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AT&T offers three new smartphones, Lumia 830, HTC One M8 Windows, and Desire EYE
By Luke Jones on Tuesday November 04, 2014

AT&T has revealed that it is launching three new smartphones to its network. Two will be Windows Phone devices, the new Microsoft Nokia Lumia 830 and the HTC One M8 for Windows, while another HTC device is also coming to Ma Bell in the form of the Android powered Desire EYE.

AT&T adds Samsung Galaxy TabPro 12.2 and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 to tablet portfolio
By Andrew Kameka on Monday June 02, 2014

Two Samsung Android tablets have finally found a whome for consumers looking to get cellular connectivity on the devices. AT&T today announced that it now carries both the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab PRO 12.2.

AT&T launching Voice over LTE May 23 in select markets
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday May 15, 2014

AT&T has announced that it will begin offering enhanced call quality through Voice over LTE (VoLTE) next week. AT&T's HD Voice will launch in select markets as the company begins testing an all-IP solution that will route calls over its 4G LTE network, but only a very select group of people will be able to use the system at first.

AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile clash on FCC rules for upcoming spectrum auction
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 07, 2014

When the FCC hosts an auction for spectrum voluntary given up by broadcasters to sell to wireless network operators, AT&T and Verizon will not be able to acquire as much spectrum as T-Mobile and Sprint. That doesn't sit well with the nation's two largest carriers.

AT&T to provide in-flight 4G LTE next year
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 28, 2014

AT&T has announced that it intends to build a service that will allow airline passengers to connect to 4G LTE. Compared to current in-flight data, which has speeds lower than even smartphone connections and isn't always ideal for media streaming, AT&T's service would be faster by meeting 4G LTE standards. The carrier aims to have its in-flight data running by late 2015, though it would only work on flights within the continental United States, meaning flights to or from Alaska and Hawaii would not be included. The names of airlines that would run the air-to-ground network have not been disclosed.

AT&T delivers BlackBerry 10.2 to Z10 and Q10
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

AT&T today announced that the BlackBerry 10.2 update is rolling out now to the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models tied to its network. The BB10 OS devices gain several new features including actionable lock screen notifications and better battery monitoring so users know which apps negatively affect battery life.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gets Android 4.4 KitKat
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

It's later than some other devices, but Android 4.4 KitKat has arrived for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The update adds some UI enhancements, small performance boosts, and security patches. It also offers color emojis, a new lock screen with full-page album art, full-screen in some apps, better closed captioning, access to the camera from the lock screen, wireless printing, and setting volume in specific applications. Galaxy S4 Active owners can try to manually trigger the update by going to Settings > More > About Device > Select Software Update > Check for Updates. Be sure your phone has at least 75 percent battery life before applying the update.

AT&T expands 4G LTE network in Yuma, Reno, Eureka, and more places
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 26, 2014

AT&T today announced that it has launched 4G LTE service in several new places. In addition to expanding coverage in the Reno and Sweetwater markets, AT&T has added LTE in seven cities for the first time.

AT&T lowers prices for individual accounts to $65 per month
By Andrew Kameka on Monday March 10, 2014

AT&T has once again lowered the costs of its service for individual or duo accounts. The carrier today announced that it shaved $15 off the standard plans, which lowers the cost of maintaining an individual line to only $65.

Verizon Wireless leads network performance tests, T-Mobile miffed about last place results
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday March 06, 2014

Verizon Wireless is the best performing network, followed by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Analytics firm RootMetrics recently released those rankings, which pleased Verizon and obviously upset T-Mobile.