AT&T has filed for a license with the FCC to begin testing a 5G network in Austin, Texas in order to stay in line with Verizon, who also plans on testing a 5G network this year. AT&T’s filing is for an experimental three-year license, which lines up with predictions that 5G will be commercially available in 2020. Read more
Verizon Wireless has just announced that it’s increasing the amount of data it offers to subscribers of its prepaid plans with no extra cost. This move comes shortly after both AT&T and T-Mobile upped their standard allowances for users of their Internet services.
Wireless giant Verizon said Thursday that unlimited data would not be coming back.
As part of a network overhaul dubbed “Next Generation Network” by Sprint insiders, the company hopes to also overhaul its business in an effort to end six years of financial losses. Reports from sources familiar with the effort indicate Sprint hopes to save $1 billion per year through a combination of moves directly tied to the performance of the network. These moves include the relocation of radio antennas to new towers and cutting ties to the AT&T and Verizon “backhaul.” Read more
When AT&T acquired DIRECTV last year, we knew it would only be a matter of time before they started offering bundles in a move to entice subscribers to both sides of their business. As 2016 gets underway, AT&T has announced a new offer of unlimited data for consumers who are willing to subscribe to both tv and wireless service. The new Unlimited Plan will start at $100 per month for one line and can expand to four lines for only $180 per month plus the cost of a DIRECTV or U-Verse subscription. Read more
BlackBerry’s Priv was launched as a device resurrect the brand and make it mainstream once again. The issue is that the Priv can only be bought from a limited number of places, which is actually a massive issue in the United States. Two months after BlackBerry started selling the Priv, AT&T is still the sole carrier in the United States offering the handset. It actually turns out, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise, that AT&T had an exclusive deal with BlackBerry to be the exclusive U.S. seller of the Priv for sixty days. BlackBerry was also required to not comment on carrier availability. Now, with the deal expiring, BlackBerry is ready to send its flagship to Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
AT&T revealed today that it will be making an announcement on January 6 detailing changes it will be making to its prepaid plans.
Back in 2011, when the smartphone market was still relatively young, Carrier IQ earned a degree of infamy by being one of the first companies discovered to be collecting detailed user data and information surreptitiously on mobile devices. Since then, Carrier IQ has managed to stay out of the limelight until now when it was announced that AT&T has acquired rights to Carrier IQ’s software and to some staff that is coming on board at AT&T. At the same time, the Carrier IQ web site has gone dark and it is unclear what the status of the company is. Read more
It was only a matter of time. AT&T will finally be ditching two-year contracts come January 8th. Any new or existing customers will only be able to purchase a new phone by paying the full price right away or paying monthly installments over time.
The year is coming to an end and that means companies are recapping 2015 to prove their growth and successes. Today, AT&T revealed that its VoLTE network — the one that allows you to make calls over an LTE connection — is accessible to nearly 300 million people in the United States.
Although large, that number comes down to an estimation of 27 million when counting just AT&T customers. So AT&T is declaring that its VoLTE network is an option to more customers than any other carrier in the United States.