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Topic: AT&T

AT&T sets threshold for 'unlimited' data plan throttling

03/01/2012, 06:03 pm

A new policy to be applied to AT&T unlimited 3G and 4G data plans puts a cap on the amount of bandwidth users are allowed before being throttled, effectively bringing and end to truly 'unlimited' data use on the company's network.

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AT&T planning to let developers pay for users' smartphone data usage

02/27/2012, 04:02 pm

AT&T has revealed that it is working on a system that would allow mobile software developers to pay for users' bandwidth use, in an approach likened to toll-free calling.

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iPhone user successfully sues AT&T over 3G throttling

02/24/2012, 04:02 pm

In a California court ruling on Friday, an AT&T customer who saw a reduction in his iPhone's download speed due to high usage was awarded $850 on claims that the telecom's throttling measures are unfair to consumers.

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T-Mobile US says it lost 700K subscribers 'primarily' due to iPhone 4S launch

02/23/2012, 10:02 am

T-Mobile U.S. this week reported disappointing quarterly earnings, and blamed a loss of more than 700,000 contract customers on Apple's October introduction of the iPhone 4S.

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WSJ: Apple to add 4G LTE to third-generation iPad

02/13/2012, 11:02 pm

A new report claims Apple will announce a third-generation iPad in early March that is capable of operating on 4G LTE networks from Verizon and AT&T.

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AT&T's 4G-compatible micro-SIM cards prompt speculation of LTE 'iPad 3'

02/10/2012, 11:02 am

AT&T stores have begun receiving new micro-SIM cards compatible with the carrier's LTE 4G network, prompting speculation that they could be compatible with a new third-generation iPad from Apple compatible with 4G LTE networks.

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AT&T throttling unlimited data users starting at 2 GB per month based on location

02/09/2012, 05:02 pm

The story of an AT&T customer having his bandwidth throttled after transferring only 2 GB of a so-called unlimited data plan has created a maelstrom of press, and has forced the company to detail exactly how it handles the increasingly overwhelming demand for data.

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Mobile carriers hate not having iPhone, pay premiums to get it

02/08/2012, 12:02 pm

A flurry of reports have insinuated that the larger upfront subsidies carriers pay to gain access to the iPhone are "not good for wireless carriers," with one blog claiming "carriers hate the iPhone," despite facts indicating the opposite.

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Sprint sold 1.8M iPhones in holiday quarter, 40% to new subscribers

02/08/2012, 08:02 am

Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced on Wednesday that it sold 1.8 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2011, with 40 percent of those to new subscribers.

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Apple seen partnering with existing cable operators for 'iTV' content

02/06/2012, 02:02 pm

How Apple plans to provide content to users of its rumored television set remains unknown, but one Wall Street firm sees four potential ways Apple could approach one of its largest hurdles in bringing a connected television to market, with the most likely option seen as a partnership with existing cable providers.

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Briefly: Verizon pulls away from AT&T, Apple philanthropy

01/26/2012, 05:01 pm

AT&T announced a significant quarterly loss as a result of a failed T-Mobile takeover and is now adding fewer new customers than rival Verizon Wireless, while Apple extends its charitable matching program to include part-time employees.

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More than 80% of smartphones activated at AT&T were Apple's iPhone

01/26/2012, 09:01 am

Apple's first carrier partner remains its strongest, as AT&T revealed on Thursday that it activated a record 7.6 million iPhones over the holiday 2011 quarter.

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Massive holiday quarter pushes iPhone sales past Android in US

01/25/2012, 12:01 pm

Apple's share of smartphones sold in the U.S. doubled in the fourth quarter of 2011, pushing iPhone sales just past the myriad of devices that run Google's Android platform.

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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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