AT&T Promises To Cut Off All Location Data Sharing In March

Recently there was an article published on Motherboard which revealed that for just $300, a bounty hunter was able to quickly and accurately obtain the location of a phone. This is apparently due to the location data sharing deals that carriers have with certain companies, in which the issue was that it wasn’t regulated properly as to who could use said data.

AT&T Aiming For Nationwide 5G Coverage In 2020

As is usually the case when it comes to the roll out of new technologies, it will take a while before we start seeing it in more places. This was the case when LTE was initially rolled out where it took a while before it blanketed the entire US market. The same is expected for 5G, although AT&T is hoping that it will be faster as they aim for nationwide […]

AT&T’s Faux 5G Icon Has Begun Rolling Out To Some Devices

A few weeks ago, AT&T announced that they will soon start display a “5G E” symbol on LTE-enabled handsets. Now according to various reports, it seems that AT&T’s promised roll out of the symbol has already begun, where it has started showing up on handsets like the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.

AT&T’s Power Drum Wireless Charger Revealed

If you’re looking for a new wireless charger, you might be interested to learn that AT&T might have something for you. According to a sighting by Zatz Not Funny, it seems that both the FCC and Wireless Power Consortium have revealed the carrier’s plans to launch a wireless charger called the “Power Drum”.


LTE Enabled AT&T Phones Will Be Upgraded To ‘5G E’

Back in the day when 4G LTE was in the early stages of being rolled out, there was some confusion over whether or not your phone supported it. This is no thanks to carriers who in their attempt to market their technology, used the 4G term to describe upgraded/enhanced versions of 3G.

AT&T Will Offer Its 5G Hotspot Service Starting This Week

AT&T announced the Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot device in October this year. The hotspot was available for purchase even though it offered access to the carrier’s 5G Evolution network, which wasn’t a proper 5G network. It merely provided users with faster access on existing 4G networks. However, AT&T has today announced that it will fire up 5G proper for the mobile hotspot starting this week.

AT&T Is The First To Support The eSIM On The iPhone XR, Xs

When Apple announced the iPhone XR and iPhone Xs, they announced that their new iPhones would support dual SIM. However unlike most dual SIM smartphones that actually rely on dual physical SIM cards, the new iPhones will instead rely on one physical SIM and one eSIM (China’s version is the exception as it will use dual physical SIMs).

AT&T Will Get Two Samsung 5G Phones In 2019

Verizon was the first to confirm this week that it will begin selling a 5G smartphone from Samsung in the first half of 2019. AT&T followed up with its own announcement yesterday, saying that it will also have a Samsung 5G phone to sell next year. The carrier has now said that it will actually have two 5G phones from Samsung on offer.

Hulu & AT&T To Introduce Pause Ads Starting In 2019

When you’re watching a show on TV and an ad comes on, that pretty much means that it’s time for you to take a break, get up, stretch a bit, grab a snack or drink, and come back when the show starts playing again. However this also means that a lot of times, ads are running with no eyeballs on them which is a wasted opportunity.

5G Samsung Phone Will Also Be Available From AT&T In 2019

Verizon confirmed yesterday that it will be offering a 5G Samsung phone when its next generation network goes online early in 2019. Earlier reports had also claimed that Verizon might be the first carrier to get this device. Turns out, it’s not going to be the only one. AT&T has also confirmed today that it’s going to offer a 5G Samsung phone in 2019 as well.

AT&T Shipping DirecTV Android TV Box To Testers

AT&T is getting into the Android TV-powered box game as well through DirecTV. The company has reportedly started shipping test units of the DirecTV Android TV box with a reskinned launcher. That’s a major reason why the user interface appears to be quite different than what we’re used to seeing on Android TV boxes.

Razer Phone 2 Launches November 16th On AT&T

The successor to Razer’s first gaming smartphone is headed to AT&T in a few days. AT&T today announced that it will begin selling the Razer Phone 2 starting November 16th. The device will be available from the carrier this Friday. AT&T is the only carrier in the country that’s offering this smartphone.

AT&T Announces Successful First 5G Hotspot Test

AT&T has achieved another milestone in the race to flip the switch on its commercial 5G network. The company has announced that it has successfully completed the first browsing session on a commercial-grade 5G hotspot device. The test was conducted in Waco, Texas. That’s one of the cities where the carrier says it will rollout the 5G network first. The device used was a Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot.

AT&T’s TV Streaming Android Device Enters Beta Testing

AT&T has been working on a streaming box for its DirecTV Now service and the company recently acknowledged the device’s existence. It confirmed during its recent quarterly earnings that this streaming box will be powered by Android TV and that it has entered beta testing. The carrier is planning to release this device in the first half of next year.