AT&T is partnering with Rogers to make it possible for U.S. customers that are in Canada to have access to 4G networks through LTE roaming. AT&T customers that have LTE smartphones will be able to surf the Internet on Rogers LTE without needing additional equipment.
Continue reading →
AT&T announced that they are introducing new “Mobile Share Value Plans” on December 8th. The plan has an option for no annual contracts. Customers can save $15 per month on Mobile Share Value plans and 2 customers can receive these monthly savings when they get a new smartphone for no down payment with AT&T Next, bring their own smartphone, buy a new smartphone at full retail price, or when their smartphone is no longer under contract and they switch to the new plans, according to MacRumors.
The four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. have rejected the idea of Samsung’s kill switch plans, according to The New York Times. The anti-theft kill switch would have given an Android smartphone or tablet user the ability to quickly “brick” their device if it was stolen.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has hit 10 million customers that are subscribing to the U-verse High Speed Internet service. U-verse is much faster than AT&T’s older DSL networks by using a combination of fiber optic and copper networks. Around 60% of all AT&T wireline broadband subscribers are using U-verse. Comcast has around 21 million broadband subscribers and AT&T has 16.4 million total broadband customers including DSL. This year, AT&T started rolling out U-verse High Speed Internet with up to 45Mbps download speeds in 79 markets, according to GigaOM. AT&T is going to increase these speeds up to 75 and 100Mbps soon.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is coming to AT&T on November 22nd. The Lumia 1520 has a 6-inch 1080p display and it is going for sale on November 22nd. The 1520 also has a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 16GB of built-in storage, 32GB of expandable storage through a microSD,
Continue reading →
Lookout and AT&T has signed a deal. Lookout’s security software will be installed on AT&T’s Android phones. AT&T will offer phone and tablet customers with the basic services for free with the premium protection offered at $2.99 per month, which would be added to the customer’s bill. Lookout has raised a $55 million funding round last month and raised over $131 million total.
According to The New York Times, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is paying AT&T over $10 million per year to access their database of phone records. This includes international calls made from America. The records also go beyond actual AT&T customers. It also includes phone calls made through the carrier’s network equipment.