AT&T's off-contract customers will be able to enjoy considerable savings on the carrier's various services staring tomorrow, December 8, thanks to the launch of new Mobile Share Value Plans.
The mobile phone carrier has already confirmed that its new Mobile Share Value Plans would be open to all users who have completed their service contract, buy a handset at full retail price, bring a compatible handset to the network, or join the carrier's Next early upgrade plan.
Network providers AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile U. S. Inc are weighing bids for a block of spectrum licenses that Verizon Wireless wants to offload, according to a fresh report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The WSJ report, published on Wednesday, said that Verizon Wireless had previously made an attempt to sell a block of spectrum licenses, and that it remained open to a deal. It may be noted here that Verizon Wireless, the largest & most profitable U. S. mobile phone carrier, is a joint venture (JV) of Verizon Communications Inc. and British telecommunications giant Vodafone PLC.
T-Mobile has accused rival network provider AT&T's prepaid AIO of deliberately confusing consumers by using a magenta logo.
T-Mobile said the use of magenta color in the logo of AT&T's prepaid brand AIO Wireless infringed its trademark. The carrier argued that AIO picked magenta color out of all colors of the universe just to confuse customers.
In a filing with the Texas district court, T-Mobile said, "[AIO's] use of magenta to attract T-Mobile's customers is likely to dilute T-Mobile famous magenta color trademark, and to create initial interest confusion."
Network provider AT&T on Monday introduced a new application for the iPhone that turns the popular iOS-based device into a walkie-talkie.
Called Enhanced PTT (Enhanced Push-to-Talk), the new iOS app equips the iPhone 5 and 4S with two-radio features.
Users of Enhanced PTT will be able to use their iPhone to talk to one person through a private call and a large number of people via a group call. Like a walkie-talkie, Enhanced PTT-equipped will allow users to switch between talk and listen mode with just the touch of a button.
Mobile phone carrier AT&T has posted details about the upcoming 64GB version of the HTC One smartphone, underlining that it would have the exclusive rights to sell the phone in the US.
AT&T added that it would also offer the phone in both colors - the Glacier Silver and the Stealth Black. The company also showed off two accessories, HTC Double Flip Case and the Morphie Juice Pack, which will be selling alongside the smartphone. For heavy users, there will be an extended battery pack as well.
On Wednesday, AT&T announced its "Mobile Share" plans, which - quite like the Verizon's last month-unveiled "Share Everything" plans - will give the carrier's customers the opportunity to avail the benefits of one single data plan across a number of devices.
While AT&T has been hinting about its "Mobile Share" plans for a few months now, the carrier will start offering these plans from next month. Under the plans, AT&T will offer unlimited minutes for phone calls as well as unlimited text messages. The plans will work with up to 10 devices, with one of them required to be a smartphone.
In a disclosure which underscores law enforcement agencies’ increasing reliance on cellphones for tracking suspects or probing crimes, a congressional inquiry has found that, in 2011, as many as 1.3 million surveillance requests were received by cellphone carriers.
According to a New York Times report, the information which the law enforcement agencies sought from the carriers last year chiefly comprised details about text messages, wire taps, and callers’ location. The carriers provided this information either because of legal orders or in emergency situations.
Taiwanese handset-maker HTC has officially announced that it much-awaited One X smartphone will hit the AT&T stores on May 6; with the pre-orders for the handset to begin from April 22.
Priced at $200, with a two-year service contract from AT&T, the HTC One X will be the first AT&T smartphone to be powered by the latest Android OS version - the Android 4.0 `Ice cream Sandwich.'
With AT&T's policy against unlocked iPhones - a move which has been in place ever since the company became the exclusive iPhone carrier when the handset was launched in 2007 - coming to an end this Sunday, users of the smartphone will henceforth be able to benefit from more affordable services while traveling overseas.
With AT&T having announced its plans to make its new data pricing effective from Sunday, January 22, there are speculations galore that the move may risk defections for the carrier.
AT&T's new data plans - which will have the new subscribers paying approximately 33 percent more for the monthly data plans - are apparently a part of the carrier's strategy to manage annual wireless data growth of around 40 percent as well as benefit from the demand for data-starving devices such as the Apple iPhone.
After the failure of the proposed $39 billion merger deal with T-Mobile, Dallas, Texas-based AT&T is now mulling back up plans to look for ways to expand its extremely crowded spectrum.
While AT&T had pinned its hopes on the T-mobile merger for relieving a chunk of its spectrum, the failed merger has now left both the concerned companies searching for solution that may underscore a new fruitful direction.
Months of passionate lobbying couldn’t help AT&T to realize its dream of becoming the largest mobile phone operator in the United States by acquiring T-Mobile USA.
AT&T on Monday announced its decision to abandon its controversial $39 billion-bid for T-Mobile USA.
The takeover bid was announced in March, the bid encountered severe objections from the sides of rival like Verizon, federal agencies the U. S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission and many consumer groups over concerns that the takeover would harm customers by hurting competition in the market.
Users in the top 5 per cent of AT&T traffic are reportedly seeing their data speeds cut all the way back to 2G speed as the network provider has started throttling its heaviest data users.
According to CultofMac, AT&T has alerted heavy users of its move via text message stating, “Your data usage is among the top 5 percent of users. Data speeds for the rest of your current bill cycle may be reduced.”
The move comes as no surprise. Back in July, AT&T had made it clear that it would throttle speeds for heavy data users from 1st of October.