AT&T Stories June 8

In support of Stadia, AT&T is offering a six-month Stadia Pro for free to select customers and looking to improve their networks.

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AT&T Stories April 13

After months of silence it seemed all but certain that CCMI, a project from all major US carriers to bring RCS to the masses was probably dead, but now a report seems to confirm as much. The Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative for RCS is — probably — dead.

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AT&T Stories October 30, 2020

A bit behind the unlocked release, Google’s latest smartphones are expanding to another major US carrier. AT&T has announced release dates for the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G on its network.

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AT&T Stories July 23, 2020

There are countless examples of carriers trying to convince people they need a new phone, but this latest example from AT&T is especially worrying. Through an email going out to thousands of customers, AT&T is warning that those users need to upgrade their phones to avoid losing the ability to make voice calls. The problem? That won’t happen for nearly two years.

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AT&T Stories May 20, 2020

5G smartphones are a thing now, and networks are slowly rolling out to match that. AT&T, though, has been blatantly misleading customers for a while with its “5G Evolution” branding. Now, a decision has been made that AT&T will stop using that branding, but the company won’t be removing the “5Ge” icon from Android phones anytime soon.

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AT&T Stories March 27, 2020

T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket add $15/mo plans with 2GB of data during coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, millions are losing their sources of income and need to stay connected remotely more than ever before. To help customers stay connected, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Cricket are adding super-affordable 2GB plans for $15 per month during the coronavirus pandemic.

AT&T Stories March 5, 2020

AT&T launches faster 5G+ w/ mmWave, works on Galaxy S20, Ultra

5G connectivity is finally becoming real in 2020 with some networks providing widespread coverage throughout the United States. This week, AT&T is expanding its 5G network by flipping the switch on mmWave connectivity in select markets.

AT&T Stories March 2, 2020

Last year, AT&T was working on a trial for an alternative to traditional cable, with everything powered by a custom Android TV box. Today, AT&T TV is going live nationwide for everyone who wants to sign up, but there’s a bit of a catch.

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AT&T Stories October 25, 2019

Here’s a shocker. All four major US carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile — have just announced that they’re joining forces to deliver RCS messaging in the US for Android smartphones in 2020.

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AT&T Stories October 4, 2019

Back at I/O, with the release of the Google Pixel 3a, Google launched both it and its flagship brother, the Pixel 3, on three more carriers. However, this still left AT&T out of the fun, but an alleged internal email points to the Google Pixel 4 launching on the carrier.

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AT&T Stories August 21, 2019

One of the most powerful things about Google’s Android TV platform is that it can be customized and used as the basis of operator devices. AT&T has just started rolling out its new AT&T TV set-top box in some markets, and it carries Android TV and Google Assistant.

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AT&T Stories July 15, 2019

Since the original Pixel, Google’s phones have been exclusive to Verizon, but as you would expect, unlocked devices typically work just fine on other carriers. Now, months after the launch of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, users who brought their phones to AT&T are beginning to have issues staying connected to the carrier’s LTE network.

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AT&T Stories June 13, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G arrives at AT&T, but only for businesses and developers

5G is going to be a huge deal when it finally arrives, but there needs to be sufficient hardware first. The Galaxy S10 5G is one of the first “mainstream” devices with the connectivity, and now it’s arrived at AT&T, but with a catch.

AT&T Stories April 25, 2019

Android Open Source Project adds the ‘5G E’ icon from AT&T’s blatant marketing lie

AT&T has been involved in one of the most scummy marketing campaigns we’ve seen in quiet some time lately. The company’s “5G E,” or “5G Evolution” rebrand of 4G LTE has shown up on a lot of smartphones over the past few months, and now, it’s been added to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

AT&T Stories January 5, 2019

Some Android phones on AT&T are being updated with ‘5G E’ icon in place of 4G LTE

5G is a huge buzzword going into 2019, and AT&T is pulling out the big guns as of late. In December, AT&T confirmed that it would be replacing the 4G LTE icon on its Android phones with a misleading 5G E icon, and this week, that’s exactly what is happening.

AT&T Stories December 21, 2018

AT&T replacing LTE indicator on Android phones in early 2019 to ‘5G E’

The cellular industry is expected to transition to 5G over the coming years, with these mobile speed upgrades occurring every decade or so. AT&T is getting an early start by labeling existing LTE Android phones in certain markets with a “5G E” indicator.

AT&T Stories November 13, 2018

Razer Phone 2 available from AT&T starting November 16th, exclusive carrier

After going official earlier this month, the Razer Phone 2 is making its way to a US carrier. Starting this Friday, November 16th, you’ll be able to pick it up from AT&T.

AT&T Stories October 24, 2018

Android TV has been growing at a surprisingly high rate over the past couple of years, and a big part of that has been the adoption from companies. Today, we’re getting new details on an AT&T Android TV box in development which may launch next year.

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AT&T Stories July 20, 2018

AT&T names three more of the dozen cities to get mobile 5G this year

AT&T promised in January to launch mobile 5G service in a dozen cities by the end of the year, though without naming any of them at the time. It later named three of them, and has now added the next three …

AT&T Stories June 21, 2018

AT&T launches two new unlimited plans that come w/ a free ‘WatchTV’ subscription

Following the successful merger with Time Warner, AT&T has debuted two new data plans. But what makes these different than the carrier’s current unlimited plans is that they come with AT&T’s brand new “WatchTV” live tv streaming service.

AT&T Stories May 17, 2018

RED Hydrogen One is coming to AT&T and Verizon ‘later this summer’

Carriers can be fairly picky at times with what they will and won’t offer, but sometimes all of that gets thrown out the window. Today, both AT&T and Verizon announced they will be carrying the RED Hydrogen One. Yeah, really…

AT&T Stories May 3, 2018

While it’s still unclear when the LG G7 ThinQ will go on sale as well as its price point, carriers are slowly giving us information about the phone’s launch. Surprisingly, though, AT&T has just revealed that it won’t be carrying the phone at all…

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AT&T Stories April 20, 2018

One notable feature of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL announced last fall was eSIM support that allows for cellular service without the need of a physical SIM card. Very few other devices have adopted the technology, so much so that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating claims that AT&T and Verizon colluded to restrict eSIM.

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AT&T Stories March 21, 2018

Android Oreo now available for Galaxy S8 users on AT&T

Samsung kicked off its Android Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, but until last week it was available in the States. Now, AT&T users are getting in on the fun…

AT&T Stories March 1, 2018

AT&T offering up to $500 in bill credits for Samsung Galaxy S9 buyers

Preorders for Samsung’s latest flagship open up tomorrow, and there are a variety of ways to buy the phone from the major carriers and retailers. But it appears AT&T is offering one of the best deals we’ve seen yet — given that you’re in the right situation to take advantage of it.

AT&T Stories February 21, 2018

AT&T promised it would start rolling out what it claims will be the first true mobile 5G service before the end of the year, and it has just announced the first three cities in line to receive it.

We plan to offer mobile 5G to customers in a dozen cities, including parts of Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas, by the end of this year. We’ll announce additional cities in the coming months.

The company says that the commercial rollout follows multi-city trials …

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AT&T Stories January 16, 2018

According to a report out of Reuters this morning, US lawmakers are urging AT&T to further cut commercial ties with China-based smartphone manufacturer Huawei. The report comes on the heels of one of the biggest stories of CES 2018 — namely, that AT&T cancelled plans to sell the company’s Mate 10 flagship at the last minute amid political pressure.

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AT&T Stories January 8, 2018

For several months now, Huawei has been rumored to enter the U.S. market in a significant way thanks to a partnership with AT&T to sell the Mate 10 Pro. However, the day before Huawei’s CES press conference, several outlets are reporting that AT&T has backed away from the deal.

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AT&T Stories December 27, 2017

Huawei has been on a mission for the past several years to bring its devices to the US market, and specifically to bring them to the mainstream market. Last year’s Mate 9 and the past couple of Honor devices have laid the groundwork, but for 2018, Huawei is going after flagships with its Mate 10 Pro, landing this time on an actual carrier.

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AT&T Stories December 13, 2017

Huawei has been trying to penetrate the US market for a while now and despite its attempts with last year’s Mate 9, the company hasn’t really had a hit Stateside yet. That hasn’t stopped it from trying, though, as Huawei is apparently in the process of bringing its Mate 10 Pro to the US on two carriers.

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AT&T Stories December 7, 2017

Android 8.1 OTA adds HD Voice Calling for Pixel 2 XL devices on AT&T

Besides addressing various bugs and issues, Android 8.1 adds a highly requested feature for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices on AT&T. This update, which is rolling out now, adds HD Voice Calling support for customers on the network.

AT&T Stories November 13, 2017

Motorola returns to the tablet game with $299 ‘Moto Tab’ for AT&T [Video]

Back in 2011, Motorola was one of the biggest names in tablets thanks to the debut of the Motorola Xoom. After that, the company produced a couple more tablets, but it’s been years at this point since Motorola released a tablet. Today, the brand is making a return with the new Moto Tab.

AT&T Stories September 28, 2017

Before the water and dust resistant smartphone trend started, Samsung partnered with AT&T to introduce a ruggedized variant of the Galaxy S4. It was branded as ‘Active’ and we’ve seen a new model released every year following the release of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line.

Since its initial appearance in 2013, though, it has primarily been exclusive to AT&T in the US (minus Sprint carrying the S5 variant back in the day). According to a new report, however, this may soon be changing…

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AT&T Stories August 4, 2017

As we approach the final quarter of 2017, we’re learning more and more about Huawei’s next major smartphone, the Mate 10. The company has teased a few features of the phone, and today we’re not only learning what one of those will be called, but also where the device will be sold in the United States.

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AT&T Stories August 2, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: New rugged phone unsurprisingly confirmed in an AT&T promotion

We’re expecting Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active to be announced any day now, and thanks to XDA‘s sighting of a new promotion that AT&T is touting, the carrier has (accidentally and unsurprisingly) confirmed the existence of the upcoming rugged phone.

AT&T Stories July 14, 2017

ZTE is getting pretty good at bringing good performance and software to affordable smartphones, and today the company’s list of budget offerings is expanding with the launch of the Blade Spark.

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AT&T Stories May 23, 2017

Samsung Gear S3 Classic w/ LTE coming to AT&T starting May 26th

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier was one of my favorite smartwatches ever, and recently, I decided to move over to its brother, the Gear S3 Classic. Just like the Frontier, it’s an excellent smartwatch, but its biggest disadvantage at launch was the lack of an LTE option. Now, Samsung is bringing that to AT&T.

AT&T Stories April 25, 2017

Over the last two days, we’ve had two of the US’s biggest mobile technology conglomerates announce new technologies and deals that aren’t exactly as they seem. These are AT&T’s announcement of “5G Evolution” and Verizon’s brand new $70 Fios gigabit plan. With each not being what they’re advertised, which do you think is more misleading?

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Despite the next-generation wireless standard having not yet been finalized, AT&T announced today that it will begin calling its rollout of existing LTE technology as “5G Evolution.” This nebulously termed service is launching today in Austin, with a wider rollout by year’s end.

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AT&T Stories February 26, 2017

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Last year, LG’s attempt to make a modular smartphone with the G5 ended up being more or less a flop. This year, the company has shaken up their mobile platform by announcing the LG G6 with a complete redesign, a better software experience, and a fantastic dual camera setup. Thankfully, it has been confirmed that the LG G6 will be available on all four of the major US carriers…

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AT&T Stories February 16, 2017

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Following in the footsteps of Verizon and T-Mobile, AT&T today announced a new unlimited data plan available to all of its customers. While AT&T brought back an unlimited data plan last year, it was limited to DirecTV and U-Verse subscribers. Today’s plan, however, is open to anyone…

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AT&T Stories November 18, 2016

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Even though Google Home has been released, it hasn’t taken much attention away from Amazon’s popular Echo devices. The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot both bring a lot to the table, in many ways more so than Google Home does at this point. Many of the Echo’s popular features are enabled by “Skills,” best described as third-party plugins. Now AT&T has released its own Alexa skill, enabling customers to send texts via an Echo.

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AT&T Stories November 8, 2016

AT&T opens up pre-orders for Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge

Last week Samsung confirmed plans to launch a new Blue Coral variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge worldwide, and that includes the United States. However, we never got a timeframe for when it would land in the States or where it would be sold. Now AT&T has opened up pre-orders for this new variant.

AT&T Stories September 7, 2016

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Just last night LG finally revealed the all-new LG V20. After dropping the ball a bit on the modular LG G5, the V20 hopes to bounce back with an improved design, Android Nougat out of the box, and all of the best features from last year’s fantastic V10. As with most LG devices, the V20 will be available on most US carriers — and so far all four major carriers have confirmed availability.

Here’s everything you need to know…

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AT&T Stories September 2, 2016

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Just this morning Samsung officially issued a worldwide recall of every Galaxy Note 7 on the market. Why? Due to an issue with the battery, some users were having their devices explode (mainly while charging). Samsung noted 35 cases of this issue, and that was more than enough to issue a full recall. Owners of unlocked devices will be able to get a replacement device directly from Samsung, however with carriers, things get slightly more complicated.

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AT&T Stories August 15, 2016

AT&T will offer the rugged Kyocera DuraForce Pro w/ built-in wide view action camera

Last week Kyocera announced the new DuraForce Pro, a mid-range Android smartphone with a rugged design and the world’s first built-in, super wide-angle camera. Today AT&T has announced that it will be carrying the device soon.

AT&T Stories August 2, 2016

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Samsung finally took the wraps off its new Galaxy Note 7 earlier today, but as usual, pre-ordering the phone isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. As mentioned by Samsung earlier today, the Note 7 going to be available on all four of the major US carriers, but each one is going about pre-orders and special offers in a different way. Keep reading for the full rundown…

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AT&T Stories July 29, 2016

AT&T will start selling the Trek 2 HD tablet for as low as $1 starting August 5th

AT&T has today announced the new Trek 2 HD 8-inch Android tablet. This new LTE-connected tablet is priced at just $150 unlocked, or as little as $0.99 with a 2 year contract. Monthly pricing options are also available for just $7.50 a month.

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