Posts Tagged ‘at&t’
AT&T and Nokia are about to launch the Lumia 900, arguably the first Windows Phone “hero” device to hit the U.S. market. Business users should pay close attention, given Blackberry’s steepening decline and a leveling off of business feature enhancements on iOS and Android.
It’s but a wee bit of time until the Nokia Lumia 900 officially launches on AT&T and savvy shoppers can pick themselves up a brand-new Windows Phone for the simple price of one penny.
No, that’s not a typo. AT&T might have the Lumia 900 listed for a cool $99.99 as of this article’s writing, but a quick trip over to Amazon reveals that you can purchase the same device for a tiny piece of copper (technically, copper-plated Zinc, but who’s counting?
AT&T to Woo and Fight Justice Department on Antitrust Lawsuit according to NYTimes.com. AT&T needs merger because Verizon Wireless LTE network will dominate the industry with all the new products and services. If I was developing a service or product to be used on a 4G network would I not use the largest, fastest and most reliable network and if things stay the same that will be Verizon Wireless.
The future is data service in real time and LTE is the pathway that most of the world is choosing to follow.
AT&T just announced it will buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. If the transaction gets approved by the government and closes in a year as planned, it will create the nation’s largest wireless carrier by far.
While this is great news for both companies, it’s an awful idea for consumers – and I desperately hope the US antitrust authorities rake this merger over the coals.
An AT&T/T-Mobile merger at least makes more sense than the silly T-Mobile/Sprint idea which was being bandied about. Both carriers use the same technologies: GSM, HSPA+ and LTE. While they’re on different frequency bands, radios which use all of the relevant bands are becoming easier to build.
The merger neatly solves T-Mobile’s long-term problem of not having enough spectrum for LTE, the 4G technology which will soon be a global standard. It gives T-Mobile’s struggling parent, Deutsche Telekom, a gigantic cash infusion. And it lets AT&T once again position itself as the number-one carrier against Verizon Wireless, which leapfrogged AT&T technologically this year with Verizon’s 4G LTE launch.
AT&T is ahead of T-Mobile on building LTE. T-Mobile is far ahead of AT&T on building HSPA+, a intermediate 4G technology that fits right between the carriers’ existing 3G networks and LTE. Together, they could have a smooth and powerful nationwide network.
AT&T is no longer going to allow some online retailers from selling AT&T phones. The details are still a little fuzzy at this time, however word has come from both LetsTalk as well as Wirefly. According to a statement that LetsTalk sent out to their affiliates, this is going to go into effect on March 8th.
“We’re reaching out to let you know of an upcoming change to our carrier offering. Effective March 8th, 2011, LetsTalk as well as other web indirect agents, including Simplexity (Wirefly), will no longer be able to offer AT&T Wireless as a carrier option to our customers.”
In terms of the details coming from Wirefly, they did not give a specific date, however are still mentioning March as the time when AT&T phones sales will stop stating that;
“Unfortunately, circumstances prevent us from being able to deliver on this promise with regard to AT&T phones. It is therefore with regret that I must inform you that effective March, 2011, we will no longer offer AT&T products and services on Wirefly.com.”
All said and done, this seems rather disappointing. After all, companies such as Wirefly have been a perfect spot for those looking to shell out a little less cash at the time of purchase. Take Wirefly for example, they often had the phones priced a bit lower then direct with the carrier, but the also offered free accessories from time to time as well as free activation.
With that, the confusion comes in with which other retailers are going to be affected. And one that we have our eye on, but have not seen anything either way on, is Amazon Wireless.
I must also change my at&t links that I have in the top left corner of this Blog because I am also effected by this move. I was using Simplexity for at&t on the top right but now that link takes you directly to at&t’s site.
AT&T turned on its 4G wireless network Wednesday. The switch, however, was in the company’s marketing department. By relabeling its existing 3G network, the country’s second-largest wireless carrier joined the other major wireless players with so-called fourth-generation wireless technology, which promises mobile Internet speeds so fast that huge files can be downloaded in minutes and streaming video can be watched without the interruptions of earlier-generation technologies. As recently as September, AT&T executives had referred to the company’s current network, which runs on a technology it calls HSPA-plus, as 3G. But AT&T has subtly shifted its marketing message since then, now proclaiming “the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network” instead of the fastest 3G network. The 4G network claim is already being used by all the major wireless carriers but what is the real definition of 4G.
4G is downloads speeds of 100MB per second and at this time Verizon Wireless which has the fastest network with their LTE network rollout only has downloads speeds of 5 to 12MB per second less than one quarter of the 4G definition. The marketing departments of the major carriers did a great job changing the definition of 4G.
In March 2011 a satellite company Viasat will be introducing a true 4G network with downlink speeds of 100MB per second but at the beginning it will be only for military use and consumer use will still be a few years out.
I wonder if they will claim to have 5G.
The wireless price war continues with data plans. Three of the top 4 wireless carriers are now offering tiered data plans to better suit there customers needs.
At&t started the tiered data pricing followed last week by Verizon Wireless and now T-Mobile is jumping on the bandwagon.
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Two weeks ago I could not listen to my favorite application Pandora on my Blackberry Bold
9700 which is unlocked from AT&T and being used on T-Mobile data only.
I have used all my applications for over a month without any problems on T-Mobile.
The Bold 9700 unlocked from at&t works only on EDGE which is 2G on T-Mobile, it will not work 3G on other carriers, but I had no problems on the EDGE, I used all the functions, applications including Pandora.
Now about two weeks ago when I tried to use Pandora I was getting an error
(Critical tunnel failure). It would not sign me in to the Pandora application.
So I deleted Pandora and re installed it, that didn’t work. Next I wiped my Blackberry clean, which puts it back to factory settings and erases all of the content, applications, settings and contacts.
I then reinstalled all my previous contents. That did not work also, I then
decided to download another music radio application to use in the mean time so I downloaded Slacker Radio. Slacker worked for a day then prompt me to re-input my user name and password. I did but Slacker gave me an error saying it was wrong. I then had to reset the password and it would work for a few minutes, then prompt me to re-enter the user name and password again and again.
Now I am of the opinion it was something in the Blackberry software that was causing Pandora and Slacker not to work.
I did some research on the web and came to the conclusion that it was my APN setting. The setting was still set on AT&T which was (wap.cingular).
I put a call into T-Mobile tech support who then transferred me to RIM support and after explaining the problem and stating it was an unlocked Blackberry from AT&T the tech from RIM then told me the APN setting for T-mobile is wap.voicestream.com.
Now Pandora and Slacker is working properly and the fix was simple. The APN
setting is under options, advanced options then TCP/IP. The T-Mobile setting
does not have a user name or password so un-check that box. At&t had
email@example.com and the password was blanked out.
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A few months ago I began marketing for new at&t customers by using the at&t referral rewards.This is money just for referring a new at&t customer. First wanted to know all the details of this referral program so I signed up myself and started referring. It took me about three months to make $600, that’s the yearly limit from referrals. Referrals could be for any at&t new service for example U-Verse, DSL, Home phone, Cell phone service and DirecTV. The money is paid on Visa reward cards, which can be spent anywhere Visa is accepted. I paid my U-Verse, got gas, paid my Verizon Wireless bill, Sprint bill and used it at a restaurant. (When using the reward cards at a restaurant it automatically adds the tip on it so be aware of that.)
The only prerequisite for someone to be able to get the reward cards for referring new at&t customers is you must have a at&t service in you name. I have U-Verse and a cell phone with at&t. My girlfriend only has a cell phone service with at&t and she is already spending her reward cards.
When you refer someone you must refer the customer and enter the new billing account number from the service they got from at&t to qualify for the referral. This is where I come in I can get all at&t services for a customer and I will help you with the referral process. It does not matter where they get the at&t service from as long as you refer the customer before the order new at&t service.
I had a cell phone with AT&T since the Bellsouth Mobility days and earlier this year I transferred my number to an ANR line. That is a $20 a month plan for agents and employees of AT&T. I was worried a little because I do not like anyone having control of my number. I guess I should have gone with my instincts, they canceled my line without warning.
Before I had switch ANR line I had a grandfather plan with unlimited incoming calls and unlimited data. When I logged into my account I saw this message that I copied and pasted below. It says non-payment but the bill is not due for another week. By the way it was AT&T that spelled canceled wrong below, I just copied from the website and pasted.
CURTIS MATTHEWS Your account has been restricted because your AT&T service is suspended due to non-payment or cancelled. You may only use MyATT to make a payment on an outstanding balance or to make a final payment. Access to other areas of MyATT is restricted for suspended or cancelled accounts. For additional assistance, please call 1-800-288-2020 to speak with a U-verse Support representative or 1-800-331-0500 (1-787-397-5000 from Puerto Rico) to speak with Wireless Customer Care.
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Account Number: 5230240***** You choose. Pay your bill using a checking or savings account, a credit or debit card, or in some cases, an AT&T gift card. (Gift card payment is currently not available for U-verse).
Start by choosing the amount you wish to pay, your payment method, and your payment date.
CURRENT PAYMENT & CHARGES
Last Payment Received (07-05-10) $27.72
Total Amount Due $80.62
Payment Due: 07/13/2010
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Credit/debit card What cards do you accept?
Schedule payment date To schedule your payment for a specific date, select the calendar icon to the right. Then in the calendar displayed, click on the date you would like to make your payment. Your payment due date is outlined in red. Selecting a date after your due date may result in a late fee.
Note: For security reasons, there may be a limit to the number of payments allowed per payment method per account within a 24 hour period.
I know I could port my number out or change to a current plan on AT&T but I have numerous mobile phones with Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile which I pay very little and I do not want to change those numbers.
Basic: Price ranges from $13.68 or less for unlimited local calling. per month $13.68: No features
Complete Choice: Price ranges from $23.00 or less for unlimited local calling. per month $23.00: 2 Custom Calling Benefits (caller id, call waiting)
Complete Choice Enhanced: Price ranges from $26.00 or less for unlimited local calling. per month $26.00: 13 Custom Calling Benefits
All Distance: Price ranges from $40.00 or less for unlimited local calling. per month $40.00: Unlimited local and domestic long distance and 13 Custom Calling Benefits
* Caller ID
* Call Waiting
* Call Waiting ID
* Privacy Manager®
* Three-Way Calling
* Call Return
* Call Forwarding
* Select Call Forwarding
* Call Blocker
* Priority Call
* 8 Code Speed Calling
* Speed Dial 30
* Repeat Dialing
DSL Lite 786 Max Downstream $19.95
Great for casual web browsing and emails.
DSL Ultra 1.5 Mbps Max Downstream
Emails some light videos and music down streaming.
DSL Xtreme 3.0 Mbps Max Downstream
Emails, heavy Video (Youtube, Hulu, CNN) and music.
DSL Xtreme 6.0 Mbps Max downstream
Emails and heavy user doing file sharing and gaming.
Top Three Reasons to switch to U-verse
1. Ability to record up to four shows at once on a single DVR and play them back in any room.2. Access to over 120 HD Channels. That is more than Cable.3. Rich picture quality that is 100% digital.
The Best DVR
• Record up to four shows at once on a single DVR. Cable cannot do that.
• Record and play back your shows from any room in your home.
• Pause your recorded show in one room and pick it up in another.
• Program your DVR from your wireless phone or computer.
• An HD ready DVR receiver is included with most plans.
• Store up to 233 hours of SD or 65 hours of HD content – that is up to 45% more capacity than most cable DVRs.
The Best Features
• Award-winning Multiview allows you to follow up to four channels at once and know the right moments to switch. Available for Sports, News & Kids, as well as ESPN® Game Plan, and ESPN® Full Court subscribers.• AT&T U-verse On Demand offers extensive library of On Demand programs and shows.• A truly interactive TV service in your area, with these great features:
• AT&T U-bar: Access stocks, weather, sports and traffic information on your TV screen, without interrupting your TV viewing.
• AT&T Media Share: Display photos and play music from your home PC on your TV.
• AT&T Online Photos from Flickr®: View your photos uploaded on Flickr.com on your TV.
• AT&T Yellowpages.com® TV: Search for business listings by their general heading or name.
• AT&T Yahoo! ® Games: four family-friendly games on channel 92 that are free for everyone to enjoy: Sudoku, Solitaire, JT’s Blocks, and Mah-jongg Tiles.
• Seasonal Interactive Applications: Santa Tracker, Yahoo!
® Sports Fantasy Football or College Basketball, Olympic and Masters Applications with Multiview, Film Awards Interactive, TV Awards, New Fall Shows, and more.
The Best Experience
• Access to over 120 HD channels and growing. That is more than cable.
• Rich picture quality and 100% digital sound.
• Fast channel changing and Picture-in-Picture browsing.
• High Speed Internet – Surf at speeds up to 18Mbps downstream.
• AT&T U-verse Voice -Works with your TV and Internet to give you over 20 features.
• Help-On-Demand – Instant access to three-minute video clips on all U-verse features.
• One Bill – One single bill for TV, Internet, Digital Home Phone, and Wireless.
Top Four Benefits
1. Total Home DVR: Total Home DVR allows customers to record four programs at one time, manage and play back from any room in the home with a U-verse set receiver.
◦ Up to eight TVs can access recordings from the one Total Home DVR.
◦ The Total Home DVR can be programmed remotely from any remote in the home, or from any device with an Internet connection.
◦ Cable providers do not offer this type of total home DVR feature functionality. Most require one DVR per room.
◦ AT&T U-verse introduces a new DVR with increased storage capacity. The new AT&T U-verse THDVR can store up to 233 hours of Standard Definition (SD) or 65 hours of High Definition (HD) programming, more than most cable DVRs. Customers who select U-Family, U200, or U300 and do not order HD Service, are not eligible for the larger capacity DVRs. They will continue to receive the standard DVR. Existing customers that demand the larger capacity DVR and threaten to cancel should call
2. 120 HD Channels and Growing: All U-verse TV receivers are HD ready. The U-verse TV HD-ready DVR receiver, included with most package options, allows customers to pause, rewind and play back live TV in either HD or SD.
3. Multiview: AT&T U-verse Multiview gives customers the benefit of watching one large screen with audio and three additional picture-in-picture screens all at the same time. Multiview users can switch between channels easily. Total Home DVR customers can set recordings from any channel with the Multiview, which is an AT&T only feature. Multiview channel options include Kids, News, Sports and Subscription Sports.
4. Mobile Remote Access: Mobile Remote Access allows AT&T U-verse customers to never miss a favorite show by allowing them to set their home DVR on the go from any wireless phone, including iPhones and Smartphones or computers. U-verse TV customers can use Mobile Remote Access to browse current and upcoming program listings, schedule, and view their existing Total Home DVR programming. Mobile Remote Access uses 3G or Wi-Fi technology to provide the ability to manage the DVR and TV Guide into a single integrated application.
AT&T Value Bundles: Choice, Choice Plus, and Choice Premier
• Choice Bundle – The advertised $99 bundle in the marketplace. Optional services include AT&T | DIRECTV CHOICE XTRA plus DVR and Fast Access DSL Pro introductory pricing with either a $39.99 wireless plan or Complete Choice with a long distance plan.
• Choice Plus – When your customer needs texting or home phone service with unlimited long distance, bundle up the services for $102 per month with AT&T | DIRECTV CHOICE XTRA plus DVR and Fast Access DSL Pro introductory pricing.
• Choice Premier – Customers can save over $44 per month with the faster DSL speeds with introductory pricing, AT&T | DIRECTV CHOICE XTRA plus DVR and wireless voice with texting or home phone service with a long distance plan.
• $24.95 introductory pricing for customers purchasing new FastAccess Ultra or greater agreeing to a verbal 12-month term pay $24.95 for 12 months. Monthly price guaranteed for 12 months.
• Offer extended through November 6, 2010: $100 Cable Switch, all speeds.• Modem and Gateway rebate with Xtreme or Xtreme 6.0 – Free with rebate when customer pays full retail price.
FastAccess DSL Direct
• New Offer: Effective July 1 through September 20, 2010: Customers purchasing new FastAccess DSL Direct Lite (768k) and agreeing to a verbal 12-month term can receive introductory pricing of $19.95 per month for 12 months. Monthly price guaranteed for 12 months. See FastAccess DSL Direct Lite Intro Pricing KTF under Related Links for details.
• Effective June 6, 2010: $100 Cable Switch Rebate, FastAccess DSL Direct Xtreme, or Xtreme 6.0• Modem and Gateway rebate with Xtreme or Xtreme 6.0 – Free with rebate when customer pays full retail price and agrees to a two-year term
AT&T | DIRECTV
• Effective June 8, 2010, through June 23, 2010: DIRECTV is exclusively offering its new customers “Free HD For Life.” AT&T | DIRECTV retail customers are eligible in select regions.
• The $50 Back promotion requires customers to have new or existing home phone or High Speed Internet. FastAccess Direct no longer qualifies a customer to receive the $50 Back promotion.
• Effective May 16, 2010: Lead with AT&T | DIRECTV CHOICE XTRA with DVR and HD access for twelve months with 12-month term for $51.99 per month with rebates and discounts.• Effective June 9, 2010 – October 6, 2010: The PREMIER and LO MAXIMO packages are free for five months with purchase of the 2010 NFL SUNDAY TICKET at $59.99 per month to new customers. The price will change to the full monthly price of $114.99 at month six.
Home Phone Service
• $50 AT&T Reward Card – Customer must purchase qualifying domestic AT&T One Rate Nationwide Long Distance plan after switching local service to AT&T.
• $100 AT&T Reward Card – Customer must purchase qualifying domestic unlimited long distance plan and switching local service to AT&T.
• Installation charges are waived for Complete Choice Basic or higher.
Apple iPhone 4 – 16 GB – Black