Today, AT&T announced that they would begin rolling out their voice-over LTE (VoLTE) service, as well as HD Voice Support, starting on May 23rd. The rollout will start off in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin but as time goes on it will reach other markets.
The HD Voice support will allow for much clearer phone calls, and VoLTE will allow users to make calls using their LTE service, as long as their phone supports it. Hit the break for the press release.
We have some information today regarding the Samsung SM-N910 (possibly a variant for the Galaxy Note 4, as the Galaxy Note 4 is the SM-N900).
We were already pretty sure that the phone would be coming to AT&T, but now we know it’ll be coming to Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon, T-Mobile and Bell Canada. All carriers should have the 32GB capacity available at launch.
Stay tuned, as there’s certainly more to come.
Source: @evleaks 1 / @evleaks 2
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.
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
Thought the possible Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger was big? AT&T is reportedly readying a $50 billion check to acquire DirecTV. That is $5 billion more than the aforementioned merger. The deal would be an absolute win for AT&T and forge its way into new territory.
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.
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?
Via: Phone Arena
While 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.
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.
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!