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  • AT&T Increases Fee For Using Grandfathered Plans

    AT&T Increases Fee For Using Grandfathered Plans

    Still on one of AT&T’s old school TDMA plans? AT&T wants you off and pronto. The new rate for using grandfathered plans that have been discontinued is now $9.99, a $5 increase over the old rate. Word is that AT&T is even decreasing service and coverage for these customers to lure them off of the old plans so they can start cashing in. If you want something done, just do it. Read More

  • Sprint Nextel in Last Place in Call Center Satisfaction

    Sprint Nextel in Last Place in Call Center Satisfaction

    The motto in the logo may say “Sprint Ahead,” but not so fast there. Because as a former Sprint subscriber this news comes as no surprise, Sprint Nextel came in last place in call center satisfaction in a survey published by Vocal Laboratories. This 15th quarterly SectorPulse study on the quality of customer service among America’s largest wireless carriers had Verizon in the… Read More

  • ESPN Employees Can’t Have Verizon

    ESPN Employees Can’t Have Verizon

    According to a leaked memo, which is circulating online, ESPN employees can’t get a corporate phone that is on Verizon, despite the fact that Verizon features a branded ESPN MVP. This comes after ESPN closed down its own MVNO, only to relaunch again on Verizon. What’s the reason? Here is what the memo says: Question: With the switch to Verizon for ESPN phone content, will our… Read More

  • Interview With Michael Megalli, Branding Expert for Group 1066 on AT&T, Cingular, and the iPhone – LIVE!

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf We’re talking to Michael Megalli, branding expert for Group 1066 on the trials and tribulations going on at AT&T during their Cingular transition. Cool stuff. Bloops – Looks like we pulled a Sopranos at the end there. Thanks to Michael for taking some time out to talk with us and we’ll have him on again when Operator11… Read More

  • Space Shuttle Launch on Mobile, Like Watching Paint Dry?

    Space Shuttle Launch on Mobile, Like Watching Paint Dry?

    On July 20, 1969, the country paused to watch the first man walk on the moon. Just under 40 years later, and the space shuttle launch raises little more attention than a regularly scheduled flight on a commercial airline. Can mobile change all that? German mobile software company Dynetic plans to stream the next NASA launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on Friday, June 8, at 7:38 p.m. Read More

  • Motricity Powers Musician Storefronts

    Motricity Powers Musician Storefronts

    With the launch of Linkin Park’s mobile storefront, Motricity, a provider of mobile content services and solutions, announced this week that it now powers more than 400 mobile storefronts, including nine of the top 10 sites. “Mobile is now a standard component for album releases,” said Jud Bowman, CTO and general manager of media and entertainment for Motricity. “Inserts… Read More

  • Blackberry 8300 Hits AT&T June 13…Maybe

    Blackberry 8300 Hits AT&T June 13…Maybe


    We’ll take this one with golf ball sized grain of salt, but a launch date for the Blackberry Curve has been floating around and June 13 seems to be the day we’ll see the latest RIM device hit the streets. There are also rumors about a launch party for the Curve on June 8th here in NYC. Neither of which have been confirmed, but we’re keeping an ear to the ground. AT&T… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Treo 680 for $39.99 (AR)

    CrunchDeal: Treo 680 for $39.99 (AR)

    MyTreo.net’s store is having a fantastic sale on Treo 680s for Cingular/AT&T for existing customers. You do have to wade through rebate hell, but when all’s said and done, you wind up with a brand new Treo 680 for $39.99. That is a very, very good deal. That’s for current customers. If you switch your service to AT&T, you can get the same Treo for free. This is how… Read More

  • iPhone Will Be Available For Pre-Paid Users


    A leaked internal screen-shot from AT&T Rejoice! If you’ve been kicking yourself non-stop over the iPhone because you either have another carrier or you use Cingular as a pre-paid service, you need not worry anymore. Proof has risen from an internal AT&T computer screen-shot, which shows available tracking for the iPhone. Three options are listed: iPhone Hybrid Tracking… Read More

  • AT&T To Use iPhone To Push Name Change

    AT&T To Use iPhone To Push Name Change

    With the iPhone about a month away, AT&T has finally gotten around to realizing they need to ditch the Cingular name. Using the iPhone as a catalyst, AT&T will be replacing signs inside all 1800+ Cingular stores with AT&T logos, adverts, and signs. Says AT&T Spokesperson Mike Coe: “The iPhone is one of the most anticipated handsets ever in the wireless industry, and we… Read More

  • AT&T Name Games

    AT&T Name Games

    The commercial with the hook from that Oasis song says AT&T is the new Cingular, or Cingular is the new AT&T? It is hard to keep track. But it is more or less a moot point, because as our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting, AT&T is going to use the launch of the iPhone to push the official name change. With the launch of the iPhone next month AT&T is going to drop the… Read More

  • AT&T/Cingular Says No Deep Linking. Whaaa!?

    AT&T/Cingular Says No Deep Linking. Whaaa!?

    Remember the Web as it was in the 1990s? We were all getting our feet wet, figuring out how it was going to work. This is part of what makes the Web so powerful, the fact that it’s always evolving. One thing that keeps the motor running is unrestricted linking. You can link to any story on this blog, and we can link to any story on your site. We don’t have to like what you link to… Read More

  • OQO Model 2 Gets HSDPA'd

    OQO Model 2 Gets HSDPA'd

    Over on Flickr, user tnkgrl got fed-up with the EVDO card her OQO Model 2 came with. So what’s a girlfriend to do when she wants a little HSDPA in her life? Mod the hell out of her computer, that’s what. Tnkgrl went ahead and ripped out that EVDO like a loose hangnail and replaced it with a brand spankin’ new HSDPA card. Doesn’t look like it took too much work, but… Read More

  • AT&T/Cingular Says No Deep Linking. Whaaa!?

    AT&T/Cingular Says No Deep Linking. Whaaa!?

    Remember the Web as it was in the 1990s? We were all getting our feet wet, figuring out how it was going to work. This is part of what makes the Web so powerful, the fact that it’s always evolving. One thing that keeps the motor running is unrestricted linking. You can link to any story on this blog, and we can link to any story on your site. We don’t have to like what you link to… Read More

  • Looks Like The iPhone Needs Some Pizzazz

    Looks Like The iPhone Needs Some Pizzazz

    I’m sure plenty of you are still excited about the iPhone, but when the end of June rolls around, will you buy one? It’s not looking likely according to a recent Markitecture poll. Out of 1300 people surveyed, only 6% said they were “likely to purchase the iPhone” when it comes out. The reason? Mostly the price and having to deal with a contract/specific carrier. Ouch! Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Crossed Wires Edition

    Daily Crunch: Crossed Wires Edition

    Cingular and Verizon Drop Kiddie Phones
    Sony Patents 3D Virtual Reality Controller For The PS3
    Konami Characters And Their 1980s Counterparts
    The AudioFile: Apple and the Long (Mc)Fly Ball
    The Great Skype Contest of 2007, Day 5 Read More

  • Cingular and Verizon Drop Kiddie Phones

    Cingular and Verizon Drop Kiddie Phones

    I can’t see this having much effect on anyone but the manufacturers of the phones, but Verizon today announced that it has stopped selling the LG Migo, a phone made for kids. Meanwhile, Cingular also announced that it would no longer sell the Firefly phone in its retail stores. The main feature of both of these devices is that they lack 10-digit keypads. Mom and dad can program in a… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Cingular Cell Phone Geo-Finder Services

    . While there are many other players with location based technologies in this field, the fact that a carrier like Cingular has some innovations and is looking to add value to its new Apple relationship holds a bit of promise. With the growing geography + mobile, IM, blogging field developing with Twitter and Outside.in, these technologies are also feeling quite timely for launch. Read More

  • iPhone Released on June 11 Says Cingular

    iPhone Released on June 11 Says Cingular

    The iPhone will come out on June 11. Someone over at CNET had the bright of calling Cingular (well, AT&T) to ask them when the phone would come out, and the voice on the other end of the line revealed the June 11 date. The date makes sense: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference begins that same day and, well, we (save for Dvorak) know it’s coming out in June at some… Read More

  • Video Share From AT&T

    In a conference with Cingular/AT&T about their new service, Video Share, a mobile-to-mobile video chat service reminiscient of video chat in Europe. The service is rolling out this summer. The best part? They’re partnering with WWE and Napster for some video and music hotness. Also, we’ll be seeing a new phone from Apple – something called the iPhone –… Read More