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Press Release -- October 7th, 2011
Source: AT&T
Tags: Video

Only AT&T’s Network Lets Your iPhone 4S Download Twice as Fast

Upgrading and Preordering is Easier Than Ever Before

Customers Can Enjoy Talk and Surf, Faster Speeds and Free Wi-Fi

Dallas, Texas, October 07, 2011

AT&T* today announced it will offer iPhone 4S on Friday, October 14. Only AT&T’s network lets your iPhone 4S download twice as fast, as well as talk and surf at the same time. iPhone 4S will be available for a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model, and $399.99 for the 64GB model. Customers can preorder iPhone 4S today. In addition, AT&T will offer iPhone 4 at $99.99 for a new 8GB model.

AT&T is also the only U.S. carrier to offer iPhone 3GS – now available for free online and in AT&T stores, with a two-year term commitment plus voice and data plans, while supplies last.

iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. With the launch of iPhone 4S also comes the launch of iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features; and iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.

“We can’t wait for our customers to experience the incredible new iPhone 4S on our 4G network and enjoy download speeds of up to twice as fast,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “When you combine the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network with iPhone 4S, as well as our new pricing for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, we think we have the best iPhone line up in the industry.”

AT&T customers can easily check upgrade eligibility and preorder by visiting New customers can visit Preorders placed online will ship directly to the customer’s home with delivery as early as October 14 – eliminating the need to ever visit a store and wait in line.

“Our past experience with iPhone has taught us that speed is the name of the game,” said de la Vega. “The faster we help our customers, the better. The faster we ship their new device, the better. And – the faster their network – even better.”

In addition to speed, AT&T iPhone customers benefit from several other key advantages:

  • The ability to talk and surf at the same time
  • Access to AT&T’s entire national Wi-Fi network** – with nearly 27,000 hotspots
  • Tiered data plans as low as $15
  • Free calling to any wireless number in the United States with Mobile To Any Mobile


AT&T will immediately make its best pricing available to new and upgrade eligible customers. Pricing  includes:


New and “Upgrade Eligible” Customers

Early Upgrade

No Commitment

iPhone 3GS




iPhone 4 8GB




iPhone 4S 16GB




iPhone 4S 32GB




iPhone 4S 64GB




All new and current iPhone customers who are upgrade eligible, plus existing customers who choose to upgrade early must agree to a two-year term commitment, and select an eligible voice and data plan for iPhone.  AT&T is also offering iPhone 4 16GB and 32GB models at new, lowered price points of $149.99 and $199.99, respectively, with a two-year term commitment plus voice and data plans, while supplies last.

Consumer Plans

AT&T customers can choose from data plans starting as low as $15 a month.  Customers who add Unlimited Messaging to their voice package will automatically benefit from AT&T’s Mobile To Any Mobile feature – providing free calling to any wireless number in the United States.  All iPhone voice and data plans include access to nearly 27,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspots, plus nationwide long distance and roaming, Visual Voicemail and Rollover Minutes.

Additional news regarding iPhone 4S will be posted in the AT&T Media Newsroom at

*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.

**Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See for details and locations.

4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul.  Not available everywhere.  Deployment ongoing.  Compatible device and data plan required.  Learn more at

Twice as fast claim compares national average iPhone data speeds on AT&T’s network vs. other US networks.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T, news, filings) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. 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, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, 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.

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