SouthernLINC Wireless Introduces New Suite of Nationwide High-Speed Services with Dual SIM Smartphone Six new "Data Plus" plans feature nationwide voice and faster data

ATLANTA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), introduced new high-speed nationwide wireless services combined with the company's reliable regional Push To Talk (PTT) and cellular services.  The combination is made possible via the new Motorola XT626, a new Android smartphone with two SIM slots.

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"The combination of our highly-reliable PTT service with high-speed voice and data services simply cannot be found elsewhere," stated Don Horsley, SouthernLINC Wireless president and CEO.  "We are the exclusive U.S. carrier offering this combination of services and the only carrier to offer the XT626," he continued.  "We expect our customers to appreciate this very special mix of services and equipment."

The Motorola XT626 is new to the U.S. market.  With an Android 2.3 operating system, the phone has a 4.3" qHD touch-screen display, front and back cameras and a 1.2 GHz processor for faster processing of apps and games.  It is the first Android smartphone to combine iDEN, GSM and UMTS networks.  The XT626 will give SouthernLINC customers the ability to access high-speed voice and data inside or outside of the Regional Service Area.  The XT626 also comes equipped with MOTOTALK, a smartphone app that enables PTT communication wherever 3G or Wi-Fi® networks are available.

In conjunction with the introduction of the new XT626, SouthernLINC Wireless introduced six new Data Plus plans.  The plans offer a variety of local and nationwide voice, messaging and high-speed data services with every plan providing unlimited use of private 2-way and group PTT across the SouthernLINC Wireless Regional Service Area.

Data Plus plans featuring nationwide high-speed services are now available at all SouthernLINC Wireless sales and service locations, through authorized SouthernLINC Wireless dealers, from SouthernLINC Wireless direct sales associates and through the online store.

About SouthernLINC Wireless

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless combines multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio (PTT), cellular service, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit www.southernlinc.com.

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About Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company also is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

SOURCE SouthernLINC Wireless



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