AT&T’s HTC One (M8) receiving update that fixes Google Drive bug

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The bug that was preventing AT&T owners of the HTC One (M8) from redeeming their 50GB of Google Drive space is now getting fixed. The carrier is pushing an update to the device after approving it from HTC. After installing the update, there is a chance that your free storage is still not there. In that case, clear data from the Drive application in Settings and all should be well.

Let us know in the comments if you have gotten the update and enjoyed the 50GB of space.

AT&T’s LTE with an equipped General Motors vehicle will cost $10 per month

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Putting a car with your AT&T Mobile Share Value plan. It is possible. For the same price that it costs to add a tablet, AT&T will let you add your General Motors vehicle. To start, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu will be the vehicle to get if you want AT&T’s LTE on the road. By the end of this year, though, General Motors plans on having more than 30 cars capable of having an LTE connection across its subdivisions.

The amount of data you get varies, but OnStar subscribers get a little bit of a discount. OnStar subscribers can get 200MB of data per month for $5 or 1GB for $15. Don’t have OnStar? Those plans will cost $10 and $20, respectively. There are also 3GB and 5GB plans available. And if you would like to forgo a month-to-month cost, AT&T will supply time period packages.

Are you interested in a car that has a data connection?

Source: AT&T, General Motors

Galaxy S 5 Active could be coming to Sprint while AT&T may receive another Galaxy Note model

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According to a tweet from evleaks, the SM-G860 device will probably be a CDMA version of the SM-G870, or the GSM version of the Galaxy S 5 Active that’s heading to AT&T. Before you Verizon folks get excited about the device, chances are, the device will actually heading to Sprint, at least according to evleaks.


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Samsung SM-G870A slides through the FCC, possibly AT&T’s Galaxy S 5 Active

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We are getting closer and closer to the reveal of a new Samsung handset. On Thursday, a Samsung device with the model number SM-G870A was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is believed that this is AT&T‘s Galaxy S 5 Active variant because the carrier’s LTE bands were listed.

Are you interested in the Galaxy S 5 Active?

Source: FCC
Via: Phone Arena

Moto X+1 for AT&T shows up on Motorola’s web site

Motorola-Moto-X1-ATT-01While it may not be as leaked or as hyped as its predecessor, the Moto X+1 is getting leaked by none other than Motorola itself. For the second time the successor to Motorola’s 2013 break out flagship is showing up on the company’s US web site. As we can see from the header image above, AT&T is definitely getting the device. There are references to Verizon, and Sprint as well, but so far there is only an official place holder for the AT&T variant.


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AT&T’s VoLTE believed to be coming on May 23, no word on Verizon’s

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AT&T customers in Chicago and Minneapolis better be ready for something brand new at the end of this month. On May 23, sources say AT&T’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) will go live in those two markets. This would utilize 4G LTE networks to make voice calls rather than older 2G and 3G networks.

This would make them the first carrier in the United States to have a VoLTE network operating. Verizon, on the other hand, has remained silent as to when its VoLTE network will go live. The Samsung Galaxy S 5 is reportedly ready to operate with AT&T’s VoLTE network. As early as the start of 2013, we have heard Samsung’s devices were being tested by the carrier.

Via: Engadget

AT&T building 4G LTE in-flight service

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AT&T announced today that they are building a 4G LTE in-flight connectivity service to enable users to be able to access the Internet even in the sky. The service will launch for commercial airlines, and will launch as soon as the end of 2015.

The goal is to provide fast and reliable WiFi, and things like cockpit communications, maintenance operations and crew services will also likely see an improvement. To build this service AT&T will create an air-to-ground network in the U.S., which will be based on global 4G LTE standards. Hit the break for the press release!


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50GB Google Drive offer on AT&T HTC One M8 down because of glitch

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HTC‘s Advantage program has a number of great selling points, including the free Google Drive space that you get with it. HTC has just posted a message on the Advantage website alerting customers to a bug with the AT&T HTC One (M8) Google Drive deal.

The message states the issue as being a “minor technical error”, and there’s really no other details except that HTC is working on fixing it. We don’t really know who exactly is to blame, but the feature will reportedly be back up in mid-May. To see the notice for yourself hit the source link below, and then click on “AT&T HTC One (M8) ALERT” under the free storage column.

Source: HTC

AT&T offering off-contract, certified like new Galaxy S 4 for $179

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If you don’t have to have the latest and greatest smartphones, you may want to take advantage of AT&T’s latest deal on Samsung’s Galaxy S 4. The carrier is offering the device completely off-contract for $179 bucks, which is significantly cheaper than its typical $500 – $600 retail price. The catch is that the device is a certified like-new refurbished model, but at less than $200, it’s a hard deal to pass up.

The Galaxy S 4 sports a 1080p screen, 2 GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 600 processor, so it’s still a pretty competitive phone in 2014. Hit the link below to check out the deal.

Source: AT&T