Go long with new AT&T Next 24 program

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AT&T announced today that they are expanding their AT&T Next program to add an even longer term for consumers who are interested in buying a new smartphone for $0 down followed by monthly payments. The new AT&T Next 24 option will be available to qualified consumers starting on November 9th. The 24 in the program’s name refers to how many months a consumer has to wait before being eligible to trade in their smartphone and upgrade to a new device. However, the payment schedule is based on a 30-month installment plan. 
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AT&T offers the Moto 360 for $199 with the purchase of a Moto X (2014)

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If you’re in the market for a Moto 360 and you also need a new phone, AT&T might have a deal for you. AT&T will start carrying the Moto 360 on November 7 for the normal retail price of $249. However, if you buy a Moto X 2014, you can grab the Moto 360 for $199, a $50 discount.

AT&T says the deal is for a “limited time,” but didn’t specify an end date. So don’t fall asleep at the wheel on this one.

You can also check out our reviews of both the Moto 360 and Moto X.

The Desire Eye and the RE will join AT&T’s network Nov. 7

HTC_Desire_Eye_Featured_LargeAT&T first announced in October that the RE and the Desire EYE would be available prior to the start of the holidays, and it looks like they’re making good on that. Starting on Nov. 7, the HTC Desire EYE and RE will be available on AT&T. You’ll be able to purchase the device in retail stores and att.com. For those interested, the phone will retail for $149.99 with a two-year agreement. If that isn’t your thing, the device will go for $22.92 a month on AT&T Next 18 or $27.50 on AT&T Next 12. The phone outright is $549.99.

Customers will also be able to save some cash on the RE if they purchase it with the phone. That’s right you’ll save $50 dollars if you purchase both at the same time. So if you’re interested in picking up one or both, you’ll be able to do so this Friday.

source: AT&T

 

AT&T to have the Note Edge on Nov. 7 [Update: Sprint and T-Mobile Nov. 14]

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AT&T announced earlier this morning that the cousin to the Note 4, the Note Edge, will be available in select retail stores starting Friday, Nov. 7. While Samsung is only going to sell a select few Edges, those on AT&T will be happy to know that they’re some of those lucky enough to purchase the concept device.

Like the Note 4, the Edge boasts a QHD SAMOLED that wraps around the edge of the right side of the screen. That edge allows users to view notifications and clears up screen real estate by allowing uses to move their favorite apps to the edge. However, if you’re wanting to purchase the Edge, you’re going to have to pay an even prettier penny than you do with the Note 4.


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AT&T adjusts Mobile Share Value plans with increased data

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Who loves more data? Everyone! There is good news for customers seeking to get more bang for their buck at AT&T. The carrier is raising the roof on the data allotted to its Mobile Share Value plans that cost $40 and $70. The data offered for $40 is going from 2GB to 3GB while $70 moves from 4GB to 6GB. The changes are going into affect on November 2.

This is all due to carriers making changes across the board. With November here and the holiday season approaching, carriers are doing whatever they can to attract new customers and retain current ones.


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Nexus 6 will run $199 on contract with major carriers

Nexus 6 pressWe knew Google’s latest flagship was going to see a release on all major US carriers, but none of the carriers, nor Google or Motorola, said much about pricing. Since the device retails for $649 with no type of service contract, many people assumed it pick up a $199 price tag with a 2-year agreement. Turns out that was a pretty smart guess, as Google confirmed the price point yesterday.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Nexus 6 with a carrier like Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, you can sign a 2-year contract to get the massive Nexus for about $200. Of course, all major carriers are now offering some type of device installment plan, so you can also opt for a monthly payment for the device, too. Decisions, decisions.
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FTC suing AT&T over deceptive throttling, AT&T responds

FTC_LogoLooks like another carrier is in hot water with the FTC. This time it’s AT&T with their throttling practices. With many customers still on grandfathered unlimited data plans, it appears AT&T is throttling them after certain data usage milestones are hit. According to the FTC, using a navigation app or streaming video is nearly impossible to use. The bottom line is that AT&T changed the terms of service, but didn’t tell customers when they were renewing.


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AT&T to launch Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 October 24th

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The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 has made its appearance in Thailand and is now set to hit American shores, launching on AT&T later this week. The budget phablet features a 6-inch 720p (1280 x 720) screen, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.5GB of RAM, a quad-core processor and a 2800mAh battery. On the software side of things it runs Android 4.4 and features Samsung’s popular dual-window feature with the added ability to run two instances of the same app simultaneously. The phone goes for $149.99 with a new two-year contract or $474.99 outright. Any AT&T subscribers out there interested in picking one of these up on the 24th? Let us know in the comments below.

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