Posts tagged with: AT&T
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    There's been no shortage of discussion surrounding Microsoft's Lumia 950 release plans these past few weeks: from France, to Germany, to India and more, we've been learning details about how Lumia 950 (and Lumia 950 XL) sales are set to get started in markets around the globe. Here in the States, AT&T is gearing up to begin offering the Lumia 950 later this month, but so far it's been difficult to pin down precisely when the Windows 10 Mobile smartphone is set to arrive. While it's still not official, multiple sources have be zeroing in on a November 20 release date. Right now there ...

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    HTC launched the One A9 just a little under two weeks ago, and nearly just as soon as the smartphone went official, the manufacturer began accepting pre-orders from customers. That's been the situation ever since, with the Marshmallow-running A9 going for just about $400, available unlocked directly from HTC. But today things start changing, and change can mean the arrival of both the good and the bad – that's certainly the case here with the One A9. Over the course of today and tomorrow we're seeing broader availability of the One A9 get underway, but at a very real cost. The good news ...

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    AT&T chose to unveil the mid-range LG G Vista 2 smartphone in fairly unorthodox fashion a couple of weeks back, uploading a detailed product video on YouTube, but neglecting to provide a commercial launch date or pricing structure. Today, we find out what the mystery was all about. Presumably, the second largest wireless service operator stateside aimed to build hype before revealing the G Vista 2 would cost a prohibitive $448.99 off-contract. Granted, the 5.7-incher’s subsidized tag sounds much better, at $50 with two-year pacts, and you can also choose to split the outright costs ...

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    A couple weeks back, AT&T announced its cross-device NumberSync system for allowing subscribers to stay in touch through just one mobile number connected to a phone, tablet, and even wearable device. While NumberSync sounded all sorts of promising, it wouldn't just suddenly work with ever piece of hardware on AT&T's network, and though support was planned for tight integration with the messaging systems on popular devices and platforms, companies would still need to deliver updates to enable NumberSync compatibility. Apple's wasting no time getting ready, and today's release of iOS ...

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    This Friday, November 6, will be a big day for AT&T customers interested in both productivity-focused smartphones and always connected wearables. In addition to the BlackBerry Priv, Ma Bell is just about ready to welcome the Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE on America’s second largest wireless network. The circular Tizen and Android Wear smartwatches shall cost $200 each on two-year contracts, or $0 down and $15 a month for 20 months with installment plans. The latter’s grand total clocks in at 300 bucks, which sounds expensive, and yet it’s $50 lower than the ...

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    While we wait for availability confirmation from Verizon, and hopefully T-Mobile and Sprint as well, AT&T paves the BlackBerry Priv’s way to the homes of US smartphone enthusiasts seeking “enhanced privacy and productivity.” That’s right, our American friends and readers, you’re no longer limited to buying the Android-powered Priv unlocked. Or rather you won’t be starting Friday, November 6, when the physical QWERTY keyboard-furnished 5.4-inch touchscreen device goes on sale through att.com and Ma Bell’s extensive retail store network. It’s certainly good to see the ...

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    Update: Verizon Wireless announced that its LG V10 sales start today. Check out the Verizon source link. LG has all the right boxes in all the right places. They just have to go out. Jumping off the verge of some very poor smartphone numbers at the company, the Korean manufacturer sent off its Nexus baby to Google. Now, it's watching the sales kick-off of the LG V10. At AT&T's site, it's being billed as a "productivity phone," an attempt to play up the secondary display at top. Both T-Mobile and Verizon are giving the camera experience first mentions in their blurbs. Every carrier has ...

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    Following months of rumors and weeks since Samsung first teased the tablet, yesterday saw the introduction of the 18.4-inch Galaxy View. With its big screen and two-way stand, the tablet seemed destined to turn a lot of heads, but before it could start doing that it would have to actually arrive – and news of the Galaxy View's launch didn't arrive with any details about pricing or availability. Today those specifics start falling into place, as we hear about plans for early November sales. The Galaxy View is set to come out on November 6, or just over a week from today. When the tablet ...

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    In addition to cooking up a mysterious “Un-carrier X” announcement that will no doubt cause many sleepless nights for top executives of rival wireless service providers, T-Mobile has taken to the sky again to make sure AT&T also got its overage-related message loud and clear. We’re guessing the same exact Magenta-branded airplane that hovered over Verizon’s command post in New York earlier this week visited Dallas next, circling the headquarters of the nation’s second largest operator for enough time to plaster the big blue with a couple of straightforward memos. T-Mo was the ...

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    We've been talking for a bit about this spectrum auction that's going to happen early next year. Everyone's jockeying for the best position to either sell or buy pieces of the 600MHz block — the sellers are TV stations, the buyers are mobile network operators. Wondering where all of this is coming from? Here's a condensed history of the matter. TV In the US, previous to mid-2009, the overwhelming majority of TV stations broadcasted on Very High Frequencies, or VHF channels (channels 2 to 13, with a top frequency of 216MHz). Smaller operations or stations in areas of high VHF congestion ...

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    AT&T has ramped its data offerings on its plans onto a wide spectrum. Its tiers almost seem exponentially separated, starting from 300MB, going to 2GB, then 5GB and then 10GB (for a limited time, too, 15GB for that price) and then going up to 20GB and 25GB (not unlimited) of shareable data. Shareable. Well, maybe AT&T was right to partner with Boston-based sponsored data provider Aquto to give its users a little extra something-something to use every month. The new Data Perks app is available for Big Orange subscribers for both iOS and Android devices. The app shuttles you surveys ...

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    For an October, this month has been pleasantly busy with new-phone launches, and we're not done yet, with both Verizon/Motorola and OnePlus events still on the calendar for later this week. We got things started, though, with the latest handset from LG, as the manufacturer ushered in the month with the reveal of the V10. While the phone has a unique secondary screen, there's a lot more to the V10 than some simple gimmick, and the handset looks ready to shine as a powerful video recording device for content creators who seek the flexibility of a tool with easily accessible manual shooting ...

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    Our coverage of earnings reports continues out of the material efforts of Google and Microsoft and into the infrastructure of mobile telecommunications with AT&T. AT&T can now claim DIRECTV under its revenues umbrella and boy, it has rained for the conglomerate. Q3 total revenues jumped nearly 19 percent from last year to $39.1B while operating income moved up from $5.6B to $5.9B. DIRECTV brought in 26,000 subscribers over the year. AT&T Mobility netted approximately 2.5 million adds to its network, which include 1.6 million smartphones, tablets, etc. and 1 million connected ...

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    What does the future hold for curved smartphones? Sure, Samsung seems committed to the over-the-edge displays on its aptly-named Edge models, but those represent a curved-screen flourish on an otherwise standard slab of a smartphone. For something that more thoroughly embraces the curved aesthetic, we have to turn to phones like the LG G Flex lineup, including this year's G Flex 2. It remains to be seen if we're going to get a G Flex 3, but if you're still interested in picking up this year's model, there's a great deal to be had. The Snapdragon 810-powered G Flex 2 may have launched all ...

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    There’s no such thing as an unbreakable gadget, and lengthy water immersion can damage even the best Sony Xperias. But if you’re looking for an unpretentious prepaid phone capable of taking a (light) beating, and survive the occasional walk through the rain, the just-launched Kyocera Hydro Air seems a wise choice. Available exclusively from Walmart in the US, with no-contract AT&T GoPhone plans, the muscular 5-inch Android only costs $100. By the looks of it, the Hydro Air is nowhere near as durable as the larger Kyocera DuraForce XD, yet it does comply with 810G military standards ...

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    We can’t say we’re too surprised to see the LG G Vista 2 for AT&T break cover, as the first-gen mid-range phablet was getting a bit long in the tooth, having debuted on the GSM carrier, as well as Verizon back in summer of 2014. But it’s definitely unusual for a phone to go official via YouTube, with an “overview and specs” video clocking in at over three minutes, and no mention on Ma Bell’s website of a release date or MSRP. The original is still available for sale at America’s second largest wireless service provider, costing $375 off-contract, or $0 with 24-month ...

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    Shoppers in search of smartphones with blistering performance, inspired hardware design, and premium features may not necessarily have manufacturer Kyocera on their short list, but the company has still managed to make a reputation for itself as a purveyor of handsets able to withstand more than a little rough handling. We've seen Kyocera models with rugged exteriors built to gracefully take a drop, waterproofing that keeps the phone running after an unexpected dunk, and even near-scratchproof screens constructed from synthetic sapphire. AT&T is just about to pick up the company's ...

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    If you were quick to point the finger at Microsoft for granting AT&T exclusivity rights over the Windows 10 Mobile-powered Lumia 950 stateside, you may want to reconsider, and remember it takes two to tango. Apparently, Verizon wouldn’t be caught dead on the same dance floor as Redmond for reasons we don’t fully understand, and even unlocked 950 and 950 XL units will be impossible to activate on America’s largest wireless network. Reputable tech journalists, authors and bloggers Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott seem to have that intel on very good authority, and while MS and Big ...

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    The rapidly rising third largest US wireless service provider already dealt a big advertising blow to the silver medalist this week, but user feedback response is apparently not the only thing T-Mobile reckons AT&T doesn’t handle very well. According to the magenta carrier’s Chief Operating Officer, Mike Sievert, Ma Bell should more carefully concoct its convenience-improving features. Currently, AT&T’s strategy “is to build or buy things, and then try to convince customers they asked for it.” Meanwhile, Sievert claims, T-Mo first “asks customers what they want and ...

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    How many devices do you use to keep in touch with people? A smartphone, most likely, and maybe also a tablet? And if you haven't yet, could you be picking up a smartwatch one day soon? While having access to all those gadgets might sound like the perfect way to make sure you stay connected, juggling multiple devices can create new problems of its own: how do you sync conversations across all these screens, especially when we're talking about different platforms, form factors, and widely varying hardware capabilities? AT&T has come up with what sounds like a graceful solution, ...

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    What do you do if you're a company's loyal customer, having stuck with them for years, and while you're generally happy with how they've been doing business, there are one or two things you think could be done better? Firing off a polite email sounds like a pretty reasonable idea, and recently one AT&T user did just that. Normally, this would be the end of our story – maybe AT&T would shoot back with a “thanks for the ideas; we appreciate your interest” message – but the company's heavy-handed response has instead managed to implode on itself, and now T-Mobile's seizing ...

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    Hey, did you know we're giving away an HTC One M9? You didn't? Well, it's been a few days, but back on Monday we announced Pocketnow's latest smartphone giveaway, where AT&T hooked us up with an HTC One M9 to give away to one lucky reader. We've been accepting entries every since, and while time's running out, you've still got a chance to register to win. If you're interested in taking home this One M9, visit our main sweepstakes page and register with the Rafflecopter widget. Then just complete our entry tasks (following Pocketnow on Twitter and sharing our One M9 review on social ...

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    The past few days have been busy ones for AT&T's efforts to offer its subscribers WiFi-call support, letting them route voice calls and text messages over local WiFi connections in places where the cellular connection just isn't strong enough. After petitioning the FCC for a regulatory waiver, yesterday AT&T announced it had gotten the go-ahead from the agency. Like a starter pistol firing, that development has sent AT&T out on a sprint to get its new feature active and promoted, and today the carrier invites users of recent iPhone models to get started with WiFi calling for ...

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    Confused by how US carriers are approaching Microsoft's new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL? There's no way we could blame you, and following yesterday’s launch of the phones, uncertainty immediately descended upon reports of carrier interest. AT&T officially said it would be offering the Lumia 950, but then a now-refuted report claimed that the network would have an exclusive on both the 950 and the XL. Then T-Mobile spoke up, saying that only AT&T would be selling the 950 amongst carriers, but you were welcome to buy your phone from Microsoft and bring it to the TMo's network. Now a ...

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    For all the efforts cellular operators undertake to improve the quality and breadth of their networks, sometimes you just can't seem to lock on to a strong signal. Whether that's because you're out in the country, or so deep in the urban jungle that signals struggle to penetrate through to your forty-third-floor cubicle, it's always nice to have a backup plan. If you've got a fast local network, WiFi can pick up that slack in a pinch, and if your carrier also supports WiFi-based calling, you can even stay in touch with full voice coverage. Last week we heard about AT&T's efforts to ...

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