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Topic: AT&T

FTC to distribute $88M in refunds to customers impacted by AT&T cramming

12/08/2016, 09:12 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced plans to mete out some $88 million to more than 2.7 million current and former AT&T customers who were affected by "mobile cramming," a scheme that added unwanted third-party service charges to their monthly phone bills.

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CBS CEO Les Moonves 'not unreasonable,' assumes DirecTV Now deal probable

12/05/2016, 02:12 pm

Speaking at a telecommunications and media conference, CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves hinted that DirecTV Now will be able to add his network's programming to the slate, eventually.

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DirecTV Now launch rocky with early adopters having poor experience, getting 'Error 60'

12/01/2016, 08:12 am

Wednesday saw the launch of AT&T's DirecTV Now internet TV service, but the first day of operation was allegedly anything but smooth.

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AT&T launches DirecTV Now streaming service with free Apple TV offer

11/28/2016, 06:11 pm

In a bid to draw subscribers to its new DirecTV Now over-the-top internet streaming service, announced on Monday, AT&T is giving away Apple TV and Fire TV Stick hardware with certain pre-paid monthly packages.

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Apple accused of throttling iPhone 7 performance on Verizon to match slower speeds on AT&T

11/18/2016, 01:11 pm

In an effort to offer a uniform experience on the iPhone 7 regardless of carrier, Apple could be reducing the top speeds capable on Verizon, keeping them on par with rival carrier AT&T, a new investigation alleges.

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AT&T to throttle streaming video quality by default in 2017

11/11/2016, 10:11 pm

AT&T on Friday announced Stream Saver, an upcoming "data-saving" feature that automatically reduces high-resolution streaming video content to standard definition DVD quality for mobile service subscribers, including those with unlimited data plans.

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AT&T will entice users to sign up for DirecTV Now OTT service with free Apple TV or Fire TV

11/07/2016, 11:11 am

Briefly available AT&T customer support documents not only shed some light on channels that will be available on the internet-streaming DirecTV Now video service, but also show that the telecom giant will give either an Apple TV or a Fire TV stick as a digital receiver to customers signing up for the service.

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Apple not preparing to swoop in on Time Warner if AT&T takeover fails - report

11/02/2016, 01:11 pm

Regardless of whether or not AT&T's proposed acquisition goes through, Apple isn't interested in buying Time Warner, a report reaffirmed on Wednesday.

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AT&T charges US law enforcement for access to customer data

10/26/2016, 10:10 am

Rather than simply hand over data when asked, AT&T is actually charging U.S. law enforcement agencies between $100,000 and $1 million or more per year to access its metadata, turning a profit, according to a report.

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AT&T to buy Time Warner for $80B, deal announcement imminent - report [u: confirmed]

10/22/2016, 04:10 pm

AT&T has reportedly agreed to buy Time Warner for $80 billion, in a deal which could potentially be announced later on Saturday.

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Apple monitoring AT&T's potential merger with Time Warner, report says

10/21/2016, 05:10 pm

As rumors fly over a potential tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner, a report on Friday claims Apple approached the media company about a potential merger months ago, though talks failed to progress past a preliminary stage.

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AT&T purchase of Time Warner could be announced this weekend - report

10/21/2016, 01:10 pm

While AT&T and Time Warner were said to have previously held informal talks about a potential takeover, those discussions have apparently since turned serious, with a deal said to be now nearing completion.

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AT&T reportedly held informal talks to buy Time Warner

10/20/2016, 08:10 pm

After last year's DirecTV acquisition, telecommunications giant AT&T is looking to extend its reach into multimedia distribution, according to a report on Thursday that claims the company recently met with Time Warner to discuss a potential merger.

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Apple's iPhone leads in JD Power satisfaction survey of US carrier customers

10/20/2016, 11:10 am

In terms of customer satisfaction Apple is the most popular smartphone brand among U.S. carrier subscribers, according to two new J.D. Power studies, though that position isn't absolute.

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AT&T adds iPhone screen repair service for monthly insurance plan subscribers

10/17/2016, 05:10 pm

AT&T's Mobile Insurance plans are expanding, with a cracked screen repair service being added to the program for recent iPhones and three Android models -- but at additional cost.

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Apple releases iOS 10.0.3, fixing Verizon LTE issues on iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

10/17/2016, 01:10 pm

Owners of Apple's latest and greatest iPhone received a software update on Monday, with version 10.0.3 exclusive to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, addressing cellular connectivity problems specific to those models.

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iPhone 7 owners complain about issues with BMW Bluetooth support, Verizon LTE connections

09/29/2016, 03:09 pm

Some iPhone 7 owners are encountering trouble with Bluetooth connections in BMW vehicles, and/or LTE connections to Verizon, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and tips to AppleInsider.

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AT&T & T-Mobile versions of iPhone 7 likely using Intel modem incompatible with Sprint & Verizon

09/09/2016, 05:09 pm

The iPhone 7 models Apple is selling for AT&T and T-Mobile customers don't support Sprint and Verizon, likely because some of them use an Intel modem that doesn't work with CDMA networks, a report noted on Friday.

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AT&T & Verizon join in on 'free' iPhone 7 deals offering up to $650 in credit [u]

09/09/2016, 12:09 pm

Not content to let Sprint and T-Mobile steal their thunder, U.S. carriers AT&T and Verizon have launched their own promotions in which customers can potentially get a free iPhone 7 after trading in an older device. [Updated with second AT&T option]

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Appeals court dismisses FTC lawsuit over AT&T throttling 'unlimited' data

08/29/2016, 06:08 pm

On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the dismissal of a 2014 Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against AT&T, which had accused the company of misleading marketing in throttling data plans it sold to the public as "unlimited."

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