Communications network backed by the strength and reliability of Southern Company - the parent company of four electric utilities in the Southeast: Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power, which are also SouthernLINC Wireless customers. In addition, SouthernLINC Wireless provides reliable wireless communications service, including mobile phones, to a wide range of businesses and consumers within our 128,000 square-mile coverage area that includes Alabama, Georgia, southeastern Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle. SouthernLINC Wireless bundles multiple communication options, including Push To Talk (PTT) two-way radio, cellular service, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. Southern Company is a leading U.S. producer of electricity with nearly 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity. Built to meet the communications needs of Southern Company's local power companies - Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Mississippi Power and Gulf Power - the SouthernLINC Wireless network was designed to provide reliable, private communications throughout the company's Regional Calling Area. SouthernLINC Wireless began offering commercial service in February 1996, moreover, Southern Company and its subsidiaries have been serving the Southeast for more than 100 years. The word LINC, fixed in the company name, stands for Long-range Integrated Network. Coverage The SouthernLINC Wireless network is digital and private, covering approximately 127,000 square miles across the Southeast. There is no known scanner that can intercept communications over the SouthernLINC Wireless network - a critical factor for many customers who must transmit confidential information using their SouthernLINC Wireless devices. The company serves a customer base of approximately 170,000, representing all types of business, government and consumer users. Equipment SouthernLINC Wireless utilizes Motorola's Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) technology to combine communications services that previously required several devices. The SouthernLINC Wireless portfolio of phones offers something for everyone, and many handsets meet military specifications. Rugged models, such as the one-watt Motorola r765 or the intrinsically safe Motorola i365IS, are built to withstand tough conditions for industries such as public safety, construction and utilities, while slim and compact models are perfect for consumers and business executives. SouthernLINC Wireless even has two smartphones available - the Android™-powered Motorola i1 and the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8350i.