Posts tagged with: AT&T
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    Exactly one week after launching the upper mid-range LG G Pad X 8.0, AT&T today previews the August 5 rollout of a slightly humbler self-branded option for those of you still favoring Android tablets over phablets. The Trek 2 HD has a number of decent entertainment-friendly features to file under key selling points, but above all, an unbeatable price of $0.99 with two-year contracts, or $7.50 a month on Installment Plans, equating to a grand outright total of $150. The G Pad X 8.0, mind you, is a full Benjamin costlier, though it’s also prettier, sharper and a little more powerful, ...

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    With Cricket being the only carrier in the US to have the Microsoft Lumia 650 for sale, we're probably not going to see the only mid-ranger with Windows 10 Mobile native on it go for much less than this. From launch, it has been reduced in price by $20 to $109.99. But if you're looking to leap to Cricket along with your number, you can get the Lumia 650 for $69.99. We're not sure how long this promo will last, but with a slow decline in prices happen, we suspect it might last. The phone still retails above $170 in most quarters, new. Microsoft itself is selling the dual-SIM version for ...

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    Even with all the concerns and controversies surrounding the 2016 Summer Olympics, from Zika virus threats to political instability and economic crisis, as well as sanitation and security issues, an estimated 100,000 Americans and millions of sports fans around the world are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro next month. T-Mobile can’t show its appreciation for the enthusiasm of all these people, but as far as Magenta’s US customers are concerned, this year’s games should be a reason to celebrate, not foot the bill for “AT&T’s VIP parties and private suites in Rio.” What, ...

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    People always wondered what was the point of a carrier-exclusive Active variation of the Samsung Galaxy S7 when the widely available standard and Edge models already resisted water immersion up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes. The answer was simple, having to do with those other certifications for transport and thermal shock protection, salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, and so on. But if the Galaxy S7 Active isn’t as waterproof as its non-outdoors-friendly cousins, how can AT&T expect its subscribers to cough up $800 a pop? Luckily, Samsung is on the case, despite ...

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    Looking for the cheapest possible way to experience the immersion and growing wonders of virtual reality? A $15 or so Google Cardboard can be paired with many budget-friendly Android smartphones, but for a grand total of just $200, Alcatel and Cricket Wireless have a much better VR fix incoming. AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary is surprisingly the exclusive carrier of the Idol 4 handheld stateside, packaging the beautiful glass-and-metal-made 5.2-incher with its very own VR headset. The goggles are of course no match for premium products like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, though they’re ...

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    Just because you're saving money as best you can doesn't mean you don't deserve some extra help in doing so. If you and someone else are on an AT&T's prepaid GoPhone plan or you're thinking of getting on one, heed this bit of news before GoPhoning for it. Sorry. Anyways, you can get two smartphones for the price of one starting Friday, July 22, so long as they're valued above $59.99. Both phones have to be on a $45 or $60 monthly plan. Also, be prepared to talk it out with a customer service rep: you must redeem the offer at an AT&T or Authorized Retail store. You can learn more ...

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    In the market for a reasonably priced, reasonably sized Android smartphone and tablet with 4G LTE support on one of America’s largest wireless networks? Starting Friday, July 22, the mid-end LG K10 and G Pad X 8.0 will be up for grabs from AT&T at $180 and $50 respectively. Of course, a modest grand total of 230 bucks can’t possibly score you a pair of Marshmallow-powered devices with 5.3 and 8-inch IPS LCD screens free of contractual obligations or other strings attached. Instead, the pad’s $50 tag is good for 24-month pacts, which are apparently still a thing at Ma Bell. On the ...

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    Add "waterproof" to almost anything in tech and you probably would not get much of a complaint. Now add in the value component: are you going to be able to save money and keep liquids out of these circuits? Oh, and feel good about your purchase? Well, if you're living on a shoestring or just need a better burner phone for your needs, AT&T has a GoPhone for you. The Kyocera Hydro SHORE has Android 5.1, a five-inch display, is ingress rated at both IPX5 (water spray) and IPX7 (1m submersion for 30 minutes), and its touchscreen can be operated while wet. It runs on a Snapdragon 210, has ...

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    Long distance communication fees are the last thing on your mind when it comes to checking up on loved ones following the disturbingly frequent terror attacks of late leaving countries as diverse as Turkey, Iraq, Syria and France paralyzed with fear. But for their part, US wireless service providers can do little else to help in such heartbreaking circumstances than ensure you won’t pay through the nose if you know someone in an afflicted area, and have to contact them ASAP. Once again, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint temporarily bury the hatchet, pausing the marketing BS and ...

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    What, you didn’t really think the big, bad, purportedly greedy and obsolete carriers would sit idly by as the “Uncarrier” once again reaps the rewards of extremely bold and aggressive marketing? The first to hit back at T-Mobile’s “best deal ever” is Tuesday freebie rival AT&T starting tomorrow, Friday, July 15. Through August 31, i.e. right on time for back to school and fall football season, Ma Bell promises to hook up Samsung and LG fans with two of their favorite company’s flagship devices at the price of one. Sounds familiar? That’s probably because the old ...

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    Still on the fence about the latest BlackBerry Priv “daily steal” that seems to be selling so well it’ll actually expire within the next 24 hours as opposed to the beginning of next week, how it was initially listed? Maybe a hefty 1.5GB package of Marshmallow software goodies will help seal the deal, finally bringing the AT&T version on par with T-Mobile and unlocked variants sold directly by the long-struggling Canadian device manufacturer. Bottom line, wherever you might choose to shop for your Android security and productivity fix, rest assured that you don’t need to settle ...

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    Although pen-wielding phones are still pretty rare, and affordable ones with jumbo-sized screens even more so, both AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to leave the LG Stylo 2 or Stylo 2 Plus to their smaller prepaid subsidiaries. While Cricket Wireless got the jump on MetroPCS, the latter Magenta daughter company cuts its customers the far better deal starting today, at $150 contract and commitment-free. Technically, the LG Stylo 2 Plus on Metro will run you $220 off the bat, but you’ll receive 70 bucks back, as long as you remember to file for a mail-in rebate. A Benjamin and a half ...

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    While Samsung has been dishing out Android 6.0 goodie packs left and right lately, including for old, low-end and just not very popular Galaxy phones and tablets nobody expected to be refreshed already, one relatively recent, fairly beloved flagship model was surprisingly and cruelly left behind on 5.1 Lollipop. Now, we don’t want to lay all the blame on AT&T, the exclusive Galaxy S6 Active carrier both stateside and internationally, but we’re talking about the same operator that needed nine months to optimize and roll out Marshmallow for the Note 5 and S6 Edge+. Ma Bell wasn’t ...

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    It's tough being a smaller virtual network operator these days, especially when you see all the growth get sucked up, monopolized by T-Mobile's own MetroPCS. Well, beyond the first-party prepaid carriers, you can see that players like Simple Mobile and Republic Wireless are still trying. Take H2O Wireless for example, which runs off of AT&T's network. All of its plans play upon offerings for international texting and calling. Text is unlimited, period, while talk is free to 50 countries. If you're calling outside of that list, you have complimentary credits to use. The big compromise, ...

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] ...

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    While America’s second largest wireless carrier seemed one step behind the number three in subscribers and champion of publicity stunts and customer perks with the tardy introduction of one-day-a-week rewards, the many T-Mobile Tuesdays glitches of the past month may have given AT&T an unexpected break. And Ma Bell is today looking to capitalize on that golden opportunity, kicking off the aptly titled THANKS appreciation scheme in style, with a trio of hilarious TV commercials and all the details you need to take the “DeATTh Star” up on its invitation to the movies. Granted, a ...

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    It’s become a normal reaction of US and international wireless carriers, as well as companies like Microsoft, to both natural and man-made disasters to ensure easy, hassle-free and economical communication between people potentially afflicted by said hazards and loved ones. Almost too normal. Unfortunately, there’s not much else Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint can do in the wake of the tragic June 28 Istanbul airport bombings than waive fees typically associated with voice and text conversations from the US to Turkey. Interestingly enough, Sprint is the only operator in the ...

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    In the US, Windows 10 Mobile (neé Windows Phone) has lacked a phablet option ever since the Nokia Lumia 1520 left the AT&T scene. But it was never forgotten as it came time to update its software to Microsoft's next milestone. It has now risen from its grave. The Lumia 1520 is back in only Matte Black from AT&T for its original $584.99 full retail price. That's $19.50 per month on AT&T Next. As a reminder, there are AT&T variants of the phone available from third parties (this link is for one on Amazon) with prices far below $585. Hell, you could get an unlocked 1520 — ...

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    While Android N… utella could still technically see daylight and perhaps even roll out to new and old Nexus devices before the critically acclaimed Note 4 turns two in the fall, chances are Marshmallow will be the last major software update officially delivered to the first of Samsung’s metal-framed high-end Galaxy phablets. You’ll therefore probably excuse T-Mobile for taking its sweet time to ensure the Snapdragon 805-powered 5.7-incher’s 6.0.1 goodie pack is one for the ages. Of course, Sprint somehow kicked off its own over-the-air rollout way back in March, ahead of even ...

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    Close to nine months after its release, Android Marshmallow has finally come to a pair of major autumn-side Samsung phones on America's number two carrier. The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ on AT&T are getting over-the-air updates for Android 6.0.1. The packages include AT&T's Video Call feature plus all the typical add-ons and up the build version to  MMB29K.G928AUCU2BPE6.  There are different OTAs for those on firmware from March 3 and those on the May 26 build, but they size up to about 1.36GB either way. Source: AT&T (1, 2)

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    If you like to buy your Apple Watch with your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you're going to like this package deal. Best Buy is offering a $250 discount on any Apple Watch in-store or online if you also get an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with an installment plan, lease, or contract on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. That means that a base model Apple Watch will cost $49 as opposed to $299. You can also combine this deal the ongoing $200 discount for devices with steel bands. If you're headed to BestBuy.com, just follow the instructions as told on the webpage. The deal's valid up until June ...

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    Sprint has been making a lot of headlines lately after they showed off their 5G chops with a demo at the Copa América Centenario soccer (or football for our non-U.S. readers) tournament. Rocking out download speeds up to a whopping 2Gbps with a super low latency, it was indeed an impressive feat to say the least. They showed it off streaming 4k video as well as streaming some VR goodness courtesy of VideoStitch and as far as we can tell it all went off there without a hitch cruising along on the 73GHz spectrum. Here soon they plan on showing off their service on a 15GHz spectrum touting ...

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    AT&T was granted permission by the FCC to implement Wi-Fi Calling onto its devices late last year. It was able to get all of its current iPhones connected, but the carrier hasn't been able to touch an Android device since then. Today, Ma Bell announced that the LG G4 now has WLAN-enabled SMS and calling features through a software update. Wi-Fi Calling will spread to other Android handsets sooner or later, but for now, the G4 comes first. Call charges will be the same — free to and from US numbers and available in most international countries. The LG G4 still looks to be on its ...

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    Broadband internet will remain a utility that the Federal Communications Commission can easily and strictly regulate, so ruled two judges to one in a federal appeals court. The decision tossed out petitions from AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other telecom companies challenging the courts' earlier agreement with the FCC's declaration. "We have always expected this issue to be decided by the Supreme Court, and we look forward to participating in that appeal," said David McAtee II, AT&T's senior executive vice president, also acting as general counsel for the company. Internet service ...

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    AT&T and its subsidiary, DirecTV, have a unique synergy in that they both provide services that, for the most part, bypass wires — because who gets free over-the-air transmissions anymore? So, if you get a satellite TV package in addition to your cellphone service in the Rocky Mountain, Northern Plains or Mid-Atlantic regions, you'll be able to get a free iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. You'll also get half-off the price of up to five more such devices. Here's the major catch: the discount comes in the form of bill credits over 30 months on the AT&T Next plan and the amount is only ...

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