AT&T has launched two special offers. The first of these special offers deals with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet. Specifically, the potential of grabbing the tablet for free. This offer, as one may have guessed, does involve the purchase of a smartphone.
price drop last week, though, at the time that only included the on-contract pricing. That meant the handset dropped to $99.99 on a two-year agreement, while the full retail price remained at $579 and $629 for the 16GB and 32GB models respectively. And well, similar to the $100 drop for on-contact purchases, the off-contract price has dropped by $100.
AT&T is slowly moving away from plans that revolve around voice calls and text messages towards more data-centric offerings.
They’ve reported gains in just about every category, and are up year-over-year from 2012.
Samsung has officially announced the US availability of the Galaxy S4 mini. The handset will be coming to a variety of carriers and while we have yet to see any specific launch dates, Samsung has said the Galaxy S4 mini will be arriving in November. Basically, we now look towards the carriers for those details. The handset is heading to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular.
HTC officially unveiled the One max earlier in the month and since then we have seen confirmation from Verizon Wireless in terms of an upcoming release. While we have yet to see anything official from AT&T, there has been some leaks suggesting they would also have the handset joining the lineup. And well, it looks like some additional evidence has arrived in support of those previously leaked AT&T One max images.
AT&T's plan, new subscribers to its newly launched Aio Wireless prepaid service might see themselves shuttled off to a new company. According to an FCC filing, the carrier plans on merging its prepaid subsidiary with Leap Wireless' business if the acquisition of the latter proves to be successful.
Mobile payment solutions are as scattered as they are hard to use. Google has Wallet, which hasn't found much footing. There are various card readers like Square, but those still require a card to swipe. Then there’s Isis, the mobile payment solution from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. That service was set to launch by the end of the year, and it looks like the launch is coming soon.
AT&T has announced some upcoming changes to the plans that will be offered to new customers. The carrier has said they are looking to do a bit of streamlining. Or in other words, they are going to begin pushing new customers towards a Mobile Share plan as opposed to a traditional voice plan. These shared plans were originally announced last year and are currently available in a wide range of data options.
Bloomberg. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed because it’s still being finalized, but people with “knowledge of the matter” say it could be in the ballpark of $5 billion.