AT&T Sponsored Data Plans Bring Toll-Free Mobile Broadband

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AT&T is making data plans a little bit easier to swallow. With a new sponsored data feature, the carrier says it’s like an 800 number for data plans where companies can sponsor data traffic from specific apps or services. This would allow companies like Facebook or e-commerce sites like Amazon, for example, to sponsor any […]

T-Mobile to Acquire Unused Verizon Spectrum

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T-Mobile, the carrier that likes to keep everyone guessing these days, will be purchasing an unused block of 700 MHz A-block spectrum from Verizon for roughly $3 billion dollars. T-Mobile has been making progress and upsetting some pricing apple carts with its aggressive “Un-carrier” strategy, but still lags behind AT&T and Verizon when it comes to […]

AT&T Giving T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch (Update)

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It seems AT&T is tired of T-Mobile’s new tactics to try and get mobile subscribers to switch over, so the carrier is implementing some new tactics themselves to try and fight back. Rumored earlier today and recently made official, AT&T is offering T-Mobile customers up to $450 if they switch over to Ma Bell. UPDATE: […]

AT&T to Try to Un-Carrier T-Mobile With Switching Credit

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T-Mobile stunned the wireless industry in 2013 with its un-carrier initiative, which included contract-free plans, non-subsidized phones in exchange for cheaper monthly rate plans, and affordable international roaming. It seems that T-Mobile’s progress may have struck a nerve with larger rival AT&T as the latter is rumored to offer a $200 credit for T-Mobile customers […]

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a significant phone for both Nokia and Microsoft. It’s the first Windows Phone 8 device to debut with a large 6-inch display, a first smartphone from the platform to sport a full HD 1080p display, and one that comes with one of the wold’s most powerful processors in the form […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Testing Reported as Carrier Preps for Release

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored for an early 2014 release that will likely start with AT&T, and a new rumor suggests AT&T is internally testing a device with the Galaxy S5 code name. AT&T and Samsung are longtime allies and multiple rumors suggested AT&T executives received early access to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and […]

Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Update Almost Complete in U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update roll out is nearly complete in the United States as the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 has finally received word that it will officially be getting the upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean today, an update that comes several weeks after other carriers in the United […]

US Carriers Relent and Agree to Cell Phone Unlocking

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It took the threat of government regulation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to bring this about but the major US carriers have relented and have agreed to six principals that will make it easier for customers to unlock their phones and be informed about how they can go about doing so. The five US […]

AT&T Mobile Share Value Plans Launch with Low Off-Contract Pricing

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AT&T is launching what it’s calling Mobile Share Value plans on December 8, which aim to take on T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” initiative with lower-priced off-contract plans for those looking for such an option on a carrier with better coverage. The new plans are additions to AT&T’s current Mobile Share plans, which has customers share a pool of […]

AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update Roll Out Restarts

Last week, AT&T and U.S. Cellular suspended their Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates at the behest of Samsung. The carriers weren’t clear on why the updates were suspended only that they were told that they needed to be. Fortunately, there is good news in the air, at least for AT&T Galaxy S4 […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Buyers Seeing Delays at Microsoft and AT&T Stores

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Users who were waiting for their pre-ordered Nokia Lumia 1520 to arrive received some pretty upsetting news last night. They’ll have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Nokia’s first phablet-sized Windows Phone. Reports of delays first surfaced last night after WPCentral reported that members of its community had received notices from […]

Carriers to Stop Charging for Premium Text Messaging

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Call them premium SMS content. Call them Spam. Whatever you call them, they are annoying and can cost you money. Today though brings a change that will alleviate customers from being charged for this sort of Spam or Premium SMS content. Led by Vermont Attorney General, William Sorrell, 44 states attorneys general pushed an anti-spam […]

AT&T Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Update Rolling Out Now

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The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, which missed its presumed release date earlier this month, is rolling out today bringing Galaxy Gear support, Samsung KNOX and other enhancements to Galaxy S3 owners. Several weeks ago, a leaked schedule suggested that the Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update would hit the Sprint and […]

Carrier Politics Keep Samsung Phones at High Risk for Theft

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Despite the best efforts of lawmakers in San Francisco and New York to get a “kill switch” implemented on smartphones to help reduce and curb the theft of high-end smartphones, politics from the carriers are preventing such an effort from happening for Samsung. A kill switch would make it hard, if not impossible, to restore, […]

AT&T Brings Destination Experience Concept to Life at Retail Stores

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As the future of technology is becoming even more interconnected and complicated, AT&T is trying to stay true to its Beck Bennet-led ‘it’s not complicated’ commercial tagline by showing customers how different pieces of technology work together to simplify your life. The carrier had earlier this year remodeled its flagship Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, […]

The 5 Best AT&T Smartphones [November, 2013]

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We’re getting close to the end of the year which means that we’re getting close to the start of the holiday shopping season. For many, it has already begun. Many shoppers are going to be in the hunt for a new smartphone, either for themselves or for a loved one, and in particular, many of […]

AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update Halted

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The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, which began rolling out last week, has reportedly been halted while AT&T looks into some issues that are apparently on board the software. Last week, right on cue, the AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update started rolling out to owners of the aging […]

AT&T: Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet for $199, Plus Free Windows Phone

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Buyers of the  Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia’s first ever tablet running Windows RT, won’t just get the device itself for $199.99. AT&T is also pairing the tablet with a user’s choice of a Nokia Lumia smartphone. AT&T announced availability and pricing for the tablet in a press release this morning. On November 22nd users can pick […]

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

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After having been available internationally for some time now, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has finally found its way to U.S. soil on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The device packs in a lot of camera and a lot of phone, and its placement in AT&T’s lineup will have the Galaxy S4 Zoom competing directly against […]