If you want to be one of the first to own a Nexus 6 which will be running on the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, then you can either switch to AT&T or if you're already a subscriber, get another line of service through their Next program. The carrier announced that pre-orders for the smartphone, which is actually the first Nexus device on their portfolio, will start by November 12, through their online store and also in their retail stores.
AT&T has long been planing for in-flight wireless service but looks like the carrier is letting go of it. This means challenging Gogo Inflight Internet is a no-go for AT&T, at least not yet, as the company focuses on other priorities. Earlier this spring, the network proudly announced of its plans to bring Internet to passengers and that they're working with Honeywell to make it happen.
It isn't Black Friday yet but it might as well be, at least for AT&T's subscribers. The carrier announced this week a number of devices, both Android and Android-friendly ones, that will all land on November 7. So if you're in the market for a smartphone or a smartwatch, whether for yourself or for your kid, then better get your cash or credit cards ready, because this one will be a doozy.
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology is certainly an intriguing proposition and many are predicting it will be the main way to digitally communicate in a few years time. But one probable problem that users will encounter is that you are still limited to making voice and HD video calls within your network only. That is about to change as two of the US' biggest carriers, AT&T and Verizon announced that they will be offering VoLTE interoperability by 2015, a move that might just get people (well, at least subscribers to the two networks) on board with this all-IP technology.
Continuing its barrage of Android-related announcements, AT&T is outing the first rugged Kyocera device to land on its shelves. The Kyocera DuraForce, like many of its brethren, is gifted with a handful of features that make it usable under the most extreme conditions. Unfortunately, that sometimes also translates to somewhat mid-range specs as well.
AT&T has just unleashed a flood of announcements that all revolve around Android or Android-friendly devices in time for the upcoming holiday madness. Starting this month, November 5 at the earliest, the carrier's subscribers can avail themselves of the selfie-genic HTC Desire EYE and the circular Android Wear smartwatches, the LG G Watch R and the Moto 360. In addition, there are discounts to be had, including one for the rather odd HTC RE camera if you purchase it together with HTC's EYE-ful smartphone.
Two of the United States’ biggest mobile carriers are stepping up and giving users more data to use on their mobile devices as more and more people get access to LTE connectivity. LTE – popularly known as 4G connectivity (although if we’re being technical, it’s not really 4G, but we’re nitpicking) – is now becoming more and more common in more areas in the US, and it seems a good move for AT&T and Verizon to offer more data in their plans for consumers.
The FTC has filed a complaint against AT&T in federal court that alleges AT&T Mobility has misled millions of smartphone customers by charging them for so-called unlimited data plans while reducing data speeds. The FTC says that in some cases AT&T reduced data speeds by nearly 90%. AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers on unlimited data plans that if they hit a certain amount of data use, speeds would be throttled according to the FTC complaint.