AT&T

  • AT&T To Impose Early Cancellation Charge On iPhone

    Thinking about getting an iPhone, unlocking it, then jetting across the street to T-Mobile? Better think twice before doing that friend, ’cause AT&T is out to nail you with a hefty fine for backing out of your agreement with them. Despite the iPhone not being a subsidized item for AT&T, the company still will charge you $175 for terminating your contract early. Sucky, I… Read More

  • AT&T Won't Reveal iPhone Data Plan Till June 29

    AT&T won’t reveal the much ballyhooed iPhone data plans until June 29, the date of the phone’s launch. How nice of them. Here’s a choice quote from an AT&T senior vice president: Regardless of which device you’re using today, you pay us a certain amount for (voice) minutes, and you also pay us for data units,” he says. “That is also true on the… Read More

  • AT&T Hires 2,000 Extra Employees For iPhone Launch

    Never again do I want to hear people complaining that they couldn’t find a summer job. Seems AT&T is so confident that people will show up for the iPhone in droves, it has taken the liberty of hiring an extra 2,000 employees to prepare for the madness. To make sense of how big the iPhone launch is going to be, here are some hot statistics: 1,800 AT&T retail stores exist and will… 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

  • Get A Blackberry Curve For $49 Without Hassle

    If you’re in the market for a new phone and the Blackberry Curve has caught your eye, don’t go walking into an AT&T store just yet. Amazon is offering the device for a cheap-as-hell $49 without any rebates whatsoever. Yup, just plug in your credit card, place an order, and you’ve got yourself a Curve for under fifty bucks. One slight issue. If you break AT&T’s… Read More

  • AT&T To Close Stores For iPhone

    Though the title is a bit deceiving, it’s also very true. AT&T will be closing down every single one of its retail stores in preparation for the launch of Apple’s iPhone. To stay on track with the target 6pm launch, most stores are said to be closing around 4pm so that employees can get ready, prepare for the rush, and set up adverts in every inch of the store. The close also… Read More

  • AT&T Cell Phones, Now with Live Video

    At the NXTcomm trade conference this morning AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson announced live video sharing on their 3G enabled handsets. If both users have a compatible handset and are in a 3G coverage area, you can invite the callee to see your video by just pressing your camera button. The functionality is based on Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem and runs on compatible phones such… Read More

  • AT&T Video Share Launches

    AT&T’s video share service has officially been launched, albeit years behind the rest of the world, but, hey, better late than never. It’s fairly straight forward in that the service allows you to stream video from your mobile handset to another. Are you witnessing Lindsay Lohan crashing cars and playing with knives? Wanna prove it to your friends? See where I’m going… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve 8300 Review


    This is not the Curve I admit it: I’m a Crackberry addict, er, guy. There’s a reason why the BlackBerry has sold so many units. The BlackBerry device by Research in Motion (RIM) is a great portable email device. Initially, the BlackBerry’s popularity started with government and finance communities, but over the years its spread to the more casual email addicts. The… Read More

  • $10 DSL from AT&T: It's a Little Bit Country

    The Consumerist and Cory Doctorow both wrote a bit on AT&T’s secret $10 DSL (“Downstream speeds up to 768Kbps/Upstream speeds up to 128Kbps”) which offers bare bones access because of an FCC loophole they couldn’t close when the bought BellSouth. You have to sign up for a full year, though. That’s all well and good, but Cory suggests avoiding the service… Read More

  • Hell Freezes Over: Destiny's Child Mobile Game Released


    I love your pits, Beyonce You know what’s fantastic? The Final Fantasy series from Square-Enix. I really love those games. I like Kingdom Hearts and Saga Frontier 2 too. But as of today, I’m no longer buying anything that godforsaken company releases. Know why? They made a goddamned game called Destiny’s Child Groove and it’s hitting your mobile phone right… Read More

  • iPhone Launch Details Emerge

    Well, well, well. We now know why Apple and AT&T are launching the iPhone at 6 p.m, but frankly, it pisses me off. All AT&T stores will shut their doors at 4:30PM to take shipment of iPhones. Apple is really keeping the wraps on these bad boys until the very last second. This is going to cause so much chaos. Wouldn’t you agree? A few other tidbits about launch day tell us that… Read More

  • The New AT&T: American Tracking & Takedown

    AT&T is to begin working with the RIAA and MPAA in a concerted effort to track down and punish AT&T internet users who download pirated music and movies. According to the LA Times, AT&T have decided on the move after beginning to sell pay-television services, apparently they now see their interests as being more closely aligned with Hollywood than their millions of customers. The… Read More

  • First In-Store iPhone Ads Spotted

    Hold. The. Phone. iPhone, that is. The first pictures of AT&T’s in-store iPhone ads have appeared online and millions around the globe are going b-a-n-a-n-a-s. It’s mainly eye candy and we present it here, today, to whet your appetite for Apple’s civilization-changing cellphone. Huzzah! iPhone Banners at AT&T Stores [Mac Rumors] Read More

  • Leaked Interal AT&T Docs Point to More Collaboration With Apple

    Talking points make the world go ’round and, somehow, that Boy Genius obtained internal AT&T documents detailing the wireless provider’s game plan for the iPhone and beyond. Most of the document is simply rehashed stats and specs and marketing speak, but there are a few morsels of information for us to devour. Shall we? Read More

  • AT&T Releases Two New 3G Samsungs

    Looking to get your 3G on with a new phone for AT&T? Check out the Samsung SGH-a717, a flip phone with a 2MP camera, HSDPA, music player with Napster and Yahoo! integration, and video sharing, which allows one person at a time to show live video to their friends. Also available now is the SGH-a727, which is more of a candybar phone that looks like the Samsung Trace. It packs a 1.3MP… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve Debuts on AT&T May 31

    The long, oh-so-long wait for the BlackBerry Curve is almost over, with RIM announcing that it launches tomorrow, May 31, on AT&T. (Guess that June 13 rumor didn’t pan out… the earlier the better, I suppose.) Most of the reviews on the Net have been positive: Laptop gave it a four stars (out of five) and CNET gave it an 8.0. Now VZW users aren’t the only ones with a shiny… Read More

  • AT&T Stores Getting Less Than 40 iPhones For Launch

    Oh noes! Have you been mowing lawns relentlessly, saving up for that $499 iPhone that’s about to come out? Well you better get your camping gear ready if you really want one, ’cause word on the (Wall) street is that AT&T stores will be receiving less than 40 iPhones each. Talk about a shortage. WR Hambrecht & Co. surveyed a ton of AT&T stores and found that iPhones… Read More

  • "Unlimited" iPhone Plan Coming Soon To AT&T?

    Glenn Laurie, president of national distribution for AT&T, is saying that an unlimited package is in the works for AT&T customers who want to purchase the iPhone. Makes sense due to all the rich features that use the Internet on the iPhone, right? On the issue of web browsing, Laurie says: “I think it will be great for us, and here’s why. One of the things with this… Read More

  • Scoop: AT&T Wireless, iPhone Coming to Fry's Next Month

    Thanks to the loose lips of a local employee, we now bring news that Fry’s, the ginormous big-box electronics retail chain that is part Mecca and part Disneyland for nerds, will next month start selling AT&T Wireless. They haven’t announced this yet, but it’s a big deal. Fry’s was always reluctant to offer Cingular’s services for various reasons, but seems to… Read More