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Appeared on: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
AT&T to Sell Satellite Smart Phone

Thanks to a new offer from AT&T, it?s now easier than ever before to have mobile coverage in remote locations or when the cellular network is unavailable.

AT&T?s new Satellite Augmented Mobile Service with the TerreStar GENUS dual-mode cellular/satellite smartphone is now available. Intended to be used primarily as an everyday mobile device, the TerreStar GENUS smartphone is a dual-mode device with cellular wireless capability as the primary default mode and satellite access capability as a secondary option for voice, data and messaging.

With just one phone number and one smartphone device, users with a line of sight to the satellite will have access to expanded voice and data roaming coverage in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and in territorial waters. The TerreStar GENUS runs on the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system to provide rich features and functionality, including a touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, camera and GPS.

The AT&T Satellite Augmented Mobile Service and the TerreStar GENUS is available today. The service requires standard AT&T cellular voice and smartphone data rate plans, as well as a monthly satellite subscription feature. Usage of the satellite network for voice, data and messaging is not included in the monthly feature charge and is billed as per-minute, per-message or per-megabyte roaming charges on a customer?s AT&T Mobility service invoice.


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