AT&T

  • Twilio’s Biggest Partnership Yet: AT&T Will Resell Its Cloud Telecom Apps And API

    Twilio’s Biggest Partnership Yet: AT&T Will Resell Its Cloud Telecom Apps And API

    Twilio’s business is getting a huge boost today, as AT&T has just announced it will resell the startup’s voice and SMS API and apps as the “AT&T Advanced Communications Suite”. Businesses can buy survey tools, ad-hoc workgroup messaging and calling, appointment reminder services, or build directly on the Twilio API. The partnership has been a year in the making… Read More

  • Speed’s Other Needs

    Speed’s Other Needs

    Editor’s note: Michael Weinberg is a staff attorney at Public Knowledge, an organization that preserves the openness of the Internet and the public’s access to knowledge; promotes creativity through balanced copyright; and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully. Michael focuses primarily on copyright, issues before the FCC and… Read More

  • AT&T On Notice: Carrier To Face Net Neutrality Complaint Over FaceTime

    AT&T On Notice: Carrier To Face Net Neutrality Complaint Over FaceTime

    AT&T announced early on that users wouldn’t be able to use FaceTime over cellular connections on its network, for subscribers who aren’t on the carrier’s Mobile Share Plans. The decision was obviously not popular with users; it took long enough for Apple to make FaceTime even available over cellular data connections, and AT&T subscribers were hearing they’d be… Read More

  • AT&T: iPhone 5 Set Sales Record, Was “Most Successful iPhone Launch Ever”

    AT&T: iPhone 5 Set Sales Record, Was “Most Successful iPhone Launch Ever”

    Whether or not you’re an Apple fanboy or fangirl, it’s no secret that the iPhone has been selling like hotcakes. Every time Apple launches a new iPhone or iPhone(S), it seems that the Internet is about to explode. Naturally, when the iPhone 5 was announced, many were curious to see if it would actually contain any significant leaps in innovation from prior iterations, whether it… Read More

  • Dear AT&T, Take Your iPhone 5 And Shove It Up Your A$$ (UPDATED)

    Dear AT&T, Take Your iPhone 5 And Shove It Up Your A$$ (UPDATED)

    So here’s an interesting predicament that I’ve found myself in today. As you know, the iPhone 5 pre-sale begins at 12:01 Friday morning. I’m ready to pre-order like every other geek, but I can’t. Here’s the gist of it. I was in Mexico last month, and before I left I added international data roaming services for two of my lines. Pretty standard for me, since I travel… Read More

  • AT&T Vacation Blackout Further Affirms Next iPhone’s September 21 Launch Date

    AT&T Vacation Blackout Further Affirms Next iPhone’s September 21 Launch Date

    We’ve received yet another bit of evidence confirming the next iPhone’s September 21 launch. According to an AT&T sales rep, AT&T staff has been given a vacation blackout from September 21 to September 30, just like Verizon employees. Our source also mentioned that blue carrier employees are undergoing training for an “iconic release.” Sounds like the… Read More

  • AT&T Defends FaceTime Over 3G Decision, Says It Isn’t Violating Net Neutrality

    AT&T Defends FaceTime Over 3G Decision, Says It Isn’t Violating Net Neutrality

    AT&T ruffled more than a few feathers last week when it announced that only customers on the carrier’s new Mobile Share plans would be able to use iOS 6’s FaceTime over 3G feature. Almost immediately, people began to wonder whether or not this course of action put AT&T at odds with the FCC’s stance on net neutrality. The company waited until today to issue an… Read More

  • Slow Clap: AT&T Wireless Stops Selling Tablets With Subsidized Pricing

    Slow Clap: AT&T Wireless Stops Selling Tablets With Subsidized Pricing

    AT&T Wireless no longer sells tablets with a long-term contact. This is great news and comes by way of a memo leaked to Engadget Mobile. That means the upfront cost of tablets is slightly higher, but the consumer wins in the long run by not being locked into a tablet for a couple of years. This comes several weeks after Verizon stopped selling tablets with subsidies as well. In the past… Read More

  • AT&T On FaceTime Over 3G: Free For Mobile Share Users, Unavailable For Everyone Else

    AT&T On FaceTime Over 3G: Free For Mobile Share Users, Unavailable For Everyone Else

    More than a few AT&T customers got worked up a few weeks back when a peculiar pop-up in iOS 6 Beta 3 pointed to the possibility that the carrier would charge people to use FaceTime over its wireless data network. Well, that’s officially not that case — AT&T just confirmed in a statement that it won’t be charging its subscribers to video chat over the air. That… Read More

  • AT&T Acquires NextWave (And Its WCS Spectrum) For Up To $50M To Build Out 4G LTE Network

    AT&T Acquires NextWave (And Its WCS Spectrum) For Up To $50M To Build Out 4G LTE Network

    AT&T has just acquired NextWave Wireless for the purpose of reworking its WCS spectrum for the build-out of AT&T’s 4G LTE network. According to the release, “AT&T will acquire all the equity of NextWave for approximately $25 million plus a contingent payment of up to approximately $25 million and, through a separate agreement with NextWave’s debt holders, all of… Read More