Regardless of which data plan customers choose, they can take full advantage of unlimited access to more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation.

*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.

**AT&T Beam, part of the suite of mobile broadband product line by Sierra Wireless, is now a product from NETGEAR.

*** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Claim based on a comparison of U.S. national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. Learn more at att.com/network.

**** Based on availability of AT&T 4G LTE in in 47 markets out of 77 total cities studied in 2012; ©RootMetrics®LTE Performance Report, March 2013).http://www.rootmetrics.com/special-reports/lte-performance-review/.

*****Smartphone required. Up to ten devices per plan. Additional monthly charge per device. $15 per GB for add'l data. Unlimited talk and text for phones only. Activation fee may apply. Additional deposits and other restrictions may apply. Access to corporate email, intranet sites and apps available for $15/mo. per device.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.

© 2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available everywhere. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

SOURCE AT&T Inc.



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