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AT&T’s price increase, Sony, Apple, Samsung, and more! (Podcast #16)

Welcome to the AndroidGuys In Brief Podcast. Our aim with this podcast is to update you on all of the important things going on the Android world. Today, Donovan and Andrew discuss a crazy price Sony’s latest phone, Sony possibly pulling out of Africa and the Middle East, AT&T’s deceptive new price hike, Google Assistant possibly coming to feature phones, and Apple and Samsung finally burying the hatchet.

Topics Sony is asking $ 999 for the XZ2 Premium, might stop selling  [Read More…]

AT&T’s new ‘WatchTV’ skinny bundle is available — here’s what you need to know

Welcome to the post-merger world.

AT&T — the newly minted owner of Time Warner — today unveiled new wireless plans that include its new “WatchTV” skinny bundle. Customers who choose two new unlimited plans, called “AT&T Unlimited & More” and “AT&T Unlimited & More Premium” will be available next week and come with access to the WatchTV app, which includes 31 live channels.

Unlimited & More is $ 70 per line. (Or $ 160 for a four-line bundle.) Premium runs  [Read More…]

These are three of the cities where AT&T’s 5G network will launch in 2018

Everything’s faster in Texas.

In early January, AT&T announced plans for launching a legit 5G network in twelve different markets by the end of 2018. The carrier remained tight-lipped at the time about which markets would be graced with this early access, but now we have the names of three of those twelve.

According to a post on AT&T’s newsroom, “parts of” Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco, Texas will be among the first cities to be serviced with  [Read More…]

AT&T’s new Primetime tablet is a perfect match for DIRECTV

AT&T has announced a new tablet that plugs into its DIRECTV service.

Cellular-connected tablets have been around since the first iPad, letting users connect to the Internet even when they’re not around Wi-Fi. This was typically associated with light web browsing, as streaming video over a cellular connection is a fast way to burn through a data cap. As more carriers have brought back unlimited plans and zero rating for certain services, the ability to use a tablet as  [Read More…]

AT&T’s ‘5G Evolution’ network isn’t a brand (new) problem

AT&T told us it would be rolling out its 5G lie back in February. At the time, no one cared. Here’s why we still shouldn’t care.

In February, AT&T announced that it would launch something called a 5G Evolution network in Austin later in the year. At the time, no one paid the announcement much attention because it was filtered in with a larger, seemingly more-important pronouncement: that AT&T was moving towards real 5G trials, also in  [Read More…]

AT&T’s excellent-but-expensive unlimited plan now comes with free HBO

Get some Game of Thrones on the go with AT&T’s new deal.

AT&T is giving away HBO with its unlimited plan as a response to fervent competition from T-Mobile and Verizon, and its increasingly close ties with its mobile and DirecTV divisions.

The company has announced that all AT&T Unlimited Plus customers will get access to HBO wherever it is available — through DirecTV Now or HBO Go — and that existing subscribers to the service through DirecTV will  [Read More…]

These are the alternative carriers that use AT&T’s network

Here are a list of the alternative carriers that work with AT&T’s network.

Note: This article was last updated February 27, 2017.

What is an MVNO? It’s a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), or an alternative carrier. They’ve become increasingly reliable over the years and remained the cheapest in the mobile industry. And perhaps you didn’t know that some of the major operators are actually providing for those smaller carriers. These are the ones that use  [Read More…]

AT&T’s Indigo network upgrades will bring 5G to Austin and Indianapolis in coming months

Indigo is AT&T’s network for today, and tomorrow.

AT&T has announced some details of their new 3.0 network upgrades, dubbed “Indigo”, at a wireless industry event in San Francisco.

The highlight from a consumer angle is the news that they are in the process of expanding their 5G network from its current testbed in Austin, Texas to a live implementation with consumer access in Austin and Indianapolis, Indiana in the coming months. Additionally, they are building out  [Read More…]

AT&T’s new Call Protect service will shield you from fraudulent calls

AT&T unveiled a new service this week, called AT&T Call Protect which aims to shield users from the threat of spam calls. The system is capable of identifying specific fraudulent numbers and will either put them through with a warningor block them directly. AT&T explains the new “automatic fraud blocking” feature is meant to reduce

AT&T’s prepaid plans just gave you another reason to leave postpaid

Yet another reason to consider prepaid from AT&T.

AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid plans just keep getting more enticing, with a free jump this week to higher data allowances on the top two plans. The top-end $ 60 plan ($ 55 with auto pay) will automatically bump to 8GB of data per month, while the $ 45 plan ($ 40 with auto pay) jumps to a respectable 4GB. Both easily land above the average data usage of most people, and are  [Read More…]