All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ATT’

LG G3 and G Watch Coming to AT&T on July 8

AT&T today announced that the LG G3 smartphone will be available on its network starting July 8. The device can be ordered online starting on that day and will be available at physical AT&T retail locations starting on July 11. LG announced the G3 on May 27 with launch events in cities such as New York, London, Seoul, and San …

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AT&T Officially Buying DirecTV For Nearly $50 Billion

After weeks of rumor and speculation, AT&T has officially announced that it will acquire DirecTV in a stock-and-cash transaction for $95 per share based on AT&T’s Friday closing price, putting it at $48.5 billion. The deal will still face regulator approval, but it has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies. It will be reviewed by …

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AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away

Earlier this month, reports indicated that AT&T was considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal that would be worth at least $40 billion. The merger would create a entity that would serve roughly 26 million subscribers. At the time, there was no indication on how far along the talks were, but sources said that DirectTV was open to deal. Now, The …

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AT&T Said To Seek DirecTV Acquisition

First Comcast and Time Warner proposed a merger, which is still going through the regulatory rounds. Now, according to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T is considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal it says would be worth at least $40 billion. The report cites people familiar with the situation. WSJ’s Shalini Ramachandran and Thomas Gryta report: The approach has come since …

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No-Contract Phones Are Found To Be More Expensive Than Subsidized Devices

No-contract phones are all the rage these days thanks to T-Mobile. The wireless carrier ditched contracts last year and instead adopted a business model that allows consumers to pay off their new phone in small monthly payments. Other carriers have adopted this new model alongside other pre-paid plans that require consumers to pay for the entire device up front. The …

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AT&T Pulls a Google, Announces Multi-Metro Fiber Expansion

AT&T has pulled a Google and announced a “major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network.” Like Google, who made a similar announcement back in February, AT&T is looking at some major metropolitan areas, scoping out the logistics, and saying that they could possibly expand to up to 100 cities. Google’s expansion plans eye 9 different metro area (34 communities …

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AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services

AT&T is looking to kill (or at least compete with) Netflix, Hulu, and the many other popular streaming subscription services that are having a marked impact on the world’s viewing habits. The company has just announced that, with the help of The Chernin Group (Peter Chernin’s holding company), they’re going to invest at least $500 million into funding “a venture …

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Mobile Data Plans: Data Makes Up 98 Percent Of Mobile Network Traffic

Mobile data plans are expensive. There doesn’t seem to be any good reason for the high prices or data caps either. The mobile carriers get away with it by saying its a scarce commodity, and that narrative can continue thanks to a new study out this week. Amdocs released its Annual State of the Radio Access Network Survey this week. …

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Rust Cohle Explains Time as a Flat Circle to Little Kids

HBO’s True Detective ended its first season last month and when the credits rolled, it was clear that we had all just watched something singular–an experience that was going to have a profound effect on not only the future of scripted television, but pop culture. I mean, television just hasn’t ever had a character quite like Rust Cohle. If you …

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AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger talk is dying down, and with good reason: competition in the U.S. mobile space is now benefiting consumers immensely. Led by T-Mobile, U.S. mobile providers are now dropping prices and introducing new pricing schemes with an eye toward sweeping up those last few prospective American smartphone users while increasingly going after other carriers’ subscribers. T-Mobile this weekend …

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Netflix Prices Won’t Rise Much After Comcast Deal

The popularity of Netflix has skyrocketed over the past few years, to the point that it has become a staple of daily life for college students, elementary schoolers, various media nerds, and proper adults alike. With instant streaming of beloved classics like Doctor Who and Firefly, as well as innovative, intriguing original content (Orange is The New Black, anyone?) right …

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AT&T to Offer Unlimited International Texting

The march toward change in the U.S. mobile industry is continuing, with larger mobile providers now reacting to T-Mobile’s unlimited international data offering and the rise of mobile messaging apps. AT&T today announced that it will be offering unlimited international texting on some of its plans. Starting this Friday, February 28, AT&T customers with a Mobile Share Value or Mobile …

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