Mobile is First Market along the Central Gulf Coast to Receive Innovative Service
Mobile, Alabama, August 31, 2009 – Residents in Greater Mobile now have a new choice for their television and communications services, powered by the most advanced technology. AT&T* today announced the launch of AT&T U-verseSM services in parts of Mobile and Pensacola, including AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice.
AT&T U-verse services are delivered over AT&T’s advanced Internet Protocol (IP) network, and offer a new alternative to cable and an unmatched experience for customers. AT&T U-verse brings together TV, broadband, home phone and wireless services — all on one bill — with unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control.
“Today’s launch of AT&T U-verse reflects our commitment to making the investments necessary to bring consumers across the Baton Rouge area a new era of true video competition,” said Fred McCallum, president, AT&T Alabama. “We are thrilled to offer this innovative video choice to Mobile consumers. Local residents have asked for more choices in television service and today we’re delivering.”
“Cable has been the only game in town for too long, and we’re excited to change that today in Mobile,” said Bonnie Denson, general manager, Consumer Markets – Gulf States. “We know customers want a better choice to break free from cable, and AT&T U-verse is the answer. And we’re taking it even further by making your services work together and offering cool, new features you can’t get anywhere else.”
“As President of the Commission, my goal is to increase investment in Mobile County, and give consumers more choices and innovative new services,” said Mike Dean, Mobile County Commission. “Today’s announcement brings that goal to fruition for our citizens and keeps Mobile County on the cutting edge of technology.”
More Choice, Advanced Features
AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and application-rich services available today, with advanced capabilities that customers don’t get from other providers.
Where AT&T U-verse services are available, local U-verse TV customers can enjoy numerous TV benefits, including the ability to watch and manage recordings from a single DVR on any connected TV in the house with U-verse Total Home DVR; an extensive High Definition (HD) channel lineup with access to more than 110 HD channels; the ability to program DVR recordings from your Web-connected mobile phone or PC; personalized, on-screen weather, sports, traffic and stock information via AT&T U-bar; the ability to view personal photos on your TV that you have uploaded to flickr.com; the ability to check the current weather conditions and forecasts in any U.S. city with Weather On Demand; and more.
With AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet services, every AT&T U-verse customer or small business broadband user can enjoy faster available speeds. Packages include a range of speeds, with the fastest downstream speeds up to 18 Mbps. All AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet packages include wireless home or office networking at no extra cost, and access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network with unlimited connectivity at more than 20,000 hot spot locations.
AT&T U-verse Voice is a managed IP-based service that is delivered over the AT&T’s fiber-rich network. This allows U-verse Voice customers to enjoy great sound quality and reliability, as well as unmatched calling features that combine with your AT&T U-verse TV, broadband and wireless services. Customers benefit from a single, combined voice mailbox for AT&T U-verse Voice and AT&T wireless messages; U-verse Central, an online portal to manage your call preferences and settings from any PC; an online voice mailbox; the ability to view your call logs from your PC or your recent incoming calls on your TV screen; the ability to initiate a call from your PC or TV using Click to Call; and more. All U-verse Voice customers have 911 service.
AT&T U-verse offers multiple combinations of TV, Internet and Voice packages to customize your experience. The most popular AT&T U-verse TV offers start at $49 a month (taxes, fees and other monthly charges apply). Professional installation is included, and you also get a 30-day money-back guarantee. Additional promotional offers are available to qualifying customers who bundle U-verse Internet or Voice service.