AT&T Mobility is welcoming rival nationwide operators Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US to the ranks of its 'It Can Wait' campaign to end texting while driving. More than 200 other organizations are also throwing their weight behind the It Can Wait effort, AT&T said.
Sports media giant ESPN has talked with at least one large U.S. carrier about subsidizing wireless access to its content, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal . The discussions could lead to a "toll-free" data plans with carriers and open up new revenue streams for both parties.
Consumers aren't exactly putting out the welcome mat for Facebook Home: Roughly a month after the social networking giant rolled out the alternative Android homescreen, there's mounting evidence to suggest the concept is a dud.
Nokia is rolling out Microsoft's stopgap Windows Phone 7.8 mobile operating system update to AT&T Mobility's Lumia 900 smartphone. Subscribers can download the update via the Zune for PC application or the Windows Phone Connector app for Mac.
Cellular-capable tablets will generate a total of $20 billion for wireless operators in 2017, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, due in large part to operators' efforts to encourage subscribers to activate LTE connections on tablets through shared data plans.
AT&T Mobility is rolling out StarStar Me, enabling subscribers to replace their conventional 10-digit mobile phone number with a personalized shortcode incorporating their name, nickname or other unique identifier.
AT&T Mobility is updating Samsung Electronics' original 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet to run Google's Android 4.1.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The update is available through Windows and Mac computers via the Samsung Kies content sync and software application.
AT&T Mobility is planning to launch new prepaid services under the "All In One" brand June 15, according to people familiar with the matter. The carrier will likely offer a $35 per month service for feature phones and a $50 per month service for smartphones.
LG Electronics used to be a top player in the U.S. market, but its star has been eclipsed by Apple, Samsung Electronics, HTC and others as the smartphone race has heated up. Now, however, the company is plotting a comeback via its partnership with AT&T Mobility to sell its high-end Optimus G Pro smartphone this month.
Sprint Nextel's announcement last week that it had inked a deal with module provider u-blox to be Sprint's preferred module provider for its 2G (1xRTT) CDMA network caught my attention for a few reasons, mainly because it's clearly designed at winning away machine-to-machine business from AT&T Mobility, which plans on shutting down its 2G network by 2017. I think Sprint can steal some of this business, and even though the customers and connections are low-bandwidth and provide low average revenue per user.