AT&T Shares No. 1 Rank In Phoenix

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

Jan 12, 2015, 19:00 ET from AT&T

PHOENIX, Jan. 12, 2015 /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 51,619 wireless test calls, texts and data transmissions conducted during December, 2014.

"AT&T tied for the highest rank in our December, 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 December 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 Phoenix area. We are happy to see our network investment is paying off and our customers are getting top-ranked wireless performance."

"We're proud that AT&T has the most reliable 4G LTE network.  Network coverage and quality are the top reasons customers choose our best-in-class network. We continue to invest in our network, contributing to local job creation and boosting economic development."

AT&T invested nearly $575 million in its Phoenix area wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2013, and we'll continue investing to give our customers the best possible experience.

* 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 January, 2015. 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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Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers' LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere. Global coverage claim based on offering voice and data roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offering the most wireless smartphones and tablets that work in the most countries.

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