AT&T’s Wireless Priority Service will now operate when roaming in Canada within the Rogers Wireless ...
January 27, 2010
AT&T’s Wireless Priority Service will now operate when roaming in Canada within the Rogers Wireless coverage area and in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
The pay-per-month service caters to qualified U.S government customers. “With an increasing number of national security and emergency preparedness personnel relying on cell phones, (this) can help them to respond quickly in an emergency by improving access to the wireless network,” said Stacey Black, assistant vice president, mobility product management, AT&T Business Solutions.
It puts the caller into a priority queue to help them complete calls in an emergency, particularly during the first 72 hours following an event when networks are most likely to experience congestion.