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Topic: AT&T

AT&T completes $85B acquisition of Time Warner

06/14/2018, 08:06 pm

Two days after a federal judge found AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner does not violate antitrust laws, the telecom on Thursday finalized the $85 billion acquisition to create one of the largest media conglomerates in the world.

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Judge rules AT&T can complete $85B acquisition of Time Warner

06/12/2018, 05:06 pm

AT&T on Tuesday received the green light to move forward with an $85 billion deal to buy media giant Time Warner, bringing an end to a contentious antitrust lawsuit leveled by the U.S. Justice Department last year.

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Justice Department investigating AT&T and Verizon for blocking eSIM adoption, Apple reportedly filed complaint [u]

04/20/2018, 05:04 pm

According to sources familiar with the matter, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating claims that AT&T, Verizon, and standards organization GSMA colluded to scuttle eSIM technology which would make switching carriers easier.

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AT&T plans $15 monthly 'skinny bundle' TV streaming service, free to its wireless subscribers

04/20/2018, 10:04 am

In another salvo in the battle for the nation's cord cutters, AT&T will launch AT&T Watch soon, one of the least expensive bundles available that will directly compete with its own DirecTV Now service.

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AT&T expands '5G Evolution' to 117 markets, sets stage for mobile 5G rollout this year

04/20/2018, 02:04 am

Apple partner carrier AT&T on Thursday announced the expansion of "5G Evolution" wireless technology to more than 100 U.S. markets, laying the foundation for a planned mobile 5G service launch later this year.

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DirecTV Now extends free Apple TV 4K offer with 3 months of prepaid service

04/02/2018, 04:04 pm

DirecTV has extended its popular free Apple TV 4K promotion with three months of prepaid DirecTV Now service. Plans start at $35 per month, making the 32GB Apple TV 4K with service as low as $105.

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AppleInsider Podcast talks about Consumer Reports, Verizon's idea of security, and Apple's handling of iCloud data in China

03/02/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Consumer Reports scoring cameras, the carriers in the US and the FCC, the end of Best Buy Mobile, Apple's handling of iCloud user data in China, and iPods.

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AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon reveal plan for new phone-number based app authentication

03/01/2018, 08:03 am

On Thursday the four major national U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon -- revealed plans for a new authentication platform that could add an extra layer of security for people using apps on Apple's iPhone and other mobile devices.

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AT&T to launch mobile 5G in Atlanta, Dallas and Waco in 2018

02/21/2018, 12:02 am

After teasing an initial rollout phase for its next-generation 5G network in January, AT&T on Wednesday got a little more specific by naming the first three cities that will gain access to the speedy mobile technology by the end of 2018.

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US politicians pressure AT&T to cut ties with China's Huawei in 5G development

01/16/2018, 11:01 am

U.S. political figures are reportedly escalating their pressure on AT&T to distance itself from Chinese companies, including work on 5G standards with Huawei.

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AT&T announces plans to launch mobile 5G service in 12 cities by end of 2018

01/04/2018, 01:01 am

After the cellular industry agreed on specifications for the next-generation mobile 5G standard in December, AT&T on Wednesday announced plans to begin rolling out its own flavor of the speedy wireless technology by the end of 2018.

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AT&T workforce stricken with over 2000 layoffs U.S-wide days after $1000 tax reform bonus check

12/26/2017, 05:12 pm

In the days before Christmas, AT&T and DirecTV gave layoff notices to a large number of landline, legacy service, and home installers spanning the country -- and more are coming.

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AirPods now shipping post-Christmas from Apple, many other online retailers

12/17/2017, 06:12 pm

In the U.S., at least, AT&T may be the best bet to score AirPods online before Christmas, as Apple and a number of other vendors are now listing post-Christmas dates for shipping.

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Justice Department sues to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner, report says

11/20/2017, 05:11 pm

AT&T's $85.4 billion bid to acquisition Time Warner is in jeopardy as reports on Monday claim the U.S. Department of Justice is set to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking the high-profile merger.

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AT&T iPhone owners suffering from connectivity issues on LTE

11/15/2017, 09:11 pm

AT&T has confirmed reports of outages across its network in the U.S., and has instructed users to restart their devices to restore connectivity.

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Temporary iPhone X activation problems occur as AT&T, Verizon servers get slammed [u]

11/03/2017, 03:11 pm

Some users with a new iPhone X are being stymied by error messages when trying to activate the device, caused by massive load on AT&T and Verizon's servers.

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Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

10/20/2017, 07:10 pm

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is collaborating with AT&T, Apple and various government agencies to deliver limited wireless internet access to Puerto Rico via the company's Project Loon balloons.

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U.S. wireless carriers offer only moderate discounts on iPhone 8

09/13/2017, 09:09 pm

Though Apple raised the price floor of its iPhone lineup this year, U.S. carriers are offering only moderate discounts and incentives on iPhone 8 series devices, much less so as compared to last year.

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AT&T, Verizon will charge $10 per month for Apple Watch Series 3 cellular data plans [ux2]

09/12/2017, 06:09 pm

Though the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular hardware costs just $30 more than its predecessor, it will run users an additional $10 per month for mobile data access on America's two largest wireless carriers.

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AT&T revives free Apple TV offer for new DirecTV Now subscribers

08/16/2017, 10:08 pm

AT&T on Wednesday renewed a promotional plan that offers new DirecTV Now customers a free 32GB Apple TV when they sign up for a three-month paid subscription.

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