AT&T may still have its eye on a merger with UK telecom provider Vodafone, according to a report from Bloomberg News, which cites people familiar with the situation.
Even though the Dallas-based carrier stated earlier this week that it is not interested in buying Vodafone Group, which offers telecom services in 21 countries, the company is still interested in Vodafone and may make a bid for the company. It likely won't make a move for at least six months. That's part of the requirement under the UK's Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.
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AT&T is making a move to increase the number of lines that new and current customers add on.
The company announced that starting Wednesday, all new and existing customers will receive a $100 credit on their bill for every new line they open. The offer extends to smartphones, tablets, feature phones, and hot spots. It also includes wireless home phone lines bundled with 4G LTE service.
AT&T is in a battle with T-Mobile to offer customers the most financial incentives to bring them aboard. T-Mobile is taking all kinds of jabs at AT&T. T-Mobile … Read more
A decline in smartphone sales at Verizon Wireless and AT&T is the primary culprit for iPhone sales that some on Wall Street have deemed disappointing.
That's according to Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt, who calculated that 80 percent of the shortfall could be attributed to the two larger carriers, which sell the iPhone.
Apple posted record sales of 51 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter, but Wall Street had expected sales of 55 million, and ultimately punished the stock for the shortfall.
A compact messaging phone with a classic design, the ZTE Altair for Aio Wireless is a refreshing change from oversize, high-priced smartphones, especially if you're on a very tight budget.
At just $49.99 without a contract, it's not going to come with all the bells and whistles of a modern smartphone, especially considering it features a mere a 2-megapixel camera and 3G capabilities.
But, don't count this little guy out completely. The Altair's solid call quality, simple user interface, comfy portrait keyboard, and bargain price tag all do well for those in the market for … Read more
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson reassured the public on Tuesday that AT&T is committed to keeping the Internet open.
Stephenson, who was answering a question posed by an equities analyst during the company's fourth-quarter conference call, said that AT&T has no plans to alter its service to capitalize on a federal appeals court's recent decision to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality rules.
The question comes almost two weeks after the DC Circuit court threw out the FCC's Open Internet rules, which were adopted in 2010. In its decision, the … Read more
AT&T's Next early upgrade plan is winning over customers.
AT&T Chief Financial Officer John Stephens, speaking on a conference call with analysts on Tuesday, said that the percentage of customers opting for AT&T Next is growing. A fifth of customers now choose to pay monthly installments for their new smartphone, which allows them to upgrade as early as 30 days -- if they're willing to pay off the balance of the phone.
That's up from 15 percent of customers in the fourth quarter and 10 percent of customers in the third … Read more
AT&T believes the acquisition of Leap Wireless and the Cricket brand will give it a shot in the arm in the pre-paid wireless arena.
At least, that's what AT&T Randall Stephenson believes. On a conference call with analysts on Tuesday, Stephenson teased big things on the no-contract front once AT&T completes its acquisition of Leap Wireless, which is expected later this quarter. Leap operates its prepaid business under the Cricket name.
"With the Cricket brand on top of AT&T, you can expect us to be disruptive in the no-contract space,&… Read more
AT&T swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as it deals with pressure from rival T-Mobile.
The Dallas telecommunications company posted a fourth-quarter profit of $6.9 billion, or $1.31 a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $3.9 billion, or 68 cents a share. Excluding one-time items, including gains from its benefit plans, per-share earnings were 53 cents, AT&T said Tuesday.
Revenue rose 1.8 percent to $33.2 billion.
Analysts, on average, projected earnings of 50 cents a share and revenue of $33.1 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.
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AT&T subscribers who own the HTC One X should get ready for a dose of Android 4.2.2.
In a message tweeted late Monday, an HTC executive said that AT&T has approved Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One X and aims to launch the over-the-air update on Wednesday.
The regular HTC One is on the path toward receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat. On Monday, HTC's Software Updates page showed its flagship phone as being certified by all four major US carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The update … Read more