T-Mobile antics are a two-way street. They have come out and said that their plans will either bring them lots of customers or force the industry to change. Well the only ones that have really changed are AT&T. Sure Verizon and Sprint did their “early upgrade” programs, but AT&T is the one that is steadily changing their plans to make them cheaper. In fact, this past weekend they announced that you can bring your own device to AT&T and pay $65/month for unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data. That’s a pretty good deal actually.
Following up on the news that its UnCarrier rival will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan, AT&T is making some pricing changes of its own — in the completely opposite direction. The base rate for the company’s 2GB Mobile Share Value plan is currently $55 (that’s the base price, excluding per-smartphone costs), but it just announced that beginning tomorrow customers will be able to grab the same plan for $40 per month instead.
There will be very little mystery to the All-New HTC One when it launches next month. In addition to the multiple leaked pictures we’ve already seen, @evleaks has now posted a leaked press shot of the device that clearly shows AT&T’s branding on the rear casing. Other than that, the leaked image pretty much shows us everything else we’ve already seen about the All New HTC One including its dual rear-facing cameras, on-screen buttons and light sensors that have been shifted over to the right-hand side of the phone next to the front-facing camera. HTC will formally unveil the All New HTC One on March 25th. Continue reading
T-Mobile announced yesterday that a Federal Court in Texas has ordered the AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless,to stop using a “plum color as a central part of its trade dress,” as it is “confusingly similar” to its own trademark magenta.
According to court documents, T-Mobile claims the Plum in question, Pantone 676C, is so similar to its own Pantone Process Magenta that it “dilutes its strength and likely causes confusion among consumers.” The court’s preliminary injunction will prevent Aio from using large swaths of the offending plum color and “confusingly similar shades” in advertising, marketing and store design. T-Mobile brought the suit against the pre-paid carrier, which is owned by its competitor AT&T, last summer, just months after its initial launch.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been trash talking the competition ever since he joined the company. But today T-Mobile itself is taking its ongoing war with AT&T to a new level — or what some might consider to be a new low. The carrier has issued a satirical press release blasting AT&T for a new promotion that offers T-Mobile customers up to $450 to switch providers.
AT&T has just reported its Q4 2013 financial results where the company as a whole posted $33.2 billion in revenues in Q4, which is up 1.8 percent over last year, and $6.91 billion in net income. We like to focus on the wireless side of things, however, which are more relevant to the Android world.
AT&T announced three days ago that it would start charging content providers for the right to bypass data caps that might otherwise prevent smartphone owners from using data-hungry services like streaming video or music.
The plan is opposed by those who say it violates the principles of net neutrality, that Internet service providers should treat all data equally, and that AT&T shouldn’t pick winners and losers by forcing content providers to pay for the best path to consumers.
AT&T is launching a sponsored data program, allowing app developers and content makers to cover the costs of their services.
Data is the lifeline of the mobile world, allowing users to stream video and music, shop, and socialize on their devices. But it’s expensive. Instead of consumers carrying all the data burdens, the companies could deliver their services without eating into monthly limits on consumption.
GM practically invented the connected car with OnStar.
LG’s curved phone is coming to America. AT&T announced on Monday from CES 2014 that it will launch LG’s first curved smartphone, the G Flex, sometime in the first quarter this year. The news is in line with earlier rumors, which also noted that T-Mobile will release the G Flex in 2014. LG also announced on Monday that Sprint will carry the G Flex in Q1 as well.
The curved 6-inch AMOLED display is the star of the show on LG’s latest phone, the G Flex also features a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, a 3,500 mAh battery and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.