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Press Release -- September 7th, 2011
Source: AT&T
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American Express OPEN and AT&T Collaborate to Deliver Special Offers and Helpful Technology Tips and Insights for U.S. Small Businesses

Small businesses looking to stretch their budgets for communications services and for helpful advice on technology got some welcome news today from American Express and AT&T*, two of the country’s most recognized brands serving the segment.

The companies have formed a strategic alliance to deliver simple technology tips and insights online and to provide special offers and promotions for small businesses, a key segment in driving U.S. economic recovery.

Key Facts – Online Technology Content

  • AT&T is the exclusive sponsor of the Technology “Idea Hub” on OPEN Forum, an online community providing insight, information, news, and other content focused on helping small business owners grow their businesses.
  • Through the OPEN Forum sponsorship, AT&T is a regular contributor of articles and other information, focusing on small businesses technology tips, tools and trends.
  • OPEN Forum content also will be made available on the AT&T Small Business Insite, AT&T’s free online resource that offers webinars, articles, case studies and best practices for small businesses.

Key Facts – Special Offers and Promotions

  • The two companies are providing differentiated offers, featuring AT&T technology solutions and American Express OPEN Card solutions, including.
    •  Offers include promotional pricing on select AT&T wireless plans and devices, including smartphones, LaptopConnect cards and Mi-Fi pucks for new AT&T customers who sign up online at www.amexnetwork.com/ATTWireless.
    • Promotional waivers of AT&T wireless plan activation fees are available for qualifying American Express OPEN Cardmembers.
        • Qualifying American Express OPEN Cardmembers purchasing AT&T solutions, including AT&T’s popular “All for Less” packages, also will be eligible to receive American Express gift cards, courtesy of AT&T.
          • All for Less features various services, including wireless, wired and broadband services, and Website hosting, tech support and data backup
          • In addition, OPEN Cardmembers, who purchase AT&T wired or wireless solutions, are eligible for a $25 gift card provided by American Express if they select AUTOPAY to their American Express OPEN credit card as their AT&T billing payment option.
          • Watch a brief video highlighting the American Express-AT&T alliance.

      Quotes

      “By driving increased awareness of helpful tips and tools, as well as essential communication technologies,” said Cathy Martine, AT&T Executive Vice President of Small Business Solutions, “American Express and AT&T are helping small businesses do what they do best ... run their businesses.”

      “By working together across our combined channels, we are making it easy for small business owners to find and consume the content they need online,” said Maryann Fitzmaurice, Senior Vice President, American Express OPEN. “And by integrating our mutual services, we are providing better ease of management and service for our small business customers.”

      General Information

      Small businesses that want more information about all AT&T products and services can visit AT&T Small Business. For free business resources such as webinars, articles, case studies and best practices, they can visit AT&T Small Business InSite.

      Additionally, real-time information and updates can be found on the AT&T Small Business Facebook page and AT&T Small Business Twitter channel.

      *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.

      About American Express Open®
      American Express OPEN is the leading payment card issuer for small businesses in the United States and supports business owners with products and services to help them run and grow their businesses. This includes business charge and credit cards that deliver purchasing power, flexibility, rewards, savings on business services from an expanded lineup of partners and online tools and services designed to help improve profitability. Learn more at www.OPEN.com and connect with us at openforum.com and twitter.com/openforum.

      About AT&T
      AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T, news, filings) 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. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

      Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

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