AT&T updates data throttling policy on legacy unlimited plans

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Late last year, despite claims that throttling on legacy 4G plans was not automatic, users discovered that AT&T was in fact throttling data speeds whether the network was congested or not. The carrier promised to change the policy sometime during 2015 and it looks like the time may have come based on a change to some information on their web site. Read more

AT&T’s HTC One M9 gets software update to improve camera

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Between last year’s One (M8) and this year’s One M9, we know an area that HTC has yet to master: the camera. However, the issues experienced with the One M9’s camera seem to be somewhat fixable through a software update. Right now, owners of the device operating through AT&T are receiving a software update that “camera improvements.” No further details were provided aside from the inclusion of thermal improvements and the usual bug fixes and improvements.

Let us know in the comments how you are handling the camera after this software update.

Source: HTC

T-Mobile’s Legere steps up the rhetoric against idiotic overage charges

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The recent Twitter flap with Donald Trump must have really gotten John Legere’s hackles raised. However, the T-Mobile CEO decided to take out his wrath on his competitors through a new video he posted slamming them for their overage charge policies. The video comes a year after Legere challenged AT&T, Sprint and Verizon to abolish “predatory” overage charges. Read more

Certain Microsoft apps won’t be preloaded on the AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (48)Surprise, surprise. AT&T and Verizon are altering what software ships on the Galaxy S6, limiting some of the preloaded Microsoft apps available. When it was first announced, the S6 was supposed to ship with Skype, OneNote, and OneDrive pre-installed. No one likes bloatware, but Skype and OneNote are actually pretty useful apps, and Samsung and Microsoft were tossing in 100 GB of free space of OneDrive storage, so it wasn’t an awful deal. In fact, it was probably one of the better app/service partnerships we’ve seen on a device. Read more

AT&T may stop offering any two-year contracts by the end of May

AT&T_Logo_01_TAIf you’ve bought a phone from AT&T recently, you’re probably familiar with their Next program. The financing program was designed as a competitor to T-Mobile’s JUMP plan so consumers could purchase their phones without entering into a contract and tangling their phone payments into their phone service plans. Unlike T-Mobile, AT&T continued to offer two-year upgrades alongside financing options, but it looks like that might come to an end in May this year. Read more

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 preorder date set for April 21

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About seven weeks after Alcatel OneTouch announced the Idol 3, we’re finally seeing a pre-order date for the device. The device that packs either a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display that sports a full HD screen with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.7GHz. It will also have a 13MP rear shooter with an 8MP front facing shooter and Android 5.0.2 onboard. It will also feature a pretty decent price tag.

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AT&T pushing Lollipop to the HTC One (M8) on April 7

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Owners of the HTC One (M8) on AT&T finally have something to look forward to. Mo Versi, HTC Vice President of Product Management, announced on Twitter that a software update would begin rolling out on April 7. The software update is, of course, for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Versi says that the company received technical approval for the software and that means an update can occur as soon as possible. An delay will only occur if a bug randomly surfaces.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the software update.

Source: Mo Versi (Twitter)