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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…]

AT&T’s miserable in-store customer service sent me home with my Galaxy Note 7 after two attempts to exchange it

When the initial reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire first hit the news, I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t think it was a big deal. Whenever there’s a new phone release of its magnitude, you hear crazy stories that seem nothing more than click bait. I was wrong to

Have fun at the Olympics with AT&T’s ‘Brazil Summer’ package

If for whatever reason you temporarily leave your country, data charges and roaming issues are a big thing to take into consideration. We often hear of people getting charged hundreds of thousands of dollars because of careless networking. Fortunately, if you are going to Brazil this summer, you do not need to worry. AT&T today

AT&T’s new rewards program offers free movie tickets and more

AT&T is starting up a new rewards program for its customers this summer called AT&T Thanks. The carrier will offer free movie tickets, special deals on concerts and more as part of the program.

Here are some of the new benefits of the program:

‘Ticket Twosdays’: AT&T postpaid wireless customers will qualify to get a free movie ticket on AT&T when they buy one at full price for a Tuesday showing. These are available to qualifying  [Read More…]

Love is in the air with AT&T’s buy one smartphone get one free program

Valentine’s day is a perfect excuse to upgrade your phone as well as your significant others’ device. AT&T is now running a buy one get one program on select smartphones for this celebration of love.


Here are the highlights of the program:

Available to new and existing customers Both phones must be purchased on AT&T Next The first phone can be a new line or an upgrade The second phone must  [Read More…]

FCC approves AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV

The FCC has voted to approve AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV, just a few days after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler recommended the commission do just that. In its approval statement, however, the FCC has outlined some conditions to which AT&T had to agree in order to receive approval. From the FCC:

As part of the merger, AT&T-DIRECTV will be required to expand its deployment of high-speed, fiber optic broadband Internet access service to 12.5 million customer locations as  [Read More…]

FCC chairman recommends approval of AT&T’s pending DirecTV acquisition

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has officially come out in support of AT&T’s proposed $ 49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, recommending that the regulatory commission approve the deal. However, in order for the deal to go through, Wheeler is asking AT&T to agree to some conditions, including stricter net neutrality requirements.