AT&T Transforming Back Into Cingular?

Well, not exactly, but the company is definitely changing gears when it comes to its marketing campaign and perhaps the most notable change is the switching of the company color to orange. Yes, the same color as Cingular’s squishy mascot. The corporate globe logo will remain unchanged, but they plan on introducing “a new company […]

Cingular/AT&T No Longer Has Fewest Dropped Calls

In fact, investigation in the matter has determined that the company never had the fewest dropped calls, despite pushing this claim through a rather elaborate marketing campaign. This new information has come up because Sprint was challenging Cingular’s assertion (which became AT&T’s assertion) and in the end, AT&T is going to drop the claim and […]

The 300-Page iPhone Bill from AT&T (Video)

Everyone is jumping over backwards in excitement over receiving an iPhone. It may not be the best device on the market — NASA can attest to that — but it’s got to be one of the most attractive. But about when you receive that bill at the end of the month? What could possibly warrant […]

AT&T Tilt (HTC Kaiser) Receives Release Date and Price

I’m a big fan of HTC-made Pocket PC phones, largely because they have some excellent build quality and the ubiquitous slide-out QWERTY keyboard is awfully purdy. The HTC Kaiser is a little different in that the keyboard not only slides out, but the display tilts up to provide a mini-laptop kind of feel. We’ve known […]

Sneak Peek At LG Trax 3G Music Phone for AT&T

What? There’s actually a music phone from AT&T that’s not the iPhone? And it’s got 3G too? Say it can’t be so. Say it can’t be so. Yes, Apple fanboys, there is actually an option beyond Steve Jobs’ creation for when you want to merge your MP3 player with your mobile phone. The LG Trax […]

AT&T Launches Video-sharing for Mobiles

Aiming to capitalize on iPhone-mania, AT&T has released Video Share, a service that lets you have live video conversations on your mobile. You’ll need an AT&T phone, but that’s beside the point, really, since the iPhone is an AT&T phone. The focus is on the technology, which is part of AT&T’s grand scheme to capture […]

AT&T Offers Two New Notebook 3G Options, Even for Macs

It’s time to hop up on the internet and get the latest news and reviews, but there is nary a WiFi hotspot in site. AT&T is addressing the road warrior in all of us with two new devices designed for their 3G BroadbandConnect service. You’ll be able to access mobile internet anywhere you go thanks […]

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AT&T Launches Cingular-Branded Nokia 2160

I thought Cingular was the new AT&T. Imagine my surprise when I found the newly announced Nokia 2160 sporting all sorts of Cingular badging. You would think that with the transition in full swing that they’d stop putting out new phones with that orange splat of a mascot, replacing it with a whirly blue globe. […]

AT&T Launching Huge Pay-by-Mobile Program

Your phone is now a bank—or at least a debit card. The Western Hemisphere sometimes comes late to the high-tech party. Such is the case with mobile banking, an established practice in Europe and Japan. Heck, you can pay by text in Belgium. But fear not, American mobile phone users. Cingular is on the case. […]

Cingular Store Transformed into “The New AT&T Experience Store”

And so the transformation begins. A Houston Cingular store is the first to witness the transition, receiving an overhaul and emerging out the other end as a “new AT&T Experience Store.” Instead of just cell phones, this retail destination houses everything that falls under the AT&T umbrella. At more than 5,000 square feet, it’s a […]

AT&T SMT5700 Smartphone is The iPhone Alternative

Take a little Motorola Q, add a dash of T-Mobile Dash, toss in some BlackBerry for a bit of sweetness. What do you get? The AT&T SMT5700 smartphone, of course! Obviously, the new AT&T isn’t manufacturing this mobile computing solution on their own, but it will be bearing their badging just as the Dash doesn’t […]

AT&T Push-To-Talk gets Pay-Per-Use Treatment

Cingular’s push-to-talk service may be asking for a little too much commitment from the average user, it seems, because the mobile operator that is slowly becoming the new AT&T has decided to give you a new option for mobile walkie-talkie speak. Cingular/AT&T will now be offering push-to-talk on their network on a pay-per-use basis, meaning […]

Video: Confused by Cingular/AT&T? Colbert to the rescue!

The whole killing off the Cingular brand is quite the confusing ordeal, involving names like SBC, BellSouth, and — of course — AT&T. There’s a lot of companies involved, and a whole lot of buying and selling. Luckily, Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to clarify the situation with an easy to follow flowchart. It’s […]

AT&T has excellent second quarter

AT&T stockholders have nothing to complain about after the company posted quarterly results that were better than outsiders were expecting. Earnings for the quarter were 58 cents per share in the second quarter, a 35% jump from last year. That includes the results from AT&T’s 60% share in Cingular, but does not include any merger […]

AT&T acquires BellSouth for $67 billion

In its bid to have full control of Cingular Wireless, AT&T has announced that it will acquire BellSouth for $67 billion. AT&T already has a 60% stake at Cingular, while BellSouth owns the remaining shares. After the acquisition, AT&T and BellSouth would have a long-distance telephone and data network that spans both ends of the […]

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Nokia 6682 from AT&T and Cingular

AT&T and Cingular Wireless deliver the Nokia 6682, a mobile phone that is touted to be as functional as Blackberry and Treo handhelds yet not as bulky. The Nokia 6682 features software that gives users access to the AT&T – Yahoo website or a personalized My Yahoo page. As such, this indicates that any contact […]

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AT&T plans big worldwide expansion in 2006

AT&T Inc. is looking to provide enhanced coverage to all of its customers, both at home in the United States and throughout the world, including the extension of services and the addition of infrastructure in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Indeed, the telecommunications giant is planning a capital investment in the […]

Cingular is dead, long live AT&T

Save that Cingular t-shirt in your closet, because it is about to become a collector’s item. It was announced on Friday that Cingular will drop its name and market mobile phone services under the AT&T name. The name change for the nation’s biggest wireless company comes about as part of a merger. Cingular is 60% […]

AT&T Punctures WiMAX Hype

The other day AT&T announced an update on three of its trail WiMAX projects, however this trial unfortunately punctured some of the hype surrounding the slowly emerging technology. Speaking on the occasion, Behzed Nadji, AT&T’s Chief Architect commented, “’There’s little reality to that,’ laying to rest that WiMAX is capable of reaching 70 Mbit/s throughputs […]

Will Skype become an AT&T?

Imagine picking up a cordless phone to chat with your friend on the other side of the world and yet paying peanuts (or what ever Skype is charging these days) for the call. As convenience and Skype merge, it looks like Skype may finally become a fully-fledged phone company solely on the strength of Internet […]

Cingular AT&T Buyout approved by FCC

The FCC today has approved the $40.7 billion cash acquisition Cingular Wireless submitted for the purchase of AT&T back in February. Several conditions were given to Cingular in respects to the deal, they are required to sell AT&T Wireless operating units and associated airwaves in 16 markets and 10MHz airwaves in Dallas and Detroit. The […]

Audiovox SMT5600 Windows Mobile SE Smartphone on AT&T Wireless

AT&T Wireless is now carrying the Audiovox SMT5600 Windows Mobile-based smartphone in the USA. Powered by Windows Mobile 2003 SE it will allow seamless media transfers from an XP PC to your phone, the base price is set at $199.00. This could be a direct competitor for the Motorola MPx220 flip-style phone, the SMT5600 features […]

Motorola V505, V220 and V180 available from AT&T Wireless

AT&T Wireless has announced the availability of the Motorola V505, V220 and V180 GSM quad-band phones. The Motorola V505 and V220 phones both offer integrated cameras and video playback, while the V505 adds Bluetooth connectivity. All models support MP3 ringtones, photo caller ID, speakerphone and MMS. “These phones take advantage of the global reach of […]

AT&T Wireless Launches Mobile mMode Music Store

The new music store from AT&T Wireless has a library of about 750,000 songs, all available for 99 cents. The coolest feature of the store is the music ID service powered by Shazam Entertainment. After holding your phone up to a music source for about 15 seconds, you will get a text message with the […]

AT&T Wireless Loses Customers by the Millions

Years of dropped calls, lost signals and ineffective customer service has caused AT&T Wireless to lose millions of customers in the first three months of this year alone. These customers were not just upset and annoyed, they were pissed. An AT&T regional sales manager said customers were walking away flipping us the bird, they couldn’t […]

AT&T Wireless ogo Mobile Instant Messanger

AT&T Wireless is planning to launch the ogo clamshell instant-messaging device. The nice thing about it is the design, it looks thin and compact, easy to keep in your pocket and will be the first device in North America to feature PMG (Personal Mobile Gateway), a technology based on Bluetooth developed by IXI Mobile. The […]

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AT&T Wireless Offers Nokia 6620 with EDGE Network Connectivity

AT&T Wireless is now offering the Nokia 6620 with EDGE service. The Symbian OS, Series 60 Platform smart phone with EDGE network connectivity is about three times faster than current GPRS speeds, this allows for full-motion video and audio streaming applications. One mMode service optimized for EDGE network speeds is the Real – rTV subscription, […]

AT&T launches the Motorola A845 UMTS handset

Motorola and AT&T Wireless announced the availability of the Motorola A845 on North America’s first 3G/UMTS network. The launch of AT&T Wireless’ network and the availability of the model A845 makes mobile broadband a reality in the United States. Delivering higher speeds than ever before, the AT&T Wireless 3G/UMTS network paired with the Motorola A845 […]

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Nokia 6651 Now Available from AT&T Wireless

AT&T Wireless and Nokia today announced the immediate availability of the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephone System) Nokia 6651 imaging phone (GSM/GPRS/UMTS 1900MHz). Designed to operate on AT&T Wireless’ first-to-market high-speed UMTS network, the Nokia 6651 imaging phone features full-motion video capture, Bluetooth connectivity, and the unique ability to simultaneously send images while on a voice […]

AT&T Offers Sony Ericsson GC-83 Edge/GPRRS PC Modem Card

AT&T Wireless begins offering customers the ability to receive high-speed wireless data connections throughout the United States and internationally, as it begins offering a tri-band EDGE/GPRS PC Modem Card for laptops. The new Sony Ericsson GC-83 EDGE/GPRS PC Modem Card (850/1800/1900Mhz) gives customers the ability to use one device to access either high-speed EDGE or […]

AT&T Wireless 3G This Summer

According to Reuters sources, AT&T Wireless is planning to introduce a high-speed Internet service for cell phones in certain U.S. markets this summer. As early as mid to late July its third-generation, or “3G,” mobile phone service that is capable of transmitting not just voice and simple text messages but also pictures, video and hefty […]

Audiovox PPC 4100 for AT&T Wireless

Audiovox and AT&T Wireless announced this week the PPC 4100 wireless PDA phone will be available in June of 2004. The $349 Pocket PC was showcased for the first time at Microsoft’s Tech Ed conference in San Diego, CA. As an all-in-one device, the PPC 4100 offers customers the best value. The PPC 4100 is […]

AT&T Wireless Launches First Music Recognition Service in the US

AT&T Wireless announced the availability of a new music recognition service today that allows customers to identify songs simply by placing their phones near a music speaker. The service is the first of its kind in the US, and adds to AT&T Wireless’ industry-leading portfolio of music-related content and offers. Designed for today’s on-the-go music […]

MapQuest Mobile on AT&T Wireless

AT&T Wireless with Vindigo Studios have announced the launch of MapQuest Mobile for AT&T Wireless customers at CTIA Wireless 2004 trade show. The service gives mMode customers access to coast-to-coast coverage from the online map database MapQuest. Once you download the application, directions can be saved to your phone in an easily readable format. You […]

Cingular wins AT&T Wireless bid at $40.7 billion

Cingular Wireless was the first company to make a formal bid on AT&T Wireless, and has sucessfully completed the purchase today for $40.7 billion USD. Verizon Wireless has now been pushed back to the no. 2 wireless carrier (this means alot of changed advertisements). Vodafone Group withdrew from the deal after a two-way bidding war […]

AT&T Wireless to offer free mobile-to-mobile

Mobile Tracker reports — “On the auction block carrier, AT&T Wireless, announced that starting February 6th customers with a qualifying service plan will be able to make unlimited free calls to other AT&T Wireless customers. The move is an obvious attempt to make up for the activation gaffe from late last year.” Read more from […]

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Cingular attempts to buy out AT&T Wireless

A formal bid for an enormous unknown amount has been offered to acquire AT&T Wireless. This cash offer was put in by Cingular Wireless, if approved it would make them the No. 1 U.S. cellphone carrier. The offer was submitted to the board of directors this past weekend in a meeting, and is currently being […]

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AT&T Announces new initiative to deliver VoIP

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — AT&T today announced a major new initiative to deliver a full complement of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services to business customers and consumers in 2004. The company, which already serves hundreds of businesses with its managed VoIP services, said it will expand its VoIP portfolio and aggressively market a full suite […]

AT&T Fails to Transfer Cellphone Numbers

According to Matt Richtel NYT — “Hundreds of thousands of American consumers have switched mobile phone providers in the last 10 days since new federal rules went into effect allowing them to keep their cellphone numbers when they change carriers. But mobile phone users looking for improved phone reception and service have discovered a new […]

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AT&T Wireless to Buy U.S. Cellular Network

CHICAGO — United States Cellular Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain wireless properties to AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. of Redmond, Wash. for $95 million in cash, subject to certain closing provisions. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter […]

Samsung v206 Handset Deal at AT&T Wireless

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the world’s No. 3 maker of wireless telephones, on Monday said it landed an agreement to provide telephone handsets to AT&T Wireless Services Inc., extending its push into the high end of the U.S. wireless market. AT&T Wireless customers can use the new phone to access high-speed data services, imaging, text […]

NEC 515 HDM High Definition Mobile Gaming Handset to be sold through AT&T Wireless

Press Release: NEC Corporation today announced, through its subsidiary NEC America, Inc., a leading provider of innovative communications products, solutions and services, the launch of its 515 High Definition Mobile+ handset to be sold through AT&T Wireless retail outlets. This exclusive relationship offers the benefit of AT&T Wireless’ powerful network combined with NEC’s global experience […]

Siemens SX56 the First Pocket PC Phone Edition Device from Rogers AT&T Wireless Canada

Rogers AT&T Wireless and Microsoft Canada today announced an innovative strategic agreement under which the two companies will work together to provide businesses in Canada with an exciting, new wireless extension to their desktop PC, providing them with complete mobile access to the full suite of Microsoft Office applications. Under the terms of the agreement, […]

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NTT DoCoMo and AT&T Wireless to Showcase 3G Service in U.S.

NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly showcase third-generation (3G) mobile communications service in the United States. The service will be based on DoCoMo’s FOMA 3G mobile communications service, which DoCoMo is already operating in Japan. Under the agreement, DoCoMo and AT&T Wireless will open a […]

Siemens And Rogers AT&T Wireless Team Up To Market Innovative Wireless

Siemens Canada Limited and Rogers AT&T Wireless today announced a new agreement to jointly market the Siemens S40, a global mobile phone in Canada. This partnership is part of Siemens aggressive push in the Canadian wireless market since its entry in early November 2001. The Siemens S40 will be available to customers through Rogers AT&T […]

AT&T Wireless Introduces mMode Service

AT&T Wireless today formally introduced its new mobile consumer service, mMode, giving people wireless access to information and entertainment. The new offer is available in more than a dozen U.S. with more to be added, the company said. “We have created mMode to show consumers they can do a lot more with wireless phones than […]

Handspring Treo hits Rogers AT&T Wireless’ retail shelves across Canada

The Handspring Treo 180 represents the first in a new line of products from Handspring that integrates a wireless phone, wireless messaging, and a Palm OS organizer into one compact, handheld device. Effective immediately, the Handspring Treo 180 is available at Rogers AT&T Wireless’ authorized dealer and retail locations including RadioShack, Future Shop, Business Depot […]

Rogers AT&T Wireless First To Introduce New BlackBerry 5810 With Wireless Data And Voice Services In Canada

Rogers AT&T Wireless and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM – news; TSE: RIM – news) today announced the arrival of the highly anticipated BlackBerry 5810 Wireless Handheld(TM) through Rogers AT&T Wireless in Canada. The Java(TM)-based BlackBerry 5810(TM) operates on the extensive Rogers AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network. Developed by RIM, the BlackBerry 5810 from […]

Motorola and AT&T Wireless First to Deliver GPRS Phone and Service to U.S. Customers

Today, Motorola, a global leader in delivering high-speed data solutions, announced the availability of its Timeport(TM) 7382i, the first General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) handset in North America. Motorola’s Timeport 7382i and AT&T Wireless’ new GSM/GPRS network, will be made available to Seattle businesses and will enable users to experience a faster, “always on” connection […]