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T-Mobile USA Launches Motorola CLIQ With MOTOBLUR in Stores Beginning Today

To Celebrate, T-Mobile(R) Nationwide Contest Kicks Off to Find the Biggest College Clique
BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the national availability of the Motorola CLIQ™ with MOTOBLUR™, the first Android™-powered device from Motorola and the only device to feature MOTOBLUR this holiday season. Beginning today, customers can now purchase the CLIQ in T-Mobile retail stores, partner locations and online at www.T-Mobile.com/CLIQ To celebrate the CLIQ’s arrival in retail, T-Mobile also launched the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Challenge today, a nationwide contest to build the largest college fan club on Facebook®.

Available exclusively from T-Mobile, the CLIQ is a must-have mobile device as the only smartphone this season with MOTOBLUR, an innovative solution developed by Motorola that manages and integrates communications – from work e-mail to social networking activity. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources including Facebook, Twitter™, MySpace®, Gmail™, work and personal e-mail, and automatically delivered to the home screen of the CLIQ in easy-to-view streams.

“Smartphones are fast becoming the primary way many consumers engage with social networking services, e-mail and the Web, which makes the Motorola CLIQ with MOTOBLUR the right phone at the right time,” said Travis Warren, director, product marketing, T-Mobile USA. “T-Mobile continues to expand upon its industry-leading lineup of Android smartphones for the holiday season with the launch of the CLIQ, and we expect it to be very popular among our highly connected customers.”

T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Challenge
Given the social power of the CLIQ, T-Mobile today also launches the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Challenge, a nationwide contest to ignite college pride by asking all passionate school supporters – students, alumni, fans and faculty – to build the largest Facebook fan club. Fans can visit www.facebook.com/tmobile to rally together and vote for the four-year college or university of their choice to win the ultimate grand prize.

The college or university with the highest number of votes in its clique by Nov. 30 will be awarded with an exclusive, free concert by the multi-platinum rock band Weezer, who release their new album Raditude tomorrow. In addition to the concert, T-Mobile will also award the winning school $1 for every vote up to $25,000 for collegiate enrichment.

About the CLIQ
The CLIQ delivers a powerful 3G mobile Web experience by harnessing the strength and speed of T-Mobile’s 3G network and Wi-Fi. Available in two colors – Titanium and Winter White – the CLIQ features a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch HVGA full touch-screen display, support for T-Mobile’s high-speed 3G network and Wi-Fi, a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with video capture, a 3.5mm headset jack, a music player with pre-loaded Amazon MP3 store application, Shazam, iMeem Mobile, AccuWeather, MySpace Mobile, Quickoffice and a pre-installed 2GB microSD memory.

With integrated Google technology, the CLIQ brings one-touch access to the popular Google™ mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search™ by voice, Google Maps™ with Street View, YouTube™ and Picasa™. The CLIQ also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. E-mail is also supported by Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, and other POP3 and IMAP e-mail services.

For more information, visit www.T-Mobile.com/CLIQ.

Android, Gmail, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube and Picasa are trademarks of Google Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

3G is not available everywhere.  See T-Mobile.com for coverage and other details.

CLIQ CHALLENGE:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to voters who are legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C., and Puerto Rico, 18 or older. Schools which are eligible to be identified through the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ™ application on the T-Mobile Facebook page are those that are federally accredited, four-year colleges or universities that grant undergraduate degrees. Void where prohibited. Begins 12:01 AM PT 11/2/09, ends 11:59 PM PT 11/30/09. Subject to Official Rules, available at www.facebook.com/tmobile. Sponsor: T-Mobile USA, Inc.

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About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the second quarter of 2009, almost 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.5 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

CONTACT:  Alexandra Trask of T-Mobile USA, +1-425-378-4002, mediarelations@t-mobile.com

AT&T Announces Winners for 2009 Big Mobile On Campus Challenge

National Contest Unveils Next-Generation Mobile Applications for Higher Education
DALLAS, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* today announced the winners of its second annual Big Mobile On Campus Challenge, a national higher education contest for mobile application development. The contest illustrates the ability to take extremely innovative ideas and develop them into mobile applications.

Prizes will be awarded to the grand prize winners at the Higher Ed Board of Advisors meeting today, and the winners will demonstrate their winning application during the EduCause Annual Conference on November 3-5, 2009, in Denver, Colorado.

The grand-prize winner is a team of full-time students from Harvard University. Alex Bick, Joy Ding, Drew Robb, Cameron Spickert and Winston Yan won for their “Rover” platform. They will split a $10,000 scholarship, and each team member will receive a mobile device of choice and a trip to the EduCause Annual Conference in Denver. “Rover” connects students with each other, their school and community. The core of Rover is a guidebook, enhanced by location-awareness and social networking features to inform students of what is happening in their campus through local deals, events, news and transportation. “Rover” is unique in having a live feed of deals that connects local businesses with students, creating interactions that allow for greater integration of students into the local community and vice versa.

The runners-up are Michael Hanley, Jennifer Palilonis, Suzy Smith and Vinayak Tanksale, staff members from Ball State University, and Erica Simone, a full-time student from Northeastern University.

The Ball State team is recognized for their interactive news and advertising application that allows students to create and deliver news stories, videos, interactive graphics and advertisements on a breaking news or weekly basis. The team members will share $5,000 in cash and receive a mobile device of choice each.

Ms. Simone of Northeastern University is recognized for a comprehensive and personalized mobile application, “UpperClass”. This application connects students, faculty, alumni and parents to key systems while on the go as well as popular social networking systems, such as Facebook and Twitter, to provide an immersive experience. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a mobile device of choice.

“The quality of submissions to our Big Mobile on Campus Challenge this year was outstanding, and it is clear that real-time access to information is more important than ever before for higher education students and staff,” said Chris Hill, vice president, mobility product management, AT&T Business Solutions. “The goal of our Big Mobile on Campus Challenge is to encourage students and staff to participate in the mobile evolution, and be innovators, not just consumers, of mobile applications. The winners this year clearly demonstrated undeniable ingenuity with their next-generation mobile applications. Their ideas will enhance education, community vitality and information access. AT&T congratulates each of the winners of the contest.”

The Big Mobile On Campus Challenge for full-time college students and staff was established in 2008 to recognize innovative and creative mobile applications that enhance academic performance, build campus community and help to improve campus operations.

To learn more about the winning applications for the AT&T Big Mobile On Campus Challenge, visit www.att.com/higherEDcontest.

*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 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. Among their offerings are the world’s most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation’s fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation’s leading 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 their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. 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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CONTACT:  Juanita Mo for AT&T, +1-212-453-2499, Mobile, +1-415-867-8833, Jmo@attnews.us , or Melissa Mirabile for AT&T, +1-212-453-2327, Mobile, +1-914-841-5180, mmirabil@attnews.us