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.
In a feat of willful ignorance or outright deceit, Mr. Pai believes that free market competition can keep the Internet open when there is no competition.
Apple’s customer support account on Twitter says this is an issue with the carriers, not with Apple, and shared some steps you can take.
It’s a good bet both of these will change in the next few hours, so get ’em while you can.
Some people report they can add the LTE watch to their grandfathered plan with the help of an AT&T representative. The watch can be set up as an independent wearable and linked to your account with NumberSync.
Want to make and receive cellular calls on your new Apple Watch Series 3? That’ll cost you an extra $10 a month.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are giving their customers in the path of Hurricane Harvey unlimited cell usage.
AT&T is pushing DirecTV subscriptions with a new promotion where customers can buy an iPhone 7 and get a second for free, or get a 9.7-inch iPad for US$0.99.
The dark side of AT&T fiber internet is income inequality, according to a new study by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute (via ArsTechnica). The analysis focused on fiber deployed in California, and examined neighborhoods with a higher media household income compared to neighborhoods with lower media household income. Andrew Orr tells us what the study found.
AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid phone plans just went unlimited, in a manner of speaking. The cell service provider just added a new US$60 unlimited data plan to its lineup, although it does have some limitations.
AT&T didn’t waste any time revamping its brand new unlimited data plans for the iPhone and other smartphones. Starting on March 2, AT&T’s new plans get a price drop and add tethering, but there are some catches.