Tagged with: AT&T

Netflix is Now Paying AT&T for a Better Stream Experience, Too

Netflix is Now Paying AT&T for a Better Stream Experience, Too

AT&T has become the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure that the company's streaming videos get to consumers without lagging or delay. Netflix said Tuesday that the two companies had reached an agreement on interconnection in May. "We're now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be ...

How to Unlock Your Phone on the 4 Major U.S. Carriers

How to Unlock Your Phone on the 4 Major U.S. Carriers

After you’ve finished up with a two-year smartphone contract, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep your old device and bring it to a compatible carrier with a lower monthly cost. But if your device is carrier locked — and if you bought it on contract from one of the big four carriers, it probably is — ...

Report: Nearly Half of AT&T’s Customers are on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Report: Nearly Half of AT&T’s Customers are on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

People with a cellular plan that works for them tend to stick with it for a while, according to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (via Business Insider). But for AT&T at least, no plan is proving as sticky as unlimited data. 44% of AT&T customers are on grandfathered unlimited plans — that ...

AT&T Addresses Data Breach, Offers One Year of Free Credit Monitoring

AT&T Addresses Data Breach, Offers One Year of Free Credit Monitoring

AT&T has begun mailing out letters to customers affected by a data breach that allowed employees of a “service provider” to access customer account information, including customers’ dates of birth and Social Security numbers. The data was exposed in April through a system used to obtain unlocking codes for used ...

WSJ: Amazon’s Smartphone Will Be an AT&T Exclusive

WSJ: Amazon’s Smartphone Will Be an AT&T Exclusive

Amazon's upcoming smartphone will be exclusive to AT&T, according to The Wall Street Journal. The e-commerce giant is widely expected to introduce its first ever smartphone at a media event on Wednesday, building on its Kindle Fire line of Android tablets. Amazon already has a relationship with AT&T; the carrier ...

AT&T Hacked, Customer Call Records and SSNs Obtained

AT&T Hacked, Customer Call Records and SSNs Obtained

In a security breach at AT&T last April, three employees of one of the company’s vendors accessed the telecommunications giant’s customer records — including social security numbers and call records. AT&T declined to comment on how many customers were affected or why the company waited until now — two months ...

AT&T Can Back Out of DirecTV Acquisition if it Loses NFL Sunday Ticket

AT&T Can Back Out of DirecTV Acquisition if it Loses NFL Sunday Ticket

If DirecTV fails to lock up NFL Sunday Ticket beyond this coming season, AT&T has given itself the right to back away from the colossal $48.5 billion acquisition announced on Sunday. The out clause contained in the proposal’s fine print shows just how valuable of a property the NFL is. "The parties also have agreed ...

AT&T Re-Launches Cricket Wireless After Recent Acquisition

AT&T Re-Launches Cricket Wireless After Recent Acquisition

The Cricket Wireless brand got a new lease on life thanks to AT&T, which re-introduced the prepaid wireless service on Sunday with a new set of competitive offers. AT&T inherited the Cricket brand through its $1.2 billion acquisition of Cricket-parent Leap Wireless, which closed in March. As a result of its decision ...

AT&T Agrees to Deal to Acquire DirecTV for $48.5 Billion

AT&T Agrees to Deal to Acquire DirecTV for $48.5 Billion

AT&T said Sunday that it had agreed to acquire America's biggest satellite television provider, DirecTV, in a deal worth almost $50 billion. The boards of the two companies met on Sunday to approve the plan. "This is a unique opportunity that will redefine the video entertainment industry and create a company able to ...

AT&T’s HQ LTE Calls Only Available on Galaxy S4 Mini at First

AT&T’s HQ LTE Calls Only Available on Galaxy S4 Mini at First

Right in sync with rumors, AT&T has launched its high-quality LTE voice calling in a handful of places across the US. If you live in the right parts of Illinois, Indiana, Minneapolis and Wisconsin, you'll get pristine-sounding phone conversations starting on May 23rd. There's no public roadmap for other regions, but ...