Today, AT&T has appointed Glenn Lurie as the new president and CEO of its AT&T Mobility business. Lurie, who has served as president of AT&T Mobility’s Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships business, will take over for former Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega.
For anyone who might be worried about never seeing de la Vega again, don’t fret, as he is staying on at AT&T as its CEO of Mobile & Business Solutions Group. (more…)
In response to Sprint’s new 20GB $100 plan that was announced earlier in the week for new customers, T-Mobile has decided that it wants all of the current Sprint customers that aren’t being offered this new deal to come on over to its promised land. Through current T-Mobile customers, Magenta is offering unlimited LTE upgrades to any current customer who brings over a friend from another carrier, including Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon. That new customer will also receive the free upgrade to unlimited LTE. (more…)
RootMetrics pushed out the first of their 2014 semi-annual performance reports for the wireless industry late last night, showing Verizon as the overall winner once again. The report looks at five areas (data performance, call performance, text performance, reliability, and speed), four of which Verizon topped the charts on, including the overall category. (more…)
Own an LG G3? Want to root it with a 1-click app? Stump Root is for you.
Put together by TeamAndIRC and friends, Stump Root can root your G3 with the touch of a button, followed by a reboot, and then the installation of SuperSU from Google Play. It seriously, is that simple. (more…)
Owners of the Moto X on AT&T can grab the latest software update starting today, being Android 4.4.4.
On top of the new build version (212.44.26), Motorola has added in a few fixes, including those for the camera application, bringing improved picture quality, as well as an updated phone dialer application. (more…)
AT&T is making a few more customers happy this morning, launching six new 4G LTE markets across this great country of ours. The markets, spanning from Oregon to North Carolina, bring AT&T’s grand total of LTE market offerings, at least to my calculations, to 600+.
With that, AT&T is easily ahead of the other top three carriers in the US, including Verizon. However, Verizon has already stated they intend to launch an LTE-only device in the first half of 2016, which should be an interesting time for US consumers in the smartphone ecosystem.
For a look at the newest LTE markets from AT&T, look below. (more…)
Over the last couple of weeks, the FCC has decided that it wants to know more about the throttling or “Network Optimization” practices of wireless carriers in the US. Their initial probing began with Verizon, after the company announced plans to start throttling the top 5% of its data users who have unlimited data plans and a 4G LTE phone come October 1. Today, Reuters is reporting that the FCC is actually looking into all of the major carriers, asking for them to explain how they decide when to slow down speeds for customers, because they are still very “concerned” that the reasoning could be a business rather than engineering issue. (more…)
The G Vista from LG, which was introduced on Verizon’s network last Wednesday, has received a launch date on AT&T for August 22. At that time, anyone looking to grab 5.7″ device can do so for $49.99 on a new two-year agreement or $355 off contract. (more…)