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AT&T wireless plan with HBO

AT&T is rolling out a new wireless plan that includes HBO for life

October 30th, 2019

AT&T is taking full advantage of the fact that it’s the new corporate parent of HBO and is preparing to add a new streaming service into the mix of major offerings from Netflix, Apple, and Disney, among others. We’ve already covered AT&T’s big announcement event Tuesday night, running through how much the new HBO Max …

HBO Max vs Netflix

How AT&T plans to position HBO Max to take on Netflix

October 27th, 2019

It’s a little bit crazy how quickly the streaming landscape has exploded in just a few months’ time. Not too long ago, the field of services duking it out for streaming supremacy was relatively small. You had Netflix as the top dog, of course, and then you had Amazon, Hulu, and HBO essentially all angling …

AT&T raises prices

This sneaky AT&T fee will make you absolutely furious

October 12th, 2019

We’ve been pretty hard on the cable and telecom industries for all the sneaky fees they like to tack onto bills in a variety of ways, such that their inscrutable nature is one reason people so despise the companies and long for a much simpler relationship and pricing structure. Just when you think you’ve seen …

DirecTV Now numbers

Lawsuit accuses AT&T of shady attempt to pump up DirecTV Now numbers

September 17th, 2019

AT&T has been accused in a lawsuit of some pretty shady tactics meant to help the company boost the subscriber numbers for its streaming TV initiative formerly known as DirecTV Now. These tactics include leaning on employees to create fake users for the service and adding multiple “fake” accounts to a real customer’s phone number, …

AT&T throttling data

AT&T and FTC settle data-throttling dispute

August 26th, 2019

AT&T and the Federal Trade Commission have finally reached a settlement as part of a dispute that’s been ongoing since 2014 over an accusation that AT&T throttles the data speed of wireless users on unlimited data plans. The terms (and value) of the settlement reached aren’t yet clear. And it seems the settlement likewise isn’t …

Stop robocalls

T-Mobile and AT&T are actually working together to stop robocalls

August 14th, 2019

The scourge of robocalls and spoofed numbers is bad as now as it’s ever been, but in recent weeks, the government and the private sector have both been taking the issue more seriously. In fact, US mobile carriers T-Mobile and AT&T revealed on Wednesday that they are teaming up to bring call cross-network call authentication …