Posts tagged “AT&T”

Updated February 10, 2010

Premium Lock AT&T picks Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent for 4G network

AT&T The fourth-generation of wireless technology offers 10 times the speed of current 3G networks.

February 5, 2010

Premium Lock AT&T Wireless gives OK to Sling’s mobile TV application

AT&T This is the second time in recent months that AT&T has revised its policy on the kind of iPhone programs that can operate over its 3G network. The company recently changed its mind about Internet phone applications (VoIP) after the FCC began looking into Apple's decision to not approve a Google calling program last year.

Updated January 28, 2010

Premium Lock AT&T plans $2 billion for wireless network upgrades

AT&T Communications giant reports big surges in growth for wireless customers and iPhone sales. However, criticism of its network is triggering changes.

January 17, 2010

Premium Lock Mobile price war – Verizon Wireless, AT&T cut calling plan prices

Price wars in wireless services The latest moves in a long-running pricing competition between the nation's wireless carriers is not just leading to lower prices for some customers: It also shows that data use is becoming an increasingly important service for mobile carriers as they look to new sources of revenue from customers dependent on mobile access to e-mail and the Web.

Updated January 6, 2010

Premium Lock Move over, iPhone – AT&T to sell Google Android phones

AT&T plans to sell five Android phones from Dell, HTC and Motorola during the first half of this year. Android is shaping up to be the strongest challenger to Apple's iPhone - more than 30 million of which have been sold in the past 2½ years.

AT&T Wireless exec Ralph de le Vega embraces Android AT&T Wireless exec Ralph de le Vega embraces Android

Updated December 16, 2009

Premium Lock AT&T faces $1 billion class action suit in overtime dispute

AT&T Law firms representing 5,000 employees say AT&T changed overtime policy for ‘first-level managers’ after acquiring BellSouth, Pacific Bell.

Updated December 9, 2009

Premium Lock Wireless data hogs, beware – AT&T is planning to rein in usage

AT&T to crack down on wireless data users AT&T also announces plans for major speed upgrades to its U-verse television and data network. U-verse now has 2 million customers, AT&T says.

Updated December 3, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo, AT&T team up for package of PCs, laptops, tech support

Lenovo AT&T's Tech Support 360 service landed more than 100,000 business customers in first 10 months after launch in September of 2008.

November 25, 2009

Premium Lock Holiday cheers and jeers – AT&T, Verizon squabble over ads in court

Wireless battle rages AT&T and Verizon, two offspring of Ma Bell, are getting more aggressive in their marketing, though it's not clear how much they are spending. Verizon and AT&T are both pulling away from their smaller rivals, so instead of competing with Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA, they're increasingly focused on each other.

October 26, 2009

Premium Lock Sprint, Clearwire plan November 4G wireless rollout for Triangle, Triad, Charlotte

Sprint, Clearwire team for 4G N.C. will be a battleground for emerging mobile broadband services. Time Warner and AT&T also are targeting Tar Heel state markets.

Updated October 22, 2009

Premium Lock iPhone sales drive AT&T earnings above Street expectations

AT&T Nation's largest telecommunications and related services provider adds 2 million wireless subscribers in third quarter - 500,000 more than expected.

October 14, 2009

Premium Lock Nokia to launch first laptop – a netbook - in deal with AT&T

Nokia's netbook In other news, AT&T moves closer to approval for acquisition of Centennial Communications

Updated October 10, 2009

Premium Lock FCC launches probe into AT&T complaint about Google Voice service

AT&T As part of a broader quarrel with Google, AT&T has complained that Google Voice blocks calls to phone numbers in some rural communities to reduce the access charges it must pay. So-called "common carrier" regulations prevent AT&T and other big phone companies from blocking those same calls.

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