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…)
AT&T announced this morning that GoPhone customers finally have access to myAT&T, so that they can easily change rate plans, add data packages, see usage info, and even check out account history.
For whatever reason, AT&T always redirected GoPhone customers out of myAT&T and onto an account management site that looked as if it was built in 1999. For GoPhone customers, this is actually a pretty big deal. If you are on GoPhone and have ever tried to add data to your plan via mobile, you will know how difficult it is.
I checked out the new myAT&T digs and came away by giving AT&T a thumbs-up. Finally. (more…)
T-Mobile has added more customers in the past 15 months than the three other major carriers combined, but the cellular provider may be distinguished in at least one other, more important way. According to tests conducted by Laptop Mag, T-Mobile phones last consistently longer on battery than their AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon counterparts. (more…)
Moto X owners on the AT&T network are receiving invites from Motorola for a soak test. These owners have been waiting very patiently for an update to either Android 4.4.3 and/or Android 4.4.4, but this update is likely for Android 4.4.4. That is the version Verizon’s variant of the Moto X is on currently, so Android 4.4.4 could be a safe bet. (more…)
Starting August 8, AT&T will be the first carrier in the US with LG’s newest tablet, the G Pad 7.0 LTE. If a new tablet and new phone have been on your list, then the carrier’s deal should be somewhat enticing, as customers can bundle a G2, G3, or G Flex smartphone with the tablet, bringing the price of the G Pad 7.0 to just $0.01. (more…)
Beats Music (anyone using it?) received an update today with four new features that the Beats crew said you asked for. The goodies include a Tune Your Taste options for switching up the “Just For You” recommendations. Sentence History has also been added, so that you can view your most recently played songs from The Sentence. Finally, Beats Music now has verified badges (to show how “legit” someone is) and improvements to the app that should fix a bunch of bugs.
The update is live, so go grab it. (more…)