News tagged: AT&T
To appease regulators, AT&T could have to drop some of its major assets if it wants to move forward with its acquisition of Time Warner. Sources claim the Department of Justice (DOJ) isn't immediately giving its approval. It wants one of the companies to sell a major asset.
Alphabet's Project Loon recently began providing cell service to AT&T customers in Puerto Rico in order to reconnect those who lost service because of Hurricane Maria. Now, the carrier itself is using an LTE-equipped drone to assist with connectivity in the region.
AT&T is trying to merge with Time Warner, but it could face opposition from the legal system in the United States. The Department of Justice (DoJ) may bring an antitrust case against AT&T, reports The Wall Street Journal, and the DoJ is said to already be speaking with both.
If you have been wondering when ZTE plans to launch its dual-screen smartphone, then here is the answer - November 1. AT&T has just announced that the ZTE Axon M will be available for pre-order this Wednesday, while it will hit AT&T stores on November 17.
Cordcutting continues to have a major negative impact on the cable business, including AT&T's cable division. During the third quarter, the company's DirecTV and U-Verse networks saw their subscriber count fall by 385,000. That's a new record for losses.
As rumoured a few days ago, Apple has decided to give a head start to iPhone Upgrade Program customers when pre-ordering the iPhone X. The handset will officially be available for pre-order in the United States this Friday, but if you are currently signed up for Apple's iPhone
If you are looking forward to buying a flagship Samsung smartphone, this could be your best chance. Retailers in the United States are now offering a discounted price on its premium phones which include Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Moreover, the company is also offering
Free HBO is coming for more AT&T subscribers. The wireless carrier already bundles the streaming service with its $90+ unlimited plans, but now it's expanding the offer on September 15 to cover subscribers who only have a $60 per month unlimited plan.
AT&T's testing of 5G wireless technology is expanding to three additional cities, with the carrier hoping to roll out the upgraded tech nationwide by the end of next year. Trials are headed to Waco (Texas), Kalamazoo (Michigan), and South Bend (Indiana). They'll begin this year.
ISPs have continued to claim net neutrality will have a number of deleterious effects on the world, one of which is a negative impact on emergency services. The latest to make that claim is AT&T, which recently suggested traffic for emergency services couldn't be prioritized.
AT&T's cable-free streaming service, DirecTV Now, is gaining some popular and local channels. A new deal with CBS will give the service Pop, CBS Sports Network, and Showtime. There will also be local CBS and The CW stations in around 25 markets throughout the US.
Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S8 Active, the more rugged version of the standard Galaxy S8. The smartphone is going to be exclusively available from AT&T later this week and pre-orders will start tomorrow, while the handset will start shipping on August 11.
Samsung plans to launch at least two high-end smartphones in 2017, out of which is the rugged version of the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 Active is all but official, as we had so many leaks that pretty much everything is known, except for the launch date.
Huawei's reach in the United States has been limited by its lack of carrier partnerships, but it could finally be getting a boost in that regard. The Information reports AT&T has agreed to sell Huawei's next flagship smartphone beginning in early 2018.
AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner, which was announced last year, probably isn't going to be blocked by the Justice Department. Bloomberg reports the agency is now looking at conditions that could be placed on the company in order to alleviate some anti-competitive concerns.
AT&T will include offline viewing capabilities in its DirecTV Now cable-free streaming service next year. The upcoming feature was announced on Thursday, with AT&T saying it'll give users the ability to "download and go." It didn't detail exactly how the functionality would work.
AT&T is quickly expanding the reach of its wireless internet service, which began in Georgia in April. It has arrived in eight additional southeastern states, bringing acceptable internet coverage to more than 70,000 locations that'd either have poor or absent coverage.
For only $10 more than the usual AT&T Unlimited Choice plan, you can get over 60 channels from DirecTV. The carrier's new $70 bundle is available for current Unlimited Choice customers who are interested in adding television to their plan. Video streams are limited however.
A low-cost rugged smartphone from LG, the Venture X, is going to be sold exclusively through AT&T. The device features a 5.2-inch 1080p Gorilla Glass display, a strong metal frame, and a non-slip design. The Venture X includes a Snapdragon 435 processor.
37,000 AT&T employees who are also members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are going on strike. Since the company will effectively lose 14% of its workforce for the time being, it's possible some retail stores could temporarily shut down.