Press Release posted by Michelle Ruhfass on Friday June 01, 2007.
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AT&T Provides a Cost-Effective Way to Text to More Than 140 Countries
Atlanta, Georgia, May 31, 2007 -- AT&T will be the first major wireless carrier in the U.S. to begin offering an International Long Distance Text Messaging plan. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced that beginning June 3, the AT&T wireless unit will give customers the ability to send international text messages for as low as 10 cents for each message, more than 50 percent less than pay-per-use rates.
International text messaging from AT&T is a simple complement to international long distance calling, any time of day or night, to more than 140 countries. AT&T's new plan will include 100 international long distance text messages for only $9.99 a month.
'AT&T provides the international reach that gives customers a quick cost-effective and convenient way of keeping in touch with loved ones," said Janna Ducich, executive director, AT&T's wireless unit. 'A text package specifically for international use helps make friends and families across borders seem less far away by allowing them to communicate when time zone differences make voice calls inconvenient."
The 100 messages in AT&T's plan apply to any message sent from the U.S. to an international recipient. Picture and video messages are not included in this package. Domestic plan or pay-per-use rates apply to all messages received. For more information, visit www.att.com/text2world.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at www.att.com.
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