The carriers had already promised to stop selling customer location data back in June 2018. But a recent investigation showed they kept going.
AT&T is so excited for the rollout of 5G that it’s updating smartphones a bit early, with a misleading 5G icon.
AT&T has updated three smartphones from Samsung and LG to make them show 5G connectivity logos, even though none of them are capable of connecting to 5G networks…That “E” in the “5G” logo is supposed to tip you off that this isn’t real 5G — just some marketing nonsense. But there’s no way of knowing that just from looking at the logo.
As it turns out, the government didn’t create or ratify 5G. Neither the FCC nor FTC are regulating what the term means, so technically AT&T is still within the law by doing this. Doesn’t make it right, but it shows how absurd the 5G situation is.
In a support document, AT&T said that it fully supports eSIM and dual-SIM iPhones.
The carrier will start charging customers for the full month after they cancel.
The rollout of 5G connectivity is on its way, but when will consumers benefit? And just how fast will it really be?
Over the next week or so AT&T will kick some customers off its network because of copyright infringement.
5G connectivity is coming to the iPhone sometime in 2020, but some overheating issues need to be sorted out first.
Apple’s new iPhone XR has been available for pre-order for several hours and the only model showing a shipping delay so far is the 128 GB yellow model from T-Mobile.
Those in the computer security industry aren’t impressed though.
Here’s what the bad guys are trying to do with this attack and what you can do to avoid it.
The government gave AT&T free rights to the 20MHz broadband spectrum, as well as US$6.5 billion for the network rollout.
To whom and for what purpose? Everything from preventing credit card fraud to providing roadside assistance…or surveillance.
He approved the merger without any additional conditions or concerns, and it’s hard to understand how that’s possible.
AT&T has a new streaming video service for its unlimited cellular service plans called Watch TV.
Those lucky few iPhone users grandfathered into AT&T’s unlimited data plans will see a monthly rate increase starting next month. A support article on AT&T’s website informs subscribers that, starting in July, the monthly rate will increase to $45, up from the current $40.
T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a US$26.5 billion merger deal with plans to make the first truly nation-wide 5G cellular network.
AT&T plans to start rolling out its 5G wireless network in 12 cities this year, starting with Dallas and Waco, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia.
AT&T is offering a limited-time deal for Next customers. Buy an eligible iPhone and get US$1000 in credit that you can use to buy an iPhone X. The credit will be spread out over the course of your service agreement up to 30 months. Eligible AT&T iPhone models include iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. You have to buy it on either an AT&T Next plan (30 mos. up to $38.34/mo. for iPhone X, $31.67/mo. for iPhone 8 Plus, $28.34/mo. for iPhone 8) or AT&T Next Every Year (24 mos. of $47.92/mo. for iPhone X, $39.59/mo. for iPhone 8Plus, $35.42/mo. for iPhone 8). Further details can be found here.
Sprint and T-Mobile are both planning to dial back their aggressive discounting in 2018, according to The Wall Street Journal. Both carriers—the #4 and #3 carriers in the U.S.—are prime pushers of cheaper plans, and their tactics have served as checks on pricing from Verizon and AT&T (#1 and #2, respectively). In other words, there’s a chance we’ll see higher prices across the board this year. So yay?
Check out this fascinating AT&T video from 1961 called Seeing the Digital Future. AT&T has published a lot of archival material to YouTube, and a friend spotted this one over the weekend. There are lots of things I find interesting about it. For one thing, remember that it’s 1961. AT&T wasn’t the AT&T of today, it was Ma Bell. It was the telephone company. It was the tech giant of its day! And while there’s a lot that misses the mark in this video, there are also some things Ma Bell got right, including the importance of computers being able to talk to each other. I also personally enjoy the 1960s special effects—in color, no less!—and wooden acting. It’s a great glimpse back at how things were, while they were trying to figure out how things would someday be.