T-Mobile Vs ATT Cricket Wireless

AT&T finally has an answer for the Un-carrier, but AT&T subscribers can’t have it

By on April 15, 2016 at 5:10 PM.

AT&T finally has an answer for the Un-carrier, but AT&T subscribers can’t have it

Are you an AT&T subscriber who would like to see your carrier offer unlimited talk, text and data deals like Sprint and T-Mobile do? You can already get an unlimited data plan from AT&T right now, but only if you’re a DirecTV subscriber. Barring that, your next best option is to switch to Cricket Wireless, an AT&T prepaid subsidiary that’s now offering unlimited talk, text and data for just $70 a month. For the record, this is better than T-Mobile’s best offer of $95 per month for unlimited talk, text and data. More →

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AT&T Upgrade Fee Increase

AT&T just increased fees to activate a new phone – even if you bring your own

By on April 7, 2016 at 8:41 AM.

AT&T just increased fees to activate a new phone – even if you bring your own

AT&T customers, you’re being selfish. You’re not already spending enough money each month on your wireless bill, and it’s time to stop being so greedy with your hard-earned cash. Instead of saving your money or putting it to work for you using one of the life-changing apps we told you about recently, you should give it to AT&T because, well, just because.

The nation’s second largest carrier saw an opening earlier this week when Verizon’s new smartphone upgrade fee went live. So, beginning immediately, AT&T will charge users a bogus $20 fee to upgrade to a new phone instead of the bogus $15 fee it had been charging. More →

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AT&T Vs Google Cyanogen Android Phone

Would AT&T really go this far to undermine Google’s control of Android?

By on March 30, 2016 at 6:45 PM.

Would AT&T really go this far to undermine Google’s control of Android?

When you think of Google’s major rivals, you typically think of Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and maybe even Amazon. But what about AT&T? A new report from The Information claims that AT&T is actually working developing a new smartphone with the help of Cyanogen, the company that last year vowed to “take Android away from Google.” It looks like AT&T and Cyanogen had been courting Chinese manufacturer ZTE to make the device, although recent trade sanctions leveled against the company put its future involvement in the project in doubt. More →

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T-Mobile Vs AT&T Verizon Customer Complaints

T-Mobile unleashes its most ambitious plan to troll AT&T and Verizon yet

By on March 28, 2016 at 2:42 PM.

T-Mobile unleashes its most ambitious plan to troll AT&T and Verizon yet

If there’s one thing T-Mobile loves to do, it’s trolling rivals. Whether this trolling comes in the form of Twitter feuds with rival CEOs or silly skywriting stunts, T-Mobile just can’t help ridiculing its rivals in ways that are equal parts amusing and juvenile. The “Un-carrier” is at it again this week and is pledging bombard AT&T and Verizon with graffiti of customer complaints that will be written outside their stores with magenta chalk. More →

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Netflix AT&T Verizon Video Throttling

Netflix’s throttling was wrong, but don’t let AT&T and Verizon off the hook

By on March 25, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Netflix’s throttling was wrong, but don’t let AT&T and Verizon off the hook

Let’s get this out of the way: Netflix should not intentionally degrade the quality of its videos for subscribers who use Verizon and AT&T, especially if Netflix is not being transparent about what it’s really doing.

In case you haven’t heard, Netflix has been limiting video streams over AT&T and Verizon’s mobile networks to just 600 kilobits per second, which is the kind of speed you expect from a 3G connection and not a 4G connection. This slow delivery rate ensures that the picture quality on the video is far below what you’re used to getting when you watch Netflix over your home Internet connection, and Netflix should have at least told its customers up front about how it slowed down their streaming rates on purpose.

That said, let’s not let AT&T and Verizon off the hook. More →

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Netflix Throttling Video AT&T Verizon

It’s Netflix that’s throttling your video, not AT&T or Verizon

By on March 25, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

It’s Netflix that’s throttling your video, not AT&T or Verizon

It turns out that neither AT&T nor Verizon are throttling Netflix videos, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere suggested last week. If you’re an AT&T or Verizon subscriber, you will indeed get worse Netflix streaming than others, but that’s because Netflix applies the throttling, not the carriers. More →

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AT&T Comcast Tennessee Municipal Broadband

AT&T and Comcast lobby to kill more competition in Tennessee

By on March 16, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

AT&T and Comcast lobby to kill more competition in Tennessee

You know what incumbent Internet service providers don’t like? That’s right: Competition. They especially don’t like it when that competition comes in the form of government-funded municipal broadband projects like the one that’s been a big success in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The good news for incumbent ISPs about such municipal broadband projects, however, is they can be constrained or shut down with the help of effective lobbying operations.

In case you don’t know, Comcast and AT&T have very effective lobbying operations. More →

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Free Galaxy S7

You can already get a Galaxy S7 for free

By on March 9, 2016 at 8:47 AM.

You can already get a Galaxy S7 for free

“Buy one get one” sales at carriers are very common. They’re great for promoting sales of smartphones as they grow a bit long in the tooth, or in the event that sales start to slow. For example, AT&T is currently offering a BOGO sale on the iPhone 6, which launched last September and, according to a number of estimates, is in the midst of a quicker-than-normal slowdown.

What isn’t nearly as common, however, is seeing a carrier offer a flagship smartphone for free when it hasn’t even launched yet. More →

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drones

AT&T teams with Intel to test drones on LTE network

By on February 22, 2016 at 8:20 PM.

AT&T teams with Intel to test drones on LTE network

AT&T and Intel are working to test how drones work on the LTE networks used by mobile devices.

The companies will be working to solve major issues in the space, including connectivity, according to a statement released Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. More →

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AT&T Vs T-Mobile: $650 To Switch

AT&T makes its boldest move yet to steal you back from T-Mobile

By on February 15, 2016 at 1:25 PM.

AT&T makes its boldest move yet to steal you back from T-Mobile

It looks like AT&T is done messing around. The carrier on Monday announced that starting right now it will offer up to $650 in credits per line to customers who are switching from other carriers. The process for getting these credits is pretty simple: Buy a new phone through AT&T Next, activate your service, port your current number and then trade in an eligible phone. More →

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AT&T 5G Road Map 2016

AT&T says 5G will be 100 times faster than LTE and may even launch this year

By on February 12, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

AT&T says 5G will be 100 times faster than LTE and may even launch this year

Remember back when 4G LTE came out and we were all amazed by the super-fast Internet speeds we could get on our phones? Well just wait until you get a look at what you’re going to get with 5G connectivity. AT&T on Friday unveiled its 5G network roadmap for 2016 and if all goes according to plan, the carrier could launch services on a limited basis starting this year. More →

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Fastest LTE Network America

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

By on February 2, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

Verizon has long been thought of as the nation’s broadest network, with coverage that always seems to stretch to areas where other networks don’t. AT&T is no stranger to vast network coverage either, and T-Mobile constantly touts the improvements made recently to its always-expanding 4G LTE network in TV commercials. Meanwhile Sprint continues to build out its network as well, still recovering from the WiMax mistake it made early on.

With all of this 4G coverage all over the country, one question still remains: Which carrier has the fastest 4G LTE network? More →

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AT&T Holiday Promotion Deals Return

AT&T is bringing back some of its most popular holiday deals for a limited time

By on January 20, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

AT&T is bringing back some of its most popular holiday deals for a limited time

It’s Christmas in January as AT&T has announced that several of its promotional holiday offers are coming back for a limited time. If you’re in the market for a new phone and want some free rewards along with it, be sure to read on. More →

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