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AT&T Is Adding a Spam Filter For Phone Calls

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Today, ATT introduced a new service for automated blocking of fraud or spam calls. Dubbed ATT Call Protect, the system identifies specific numbers believed to be sources of fraud, and will either de...
by Remote Network on Dec 20, 2016

AT&T's DirecTV Now Plagued With Outages and Sports Blackouts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Barely two weeks after ATT launched DirecTV Now, the online streaming service's customers have already been hit by multiple outages, unexpected blackouts of live local sports games, and missing c...
by Remote Network on Dec 14, 2016

FCC Calls Out AT&T, Verizon For 'Zero Rating' Their Own Video Apps

U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' smartphones. The FCC has sent letters to the country's biggest wireless carriers saying the way they handle the practice, known as "z...
by Remote Network on Dec 2, 2016

AT&T Unveils DirecTV Now Streaming TV Service With Over 100 Channels

ATT has officially unveiled its DirecTV Now internet TV streaming service, which launches Wednesday, November 30th, in the U.S. on iPhone, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and PC/Mac, starting at $35 per month. The Verge reports: Like its over-th...
by Remote Network on Nov 28, 2016

Apple's Chip Choices May Leave Some iPhone Users in Slow Lane

Not all iPhone 7s are created equal, it turns out. The latest flagship smartphones from Apple that run on Verizon's network are technically capable of downloading data faster than those from AT&T. Yet in testing, the two phones perform about the...
by Remote Network on Nov 18, 2016

AT&T Will Offer a Lower-Quality Video Option But Without a Discount

After T-Mobile and Sprint introduced lower-cost wireless plans in return for customers accepting lower quality video streaming, AT&T is following suit. An anonymous reader shares a Fortune report:The second-largest wireless carrier said it would...
by Remote Network on Nov 11, 2016

DirecTV Now Leak Reveals Channels, Promotions of AT&T's Upcoming TV Service

It seems AT&T won't leave any stone unturned for its upcoming DirecTV Now streaming service. According to a new report, the company is planning to offer a free Apple TV set-top box or an Amazon Fire USB stick to people who subscribe to the servic...
by Remote Network on Nov 7, 2016

AT&T Service Outages Hit The Midwest Friday

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes WGN: Customers using AT&T for phone and Internet reported widespread outages across Chicago and the Midwest Friday starting around 3 p.m. and going into the evening, according to the website DownDetector. In a...
by Futuristic Car Design on Oct 29, 2016

AT&T Is Spying on Americans For Profit, New Documents Reveal

AT&T has been secretly spying on its own customers, the Daily Beast reports. The revelation comes days after the top carrier announced plans to purchase Time Warner. The report claims that AT&T ran a program called Project Hemisphere through...
by Remote Network on Oct 25, 2016

AT&T Considers Buying Time Warner

In what would likely be one of the largest telecommunications takeovers in American history, Bloomberg is reporting that ATT has discussed the idea of a possible merger or other partnership with Time Warner Inc (may be paywalled; alternate source). B...
by Remote Network on Oct 21, 2016

Verizon, AT&T Made $600 Million in Overage Fees Alone in 2016

A new study claims that Verizon and AT&T made $600 million alone in 2016 just on overage fees. And while both telcos unveiled new plans that let you avoid $15 per gigabyte overages in exchange for just being throttled (Verizon's "safety mode" and...
by Remote Network on Oct 12, 2016

AT&T Considers Stopping All Samsung Note 7 Sales

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: ATT Inc. is considering stopping all sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s flagship Galaxy Note 7 over concerns about the smartphone's safety, according to a person familiar with the situation. A final...
by Remote Network on Oct 8, 2016

AT&T Gigabit Internet Coming To 11 More US Regions

AT&T is bringing its gigabit Internet service to 11 new metro areas. Currently available in parts of 29 cities around the country, the ultra-fast network -- which the company is now calling AT&T Fiber -- is expected to reach another 45 locati...
by Remote Network on Oct 6, 2016

AT&T To End Targeted Ads Program, Give All Users Lowest Available Price

AT&T has confirmed to ArsTechnica that it is getting rid of Internet Preferences, a controversial program that analyzed home internet customers' web browsing habits in order to serve some targeted ads. From the report:"To simplify our offering fo...
by Remote Network on Sep 30, 2016

AT&T Is Phasing Out the U-Verse Video, Broadband Brand

AT&T is killing off the 'U-Verse' brand after its $69 billion acquisition of DirecTV. AT&T's broadband and phone services will now be called AT&T Internet and AT&T Phone. The company says the move will bring "simplicity" across the sw...
by Remote Network on Sep 20, 2016

US Appeals Court Dismisses AT&T Data Throttling Lawsuit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A federal appeals court in California on Monday dismissed a U.S. government lawsuit that accused ATT Inc of deception for reducing internet speeds for customers with unlimited mobile data plans once t...
by Remote Network on Aug 29, 2016

ISP Lobbyists Pushing Telecom Act Rewrite

Karl Bode, reporting for DSLReports:Telecom lobbyists are pushing hard for a rewrite of the Telecom Act, this time with a notable eye on cutting FCC funding and overall authority. AT&T donated at least $70,000 to back Republican House Speaker Pau...
by Remote Network on Aug 25, 2016

Frontier Teams With AT&T To Block Google Fiber Access To Utility Poles

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Ars Technica: Frontier submitted a court filing last week supporting ATT's efforts to sue local governments in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky to stop a new ordinance designed to give Google Fibe...
by Remote Network on Jul 1, 2016

Citigroup Sues AT&T For Saying 'Thanks' To Customers

An anonymous reader writes: Citigroup has a trademark on "THANKYOU" and is currently using it to sue ATT for using "Thanks." Ars Technica reports: "Who knew? Banking giant Citigroup has trademarked 'THANKYOU' and is now suing technology giant ATT for...
by Remote Network on Jun 16, 2016

Broadband CEOs Admit Usage Caps Are Nothing More Than A Toll On Uncompetitive Markets

Though giant ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast continue to impose caps on users with several of their data plans, a crop of local ISPs is no longer hesitating from admitting that there is no justification for these caps as the cost to provide broadba...
by Remote Network on Jun 7, 2016


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