AT&T gets Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the first device to support HD Voice

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With AT&T on the brinks of releasing their new HD Voice system which is supposed to vastly improve call quality, today the company announced that they are finally getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, which is to be the first AT&T phone to support the new service.

AT&T announced that they would be releasing their variant of the Galaxy S4 mini way back in October, but while Sprint and Verizon went ahead and released the device, AT&T held off until now. The move is a little unexpected, especially because of the fact that the Galaxy S5 mini is likely to be released in the near future.

Source: AT&T

Moto X+1, codenamed Victara, to be on the four major carriers in the U.S.

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No one should be surprised that the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1 will be carried by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the United States. Last year, Motorola made sure the Moto X was available on each of these carriers in addition to some smaller ones. But the Moto X+1 also popped up on Motorola’s very own site a few times already. So aside from learning once again that the United States’ largest carriers would be picking up the handset, we have learned its codename: Victara.

What do you think Victara stands for, if anything?

Source: @evleaks (official site)

Cricket Wireless relaunched by AT&T with new, inexpensive data plans

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AT&T purchased Leap Wireless back in March, which operated a wireless network named “Cricket Wireless” — and now, AT&T will be relaunching Cricket with 4G LTE service and new unlimited plans which will start at $35/month.

On top of that, 3,000 “redesigned” Cricket Wireless stores around the US have opened, and more locations are expected to open in the future.

The three plans Cricket will be making available to customers include “Basic,” “Smart,” and “Pro” options. Check out the details after the break:


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AT&T set to acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion

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AT&T has officially announced it will acquire DirecTV. After some speculation that a deal was incoming, the final number for the transaction is $95 per share. This translates to about $48.5 billion. The Board of Directors of both AT&T and DirecTV approved and the entire acquisition process is expected to close in about twelve months. More news is expected Monday morning with a formal presentation.

Hit the break for the full press release.
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AT&T to begin rolling out HD Voice and VoLTE on May 23rd

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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.


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Variant of Galaxy Note 4 coming to all major carriers

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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

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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