National Wireless AMBER Alerts Subscription Drive Kicks Off at 5,000 Neighborhood RadioShack Stores Nationwide

Goal to Sign Up 1 Million New Users and Support a Solution for Recovering

Abducted Children



10 Jan, 2006, 00:00 ET from RadioShack Corporation from ,Cingular Wireless

    FORT WORTH, Texas and ATLANTA, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:   RSH) and Cingular Wireless today announce a
 nationwide campaign to sign up 1 million new Wireless AMBER Alerts(TM)
 subscribers in 2006.  As the leading retailer of wireless handsets and
 services, RadioShack and its more than 35,000 sales associates in nearly 5,000
 neighborhood locations will help customers sign up from RadioShack's in-store
 Internet Centers or directly from their wireless handsets.
     The nationwide Wireless AMBER Alerts Subscription Drive kicks off today in
 New York City with an event hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of ABC's
 The View, along with Ernie Allen, president and chief executive officer of the
 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC).  The two are
 teaming up to urge the public to visit any RadioShack store for assistance in
 signing up to receive the free Wireless AMBER Alerts on their wireless
 handsets.
     "Hundreds of children have been recovered through the AMBER Alert Plan,
 and the ability to ultimately deliver these Alerts directly to the phones of
 nearly 200 million wireless subscribers can dramatically increase the reach of
 the program," said David Edmondson, RadioShack's president and chief executive
 officer.  "We're proud to pledge our support and leverage our neighborhood
 locations to help get more people on board for this free program.  Bottom
 line, if you have a wireless phone of any kind, there's no excuse for not
 being a subscriber to Wireless AMBER Alerts."
     The AMBER Alerts program was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old who
 was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996.  That tragedy spurred
 the creation of early warning systems to aid in the recovery of abducted
 children.  According to NCMEC, early public notification of abducted children
 through such systems as Wireless AMBER Alerts has proven effective in recovery
 efforts.  NCMEC says more than 230 children have been recovered as a direct
 result of AMBER Alerts since the program began.
     "AMBER Alerts are issued in the most serious child abduction cases in an
 effort to safely recover the child as quickly as possible," said Allen.
 "Through RadioShack's initiative, we hope to see more eyes and ears than ever
 assist law enforcement in the search for abducted children across the
 country."
     In May 2005 CTIA-The Wireless Association(R) and its members, in
 conjunction with The Wireless Foundation, announced a partnership with NCMEC
 to enable wireless customers to sign up to receive free, geographically
 specific Wireless AMBER Alerts text messages when a child has been abducted in
 their area.
     With more Americans using wireless phones than ever before as an essential
 part of their everyday lives, the Wireless AMBER Alerts initiative can
 increase the chances of finding abducted children and suspected perpetrators.
 For a complete list of wireless carriers that support the delivery of Wireless
 AMBER alerts to their subscribers, visit
 http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/amber/carriers.cfm .
     "I commend RadioShack and Cingular for their hard work and determination
 to enlist 1 million new subscribers to the free Wireless AMBER Alerts
 initiative, and believe their effort will play an important role in protecting
 children throughout the United States," said Steve Largent, president and
 chief executive officer of CTIA-The Wireless Association(R).
     Starting Jan. 1, Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. (NYSE:   T) and
 BellSouth Corporation (NYSE:   BLS), began selling its full line of post-paid
 products and GoPhone pre-paid products through approximately 5,000 RadioShack
 stores nationwide.  Cingular has the nation's largest digital voice and data
 network and is the nation's largest wireless company, with more than 52.3
 million customers.
     Cingular was among the first wireless carriers to enable its subscribers
 to opt-in to receive Wireless AMBER Alerts directly from their handset using a
 convenient short code.
     "The AMBER Alerts program is a proven way to help locate abducted children
 and we urge everyone to sign up for Wireless AMBER Alerts," said Ralph de la
 Vega, chief operating officer of Cingular Wireless.  "Cingular is a longtime
 supporter of the AMBER Alerts initiative, and we're excited that our customers
 can now sign up for the service directly through their Cingular phones.  We
 can all make a difference by taking just a moment to sign up for this
 program."
 
      How To Sign Up:
 
      Method 1 - From your Cingular Wireless Handset:
      Text the word "Amber" or "Subscribe" to 26237 (AMBER).  When you receive
      a message, reply with the word AMBER followed by up to five ZIP codes.
 
      Method 2 - At RadioShack Internet Centers
      Likewise, signing up at any of the approximate 5,000 RadioShack Internet
      centers throughout the country is a simple process that takes less than
      one minute.  Customers should ask a sales associate to open the signup
      Web site, then they simply opt-in by entering their wireless number and
      up to five ZIP codes.
 
      Method 3 - Through the Internet:
      Go to http://www.wirelessamberalerts.org and follow the simple online
      instructions.
 
     The Wireless AMBER Alerts Subscription Drive is the newest program of
 RadioShack's nationwide community initiative called "StreetSentz: Common Sentz
 Tips for Safer Kidz" (http://www.streetsentz.com ).  Created in partnership
 with NCMEC in 2003, the program provides families with tools to keep children
 safer from abduction, violence, and exploitation.
 
     About RadioShack
     Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack Corporation is one of the nation's most
 trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers and a growing provider of a
 variety of retail support services.  The company operates through a vast
 network of sales channels, including: nearly 7,000 company and dealer stores;
 over 100 RadioShack locations in Mexico; and more than 700 wireless kiosks.
 RadioShack's knowledgeable and helpful sales associates deliver convenient
 product and service solutions within an estimated five minutes of where 94
 percent of all Americans either live or work.  For more information on
 RadioShack Corporation, visit http://www.RadioShackCorporation.com .  To learn
 more about RadioShack products and services or to purchase items online, visit
 http://www.RadioShack.com .
 
     About Cingular Wireless
     Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States,
 serving 52.3 million customers.  Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc.,
 formerly SBC Communications Inc., and BellSouth Corporation , has the largest
 digital voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER(SM) network -- and
 the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier.
 Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(SM), the wireless
 plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes.  Details of the
 company are available at http://www.cingular.com .  Get Cingular Wireless
 press releases e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at
 http://www.cingular.com/newsroom .
 
     About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
     NCMEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with
 the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
 Prevention.  NCMEC's congressionally mandated CyberTipline, a reporting
 mechanism for child sexual exploitation, has handled more than 350,000 leads.
 Since its establishment in 1984, NCMEC has assisted law enforcement with more
 than 111,000 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of more than
 96,900 children.  For more information about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-
 hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at
 http://www.missingkids.com .
 
     About the Wireless Foundation
     The Wireless Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed by
 member companies of CTIA-The Wireless Association(R) in 1991.  The Foundation
 oversees a number of programs designed to put wireless technology to work
 addressing the challenges of society.
 http://www.wirelessfoundation.org
 
 

SOURCE RadioShack Corporation; Cingular Wireless
    FORT WORTH, Texas and ATLANTA, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:   RSH) and Cingular Wireless today announce a
 nationwide campaign to sign up 1 million new Wireless AMBER Alerts(TM)
 subscribers in 2006.  As the leading retailer of wireless handsets and
 services, RadioShack and its more than 35,000 sales associates in nearly 5,000
 neighborhood locations will help customers sign up from RadioShack's in-store
 Internet Centers or directly from their wireless handsets.
     The nationwide Wireless AMBER Alerts Subscription Drive kicks off today in
 New York City with an event hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of ABC's
 The View, along with Ernie Allen, president and chief executive officer of the
 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(R) (NCMEC).  The two are
 teaming up to urge the public to visit any RadioShack store for assistance in
 signing up to receive the free Wireless AMBER Alerts on their wireless
 handsets.
     "Hundreds of children have been recovered through the AMBER Alert Plan,
 and the ability to ultimately deliver these Alerts directly to the phones of
 nearly 200 million wireless subscribers can dramatically increase the reach of
 the program," said David Edmondson, RadioShack's president and chief executive
 officer.  "We're proud to pledge our support and leverage our neighborhood
 locations to help get more people on board for this free program.  Bottom
 line, if you have a wireless phone of any kind, there's no excuse for not
 being a subscriber to Wireless AMBER Alerts."
     The AMBER Alerts program was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old who
 was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996.  That tragedy spurred
 the creation of early warning systems to aid in the recovery of abducted
 children.  According to NCMEC, early public notification of abducted children
 through such systems as Wireless AMBER Alerts has proven effective in recovery
 efforts.  NCMEC says more than 230 children have been recovered as a direct
 result of AMBER Alerts since the program began.
     "AMBER Alerts are issued in the most serious child abduction cases in an
 effort to safely recover the child as quickly as possible," said Allen.
 "Through RadioShack's initiative, we hope to see more eyes and ears than ever
 assist law enforcement in the search for abducted children across the
 country."
     In May 2005 CTIA-The Wireless Association(R) and its members, in
 conjunction with The Wireless Foundation, announced a partnership with NCMEC
 to enable wireless customers to sign up to receive free, geographically
 specific Wireless AMBER Alerts text messages when a child has been abducted in
 their area.
     With more Americans using wireless phones than ever before as an essential
 part of their everyday lives, the Wireless AMBER Alerts initiative can
 increase the chances of finding abducted children and suspected perpetrators.
 For a complete list of wireless carriers that support the delivery of Wireless
 AMBER alerts to their subscribers, visit
 http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/amber/carriers.cfm .
     "I commend RadioShack and Cingular for their hard work and determination
 to enlist 1 million new subscribers to the free Wireless AMBER Alerts
 initiative, and believe their effort will play an important role in protecting
 children throughout the United States," said Steve Largent, president and
 chief executive officer of CTIA-The Wireless Association(R).
     Starting Jan. 1, Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. (NYSE:   T) and
 BellSouth Corporation (NYSE:   BLS), began selling its full line of post-paid
 products and GoPhone pre-paid products through approximately 5,000 RadioShack
 stores nationwide.  Cingular has the nation's largest digital voice and data
 network and is the nation's largest wireless company, with more than 52.3
 million customers.
     Cingular was among the first wireless carriers to enable its subscribers
 to opt-in to receive Wireless AMBER Alerts directly from their handset using a
 convenient short code.
     "The AMBER Alerts program is a proven way to help locate abducted children
 and we urge everyone to sign up for Wireless AMBER Alerts," said Ralph de la
 Vega, chief operating officer of Cingular Wireless.  "Cingular is a longtime
 supporter of the AMBER Alerts initiative, and we're excited that our customers
 can now sign up for the service directly through their Cingular phones.  We
 can all make a difference by taking just a moment to sign up for this
 program."
 
      How To Sign Up:
 
      Method 1 - From your Cingular Wireless Handset:
      Text the word "Amber" or "Subscribe" to 26237 (AMBER).  When you receive
      a message, reply with the word AMBER followed by up to five ZIP codes.
 
      Method 2 - At RadioShack Internet Centers
      Likewise, signing up at any of the approximate 5,000 RadioShack Internet
      centers throughout the country is a simple process that takes less than
      one minute.  Customers should ask a sales associate to open the signup
      Web site, then they simply opt-in by entering their wireless number and
      up to five ZIP codes.
 
      Method 3 - Through the Internet:
      Go to http://www.wirelessamberalerts.org and follow the simple online
      instructions.
 
     The Wireless AMBER Alerts Subscription Drive is the newest program of
 RadioShack's nationwide community initiative called "StreetSentz: Common Sentz
 Tips for Safer Kidz" (http://www.streetsentz.com ).  Created in partnership
 with NCMEC in 2003, the program provides families with tools to keep children
 safer from abduction, violence, and exploitation.
 
     About RadioShack
     Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack Corporation is one of the nation's most
 trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers and a growing provider of a
 variety of retail support services.  The company operates through a vast
 network of sales channels, including: nearly 7,000 company and dealer stores;
 over 100 RadioShack locations in Mexico; and more than 700 wireless kiosks.
 RadioShack's knowledgeable and helpful sales associates deliver convenient
 product and service solutions within an estimated five minutes of where 94
 percent of all Americans either live or work.  For more information on
 RadioShack Corporation, visit http://www.RadioShackCorporation.com .  To learn
 more about RadioShack products and services or to purchase items online, visit
 http://www.RadioShack.com .
 
     About Cingular Wireless
     Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States,
 serving 52.3 million customers.  Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc.,
 formerly SBC Communications Inc., and BellSouth Corporation , has the largest
 digital voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER(SM) network -- and
 the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier.
 Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(SM), the wireless
 plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes.  Details of the
 company are available at http://www.cingular.com .  Get Cingular Wireless
 press releases e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at
 http://www.cingular.com/newsroom .
 
     About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
     NCMEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with
 the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
 Prevention.  NCMEC's congressionally mandated CyberTipline, a reporting
 mechanism for child sexual exploitation, has handled more than 350,000 leads.
 Since its establishment in 1984, NCMEC has assisted law enforcement with more
 than 111,000 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of more than
 96,900 children.  For more information about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-
 hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at
 http://www.missingkids.com .
 
     About the Wireless Foundation
     The Wireless Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed by
 member companies of CTIA-The Wireless Association(R) in 1991.  The Foundation
 oversees a number of programs designed to put wireless technology to work
 addressing the challenges of society.
 http://www.wirelessfoundation.org
 
 SOURCE  RadioShack Corporation; Cingular Wireless

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