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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AT&T Raises Prices Again

    According to recent reports, AT&T is raising subscription prices for their DirecTV Now streaming service. Citing their own sources, as well as an official confirmation from AT&T, Cord Cutters says that emails about the $10 price hike are supposed to go out today. AT&T also raised U-Verse and...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Multiple Carriers Pledge to Stop Selling Geolocation Data

    Following their investigation into the smartphone geolocation black market, Motherboard reports that AT&T will stop selling location data to third parties. More specifically, AT&T said they will "eliminate all location aggregation services - even those with clear consumer benefits." Meanwhile...
  3. cageymaru

    Verizon and T-Mobile Shame AT&T for Marketing Its 4G Network to Consumers as 5G

    AT&T has released an update that changes the icon on some AT&T phones to display the network type as 5G E. The AT&T network does not have true 5G capabilities; in fact the phones are still operating on the same 4G network as before. AT&T is marketing its beefed up 4G network as 5G Evolution to...
  4. cageymaru

    FCC Panel Suggests Taxing Business Internet Usage to Pay for Rural Broadband

    AT&T and other industry leaders have suggested that the best way to pay for the rural broadband infrastructure rollout is to tax businesses that use the internet. This state tax was suggested by the FCC's Broadband Depolyment Advisory Committee (BDAC). "BDAC members include AT&T, Comcast, Google...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    AT&T's First 5G Site is Up in Dallas

    On Twitter, AT&T announced that their first 5G site is live in Dallas. While Verizon has already rolled out "5G" service to some cities, their service is based on a proprietary standard. At a recent investor conference, AT&T said they expected to be the first carrier to "introduce...
  6. cageymaru

    AT&T and Dedrone Team up to Protect Against Malicious Drones

    AT&T and Dedrone have teamed up to combat malicious drones near military bases, venues, cities, and businesses. Dedrone uses IoT sensors and LTE connectivity to detect, classify, mitigate, and localize drone-based threats. Drones are detected by radio frequency, visual, radar, and other sensor...
  7. cageymaru

    AT&T Releases Specifications for White Box Cell Site Gateway 5G Routers

    AT&T has submitted detailed specifications to the Open Compute Project for a white box cell site gateway router. "This “white box” blueprint is a reference design that any hardware maker can use as a guide to build these routers." Tens of thousands of these routers will be deployed at cell...
  8. cageymaru

    AT&T Opens High-Tech Coffee Lounge With Electronics Store in Seattle

    AT&T has has partnered with Ada's Discovery Cafe in Seattle to open its first high-tech coffee shop with a swanky lounge and high-tech electronics sales area. Customers can shop for the latest electronics like the iPhone XS Max while enjoying a cup of world class coffee. If a customer has...
  9. cageymaru

    Tech Corporations to Testify Before the US Senate About Data Privacy Practices

    Representatives from multiple internet based businesses and ISPs are scheduled to testify about their consumer data privacy practices before the U.S. Senate. This is being done so that lawmakers can eventually draft new laws to protect consumer data privacy. "U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)...
  10. FrgMstr

    US DOJ Appeals AT&T's Time Warner Acquisition

    The Department of Justice thinks that AT&T acquiring Time Warner will put many Americans in a situation that will harm consumers and has not exercised its right to appeal the previous court decision that paved the way to let the combining of the two companies to move forward. Judge Richard...
  11. cageymaru

    HBO Under Pressure From AT&T to Broaden Lineup and Grow

    HBO has come under scrutiny by their new owners AT&T to try something different to compete with other streaming media outlets. Recode was able to obtain a copy of AT&T executive John Stankey's talk before HBO employees as he is now the chief executive of Warner Media. Suggestions presented...
  12. DooKey

    AT&T is Screwing Customers by Almost Tripling a Bogus Fee

    Take a look at your AT&T bills for the last six months or so and you'll be surprised to find that the administrative fee on your bill has increased by almost triple. AT&T says this is because of the increased cost of doing business. I don't know if they sent anyone a notice of this increase...
  13. DooKey

    AT&T Rolling Out New Wireless Plans With Free WatchTV Service Included

    If you're an AT&T customer or want to be one you can sign up for their new wireless plans that include the WatchTV service for free. The Unlimited &More plan gives you unlimited 4G LTE and the WatchTV service, however, it doesn't include tethering and limits you to 480p video. The Unlimited...
  14. DooKey

    AT&T Launching New Streaming Version of DirecTV

    AT&T is getting ready to launch yet another TV streaming service to go with their DirecTV Now and AT&T Watch. The new service is basically DirecTV without the satellite dish. You get an AT&T streaming box, hook it to your internet and then you get the DirecTV lineup. They expect to be able to...
  15. DooKey

    AT&T Getting Ready to Offer Skinny TV Streaming Package for $15

    During his recent testimony in the AT&t/Time Warner antitrust trial, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson mentions a new skinny streaming TV option without sports is going to be offered for $15 a month. Wireless customers will get the best deal....free. Even though AT&T already offers a $35 per month...
  16. DooKey

    AT&T Starts 5G Groundwork in More U.S. Cities

    AT&T has begun upgrading some of the equipment in an additional 117 cities to get ready for their deployment of 5G wireless. These upgrades don't bring full 5G speeds to customers, however, they do give some customers up to 400Mbps service if they are using the right phone. I think this is a...
  17. DooKey

    DOJ Economist Claims AT&T/Time Warner Merger Will Cost Customers up to $571M More Per Year

    The DOJ is currently supporting an antitrust lawsuit against the merger of AT&T/Time Warner and their economist has testified that the combined company would cost consumers up to $571M more per year for TV programming. I won't get into all of his analysis, but it does make sense. However, he is...
  18. DooKey

    AT&T Crows About Their 5G Testing

    AT&T has been testing their 5G technology for two years now and say it's really going to help them push out 5G in a successful manner later this year. They found that their tech isn't impacted by rain, snow or other weather and they can get 1Gbps speeds up to 900 feet away under line of sight...
  19. M

    Verizon and AT&T Slow Due To Unlimited Data Plans

    In a new report, Verizon and AT&T customers are experiencing slower speeds because of both companies reintroducing new unlimited data plans to compete with T-Mobile and Sprint. According to OpenSignal, there was notable decline between the month of February to August of this year after Verizon...
  20. dvsman

    Android Updates after unlocking from service provider?

    Hey guys, I'm hoping someone here knows the answer to this. So I completed the contract on my office phone and had it unlocked via the unlocking code from AT&T (it's a Samsung S6 Edge Plus). But now I started thinking, when the Android 7 update comes out, will I still be able to update it? If...
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