Audi to Equip All 2016 Cars with AT&T LTE

Audi has announced it will outfit all of its 2016 vehicles with LTE service provided by AT&T. This agreement is an extension of AT&T’s previous deal to provide LTE connectivity to all 2014 Audi A3 cars. AT&T will provide Audi drivers with the ability to add their vehicles to their Mobile Share data plan for a monthly access fee of $10. Additionally, AT&T will be introducing the ability for cars to connect to its Digital Life home security and automation platform. This means a vehicle equipped with AT&T Drive will be able to embed Digital Life features, allowing the driver

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AT&T Charges Customers Extra for Privacy

Hot on the heels of AT&T’s announcement about bringing its one-gigabit-per-second Internet service to Kansas City, comes news the company will also be charging its customers $29 per month to keep their browsing history private. The “premier” service will be available for $70 per month, but would allow AT&T to track a user’s search terms and browser history in order to facilitate better ad targeting. If users wish to keep their history private, the same high-speed service will be offered without tracking for $99. While this additional fee for privacy may seem exorbitant to some, AT&T has defended its pricing

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BlackBerry Passport and Classic Finally Available at AT&T

Months after its launch, the BlackBerry Passport – along with the Classic – will now be available at AT&T. So far, AT&T is the only U.S. carrier to offer the uniquely shaped Passport. As of February 20, the Passport and BlackBerry Classic will be available for purchase in-store and online. The Passport will cost $200 with a two-year contract, or $650 without. The more traditionally styled BlackBerry Classic will be available for $50 on a two-year contract, or $420 without a contract. Over the past few years, BlackBerry has been gradually shifting its focus towards business-class software and services. After

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AT&T Offering Big Deals Including Free Galaxy Tablet with Galaxy Phone Purchase

AT&T recently announced two major promotions just in time for Valentine’s Day. Customers looking to buy a new Galaxy smartphone can now qualify to get a free Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 with purchase, if they are willing to sign up for a $0 down Next plan. Similarly, if you are a bigger fan of LG, the carrier is also offering a G Pad 7.0 LTE for 99 cents with any smartphone purchased on an AT&T Next plan. In order to take advantage of this offer, customers will be required to sign a two-year contract for data, with plans starting from

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Sprint Half-Price Promotion Targets Verizon and AT&T Customers

Sprint is promising to cut bills in half for customers willing to switch from it larger rivals AT&T or Verizon. As of December 5 in Sprint stores, customers who bring in a current bill from either AT&T or Verizon will be set up with a new plan for half the price of the service portion of their bill. Customers will also receive a gift card of up to $350 to cover the cost of early termination fees incurred by leaving their carriers. However, the promotion requires customers to turn in their existing devices and buy an unsubsidized device either up

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AT&T Reduces 15 GB Shared Data Plan to $100

AT&T mobility is keeping up with its competitors by cutting the price of its 15 GB shared data plan by $30 per month. Previously the price of its 10 GB plan, 15 GB of data is now available for $100 per month. This offer is available for a limited time to customers on AT&T’s Mobile Share Value plans, though the company has not specified when the offer will expire. A data access fee of $15 per month for each smartphone will still apply under this plan. The AT&T promotion comes shortly after Sprint reduced the access charge on its Family

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AT&T Introduces 30-Month Installment Plan

AT&T is adding a new program called Next 24, which will allow users to spread their smartphone payments over 30 months. The program will be available on November 9. The Next 24 program joins the Next 12 and Next 18, which are 20-month and 24-month installment plans respectively. This new plan gets the name Next 24 because users become eligible to upgrade their device after making 24 monthly payments. Introducing a 30-month installment plan is part of AT&T’s continuing strategy to encourage customers to sign up for plans where they pay for their own device. Equipment installment plans offer a

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FTC Sues AT&T for Misleading Customers on “Unlimited” Plans

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced it is suing AT&T for misleading customers on “unlimited” data plans. The FTC has filed a complaint in federal court, claiming certain customers’ data was throttled up to 90 percent if they exceeded a particular amount of data use in a billing cycle. According to the FTC, AT&T has been throttling customers on unlimited plans since 2011, and has throttled over 3.5 million customers. The speed cap can reportedly take effect after as little as 2 gigabytes of data has been used. AT&T vehemently denies these claims. “The FTC’s allegations are baseless and

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AT&T Combines Basic Cable, Broadband, HBO and Amazon Prime For $39 Per Month

In an attempt to dissuade cord-cutters from abandoning cable altogether, AT&T is offering a new package combining basic cable, broadband, HBO on demand and a one-year subscription to Amazon Prime. All of this is being offered for the low price of $39 per month. Many cable companies are working to retain customers with low-priced bundles. For example, Comcast offers “Skinny Bundles” which combine broadband and a select number of channels including HBO for $49 per month. AT&T has what appears to be an even more enticing offer. The addition of a year’s worth of Amazon Prime is impressive on its

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AT&T Files Suit Against Cox Communications

AT&T has been warning Cox Communications about its patent infringements for years, and has finally come to the decision to file a formal lawsuit in the State of Delaware. In 2009 AT&T made it clear to Cox Communications that it was infringing upon eight of its patents. AT&T claims the company has not “provided substantial arguments for either non-infringement or invalidity of AT&T’s patents” or made “payments for its infringement by repeatedly delaying and rescheduling negotiations.” Cox Communications is reportedly making billions of dollars through its use of AT&T’s patents, but has declined to pay. The eight patents deal with

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