AT&T released a new app today called AT&T Call Protect that aims to prevent you from having to deal with unwanted calls. The app works on Android and iOS phones that are supported by AT&T’s HD Voice. It attempts to auto block fraudsters, send notices of suspected spam, turn on temporary blocks, and even report spam calls. (more…)
Because it’s still the holiday season, companies like Verizon and AT&T have lined up a steady stream of deals to help you with your gift shopping. For this weekend, both companies are offering up the best phones for free, or at the very least, really cheap monthly payments on the best phones. (more…)
Announced this morning, when an AT&T customer opens two lines on T-Mobile and ports their number to T-Mobile ONE, the Uncarrier will provide a $35 monthly bill credit for 12 months. The $35 can be used for a subscription to AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW service (which starts at $35 a month), or anything else since T-Mobile is not obligating you to give AT&T any money. (more…)
This morning, T-Mobile took the wraps off its latest technology introduction, DIGITS. The idea here is very much Google Voice meets AT&T’s NumberSync in that you get to use a single phone number (your “DIGITS”) across multiple devices and have additional phone numbers funnel through it.
T-Mobile’s take on this type of technology allows you to access your “DIGITS” number (calls, contacts, texts, and voicemails) on phones, tablets, wearables and computers. You can even have it setup to funnel through an old flip phone. T-Mobile says that they are taking this 1-number to rule them all idea further by letting customers attach multiple T-Mobile numbers on the same device. That means accessing numbers from work, home, and a personal line on a single smartphone. (more…)
Starting tomorrow, AT&T customers who own an Amazon Echo will be able to send text messages with Alexa. With the soon-to-be-launched Send Message Skill on Echo, users need only ask Alexa to send a message to a contact, then dictate the message. If your hands are full or you really don’t want to pick up your phone, this could be useful. (more…)