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With industry wireless-subscriber growth slowing now that nearly every adult has a mobile phone, AT&T is trying to expand into new markets like home security, mobile-device management and mobile-wallet services to drum up sales growth.
Apple used the technology in the first major iPhone overhaul since 2010 to make the device more svelte, an attribute that helped lure a record 5 million buyers in three days. Yet producing in-cell screens is also more painstaking than earlier screen types, contributing to bottlenecks.
AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable are gearing up for a push to deliver video games directly to televisions, sources tell Bloomberg news. The strategy shift poses a threat to traditional consoles such as the PlayStation, Wii and Xbox.
It's the first time Verizon, the country's largest cellphone company, has sold a phone that works on competing U.S. networks with no complicated hacking, or "unlocking," procedures.
Apple sells 1 million more iPhone 5s in the first thee days than it did iPhone 4s. But supply constraints held down sales considerably below what analysts had expected.
As many stores sell out of iPhone 5s, The Associated Press found that the Verizon iPhone 5 accepts an AT&T "SIM card" -- a little chip that identifies a phone to a wireless network. The phone can then be active on AT&T's network.
The roll-out of 4G wireless broadband service across N.C. picks up pace as AT&T adds Fayetteville and Wilmington to its coverage area. AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores will have iPhone 5s to sell starting Friday at 8 a.m.
AT&T is refining its retail strategy with its first flagship store, a location on Chicago's Michigan Avenue that goes beyond phones and tablets to show services such as fitness applications and "smartcar" features.
The second generation of wireless technology debuted in the 90s and was the first one to apply digital technology to cellphones, boosting call quality and network capacity. Third-generation networks, with higher data speeds, starting becoming widespread in the U.S. about six years ago.
AT&T is buying NextWave Wireless as part of a plan to expand its spectrum holdings. It also has agreed to buy spectrum from Comcast Corp., the cable company, and Horizon Wi-Com, a small Miami-based company that tried to start up its own wireless broadband network.
The new AT&T Mobile Share plans include unlimited calling and messaging and let customers combine as many as 10 devices under one monthly data allotment for $85. Verizon started a similar plan starting at $90 last month.
In late August, AT&T is introducing Mobile Share plans that let subscribers connect up to ten devices to a "pooled" data plan. Phones that are connected get unlimited calling and texting. The AP takes a look at the plans.