AT&T CFO: 4G LTE service launching to public in five markets on Sunday

By on September 15, 2011 at 9:25 PM.

AT&T CFO: 4G LTE service launching to public in five markets on Sunday

During the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Entertainment & Communications conference on Thursday, AT&T’s chief financial officer John Stephens said that AT&T will activate its 4G LTE network in its first five markets on Sunday, FierceWireless reported. The network has been active as part of a soft launch in the AT&T’s five markets, which include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, and we have already seen a few glimpses of what the network is capable of. We published an exclusive video on September 6th which showed the HTC Jetstream 4G tablet achieving download speeds around 22Mbps and screenshots of a 4G modem achieving 13Mbps download speeds in Chicago. In addition, we saw the same modem reaching speeds up to 25Mbps in Atlanta. AT&T hopes to activate its network in 15 total markets and launch its first LTE smartphone by the end of the year. More →

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AT&T to launch $25 monthly GoPhone prepaid plan on September 18th

By on September 14, 2011 at 8:35 PM.

AT&T to launch $25 monthly GoPhone prepaid plan on September 18th

Beginning on September 18th, AT&T will offer a new $25 GoPhone prepaid plan that will include 250 minutes and unlimited messaging. Starting on the same day, customers can opt to sign up for a new $10 international long distance plan that offers 250 minutes of calling to more than 50 countries. The minutes for both plans expire after 30 days. GoPhone customers will also be able to roam in Canada at a rate of $0.39 per minute. Text messages in Canada will cost $0.25 per message sent and $0.20 per message received. AT&T currently offers thirty different GoPhone devices ranging from basic handsets to more advanced Android or Windows Phone-powered smartphones. The plans do not require a contract and unsubsidized phone prices range from $19.99 on the low-end to $500 on the high-end. More →

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AT&T to offer Acer Iconia Tab A501 tablet on September 18th for $330

By on September 12, 2011 at 9:30 PM.

AT&T to offer Acer Iconia Tab A501 tablet on September 18th for $330

AT&T announced on Monday it will offer Acer’s Iconia Tab A501 Android Honeycomb tablet beginning on September 18th. We first saw the Iconia Tab during CTIA in March, though we weren’t terribly impressed with the initial product. The tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-pixel resolution screen, support for AT&T’s HSPA+ network, a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra2 processor, a full size USB port, a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. The Acer Iconia Tab A501 will be available in AT&T stores and online for $479.99 but AT&T says customers can pay a subsidized $329.99 price for the tablet if they opt to sign a two-year contract with a 3GB monthly plan. Read on for the full press release from AT&T. More →

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AT&T Impulse 4G Android smartphone lands September 18th for $30

By on September 7, 2011 at 1:15 PM.

AT&T Impulse 4G Android smartphone lands September 18th for $30

AT&T announced the Impulse 4G on Wednesday, an Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone that will be available beginning on September 18th for just $29.99 with a new two-year contract. Despite its budget-friendly price, the Impulse 4G offers solid specs. It is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p video, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3.8-inch touchscreen with a WVGA resolution. The Impulse 4G is Huawei’s first smartphone for AT&T, and Huawei’s U.S. president of devices Cui Jiangao said the company is committed to working with AT&T to offer more devices in the future. Read on for the full press release from AT&T. More →

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