AT&T

  • Weev Needs To Walk

    Weev Needs To Walk

    Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer is a troll, but he’s not a criminal. This is clear. In his recent appearance in federal appellate court in Philadelphia, the ignorance surrounding his actions and the lack of proof that they are a felony, even according to the wide-open standards of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, makes it clear that the defendant should walk. Read More

  • AT&T Releases Transparency Data On Government Requests For Customer Data

    AT&T Releases Transparency Data On Government Requests For Customer Data

    Today AT&T joined Verizon in releasing data concerning government requests for its customer information. Verizon released similar data in January. A host of technology companies have done the same. In 2013, AT&T received between 2,000 and 2,999 National Security Letters, impacting 4,000 to 4,999 customer accounts. Verizon, for comparison, received “between 1,000 and… Read More

  • AT&T Launches “Toll-Free” Internet To Let Companies Sponsor Parts Of Users’ Data Plans

    AT&T Launches “Toll-Free” Internet To Let Companies Sponsor Parts Of Users’ Data Plans

    Today AT&T launched a new service to allow companies to pay for the data on select web content that would otherwise use the data allotted to a consumer’s wireless data plan. AT&T is aiming the “Sponsored Data” service at consumers who want to watch a movie trailer or football game but don’t want to pay overage charges or increase the caps on their data plans. Read More

  • U.S. Senator Issues Letter To Top 5 Wireless Carriers Urging Kill Switch Adoption

    U.S. Senator Issues Letter To Top 5 Wireless Carriers Urging Kill Switch Adoption

    U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has today taken up the battle cry of numerous legislators before her, calling for wireless carriers to enable new anti-theft technology on handsets. According to the Senator, one-third of robberies involve cell phone theft, resulting in an estimated $30 billion in lost or stolen phones. That said, Klobuchar has written a letter to the heads of the… Read More

  • The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

    The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

    For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade that phone every few years. These subsidies seemed as God-given as freedom of speech… Read More

  • Nokia Officially Outs The Lumia 1020 And Its 41-Megapixel Camera

    Nokia Officially Outs The Lumia 1020 And Its 41-Megapixel Camera

    Well, that was pretty anticlimactic. After teasing us mercilessly for the past few weeks, Nokia’s Stephen Elop has taken the stage here in New York to surprise absolutely no one and officially reveal the Nokia Lumia 1020.
    Well, that was pretty anticlimactic. After teasing us mercilessly for the past few weeks, Nokia’s Stephen Elop has taken the stage here in New York to… Read More

  • AT&T May Join The Chernin Group To Bid On Hulu

    AT&T May Join The Chernin Group To Bid On Hulu

    AT&T may link up with the Chernin Group to make a joint bid for Hulu, reports AllThingsD citing unnamed sources close to the telecommunications company. If the discussions go through, the partnership would give the Chernin Group a financial boost as it competes with six other bidders for the streaming video site. The other potential buyers are pay TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner… Read More

  • Rumor: AT&T To Discontinue The HTC First Facebook Phone

    Rumor: AT&T To Discontinue The HTC First Facebook Phone

    HTC’s Facebook Home-laden First smartphone may only have debuted on AT&T last month, but it appears that the device may be a dud as far as consumers are concerned. According to a report from BGR’s Zach Epstein, sales of the HTC First smartphone have been so disappointing that AT&T will soon be dropping the device from its lineup completely and shipping all unsold inventory… Read More

  • America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

    America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

    A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in over a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account sixteen months earlier…and then I received a friendly text message informing me… Read More

  • Smartphones Are Dominating At AT&T

    Smartphones Are Dominating At AT&T

    AT&T just released its first-quarter financial statement. Things are looking good at Ma Bell where profits are up although revenue missed expectations. The company managed to get more consumers to sign long-term wireless contracts, and best of all, wireless margins increased on the back of smartphone sales where they accounted for 88% of the company’s sales in the quarter. In… Read More

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