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Topic: AT&T

US carriers again vow to better control data access after pay-to-track scandal

01/10/2019, 01:01 pm

Major U.S. carriers have for a second time promised to better control data access after a site successfully tracked down a T-Mobile phone by paying a bounty hunter $300.

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AT&T plans to roll out nationwide mobile 5G by early 2020, CEO responds to '5G E' blowback

01/09/2019, 09:01 pm

As U.S. wireless carriers hurtle headlong toward a 5G future, AT&T on Wednesday revealed plans to blanket the nation with access to the super speedy protocol in early 2020 using its lower band spectrum technology.

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AT&T lying to customers by showing '5G E' on devices, under fire from other carriers

01/09/2019, 09:01 am

AT&T has been criticized by rival carriers Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile for attempting to mislead customers by marketing some smartphones as using "5G Evolution" technology and displaying a "5G E" connectivity logo on the screen, despite the devices involved being incapable of connecting to a 5G network.

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AT&T Power Drum will provide portable wireless charging for iPhone and Apple Watch

12/31/2018, 09:12 am

AT&T is preparing to release the "Power Drum," a portable battery pack that is capable of wirelessly charging an iPhone and an Apple Watch at the same time, potentially giving its users some extra power for their Apple devices while on the move.

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AT&T rolls out mobile 5G service in 12 US cities, connection requires accompanying Netgear hotspot

12/18/2018, 07:12 pm

AT&T on Monday announced its standards-based mobile 5G network is now live in 12 U.S. cities, though customers will need Netgear's Nightawk Mobile 5G Hotspot to access the speedy wireless platform.

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AT&T flips switch on iPhone XS and XR eSIM support in US [u: Verizon rumored for Friday]

12/05/2018, 05:12 pm

AT&T became the first major U.S. carrier to support Apple's eSIM technology with the rollout of iOS 12.1.1 on Wednesday, providing owners of iPhone XS and XR models access to two numbers on a single device.

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Major US carriers don't support dual SIM at launch of iOS 12.1

10/30/2018, 08:10 pm

Apple's new dual SIM feature, available with iPhone XS and XR models, was activated with iOS 12.1 on Tuesday, but the three biggest cellular carriers in the U.S. are not supporting the feature at launch.

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Here's where to get the best deal on Apple's iPhone XR

10/19/2018, 03:10 am

Now that iPhone XR handsets are hitting store shelves, wireless carriers are offering discounts on the new devices. We're rounding up where to find the best deals, including buy one, get one free promotions.

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WarnerMedia prepares to take on Netflix, Apple & others with new streaming TV service

10/10/2018, 02:10 pm

AT&T-owned WarnerMedia is preparing to jump into the fray with its own streaming TV service, one which could pose a threat not just to the likes of Amazon and Netflix but Apple's burgeoning video efforts.

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iPhone XS LTE speeds up to 266 percent faster than iPhone X, early test reveals

09/17/2018, 10:09 pm

As we head towards the release of the iPhone XS, the first speed tests are teasing what we can expect when it comes to LTE speeds across the major carriers. According to results from SpeedSmart.net, iPhone XS and XS Max will boast quite the improvement from last year's iPhone X.

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iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max carrier deals: Buy one, get one $700 off; $0 per month with eligible trade & more

09/15/2018, 11:09 pm

Now that Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max have hit store shelves, wireless carriers are offering deals on the new devices. We're rounding up where to get the best discounts, including buy one, get one $700 off promotions.

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Project Verify is AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's solution to mobile security

09/13/2018, 03:09 pm

The four major U.S. wireless carriers in March announced plans for a new authentication platform for the iPhone and other mobile devices. Now, the effort has a name.

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Apple & US carriers partner on 200GB iCloud promo ahead of new iPhones

08/26/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple and the four major U.S. carriers are offering two free months of iCloud's 200-gigabyte tier to some people looking to upgrade their iPhone this fall.

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Flaws in Apple & Asurion websites expose PINs of millions of iPhone users

08/24/2018, 08:08 pm

Although already fixed, security vulnerabilites at Apple's online store and the website for Asurion, a phone insurance firm, recently exposed the PINs of millions of mobile accounts, a report revealed on Friday.

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Justice Department appeals AT&T merger with Time Warner

07/12/2018, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday appealed a federal court ruling that paved the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, potentially putting the $85.4 billion merger in jeopardy.

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AT&T's DirecTV Now follows Sling TV, YouTube TV in hiking monthly fees

07/02/2018, 08:07 am

As of August 1, prices for all of DirecTV Now's packages will increase by $5, making the cheapest buy-in for the live TV service $40 per month for 60-plus channels.

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AT&T takes WatchTV service live for iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

06/29/2018, 09:06 am

As promised AT&T has launched WatchTV, a live TV service offered as a perk of its new "Unlimited &More" data plans, as well as in a $15-per-month standalone service.

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AT&T fined $5.25M for '911' call outages that impacted more than 15,000 users [u]

06/28/2018, 06:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and AT&T on Thursday issued a joint statement saying the telco will pay out $5.25 million to settle a government probe into two "911" service outages.

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AT&T more than doubles 'administration fee' on post-paid phones, tablets and smartwatches

06/27/2018, 11:06 pm

AT&T could add some $970 million to its annual revenue by increasing from 76 cents to nearly $2 an "administrative fee" that shows up as a line item buried deep in customers' monthly bills.

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Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone in 2018

06/26/2018, 01:06 pm

If you consider unlimited data practically mandatory for your iPhone, you've got a few options from the major U.S. carriers. Cutting through some of the marketing, here's what's on tap and how it compares.

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