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Data Caps are coming, here’s what you need to know

Data Caps are coming, here’s what you need to know

Remember when you had to pay for the number of text messages that you were allowed to send and receive each month? It seemed pretty absurd at the time, especially when you consider just how little data is actually transmitted for each message. But the price wasn't there to offset the cost of transmitting each text message. Instead it was used as a way for the phone companies to earn additional revenue while driving down the cost of their most basic plans.

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AT&T raises prepaid GoPhone data caps by 1 GB

AT&T raises prepaid GoPhone data caps by 1 GB

While postpaid subscriptions still remain the most popular and most used way people acquire mobile devices in the US, prepaid has also started to take root in the consciousness of buyers. To make its own prepaid offers a little bit sweeter, AT&T is raising data caps for its GoPhone subscription across the board, giving subscribers an additional 1 GB per month at no extra charge. This surprise follows on the heels of the carrier's simplified device plans for its regular locked in customers.

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AT&T’s simplified device plans ask: lower payments or faster upgrades?

AT&T’s simplified device plans ask: lower payments or faster upgrades?

AT&T has tweaked its installment device payment options, narrowing them down into two plans that ask consumers a question: do you want lower monthly payments or the ability to upgrade your phone more quickly? If you answer the latter, you’ll choose the A&T Next Every Year plan starting June 9, whereas everyone else will get the cheaper AT&T Next installment plan. This reduces the previous options from four down to a less confusing two.

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LG Phoenix 2 lands at AT&T for GoPhone customers

LG Phoenix 2 lands at AT&T for GoPhone customers

Fans of the AT&T pre-paid mobile service GoPhone have a new device to choose that is available now called the LG Phoenix 2. The smartphone can be purchased directly from Att.com for $99.99 right now. It will be available to purchase in national retail stores starting on May 14 and in AT&T stores on June 10. The Phoenix 2 is offered exclusively in black at AT&T.

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Galaxy Tab E lands at AT&T May 6

Galaxy Tab E lands at AT&T May 6

AT&T has announced that it will have a new tablet for customers to check out from Samsung on May 6. The new tablet is called the Galaxy Tab E and it will be offered for $0 down and $10 monthly when added to a new or existing Mobile Share Value Plan. The tablet has an 8-inch HD screen and features an integrated DIRECTV experience that allows you to set your DVR while out of the home.

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Having trouble texting on AT&T? It’s not you, the network is down [UPDATE]

Having trouble texting on AT&T? It’s not you, the network is down [UPDATE]

If you're having trouble sending text messages, and you're an AT&T subscriber, it's not your phone, it's your network. Sometime yesterday users in various areas around the country started experiencing a number of network-related issues, though the cause wasn't readily apparent at the time.

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DirecTV adds live out-of-market games for NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers

DirecTV adds live out-of-market games for NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers

DirecTV has announced that NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers will soon be able to stream out-of-market regular season football games on Sunday afternoons, removing the need to upgrade to an NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscription. Subscribers will be able to stream the games live on their favorite devices -- tablets, smartphones, and other connected gadgets. The new season of live NFL games starts September 11.

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AT&T Access gives low-income families Internet at $5/month

AT&T Access gives low-income families Internet at $5/month

AT&T is offering discounted home Internet service through its new Access program, giving individuals experiencing financial hardship the opportunity to get home Internet for as low as $5-per-month. The service is being offered in places where AT&T home Internet is available and, says the company, it is “designed to help bridge the digital divide.” Installation and equipment fees are waived in the Access program.

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AT&T U-verse launching unlimited data option May 23

AT&T U-verse launching unlimited data option May 23

Anyone who has a metered internet connection knows that you don’t have to spend much time streaming video content or playing online games to blow through a miserly bandwidth allotment. AT&T U-verse subscribers are going to get more bandwidth at no additional cost and there will even be an unlimited option allowing you to gobble all the downloads, games, and streaming content you want. The unlimited option for U-verse subscribers will launch on May 23.

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AT&T Unite Explore hotspot offers security in a rugged body

AT&T Unite Explore hotspot offers security in a rugged body

Wi-Fi may be quite ubiquitous these days, some of them offered for free even, but it won't always be there, sometimes when you need it the most. Mobile hotspots have become the go to solution for Internet everywhere but, naturally, not all of them are created equal. AT&T is unveiling the Unite Explore, which, as the name may suggest, is primed for adventure. In addition to the rugged shell that frees you from worries, the hotspot is also AT&T's first to offer a range of security features that allay worries of a different sort.

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Netflix says it throttles video on AT&T and Verizon to protect viewers

Netflix says it throttles video on AT&T and Verizon to protect viewers

Internet users hate it when their connections are artificially throttled to slow down certain services. One of the most popular services used on the internet today is Netflix and recently AT&T and Verizon were taking heat over allegedly throttling Netflix and cutting the quality of videos for users on mobile networks. To the surprise of many, it turns out that neither AT&T nor Verizon were throttling videos for subscribers- Netflix was throttling itself.

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iPhone gets AT&T international WiFi calling support with iOS 9.3

iPhone gets AT&T international WiFi calling support with iOS 9.3

Alongside the new iPhone and iPad announcement event on Monday, Apple finally released the iOS 9.3 software update. While the most noticeable change is the new Night Shift feature for adjusting color temperatures at night, users on AT&T that make frequent trips overseas and still need to place phone calls will be happy to hear about improved WiFi calling support. The carrier has announced that iOS 9.3 includes support for international WiFi calling, as opposed to just in the US as it was before the update.

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