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Topic: AT&T

Verizon's 4.2M Q4 iPhone activations were more than half of its smartphones

01/24/2012, 12:01 pm

Verizon on Tuesday revealed its quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011, in which it sold 7.7 million smartphones, 4.2 million of which were iPhones.

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AT&T, T-Mobile file plans to transfer $1 billion wireless airwaves

01/23/2012, 07:01 pm

AT&T has filed for FCC approval to transfer wireless spectrum worth $1 billion to T-Mobile as a result of the failure of its $39 billion effort to acquire the smaller mobile carrier.

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AT&T introduces larger, costlier data plans: $30 for 3GB, $20 for 300MB

01/18/2012, 05:01 pm

In a bid to cope with ever increasing data usage from subscribers, AT&T has introduced new data plans for smartphone and tablet users, adding additional cap space but also charging customers more. The new plans max out at 5GB with tethering for $50 per month.

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Apple awarded 676 patents in 2011, ranks 39th among all companies

01/11/2012, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded a total of 676 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011, ranking it No. 39 among companies awarded inventions in the U.S.

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T-Mobile CEO says frequency band issue is 'key reason' for lack of iPhone

01/11/2012, 12:01 am

T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm said Tuesday that a frequency band incompatibility issue is the "key reason" keeping the carrier from offering the iPhone, noting that it will be resolved with future chipsets, potentially paving the way for Apple's handset to arrive on its network.

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Microsoft exec admits Windows Phone was response to Apple's iPhone

01/07/2012, 09:01 pm

Microsoft's head of software design for Windows Phone has admitted that the company completely redesigned its mobile operating system platform as a response to Apple's iPhone and the "sea change" it created in the industry.

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AT&T expands 4G LTE to 11 new markets including NYC, San Francisco, L.A.

01/05/2012, 12:01 pm

AT&T announced on Thursday that it has expanded its high-speed 4G long-term evolution network to 11 new cities, including the New York metropolitan area, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Rumor: iPhone made up 66% of sales at AT&T corporate stores, Android 9%

12/30/2011, 09:12 pm

A new report claims Apple's iPhone comprised 66 percent of all device sales at AT&T's corporate retail stores in December, while Android is said to have taken an 8.5 percent share.

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FCC approves 4G spectrum purchase for AT&T after failed T-Mobile merger

12/22/2011, 09:12 pm

On the heels of AT&T's decision to give up on its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, the Federal Communications Commission has approved the carrier's purchase of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm that would be used for its expanding 4G LTE network.

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AT&T drops bid to acquire T-Mobile

12/19/2011, 04:12 pm

AT&T has given up its efforts to buy carrier T-Mobile, citing opposition from federal regulators.

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Led by Apple's iPhone 4S, AT&T expects record quarter for smartphones

12/07/2011, 09:12 am

AT&T announced on Wednesday that it is on track to have its best quarter ever for smartphone sales, led by continued "strong" performance of the iPhone 4S.

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US Cellular waiting for Apple to release LTE iPhone

12/06/2011, 09:12 pm

U.S. Cellular has indicated that it is waiting for a "cutting edge" LTE iPhone before making a decision on whether to begin carrying Apple's smartphones.

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Consumer Reports ranks Verizon best, AT&T worst among US carriers

12/06/2011, 09:12 am

Consumer Reports on Tuesday revealed the results of its annual survey of US carriers, which found Verizon ranking highest and AT&T coming in last among America's four largest wireless providers.

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Class-action Carrier IQ suit targets Apple, HTC, Samsung, carriers & more

12/05/2011, 02:12 pm

Apple is one of a laundry list of companies that have been targeted in a new class-action lawsuit over the Carrier IQ software data logging controversy.

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Inside iPhone 4S US mobile data: AT&T vs Sprint vs Verizon

12/03/2011, 05:12 pm

Apple now sells iPhones that work on three of the top four national US mobile carriers. Here's a look at how well you can expect Apple's latest smartphones to work on each of these mobile data networks, based on real world testing of each carrier's data throughput.

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FCC report says AT&T, T-Mobile submitted flawed information on merger

11/29/2011, 09:11 pm

A recently released staff report from the Federal Communications Commission claims AT&T and T-Mobile failed to prove that their proposed merger was in the public interest, even noting that the carriers had submitted inaccurate information to the commission.

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Apple pulls iTether from iPhone App Store [u]

11/29/2011, 09:11 am

A new iOS application that allows users to tether their Mac or PC to an iPhone 3G data connection without paying a carrier for the ability was pulled from the iPhone App Store on Tuesday [updated].

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FCC chairman finds AT&T, T-Mobile merger not in public interest, seeks hearing

11/22/2011, 07:11 pm

AT&T's proposed acquisition of competitor T-Mobile has been found by the FCC's chairman to be anticompetitive and not in the public interest, asks commissioners to vote for administrative hearing.

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iPhone 4S carrier performance study finds no clear victor

11/18/2011, 07:11 pm

A new study testing data speed, call reliability and voice quality, web browsing and video performance of Apple's iPhone 4S on the three major US carriers finds that AT&T's data speeds are the fastest, while Verizon takes the crown for having the least dropped calls.

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iPhone 4S demand continues to overwhelm US carriers a month after launch

11/17/2011, 04:11 pm

Wireless carriers in the U.S. continue to struggle to keep up with demand for Apple's iPhone 4S more than a month after the handset first went on sale.

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