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Alltel is now part of AT&T Wireless in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. The network upgrade in your area is now complete. April 3, 2011

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your Alltel service is being transitioned to AT&T

AT&T has completed its acquisition of select Alltel properties in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. AT&T is working to integrate these properties to deliver on AT&T’s commitment to provide the best possible experience and to help you connect with what matters most to you now, and in the years to come.

How is my service going to be impacted?

When your service transitions to AT&T, you can look forward to:

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This website contains important information for existing and new customers as well as answers to common questions you have about the merger.

About the merger with AT&T

Alltel in your area is now a part of AT&T
Learn more about the merger.

Information for New Customers

Find the perfect phone and plan with AT&T. Learn about the terrific deals now available to you.
Learn more about what is available to you.

Information for Existing Customers

Are you an Alltel customer with questions about how the merger affects you? Get answers and up-to-date information about how your service will be impacted.
Learn more about how the merger benefits you.

Transition Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Get the latest updates related to your service transition, including key dates, important announcements, and tips on making your transition to AT&T easier. We have also compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions customers have about their service transition.
Learn more about your service transition.

For information on AT&T products and services go to att.com.
For information on AT&T’s acquisition of Alltel click here.
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Work for AT&T March 27, 2011

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AT&T and T-Mobile Merger March 21, 2011

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Yes it’s true it happened yesterday as announced by our executives on a Sunday. AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion, but the deal isn’t set to close until a year from now, and it will likely face tough regulatory scrutiny.

Here is the official announcement released by AT&T.

For more information, contact:
Brad Burns: +1 (214) 757-7616
Brunswick Group
Mike Buckley: +1 (214) 757-7616
Steve Lipin: +1 (212) 333-3810

Provides fast, efficient and certain solution to impending spectrum exhaust challenges facing AT&T and T-Mobile
USA in key markets due to explosive demand for mobile broadband

Enhances network capacity, output and quality in near term for both companies’ customers

AT&T commits to expand 4G LTE deployment to an additional 46.5 million Americans, including in rural, smaller
communities, for a total of 294 million or 95% of the U.S. population

Provides 4G LTE service for T-Mobile USA’s 34 million subscribers

More than $8 billion in incremental infrastructure spend by a U.S. company over seven years, enabling nation’s
high-tech industry, innovation and economic growth

Creates substantial value for AT&T shareholders through large, straightforward synergies

DALLAS, TEXAS AND BONN, GERMANY — March 20, 2011 — AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Deutsche Telekom AG (FWB: DTE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.
AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA provides an optimal combination of network assets to add capacity sooner than any alternative, and it provides an opportunity to improve network quality in the near term for both companies’ customers. In addition, it provides a fast, efficient and certain solution to the impending exhaustion of wireless spectrum in some markets, which limits both companies’ ability to meet the ongoing explosive demand for mobile broadband.

With this transaction, AT&T commits to a significant expansion of robust 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) deployment to 95 percent of the U.S. population to reach an additional 46.5 million Americans beyond current plans – including rural communities and small towns. This helps achieve the Federal CommunicationsCommission (FCC) and President Obama’s goals to connect “every part of America to the digital age.” T-Mobile
USA does not have a clear path to delivering LTE. “This transaction represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand critical infrastructure for our nation’s
future,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and CEO. “It will improve network quality, and it will bring advanced LTE capabilities to more than 294 million people. Mobile broadband networks drive economic opportunity everywhere, and they enable the expanding high-tech ecosystem that includes device makers, cloud and content providers, app developers, customers, and more. During the past few years, America’s high-tech industry has delivered innovation at unprecedented speed, and this combination will accelerate its continued growth.”

Stephenson continued,  “This transaction delivers significant customer, shareowner and public benefits that are available at this level only from the combination of these two companies with complementary network technologies, spectrum positions and operations. We are confident in our ability to execute a seamless integration, and with additional spectrum and network capabilities, we can better meet our customers’ current demands, build for the future and help achieve the President’s goals for a high-speed, wirelessly connected America.”

Deutsche Telekom Chairman and CEO René Obermann said, “After evaluating strategic options for T-Mobile USA, I am confident that AT&T is the best partner for our customers, shareholders and the mobile broadband ecosystem. Our common network technology makes this a logical combination and provides an efficient path to gaining the spectrum and network assets needed to provide T-Mobile customers with 4G LTE and the best devices. Also, the transaction returns significant value to Deutsche Telekom shareholders and allows us to retain exposure to the U.S. market.”

As part of the transaction, Deutsche Telekom will receive an equity stake in AT&T that, based on the terms of the agreement, would give Deutsche Telekom an ownership interest in AT&T of approximately 8 percent. A Deutsche Telekom representative will join the AT&T Board of Directors.

Competition and Pricing
The U.S. wireless industry is one of the most fiercely competitive markets in the world and will remain so after this deal. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where a large majority of consumers can choose from five or more wireless providers in their local market. For example, in 18 of the top 20 U.S. local markets, there are five or more providers. Local market competition is escalating among larger carriers, low-cost carriers and several regional wireless players with nationwide service plans. This intense competition is only increasing with the build-out of new 4G networks and the emergence of new market entrants.

The competitiveness of the market has directly benefited consumers. A 2010 report from the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) states the overall average price (adjusted for inflation) for wireless services declined 50 percent from 1999 to 2009, during a period which saw five major wireless mergers.

Addresses wireless spectrum challenges facing AT&T, T-Mobile USA, their customers, and U.S. policymakers
This transaction quickly provides the spectrum and network efficiencies necessary for AT&T to address impending spectrum exhaust in key markets driven by the exponential growth in mobile broadband traffic on its network. AT&T’s mobile data traffic grew 8,000 percent over the past four years and by 2015 it is expected to be eight to 10 times what it was in 2010. Put another way, all of the mobile traffic volume AT&T carried during 2010 is estimated to be carried in just the first six to seven weeks of 2015. Because AT&T has led the U.S. in smartphones, tablets and e-readers – and as a result, mobile broadband – it requires additional spectrum before new spectrum will become available. In the long term, the entire industry will need additional spectrum to address the explosive growth in demand for mobile broadband.

Improves service quality for U.S. wireless customers
AT&T and T-Mobile USA customers will see service improvements – including improved voice quality – as a result of additional spectrum, increased cell tower density and broader network infrastructure. At closing, AT&T will immediately gain cell sites equivalent to what would have taken on average five years to build without the transaction, and double that in some markets. The combination will increase AT&T’s network density by approximately 30 percent in some of its most populated areas, while avoiding the need to construct additional cell towers. This transaction will increase spectrum efficiency to increase capacity and output, which not only improves service, but is also the best way to ensure competitive prices and services in a market where demand is extremely high and spectrum is in short supply.

Expands 4G LTE deployment to 95 percent of U.S. population – urban and rural areas
This transaction will directly benefit an additional 46.5 million Americans – equivalent to the combined populations of the states of New York and Texas – who will, as a result of this combination, have access to AT&T’s latest 4G LTE technology. In terms of area covered, the transaction enables 4G LTE deployment to an additional 1.2 million square miles, equivalent to 4.5 times the size of the state of Texas. Rural and smaller communities will substantially benefit from the expansion of 4G LTE deployment, increasing the competitiveness of the businesses and entrepreneurs in these areas.

Increases AT&T’s investment in the U.S.
The acquisition will increase AT&T’s infrastructure investment in the U.S. by more than $8 billion over seven years. Expansion of AT&T’s 4G LTE network is an important foundation for the next wave of innovation and growth in mobile broadband, ensuring the U.S. continues to lead the world in wireless technology and availability. It makes T-Mobile USA, currently a German-owned U.S. telecom network, part of a U.S.-based company.

An impressive, combined workforce
Bringing AT&T and T-Mobile USA together will create an impressive workforce that is best positioned to compete in today’s global economy. Post-closing, AT&T intends to tap into the significant knowledge and expertise held by employees of both AT&T and T-Mobile USA to succeed. AT&T is the only major U.S. wireless company with a union workforce, offering leading wages, benefits, training and development for employees. The combined company will continue to have a strong employee and operations base in the Seattle area.

Consistent with AT&T’s track record of value-enhancing acquisitions
AT&T has a strong track record of executing value-enhancing acquisitions and expects to create substantial value for shareholders through large, straightforward synergies with a run rate of more than $3 billion, three years after closing onward (excluding integration costs). The value of the synergies is expected to exceed the purchase price of $39 billion. Revenue synergies come from opportunities to increase smartphone penetration and data average revenue per user, with cost savings coming from network efficiencies, subscriber and support savings, reduced churn and avoided capital and spectrum expenditures.
The transaction will enhance margin potential and improve the company’s long-term revenue growth potential as it benefits from a more robust mobile broadband platform for new services.

Additional financial information
The $39 billion purchase price will include a cash payment of $25 billion with the balance to be paid using AT&T common stock, subject to adjustment. AT&T has the right to increase the cash portion of the purchase price by up to $4.2 billion with a corresponding reduction in the stock component, so long as Deutsche Telekom receives at least a 5 percent equity ownership interest in AT&T.
The number of AT&T shares issued will be based on the AT&T share price during the 30-day period prior to closing, subject to a 7.5 percent collar; there is a one-year lock-up period during which Deutsche Telekom cannot sell shares.
The cash portion of the purchase price will be financed with new debt and cash on AT&T’s balance sheet. AT&T has an 18-month commitment for a one-year unsecured bridge term facility underwritten by J.P. Morgan for $20 billion. AT&T assumes no debt from T-Mobile USA or Deutsche Telekom and continues to have a strong balance sheet.
The transaction is expected to be earnings (excluding non-cash amortization and integration costs) accretive in the third year after closing. Pro-forma for 2010, this transaction increases AT&T’s total wireless revenues from $58.5 billion to nearly $80 billion, and increases the percentage of AT&T’s total revenues from wireless, wireline data and managed services to approximately 80 percent.
This transaction will allow for sufficient cash flow to support AT&T’s dividend. AT&T has increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years, a matter decided by AT&T’s Board of Directors.

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals, a reverse breakup fee in certain circumstances, and other customary regulatory and other closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in approximately 12 months.

Greenhill & Co., J.P. Morgan and Evercore Partners acted as financial advisors and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Arnold & Porter, and Crowell & Moring provided legal advice to AT&T.

Conference Call/Webcast
On Monday, March 21, 2011, at 8 a.m. ET, AT&T Inc. will host a live video and audio webcast presentation regarding its announcement to acquire T-Mobile USA. Links to the webcast and accompanying documents will be available on AT&T’s Investor Relations website. Please log in 15 minutes ahead of time to test your browser and register for the call.

For dial-in access, please dial +1 (888) 517-2464 within the U.S. or +1 (630) 827-6816 outside the U.S. after 7:30 a.m. ET. Enter passcode 8442095# to join or ask the conference call operator for the AT&T Investor Relations event.
The webcast will be available for replay on AT&T’s Investor Relations website on March 21, 2011, starting at 12:30 p.m. ET through April 21, 2011. An archive of the conference call will also be available during this time period. To access the recording, please dial +1 (877) 870-5176 within the U.S. or +1 (858) 384-5517 outside the U.S. and enter reservation code 29362481#.

Transaction Website
For more information on the transaction, including background information and factsheets, visit www.MobilizeEverything.com.

About AT&T
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. 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.
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 at @ATT.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 129 million mobile customers, approximately 36 million fixed-network lines and more than 16 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2010). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in over 50 countries and has around 247,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2010).

About T-Mobile USA
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group – 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA – all via GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. Today, T-Mobile operates America’s largest 4G network, and is delivering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of leading devices in more places than competing 4G services. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services empower and enable people to stay connected and productive while mobile. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA as a leader in customer care and customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. In addition to these factors, there are risks and uncertainties associated with the T-Mobile business, the pendency of the T-Mobile acquisition and the ability to realize the benefits of the integration of the T-Mobile business. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise. This news release may contain certain non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations between the non-GAAP financial measures and the GAAP financial measures are available on the company’s website at www.att.com/investor.relations.

© 2011 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Mobile broadband not available in all areas. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

See you later AT&T July 5, 2010

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I had a major decision made these couple of weeks. I am now joining Alcatel Lucent this July 2010.

I will be a SME for ALU for their customer in the North West region. I will be supporting a major customer for its new market.

I will blog more in a few weeks until I arrive in the market.

See you later AT&T……….

Defending AT&T June 2, 2010

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Steve Jobs introducing the iPad in January (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Steve Jobs said:

“They’re doing pretty good in some ways and in others they could do better. We meet with them once a quarter. Remember, they deal with way more data traffic than anyone else. And they’re having trouble. But they have the fastest 3G network, and they’re improving. I wish they were improving faster. I’m convinced that any other network, had you put the iPhone on it, would have had the same problems.”

Managing Vendors at AT&T April 24, 2010

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The management of installation supplier in AT&T is govern by ATT-TP-76300, AT&T Installation Requirement.

ATT-TP-76300, AT&T Installation Requirements, provides general requirements when doing equipment installation, modification, removals or building work activity in the central office environments of AT&T.

ATT-TP-76300 applies to all types of telecommunication equipments installations, e.g., switching, transmission, power, etc and building infrastructure.

ATT-TP-76300 is applicable to all installation activities in the central office environments of AT&T, regardless of who performs the work. This includes AT&T personnel, Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) personnel, as well as any contracted installation suppliers performing work for AT&T or on behalf of CLECs. For installations at Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) locations, refer to ATT-TP-76911.

The intent of ATT-TP-76300 is to familiarize the Installation Supplier with AT&T installation procedural requirements by:
a) Covering the precautions to be taken to protect personnel and to prevent service interruptions and degradation during the installation activity.
b) Outlining the basic standards to which the Installation Supplier’s performance will be expected to conform for job acceptance purposes.
c) Defining the necessary documentation used to detail the installation activity.
d) Defining installation start, job completion and job acceptance procedures.
e) Identifying AT&T involvement during the various aspects of the installation operation.

This document provides the installation supplier a guide and standard to what ever type of work they are doing in an AT&T facility. Installation supplier must have a copy of this document as their guide at all times.

ALU 9370 RNC & 9353 WMS Training – A new way in managing NodeBs September 1, 2009

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I was sent to a 4-day training last week in Phoenix about the new RNC being deployed in all AT&T Mobility markets. RNC 9370 is a robust hardware that is capable of handling existing NodeBs in AT&T Mobility Network. The RNC 9370 comes in a single and dual in one cabinet. See picture below.



The Operations, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning (OAM&P) is being done using WMS (Wireless Management System). The Wireless Management System (WMS) delivers an integrated UMTS management platform through which all Network Elements (NEs), or NodeBs, are monitored and controlled. It provides the complete end-to-end management solution for UMTS networks. The WMS manages the entire UMTS network which is divided into the UTRAN and core (circuit and packet) areas. The Access Network OAM manages the UTRAN part of the network.

The deployment of these RNC started in 2008 and by end of 2009 or early 2010 it would have installed around 200, replacing the existing RNC 5200, in all of the AT&T regions. The deployment is an upgrade to ensure network reliability and performance.

Project Supervision according to AT&T May 4, 2009

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Network Coverage Area

There are a lot of projects going on in the AT&T Network especially in the wireless group which we called AT&T Mobility. AT&T Mobility is huge in terms of wireless subscribers. As of this date there are 62M subscribers nationwide covering four (4) regions/markets, namely: North East, South East, Central, and West. Below is the coverage area nationwide including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands.



icon_bestAT&T National GSM Coverage

icon_noneNo Service available

View 3G/Mobile Broadband coverage (in select areas)

My Region

The region where I belong is the West Region/Market which includes 12 states, namely: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Tucson, AZ where the MSC is located and where I do my work.

Since I join the company all of the task of project supervision and overseeing vendor/contractors were assigned to me. Most of the projects are related to expansion of the network, upgrades on both software and hardware, local support, and coordination with vendor on site survey and inspection. The process of managing a project or what we call Change Request (CR) has different steps that must be undertaken to adhere to the AT&T standards.

AT&T Standards

Below is the checklist which we follow when a vendor or contractor can start a job in an AT&T premises.


thumbs_up Vendors and their contractors must all have a valid AT&T “RED CARD” or completed the AT&T Supplier Awareness Training.

      AT&T “RED CARD” – Verify the expiration date.

      AT&T Supplier Awareness Training – Verify via the AT&T Supplier Awareness Training database.

thumbs_up Vendor has read and signed the AT&T Mobility Switch Location Polices?

      Attach AT&T Mobility Switch Location Polices signature sheet to back of Job Start Check List.

thumbs_up Night switch technician has reviewed the contractor sign-in log policy with contractor?

thumbs_up Vendor has “YELLOW” job folder on-site?

thumbs_up Vendor has an AT&T Engineering Design Package (EDP)?

thumbs_up Vendor has an AOTS Change Request Number?

      The Switch Technician will enter the following information;

      AOTS CR# ____________________________________

      AOTS START DATE/TIME: _________________________________________

      AOTS END DATE/TIME: ___________________________________________

thumbs_up Vendor has a signed “Vendor MOP”?

      Dry Run Section of “VENDOR MOP “ is signed by the Implementation Engineer or Switch Manager?

By signing this document I am acknowledging that I have completed all of the above items.

_____________________ _____________________ _________________

        Print Name                     Signature                       Date

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