AT&T Introduces The AT&T USBConnect Mercury, Delivering 3G Mobile Broadband Speed With Style

    AT&T USBConnect Mercury Offers Compact Design and New User-Friendly
    Features to Access Nation's Fastest 3G Network

    DALLAS, TX, and VANCOUVER, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - Speed through the air with
style. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:  T) and Sierra Wireless (Nasdaq:  SWIR - TSX:SW) today
announced the availability of the AT&T USBConnect Mercury, the newest and
smallest addition to AT&T's High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)-capable lineup of
LaptopConnect devices on the nation's fastest third-generation (3G) network.
    Designed and manufactured by Sierra Wireless, the AT&T USBConnect Mercury
is a convenient, easy-to-use USB device that provides a high speed connection
to the AT&T wireless network whenever it's needed. The device provides
plug-and-play installation by including a preloaded version of AT&T
Communication Manager software for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and 2000
notebooks and Sierra's Watcher(TM) software for Mac notebooks (versions
10.4.11 or later) so that new customers can get up and running quickly and
    AT&T has the nation's fastest 3G network, delivering LaptopConnect
customers typical downlink speeds between 700 kilobits per second (Kbps) and
1.7 megabits per second (Mbps) and typical uplink speeds between 500 Kbps and
1.2 Mbps. With faster download and upload speeds for sending and receiving
large e-mails, Internet browsing and video streaming, customers will
experience enhanced performance while staying connected to the information
they need.
    The AT&T USBConnect Mercury includes new user-friendly features,
including an integrated microSD slot that provides customers with a portable
storage solution, eliminating the need for additional storage hardware.
    "With the nation's fastest 3G network, our customers can take advantage
of speed and the stylish USBConnect Mercury whether they are traveling across
town, around the country or the globe," said Michael Woodward, vice president,
Business Mobility Products for AT&T's wireless unit. "With AT&T's 3G coverage
reaching nearly 350 U.S. metropolitan areas by the end of the year, customers
can easily and quickly stay connected when away from their home or desk."
    The AT&T USBConnect Mercury allows customers to stay connected while
traveling to more than 150 countries and provides access to 3G networks in
more than 60. It works seamlessly across HSPA and EDGE/GPRS networks and
provides customers with the ultimate mix of coverage and performance.
    "We are pleased to work with AT&T once again to offer a feature-rich
mobile broadband solution to customers," said Dan Schieler, senior vice
president, Worldwide Sales for Sierra Wireless. "The USBConnect Mercury
delivers a reliable, fast connection in a compact, durable design that fits
the mobile lifestyle."

    Pricing and Availability

    The AT&T USBConnect Mercury is available today at no cost(1) through AT&T
business sales channels, online at and in company-owned AT&T
retail locations for customers who choose a two-year DataConnect plan of $60
or more. AT&T offers a variety of DataConnect rate plans, including a plan for
up to 5 gigabytes (GB) of domestic use for $60 a month for customers.
    Customers traveling outside the U.S. can choose one of AT&T's DataConnect
North America or DataConnect Global plans. The DataConnect North America plan
includes 100 megabytes (MB) of monthly data use in Canada and Mexico plus 5 GB
of monthly data use in the U.S. for $109.99 per month. DataConnect Global
plans offer discounted data rates in 67 popular countries plus 5 GB of data
use in the U.S. For $139.99 per month customers receive 100MB of monthly data
in those 67 countries, or for $229.99 per month customers receive 200MB of
monthly use in those same 67 countries. Visit for more information.

    For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit

    (1) Mail-in rebate includes $100 AT&T promotion card. A two-year service
    agreement is also required. AT&T promotion card valid wherever major
    credit cards are accepted and for 120 days after issue date. May be used
    to pay wireless bill. Not redeemable for cash and cannot be used for cash
    withdrawal at ATMs or at automated gas pumps.

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    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 and
the nation's leading wireless, 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 its three-screen integration strategy,
AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. In 2008, AT&T again ranked
No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company
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    About Sierra Wireless

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:   SWIR - TSX: SW) modems and software connect
people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The Company
offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original
equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and machine-to-machine
markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise
in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit

    Sierra Wireless Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services
and products, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions,
channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating
expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in
this press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding
future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully
develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and
that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words
"plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify
forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations.
They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not
limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data
communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertainties
surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand
that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in
this press release will be realized.

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For further information:

For further information: Warner May, AT&T, Office: (404) 236-6485,
E-mail:; Sharlene Myers, Sierra Wireless, (604) 232-1445,

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