Posts tagged with: AT&T
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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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    ZTE’s quirky Spro line of 2-in-1 Android projectors has come a long way from a clunky, unfocused first generation, but for some reason, the “professional-grade” 8.4-inch Plus model unveiled back in February isn’t ready for primetime yet. At least not on T-Mobile, the third major US carrier to sell the 5-inch ZTE Spro 2, a little late and a little expensive. Then again, you can always choose to split the hybrid device’s $500 MSRP at Magenta in 24 affordable monthly payments of $20.84 each. Meanwhile, as long as Verizon and AT&T don’t launch the larger, slimmer, more capable ...

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    AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless has chirped out its apologies for a 17-hour outage that stunned customers across the nation. It was an especially inopportune time for the carrier's younger demographics: Friday night. According to the Scripps news agency, problems started cropping up around 5pm Eastern on Friday. Cricket first addressed its customers two hours later: We are aware of a service issue affecting some customers & are working quickly to resolve it. We apologize for this inconvenience. — Cricket Wireless (@Cricketnation) June 3, 2016 The company tweeted an update at 1:21am ...

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    BlackBerry’s desperate Hail Mary pass last fall couldn’t be converted into an immediate touchdown, and the clock might be running out on the Canadian security and productivity specialist that probably got with the Android times a little too late. CEO John Chen insists things are looking up, and a hardware profit isn’t too far off, but Priv sales numbers reportedly failed to meet even modest analyst expectations. Worse yet, an unnamed “high-level” AT&T executive recently told CNET “we’ve seen more returns than we would like”, which suggests many of the very few buyers of ...

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    Mere hours before arch-rival T-Mobile can “turn it up to 11” with the latest in a long line of unconventional attention-grabbing publicity stunts, Sprint appears to want to make peace with the rest of the US “big four” carriers. A face some of you might find familiar delivers a rather bizarre marketing message in the beginning of a 30-second commercial, claiming “it’s 2016 and every network is great.” Yes, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, according to Sprint, as unbelievable as it sounds. The twist? The “Now Network” insists its rates are much lower than those of ...

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    AT&T has come to Samsung for the fourth year in a row with its desire for a more rugged, durable phone for its customers. It comes in the form of the Galaxy S7 Active — the largest and most massive of the series yet. But with that bulk comes more of the features that have been missing in past Actives and some new ones that might have Motorola scared. Pretty much all of the internal specs borrow from the regular Galaxy S7: the same 5.1-inch quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 12-megapixel main camera with DualPixel focusing and a ...

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    There was a time where it seemed Samsung was releasing a different experimental Android device every week. One of the more successful phone lines has come form Samsung's partnership with AT&T to produce rugged phones. First the Rugby, then the Active, we're now entering the fourth generation of "tough" Samsung's with the Galaxy S7 Active. We have fewer compromise here than ever before. Not only does the S7 Active continue to offer both Mil-STD-810G drop resistance with IP68 water resistance, Samsung has included standard Galaxy features like the fingerprint sensor, the 12MP rear ...

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    The few legacy Windows Phone devices that have been promised an update to Windows 10 Mobile are, in many cases, still waiting. AT&T's got the Lumia 640 still kicking around with 8.1, but customers are starting to see a change. The support forums have been buzzing that the latest OTA for the Lumia 640 bumps that OS up to Windows 10 Mobile. AT&T shortly thereafter updated its product support page for the phone. The update is 750MB large and brings the build version to 10586.107. Now, if the Lumia 640 XL could only get the darn update. Source: AT&T (1, 2) Via: Windows Central

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    If John Legere believes that what T-Mobile has done over the past couple of years with its Un-carrier initiatives was forwarding the entire cellular industry, the CEO might have to give credit to the "Dumb" of "Dumb & Dumber" for this one. Big Magenta has officially teased out its Un-carrier 11 event on Twitter. It will be livestreamed on YouTube, Periscope. Facebook Live and the carrier's own website on Monday, June 6 at 1pm Eastern. You’re invited! Tune in LIVE to be blown away by our next Un-carrier move. Epic news you won’t want to miss! https://t.co/cYCU2xOHzi — T-Mobile ...

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    With the number of ways you can be tracked everywhere you go, — many of which you actually can't control — if law enforcement are on your case, it used to be that they needed a warrant to get cellular networks to turn over location records. Not so much anymore with a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges voted 12 to 3 that the location data being retrieved has been revealed to a third party and, therefore, does not get the protection of the the Fourth Amendment in the US Constitution against searches without a warrant. The government can compel that third party ...

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