Cingular Wireless to Offer Services through Circuit City Superstores Nationwide

Atlanta, October 3, 2001 - Cingular Wireless, the nation's second largest wireless company, and Circuit City Stores, Inc., one of the largest national retailers of consumer electronics, today announced a three-year agreement that will enhance Cingular's already national presence by expanding its nationwide distribution to more than 475 Circuit City stores.

This agreement will allow Cingular Wireless to continue its mission to be the only wireless provider dedicated to enhancing individual human expression. "Circuit City's extensive national presence provides Cingular with an excellent means of reaching out to potential new customers," said Stephen Carter, president and chief executive officer of Cingular Wireless. "Together, we will provide consumers with the means to express themselves through Cingular."

"This agreement further enhances our industry-leading wireless offering," said W. Alan McCollough, Circuit City's president and chief executive officer. "It provides another example of our 'We're With You' commitment by delivering the best possible service to Circuit City customers."

"We know that many of our customers prefer to shop on the Web," said McCollough. "So, in addition to purchasing Cingular wireless service in our stores, customers can access Circuit City's Wireless Advisor at By providing a zip code, customers can learn about Cingular service and determine if it is offered in their area."

The alliance is expected to create a significant number of new Cingular Wireless customers, adding to its current customer base of more than 21 million nationwide, and allow Circuit City to add into more stores a major national carrier that offers broad coverage and well-featured handsets.

Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S., and is dedicated to self-expression and customer-friendly service. As a leader in mobile voice and data communications, Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications and BellSouth, currently serves more than 20 million customers nationwide. Cingular offers customers advanced technologies in simple, cost-effective ways that permit them to tap the creative potential of wireless through their own self-expression. Details of the company are available at

With 598 Circuit City Superstores and 29 mall-based Circuit City Express stores, Circuit City operates more consumer electronics specialty superstores in more markets than any other retailer. Circuit City's online site,, offers an integrated clicks-and-mortar experience with a comprehensive selection of consumer electronics, personal computers, movies, music and games; extensive product information; and Express Pick-up, which allows customers to order online and pick up in store. Headquarters for Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE:CC, KMX) are located in Richmond, Va.; the company includes both the Circuit City and CarMax retail stores.