AT&T doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to "blocking" video calling apps, and the discovery last week that Hangouts requires a Wi-Fi connection on AT&T's network didn't help matters. The carrier today issued a statement explaining the lack of support, and promised to fix it.
Smartphones routinely have 5-inch screens and larger bodies, and the LG Optimus G Pro is a grand device that makes quite an impression. Is this yet another trailing device, or has LG managed to make this new phone for AT&T standout for more than its size?
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is one of the best selling smartphones, but it's not for everyone. Google today announced that it will soon begin selling its own version of the Galaxy S 4, only its edition will run standard Android 4.2 software.
The HTC First isn't the most powerful device around, but it is a surprisingly good phone capable of meeting moderate expectations. The first Android smartphone to run Facebook Home layer of apps is now only $0.99 on AT&T, a surprising price drop so soon after release.
The LG Optimus G Pro will be an AT&T exclusive in the United States. AT&T has just announced that the Optimus G Pro, previously available in South Korea, will launch later this month with a special gift given to customers who pre-order the device.
AT&T is entering the phone trade-in business by offering customers a chance to earn at least $100 for the value of their existing phone when they purchase a new AT&T device. Beginning May 1, a customer can give AT&T an old phone to have $100 taken off the purchase of a new device. In the event that the trade-in value of an old phone is worth more than $100, AT&T will provide a higher discount. Consumers can bring their devices into AT&T corporate stores to get an instant appraisals and discounts or use the trade-in program website here.
AT&T has made 4G LTE service available in a slew of new areas. Beginning today, customers in places ranging from Arizona to Florida and many places in between should be able to access the latest generation of wireless data.
As it approaches 200 4G LTE markets in the U.S., AT&T's continued expansion of its 4G LTE network today has reached several new markets and expanded coverage in a few others.
AT&T Mobility has set-up a new reservation system to help customers lower the amount of time spent at wireless stores. Customers, both existing and potential, can now visit att.com/storeappointment to book an appointment at the nearest AT&T store or device support center. The reservation tool takes customer information and provides a list of available appointment times during store hours. AT&T still accepts walk-ins at its retail locations and support centers, but having a set time will make it easier for customers to be assisted on busy days.
AT&T has begun updating the LG Escape to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. LG Escape owners should start seeing update notifications beginning today, but they an press Settings > General > About phone > Software Update > Update Now to manually search for an update. Android 4.1 adds new notifications, Google Now, and AT&T DriveMode among other many other features.