AT&T NumberSync Phone Number

AT&T becomes the first carrier to link all of your devices to a single phone number

By on October 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

AT&T becomes the first carrier to link all of your devices to a single phone number

AT&T announced a new service called NumberSync on Wednesday which will allow customers to attach a single phone number to all of their connected devices. Once the service launches, AT&T customers will be able to send and receive messages, make phone calls and more from any phone, tablet or wearable device, all using the same primary number. More →

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AT&T Fixed Wireless Broadband Test

AT&T is testing new tech that delivers home broadband service wirelessly

By on October 1, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

AT&T is testing new tech that delivers home broadband service wirelessly

Sad but true: Millions of Americans are still reliant on dial-up services to get online because major telecom and cable companies don’t want to spend the money necessary to build out faster networks to remote rural locations. However, AT&T is testing out a new fixed wireless Internet service that can not only free people from AOL dial-up hell but can also deliver solid speeds of between 15Mbps and 25Mbps. More →

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AT&T Throttling Policy

AT&T changes ‘unlimited’ data throttling policy following $100M fine from FCC

By on September 16, 2015 at 9:33 AM.

AT&T changes ‘unlimited’ data throttling policy following $100M fine from FCC

Remember back in June when the Federal Communications Commission slapped AT&T with a $100 million fine for misleading subscribers on its “unlimited” data plans? Well you can be sure that AT&T remembers, and the nation’s No. 2 wireless service provider just quietly made a huge change to its throttling policy.

At the time, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said that consumers were being “deceived by misleading marketing materials and insufficient disclosure.” We’re not sure whether or not AT&T’s disclosure is anymore sufficient now than it was back then, but changes made this week to the carrier’s data throttling policy will certainly make unlimited plan holders quite happy. More →

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AT&T NSA

How AT&T helped the NSA spy on Internet traffic

By on August 17, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

How AT&T helped the NSA spy on Internet traffic

For decades, AT&T actively helped the NSA engage in widespread surveillance on both phone calls and Internet traffic. Citing documents made available by former NSA employee Edward Snowden, The New York Times and ProPublica both report that AT&T and the NSA have long shared a working relationship that is much closer than most people previously imagined.

In what one classified document termed a “highly collaborative” relationship, AT&T employed a number of varying methods to help the NSA acquire an incomprehensible amount of data.

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T-Mobile Vs. AT&T Data Plans

Where T-Mobile leads, AT&T follows… again

By on August 14, 2015 at 2:57 PM.

Where T-Mobile leads, AT&T follows… again

If you haven’t noticed, T-Mobile has been something of a trendsetter in the wireless industry. Shortly after announcing bold initiatives such as paying off rivals’ early termination fees and giving customers rollover data plans, AT&T quickly followed suit with similar initiatives of its own. This trend is now continuing in the realm of pricing, as Engadget points out that AT&T has now tweaked its mobile data plans to better match T-Mobile’s. More →

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AT&T DirecTV Wireless Service Offer

AT&T is giving DirecTV customers $500 to change their wireless service

By on August 11, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

AT&T is giving DirecTV customers $500 to change their wireless service

Late last month, the FCC approved AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV, and the merger was completed shortly after. Not only did AT&T become the “largest pay TV provider” in the country, it also gained hundreds of thousands of new customers that might be willing to switch over to its wireless phone service as well. More →

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Lumia 635

Grab a Lumia 635 for AT&T on Amazon for 60% off

By on August 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Grab a Lumia 635 for AT&T on Amazon for 60% off

Windows Phones aren’t exactly in-demand items these days but they’re still very solid devices that are worth picking up at the right price. One such device, the Nokia Lumia 635, is a GoPhone for AT&T that regularly costs $99.99, but with 60% off, you can grab it for just $39.99 on Amazon through August 15th. Even better, the Lumia 635 is Prime eligible, which means you get free two-day shipping. More →

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AT&T DirecTV Bundle $200 A Month

AT&T’s just bundled TV and wireless together for the first time, and it’s a pretty good deal

By on August 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

AT&T’s just bundled TV and wireless together for the first time, and it’s a pretty good deal

AT&T isn’t wasting any time pushing out new service offerings now that it’s merger with DirecTV is official. AT&T on Monday announced its first DirecTV bundle that offers users TV service along with four lines with 10GB of shared data and unlimited talk and text for $200 a month. While $200 a month might seem like a lot to fork over to AT&T every month, consider that you are getting four different cell phone lines and a full pay TV package — AT&T claims this will produce an annual savings of $600 a year versus what you’d pay for each service separately. More →

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AT&T Vs. FCC Unlimited Data Throttling

AT&T says it didn’t do anything wrong when it throttled your ‘unlimited’ data

By on July 28, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

AT&T says it didn’t do anything wrong when it throttled your ‘unlimited’ data

AT&T is as mad as hell and it’s not going to take it anymore! The Hill reports that AT&T this week hit back at the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to fine the carrier $100 million for deceiving consumers when it throttled their “unlimited” data plans. More →

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AT&T Smartphone Upgrade Fee Increases

AT&T is about to raise fees for smartphone upgraders – everything you need to know

By on July 22, 2015 at 8:50 AM.

AT&T is about to raise fees for smartphone upgraders – everything you need to know

Surprise, surprise! Upgrading to new smartphones on AT&T is about to get more expensive. Droid Life this week broke the news that starting on August 1st, AT&T is planning to raise upgrade fees for customers signing new two-year contracts with the carrier to $45, or $5 more than what it currently charges to activate a new device when you sign a two-year deal.  More →

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AT&T Vs. Google Fiber Build Out

How AT&T – yes, that AT&T – could be America’s surprise fiber hero

By on July 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

How AT&T – yes, that AT&T – could be America’s surprise fiber hero

AT&T fiber roll outs don’t typically generate as much hype as Google Fiber roll outs… but that could soon change. Barron’s flags a new research note from Moffett-Nathanson‘s Craig Moffett, who says that AT&T is vowing to be much more aggressive in building out fiber if its merger with DirecTV is approved. In fact, if AT&T follows through on its plans, it would make the company “by far the largest fiber builder over the next five years or so.” More →

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AT&T DirecTV Merger

AT&T’s Latest Promise to FCC in Effort to Win DirecTV Merger Approval Reeks of Desperation

By on July 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

AT&T’s Latest Promise to FCC in Effort to Win DirecTV Merger Approval Reeks of Desperation

While no one on the outside knows exactly what’s going on behind closed doors, it appears as though AT&T still has some work to put in if it hopes to get its $50 billion DirecTV merger proposal approved by regulators. The company had already made some promises in an effort to win favor with the Federal Communications Commission, including a promise to deliver gigabit U-verse Internet service to nearly 12 million households, but now we’ve reached a new phase of bargaining that was probably inevitable: AT&T has a deal for poor people that it hopes is too good for regulators to pass up. More →

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ZTE Maven ZTE Sonata 2 Price

Save a Fortune By Buying One of These New Phones Instead of a Galaxy S6 or iPhone

By on June 27, 2015 at 10:15 AM.

Save a Fortune By Buying One of These New Phones Instead of a Galaxy S6 or iPhone

AT&T’s lineup of affordable smartphones expanded on Friday with the unveiling of the ZTE Maven. This $59.99 device comes equipped with 4G LTE wireless service, Android 5.1 and, best of all, doesn’t require an annual commitment. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cheaper phone with better specs from any of the major service providers. More →

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