Potentially lucrative for families that already use DirecTV and a wireless service like Verizon, AT&T is offering huge bill credits for each mobile phone line that's switched over to the AT&T Wireless service.
A suit against Apple and its iMessage service has been ongoing, but a new twist has developed. Both AT&T and Google filed motions that give them access to secret documents, which could result in more litigation.
AT&T certainly doesn't hang about. Ten days after the FCC cleared the way for the carrier's acquisition of DirecTV, it's unveiled new bundles that it describes as "the first-ever nationwide package of TV and wireless services."
AT&T says that it shouldn't have to pay the FCC's fine for throttling unlimited customers. It argues the commission lacks the authority to impose it, and that the record-breaking fine is arbitrary and capricious.
Sprint announced a new family plan in which a family of four can get 10GB of shared data for only $100 per month. There's only one problem: You have to port four numbers from another carrier in order to enroll.
Things are looking good at T-Mobile. The company beat analyst expectations in profitability and added 2.1 million new subscribers during the second quarter 2015. The fourth-largest carrier even topped the latest J.D. Power study.
Starting next year, AT&T will begin encouraging smartphone makers to include support for FM radio in their top-end smartphones. The new policy stems from an agreement with NextRadio, a company that produces branded radio apps.
In a move that will let AT&T breathe a little easier at night, the FCC gave its approval for the telecom company's merger with DirecTV. However, the FCC gave its approval with certain conditions that AT&T-DirecTV must adhere to.
In an attempt to sway the back-to-school crowd, AT&T announced a new trade-in program that gives potential customers promotional credit for their smartphones. In addition, the telecom company announced a promotion for new customers.