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AT&T Reports Q3

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today reported strong third-quarter earnings growth driven by revenue gains and margin expansion in wireless, merger-integration progress, and continued solid execution in wireline operations, including improved trends in business services.

AT&T's reported earnings per diluted share were $0.56, up 47.4 percent versus the year-earlier third quarter. Before merger-related costs, earnings per diluted share were $0.63, up 34.0 percent versus comparable adjusted results in the third quarter of 2005. This marked AT&T's sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in earnings per share before merger-related costs.

"We had a great third quarter," said Edward E. Whitacre Jr., AT&T chairman and chief executive officer. "Wireless delivered impressive margin expansion along with strong subscriber and revenue growth. Enterprise demand and revenue trends continue to be promising. And our regional wireline operations extended their record of revenue growth in both consumer and business.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)

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