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Topic: AT&T

US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

05/17/2019, 02:05 am

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.

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Multiple class actions target US carriers over selling location data

05/06/2019, 02:05 pm

All four major U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint -- are facing proposed class action lawsuits over their selling of customer location data.

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AT&T CEO says faster 5G networks will cost more and be capped

04/24/2019, 03:04 pm

The CEO of AT&T has proposed higher pricing for 5G connectivity, suggesting data plans for the next-generation mobile networks could be closer to that of broadband packages, including both allowances of data and tiered maximum speeds.

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AT&T says the Galaxy Fold will ship on June 13, Samsung still has no date set

04/24/2019, 11:04 am

While Samsung itself has not given any specific shipping dates for a revised Galaxy Fold after multiple review unit failures forced a delay, AT&T representatives are insistent that it will be shipped to customers on Thursday, June 13.

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Sprint, AT&T reach settlement in lawsuit over rebranding 4G as '5G E'

04/22/2019, 07:04 pm

A settlement has emerged in Sprint's lawsuit against AT&T, which accused the rival carrier of "blatantly misleading consumers" with its use of the term "5G E" to market high-speed 4G connections.

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Rounding up the best iPhone deals: here's where to score the steepest discounts

04/05/2019, 01:04 pm

If you're shopping for a new iPhone, it's worth checking out the latest deals at wireless carriers for instant savings and buy one, get one free promotions compared to spending MSRP at Apple. We've rounded up the best bargains on a variety of devices, from budget-friendly phones to loaded iPhone XS Max models.

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Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, & Verizon's unlimited wireless plans for iPhone in 2019

03/29/2019, 01:03 pm

All four of the major carriers in the United States offer competitive "Unlimited" plans, but they all vary in terms of what they actually offer to customers. AppleInsider compares the plans to try and work out what actually provides the better deal for iPhone users.

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US FTC orders Comcast, Google, AT&T & others to share full details on data collection practices

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued letters to several major internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, ordering them all to detail their respective data collection practices.

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AT&T's '5G E' network not faster than 4G on T-Mobile & Verizon

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

AT&T's controversial "5G E" network -- really rebranded 4G LTE -- may actually be slower than Verizon and T-Mobile's LTE networks, a newly-published study says.

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Sprint calls AT&T's '5G E' branding 'fake 5G' in letter to consumers, promises own 5G network in 2019

03/11/2019, 09:03 pm

Sprint in an open letter to consumers derides AT&T for its "5G Evolution" advertising push, saying accompanying "5G E" connectivity branding -- soon to land on iPhone with iOS 12.2 -- is a gambit designed to mislead consumers.

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AT&T raises DirecTV Now subscription by $10, shakes up packages for new customers

03/11/2019, 02:03 pm

AT&T is making major changes to the pricing of DirecTV Now, with the streaming television service going up in price by $10 per month for new and existing customers starting in April, while at the same time cutting down the number of available packages for new customers.

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DirecTV Now gains 'TV' sync, single sign-on & live tune-in on Apple TV

03/07/2019, 03:03 pm

AT&T on Thursday released an important update to DirecTV Now for the Apple TV, adding features such as single sign-on.

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NSA's domestic metadata collection going unused, could be ended permanently

03/05/2019, 09:03 am

The U.S. National Security Agency has allegedly left its metadata collection system -- first exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013 -- unused for months, and it could vanish completely in the near future.

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Appeals court upholds AT&T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner

02/26/2019, 11:02 am

A D.C. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower-court ruling in favor of AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, a 2016 deal valued at $85.4 billion.

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AT&T offers free Apple TV 4K to new Fiber Internet customers

02/11/2019, 10:02 am

To lure in customers where ISP choice exists, AT&T is offering a free 32-gigabyte Apple TV 4K to new Fiber Internet subscribers -- with a few catches.

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Sprint sues AT&T over adding bogus '5G E' icon to iPhones & other devices

02/08/2019, 07:02 am

AT&T is being taken to court by Sprint over its use of the "5G E" symbol for when iPhones and other smartphones connect to AT&T's mobile network, with Sprint's lawsuit claiming its competitor is misleading customers into thinking they are on a 5G network when they are really on 4G LTE.

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Apple includes confusing "5G E" AT&T connectivity icon in iOS 12.2 beta

02/04/2019, 04:02 pm

AT&T's controversial move to add a "5G E" connectivity logo to smartphones on its network has seemingly reached the iPhone, with the second beta of iOS 12.2 reportedly displaying the logo on the screen when the iPhone access part of the carrier's "5G Evolution"-based network.

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AT&T & Verizon 5G rollouts stall, reinforce claims that tech not coming to iPhone until 2020

01/31/2019, 03:01 pm

The two biggest U.S. wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon, are unlikely to have much in the way of true 5G service deployed by the end of 2019, perhaps backing the view that Apple won't have support in iPhones until fall 2020.

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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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