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Ralph de la Vega

AT&T: Our 4G LTE phones are better than your 4G LTE phones

October 12th, 2011

We’re seeing a trend here. AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega on Tuesday stated that the carrier’s upcoming 4G LTE smartphones will be thinner and more power-efficient than comparable devices currently on the market. Speaking with CNET’s Roger Cheng during the CTIA Enterprise & Applications conference in San Diego on Tuesday, the AT&T chief said …

AT&T teams with Amazon to offer $139 Kindle 3G with Special Offers

July 14th, 2011

Amazon announced on Wednesday that AT&T will sponsor a new Kindle 3G with Special Offers, a deal that has lowered the price of the device $50 to $139.99. In a statement, AT&T’s CEO Ralph de la Vega said that the Kindle 3G is “by far the fastest growing connected device” on AT&T’s network. Amazon’s “Special …

Live from CTIA Wireless’ day 1 keynote!

March 22nd, 2011

Greetings from CTIA Wireless 2011! The conference is about to officially kickoff, and what better way to start an event than with a keynote. While we’re not expecting to hear any product announcements at this particular keynote, the group on stage will definitely have plenty to talk about. Verizon Wireless CEO, Dan Meade; Sprint CEO, …

AT&T CEO: Verizon, Google net-neutrality proposal good for the industry

August 12th, 2010

This morning while speaking in Boston, AT&T Mobility’s CEO Ralph de la Vega quipped that the net-neutrality agreement recently published by Verizon and Google was “good for the industry.” AT&T’s chief went on to say that the pact, “indicates that two companies from different industries can come together on a difficult issue.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation analyzed the joint …

Sling Media: We didn't work with AT&T

February 5th, 2010

Yesterday, we told you about an official AT&T press release that boasted of a partnership between AT&T and Sling Media, maker of the popular streaming television appliance Slingbox. In the press release AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega said, “Just as we’ve worked with Sling Media in this instance, we look forward to collaborating with …

AT&T's plans to improve network reliability and what that means for you

December 10th, 2009

AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega announced yesterday that the carrier would start taking steps to improve its network and acknowledged that service in some areas is sub-par (most of you would agree that that’s an understatement). After launching Mark the Spot, an app for the data-hogging iPhone that allows users to report network issues, it …

AT&T promises improved performance for SF and NYC

December 9th, 2009

We’ve all heard the jokes about AT&T’s sub-par performance and how iPhone users are clogging up its network. Dropped calls, missed texts and delayed voicemails have become so common that AT&T even released an iPhone app that allows you to report network issues. The areas that seem to be affected most are densely populated cities …