AT&T introduces hotspot data plan; gives extra 2GB to those tethering

By on February 2, 2011 at 3:58 PM.

AT&T introduces hotspot data plan; gives extra 2GB to those tethering

Today, via a press release, AT&T announced one addition and one change to its smartphone data plan offerings. First, the addition. AT&T will now offer a mobile hotspot plan that will provide users with 4GB of monthly data to use via their handset or while connected to their handset as a hotspot. The plan will be available February 13th and will retail for $45 per month. Second, AT&T is revising the data allowance on its smartphone tethering offering.┬áPreviously, users could pay $20 per month for the ability to tether their smartphone to their computer; no additional data was provided for this fee, you simply shared your 2GB monthly allowance with your computer. Now, those who pony up the $20 will be given an additional 2GB of bandwidth (for a total of 4GB monthly) to play with. Not bad AT&T, not bad at all. Customers who are already enrolled in the tethering plan will receive a text message from AT&T around February 13th alerting them of their newly increased data pool. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120 to finally get OS 4.5

By on March 11, 2009 at 5:12 PM.

T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120 to finally get OS 4.5

And we thought AT&T was slow! News is now trickling out that T-Mobile pack rats are in for a treat this coming Friday. Apparently, OS 4.5 for the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is fiiiiiiiinally going to be released. We don’t exactly know why it took so long for RIM to put together a build that T-Mobile would approve but given the age of the handset, we’re sure it wasn’t exactly a priority. So, 8120 owners, here’s what you’re in store for:

New Features:

  • Music/video streaming (e.g. YouTube)
  • Free/busy calendar lookup
  • Remote search for e-mails on server
  • Attachment download and document editing
  • Wireless software upgrades
  • myFaves 1.5
  • New browser start page
  • Updated UI
  • WAP 2.0 (Wireless Application Protocol) better downloading, games and applications
  • Voice IT policy controls on International Dialing and more.
  • BlackBerry Maps enhancements (points of interest, saving directions, graphical improvements)
  • GSM/EDGE toggle
  • HTML e-mail for BlackBerry Internet Solution (BIS) account

Fixed bugs:

  • UMA performance
  • myFaves icon sync
  • myFaves activity log
  • myFaves icon appearance
  • myFaves birthday/anniversary pop-up
  • Uncaught Java exception errors when downloading certain audio files
  • Device rebooting when on a Belkin Router or certain N type routers

So, 8120 owners, head on over to t-mobile.com/bbupgrade this tomorrow, March 13th for some OS 4.5 love.

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AT&T completes OS 4.5 roll out for all supported BlackBerrys

By on February 5, 2009 at 3:56 PM.

AT&T completes OS 4.5 roll out for all supported BlackBerrys

It pretty much took forever…… But the day is finally upon us. Each and every BlackBerry user on AT&T with a supported device now has cause for celebration. That’s right people, the long awaited and highly anticipated OS 4.5 roll out is now a done deal. Every BlackBerry handset carried by AT&T that supports OS 4.5 now has access to it on RIM’s AT&T downloads page. Here’s a quick list for you:

  • Pearl 8100
  • Pearl 8110
  • Pearl 8120
  • Curve 8300
  • Curve 8310
  • Curve 8320
  • 8800
  • 8820
  • 8700

Done and done. AT&T had made OS 4.5 available for a handful of handsets late last year but many felt snubbed – and rightfully so. Problem solved and better late than never, right? If you’re holding on to an older unit because the Bold isn’t your cup of tea and the Curve 8900 is still MIA, at least now you can take solace in the fact that your OS isn’t prehistoric anymore. So what are you waiting for?

Thanks, T-Rex!

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