Frontier begins offering AT&T Mobility services in select markets

Frontier Communications (Nasdaq: FTR) on Tuesday begun offering wireless services to its wireline customer base through a resale arrangement with AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T).

Under the terms of the previously announced arrangement that was launched last November, customers in select Frontier markets will be able to chose from AT&T's line of smartphones and have access to the wireless operator's mobile network.

The wireline-centric telco, which mainly serves rural areas, hopes to attract customers by letting them bundle in wireless with their traditional DSL and POTS voice services.

"Frontier customers in Middletown can now bundle AT&T wireless service with Frontier products and receive a significant monthly bundle discount," said Don Banowetz, President of Frontier Mobile & On-Network Video, in a press release announcing the service initiative.

Any Frontier customer who subscribes to AT&T's wireless services will be able to access the wireless operator's 29,000 U.S. hot spots.

While it's unlikely that Frontier will ever build out its own wireless service and network, the resale relationship with AT&T allows the telco quickly add another service to its roster to keep its bundled offerings competitive as it faces continual pressure from cable operators offering higher speed broadband and landline voice services.

For more:
- see the release

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