Ten fun facts about AT&T


Fact 1
Established in 1885, the American Telephone and Telegraphy Company (AT&T) had the nickname 'Ma Bell'.

Fact 2
The company contributed $250,000, the maximum amount allowed, to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.

Fact 3
By 1998, AT&T was one of the top 15 companies of the Fortune 500.


Fact 4
In 2007, when Pearl Jam was performing a concert that was web-broadcasted by AT&T, the company censored the broadcast because the band was criticizing the president.

Fact 5
AT&T is the second largest donor to U.S. political campaigns and the top American corporate donor, contributing more than $47.7 million since 1990.

Fact 6
This company holds a database of call detail records that have been made since 1987. The employees work at a drug trafficking office so the data can be turned into the police.

Fact 7
In 2006 they changed their policies, stating that they owned customers' private information and can use it to protect their best interests.

Fact 8
Before the iPhone was released, certain AT&T executives were allowed a sneak preview before it's release in 2007.

Fact 9
The Southern Bell company purchased AT&T in 2005 for $16 billion, keeping the name and brand.

Fact 10
AT&T is the largest provider of the mobile telephone as well as the fixed line telephone in the United States.


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An American multinational telecommunications corporation.