AT&T Stories May 16

Carriers have made it clear that 5G is the next big thing for mobile technology, with AT&T targeting the end of this year for a rollout to a dozen markets. To show the power of 5G, however, Fox Sports is partnering with AT&T, Intel, and Ericsson to use 5G technology to broadcast the upcoming U.S. Open Championship in 4K HDR…

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AT&T Stories April 20

UPDATE: An AT&T spokesperson gave us the following statement:

We are aware of the investigation into GSMA’s process for developing eSIM standards that provide a better experience for consumers. Along with other GSMA members, we have provided information to the government in response to their requests and will continue to work proactively within GSMA, including with those who might disagree with the proposed standards, to move this issue forward.

News has broke this afternoon that the US Department of Justice has opened an investigation over antitrust concerns and potential collusion between Verizon and AT&T in efforts to prevent eSIM adoption and progress. Apple Watch and iPad both use eSIM technology and Apple is reportedly one of multiple manufacturers who has raised concerns with the DOJ.  expand full story

AT&T Stories April 19

Report: Verizon takes most activations for Q1, data points to why T-Mobile and Sprint have resumed merger talks

CIRP is out today with new data on carrier activations and growth for Q1. Unsurprisingly, Verizon and AT&T took the top two spots for the most activations, but T-Mobile did gain more new customers than any other provider. Additionally, the report gives more details on why T-Mobile and Sprint have fired up merger discussions again.

AT&T Stories March 1

We typically see the big four US carriers competing in a cut throat fashion to steal customers from each other, but even the strongest rivals can be frenemies sometimes. The Mobile Authentication Taskforce — AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint — have released product details for what it calls a “next-generation mobile authentication platform.”

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AT&T Stories February 27

AT&T offers free DirecTV Now, internet, and BOGO iPhone X in select cities w/ new plans

From 9to5Toys:

Starting Thursday, March 1st, AT&T will be hitting the streets of Los Angeles, Chicago and New York to offer customers special deals on a variety of its services and popular devices, including DirecTV Now and iPhone X. Along with these limited geographical offers, AT&T is celebrating the roll out of its new Unlimited Plus Enhanced plans. Full details on both can be found below.

If Apple’s history is anything to go by, access to high-speed 5G services is likely to come to Android phones ahead of iPhones – but there could be a handy workaround. It’s looking like the first 5G devices to go on sale won’t be phones at all, but rather mobile hotspots …

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