Posts tagged with: at&t
  • by | January 2, 2014 5:34 PM

    What are you looking forward to in 2014? Upgrading to a new phone? Sure; who wouldn't be? And with plenty of high-profile models expected, it's shaping up to be a year full of solid options. You can expect to see handsets running faster than ever before, offering better camera quality than you've ever seen on a phone, and introducing screens with more pixels than your living room HDTV. And while maybe not anything worth getting excited about to nearly the same extent, you can probably also look forward to the year bringing numerous improvements to wireless service. Again, nothing ...

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  • by | December 27, 2013 12:13 AM

    In these United States there are essentially two carriers that offer "unlimited everything": Sprint and T-Mobile. Both have advantages over each other, as well as the other major players in the cellular "game". Then again, they both have some fairly obvious disadvantages as well. After a failed bid by AT&T just a few short years ago, is another merger even possible? Could the advantages of both Sprint and T-Mobile somehow cancel out the disadvantages of the other? Here's why a Sprint T-Mobile merger just might make sense. Buyouts Way back in 2011, AT&T decided to buy T-Mobile, ...

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  • by | December 19, 2013 2:38 PM

    Remember a month ago when we told you about the RAW photo support coming to Nokia Lumia phones? An update to Nokia Camera delivered compatibility with Digital Negative files, but there was a hitch: the handset needed the new Nokia Lumia Black update to function. That wasn't an issue for the 1520, but the 1020, with its 41-megapxiel PureView sensor just aching to snap some RAW shots, still hadn't seen Lumia Black become available. Thankfully, that's now changing, as AT&T starts making the software available to its users. AT&T appears to be first out of the gate with this release, ...

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  • by | December 7, 2013 2:19 AM

    Earlier today, while we were busy hanging with some of you fine folks on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Live, a lot was going down elsewhere. Our LG G Flex review was in the final polishing stages; our own Taylor Martin was kicking out some coverage on Motorola's mold-breaking budget wonder, the Moto G; and friend of the show Marques Brownlee was interviewing Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility. All that activity demands a followup, of course, and what better venue for an end-of-week wrapup than the Pocketnow Weekly podcast? We can't think of any, either. So whether you're here ...

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  • by | December 6, 2013 7:01 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's new enhancements to Google+, which are still not enough for most of us to consider making this our social network. Oracle and Google follow the news as rumors have it that their legal issues are about to return to the scene over the Java API used to develop Android apps. AT&T then surprises us with some new contract changes that actually benefit customers. The iPhone 5S takes the spotlight next as customers begin to complain about the reliability of Touch ID. We end today's show talking about the Nexus 5, Android 4.4.1, and why ...

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  • by | December 5, 2013 7:27 PM

    The way smartphone users buy their handsets is still pretty messed up in a whole lot of cases – would you ever buy a car from a gas station which then forced you to buy only its gas for the next two years? Makes about as much sense as subsidized phone hardware. But this year we've seen lots of progress towards the introduction of a more sensible system, thanks to carriers like T-Mobile. Heck, even AT&T has started showing some signs of improvement, like with that $15 monthly discount for off-subsidy phones we learned about earlier today. Now we've got some more progress to share with ...

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  • by | December 5, 2013 1:02 PM

    Shopping for a new smartphone service plan can be one of the least pleasant activities you'll have to put up with. The more and more you look around, and the more options you consider, the clearer it becomes that no matter what you do, you're still going to get screwed a little bit. One big reason for that has to do with smartphone subsidies, and the problem carriers created by building the cost of those subsidies into their most popular service plans. Sure, we've seen carriers like T-Mobile try to re-imagine a more fair way for this to work, but that's been the exception. The tide may be ...

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  • by | November 28, 2013 12:13 PM

    If your phone was recently stolen and you reported it as such, there are high possibilities that it is working for a new owner, but not one that's close to you. Carriers block stolen phones from being activated in a very effective way, but their main problem was that these black lists of devices were not accessible to carriers outside the United States. Smartphones can cost twice as much as they do in the United States when you sell them abroad, so you can imagine how much of a lucrative business it is for thieves to steal a phone, regardless of how much you had it blocked. That's about to ...

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  • by | November 23, 2013 2:54 AM

    Here's a quick heads-up for Moto X owners on AT&T: you should soon receive an update notification as the carrier and Motorola have started the official roll-out of the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Those rocking the phone on AT&T are joining other Moto X owners on Verizon and T-Mobile, who have recently received their KitKat treat. You all should know that this refresh brings, according to Motorola’s own blog post, an improved phone dialer, more gallery goodies, a new Hangouts app, color Emoji, drag to focus and expose, and much more, part of the OS itself. For more details make ...

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  • by | November 22, 2013 2:41 AM

    The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available for in-store purchase at AT&T starting today and we're hoping that the stock is healthy. Apparently, those who have ordered or pre-ordered online will get their devices at a later date, both from Microsoft and AT&T, according to some bad news people were receiving via e-mail. "Because of overwhelming demand, your Nokia Lumia 1520 order is delayed in shipping. As soon as your shipping label is printed, we'll send you an email with the tracking information. You can also track your order on our site", says the e-mail. However, Microsoft will ...

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  • by | November 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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  • by | November 18, 2013 8:32 AM

    The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first ever phablet to be powered by Windows Phone 8. Is it too big? Judging by numbers -- with a screen of six-inches in diagonal -- we might be inclined to say yes, but we'll just wait for our full review to draw a conclusion. As far as the technology inside the Lumia 1520, Jussi Ropo, Nokia Display and Touch technology manager believes that “in terms of technology and providing a great experience to our customers, the Nokia Lumia 1520 has the best screen we’ve ever created. This screen is the culmination of everything we know about how to make ...

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  • by | November 16, 2013 2:54 AM

    At the beginning of the month, both Microsoft and AT&T have started taking pre-orders for the Lumia 1520. The price was $199 with a two-year contract (and additional goodies thrown in by Microsoft and the carrier) but it appears that AT&T has dropped another $100 from its price. If you follow the source link below to the phone's page on the carrier's website you'll see the Lumia 1520 being listed as available for pre-order at $99.99, with the two-year agreement. The $100 difference is an online discount and should you order, "your Nokia Lumia 1520 will be shipped on November 19, ...

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  • by | November 15, 2013 7:22 PM

    When we first heard that curved-screen smartphones were becoming a reality, we were more than a bit worried we'd get models that were one-trick ponies, meant to show off the new display tech, but with little else going for them. But instead we've gotten devices like the LG G Flex, and even the curved screen and neat self-healing plastic aside, the hardware sounds like it makes for a pretty decent phablet. That's why we were so pleased to hear a rumor earlier this week that the G Flex might be coming to a whole bunch of US carriers. While we haven't been expecting that to go down until next ...

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  • by | November 15, 2013 11:00 AM

    Nokia's first Windows 8 tablet is now a reality, as we saw the Lumia 2520 go official at last month's Nokia World event. We're already getting knee-deep in rumors about where Nokia's tablet plans could be going from here, but before we get ahead of ourselves, there's still the matter of the 2520 actually hitting the market. Last week, we heard some rumors about the US launch situation, and checked out a leak that seemed to reveal plans for the start of AT&T's sales. Today the carrier speaks up about the situation, laying out just how you can get your hands on Nokia's tablet. Confirming ...

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