AT&T Unlimited Data Plan Price Increase

AT&T is raising the price on old unlimited data plans by $5 a month

By on November 30, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

AT&T is raising the price on old unlimited data plans by $5 a month

Still clinging to your old grandfathered unlimited data plan on AT&T? Then get ready to pay more for it. 9to5Mac is reporting that AT&T is going to start charging users with grandfathered unlimited data plans an extra $5 per month starting in February. While no one wants to pay more for their monthly data, having a plan with unlimited LTE that costs just $35 a month is still a very good deal, especially when you consider that T-Mobile just raised the rates of its own unlimited data plans to $45 a month. Verizon, meanwhile, recently raised the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans from $30 to $50 a month. More →

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AT&T CEO Customer Response Apology

AT&T CEO apologizes for awesomely bad response to longtime customer

By on October 16, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

AT&T CEO apologizes for awesomely bad response to longtime customer

AT&T just can’t seem to get out of its own way sometimes. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has apologized for an awesomely bad response to a longtime customer that began when Stephenson forwarded the customer’s email to AT&T’s legal department. As The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this week, AT&T customer Alfred Valrie sent Stephenson a letter that politely made suggestions for improving the company’s service. Stephenson forwarded the email to the carrier’s legal team, which sent Valerie back a rather terse response. More →

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T-Mobile AT&T NumberSync

T-Mobile says its version of NumberSync will make AT&T’s offering ‘look small’

By on October 15, 2015 at 9:43 AM.

T-Mobile says its version of NumberSync will make AT&T’s offering ‘look small’

Hours after AT&T unveiled its new service called NumberSync, which will allow customers to use one phone number on multiple connected devices, T-Mobile got in touch with Re/code to make sure that everyone knew it’s planning something similar. More →

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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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