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iPhone Sales Hurt By Lack Of Carrier Subsidies iPhone Sales Hurt By Lack Of Carrier Subsidies
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Anyone who has ever tried to buy a contract-free iPhone has first-hand experience with how heavily Apple relies on carrier subsidies to sell its phones. The price difference, usually in the neighborhood of several hundred dollars, is made up for …

iPhone User Wins Throttling Suit Against AT&T iPhone User Wins Throttling Suit Against AT&T
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Earlier this month we reported that AT&T was throttling the data connections of customers who still had the old unlimited data plan and used more than 2 gigabytes of data per month. The practice struck many as unfair, since users …

T-Mobile Loses 800K Customers, Blames Lack of iPhone T-Mobile Loses 800K Customers, Blames Lack of iPhone

2011 was an interesting year for T-Mobile, mostly due to the AT&T merger drama whose slow death was finalized in December when AT&T officially pulled the plug on the deal. After the FCC and DOJ voiced their disapproval, the deal …

AT&T Lightening Up On Data Throttling? AT&T Lightening Up On Data Throttling?
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Earlier this month we brought you news that AT&T had started throttling the data streams of certain smartphone users. Those who had managed to hang onto AT&T’s now-defunct unlimited data plans were reportedly having their connections throttled after 2.1 gigabytes …

Broadband Spectrum Will Expand In the U.S.!!! Broadband Spectrum Will Expand In the U.S.!!!

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has released a report highlighting the need for expansion of the United States broadband spectrum. At the core of his report is what he calls the “spectrum crunch” or huge surge in wireless internet traffic …

Mike D of the Beastie Boy to Rock the AT&T Net Neutrality Vote Mike D of the Beastie Boy to Rock the AT&T Net Neutrality Vote
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When AT&T holds their next annual shareholder voting process, the SEC is commanding that net neutrality be included in the list of items to be voted on. This means shareholders will be allowed to at least influence AT&T’s postion on …

AT&T Raising Smartphone Upgrade Fee Today AT&T Raising Smartphone Upgrade Fee Today

In a move that some consumers may not like, AT&T is raising the fee to upgrade from a previous device today. The upgrade fee for the past decade has been a nice, cheap $18. The new upgrade fee hitting today …

Is The iPhone Killing Wireless Carriers? Is The iPhone Killing Wireless Carriers?
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With all those iPhones sold last year, surely the wireless carriers are doing great, right? Turns out the iPhone is what’s hurting carriers the most. CNN reports that due to the heavy discounts applied to the iPhone by carriers, sales …

AT&T Posts Super Bowl Stats Of Users At The Game AT&T Posts Super Bowl Stats Of Users At The Game

There’s been a lot of stats on the Super Bowl already in terms of social media use and other technologies. AT&T offers a different take on the big game. In a blog post, John Donovan, AT&T’s VP, laid out some …

AT&T U-verse App Hits Apple iPad And Other Tablets AT&T U-verse App Hits Apple iPad And Other Tablets
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Just when you think your tablet couldn’t get any cooler,  AT&T decides to release their U-verse app for tablets to really fluff the cool factor. AT&T announced their new tablet app today saying that it can be used for current (and …

AT&T Is Pretty Bad At Being A Mobile ISP AT&T Is Pretty Bad At Being A Mobile ISP

It’s clear AT&T wants its customers who were lucky enough to have the unlimited data plan, something they do not offer any longer, to switch plans to one of their tiered plans, and to facilitate this, the communications monolith announced …

Google Wallet On Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S (AT&T), According to Reports Google Wallet On Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S (AT&T), According to Reports

Several reports have come out indicating that AT&T has quietly begun allowing users of the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S NFC-enabled smartphones to download Google Wallet. Slashgear reports that the download requires that an AT&T SIM be loaded into the …

Samsung Galaxy Note Coming To AT&T February 19th Samsung Galaxy Note Coming To AT&T February 19th

Earlier this month we brought you news from CES that the Samsung Galaxy Note would be coming to the US on AT&T’s network sometime this year. Now the carrier has announced that the device will be launching on February 19th …

Verizon Preparing To Launch Shared iPhone, iPad Data Plans Verizon Preparing To Launch Shared iPhone, iPad Data Plans

Verizon and AT&T have both said in in the past six months that they were planning to launch shared data plans for phones and tablets. Both companies currently offer separate data plans for separate devices. That is, if you have …

Verizon Boosts Wi-Fi Service, 4G LTE In Indianapolis For Super Bowl Fans Verizon Boosts Wi-Fi Service, 4G LTE In Indianapolis For Super Bowl Fans

Indianapolis, you are about to have the best wireless service in the world and it’s all thanks to your dubious distinction as host to Super Bowl XLVI. AT&T has already upped their service in anticipation of the 150,000 Super Bowl …

Indianapolis Gets Better AT&T Services Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday Indianapolis Gets Better AT&T Services Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday
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Perhaps my AT&T service experience is different from yours and for your sake I hope it is, but whenever I am near an area with a high density of people, my AT&T service completely bottoms out. Texts don’t go through, …

Over A Third Of iPhone Buyers Switched From Android, BlackBerry Over A Third Of iPhone Buyers Switched From Android, BlackBerry

The iPhone 4S launch in October was met with high level of demand that has become customary for the launch of new Apple products. Of course, not all of those people lining up for new iPhones are current iPhone users, …

What Happens to AT&T and T-Mobile Now? Congressman Boucher Weighs In What Happens to AT&T and T-Mobile Now? Congressman Boucher Weighs In
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Last month, AT&T withdrew its bid to purchase T-Mobile USA from Duetsche Telekom after a lot of criticism, especially from the Department of Justice and the FCC. The merger did receive a lot of support, but criticism proved to be louder.

AT&T Raises Data Caps, Rates For Smartphone And Tablet Customers AT&T Raises Data Caps, Rates For Smartphone And Tablet Customers

AT&T has announced an adjustment to its data plans for smartphone and tablet customers. Under the current plans, mobile phone and tablet users can choose to pay $15 per month for 200MB of data and $25 for 2GB. Mobile phone …

Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month Carrier IQ To Be Removed From Sprint Phones This Month
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Carrier IQ is back in the news today with reports that Sprint and HTC are planning to remove the software from their phones. Firmware updates will begin rolling out this month that will remove the software from Sprint’s Android-based phones. …

Are You Getting Throttled By Your Cellular Carrier? Are You Getting Throttled By Your Cellular Carrier?

If you’re in the top five percent of data users on your cellular providers network than the following news about throttling may be of interest to you. Carriers like AT&T and others are apparently implementing measures to limit data usage …