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AT&T begins rolling out WiFi calling feature

AT&T begins rolling out WiFi calling feature

Well, it turns out it's not taking long at all for AT&T to start taking advantage of its just-received FCC waiver. The carrier seems to have begun activating its WiFi calling feature for customers with eligible plans. While most of the reports of successful activations seem to be coming from iPhone users running iOS 9, it appears to be somewhat random in terms of location within the country. One user from Utah, for example, was able to turn on WiFi calling, but others in New York haven't yet.

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FCC waiver granted to AT&T for WiFi calling

FCC waiver granted to AT&T for WiFi calling

Following AT&T's letter to the FCC last week essentially tattling on rivals T-Mobile and Sprint for offering WiFi calling without actual permission, the carrier has announced that it was finally granted its waiver from the government organization, and can also launch its own WiFi calling in the right and clear. According to the FCC's rules, a waiver is required in order offer WiFi calling, as the feature does not support teletypewriter (TTY) for those with hearing impairments, something else the FCC enforces.

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AT&T calls out T-Mobile, Sprint for offering WiFi calling without FCC approval

AT&T calls out T-Mobile, Sprint for offering WiFi calling without FCC approval

Apple's iOS 9 and new iPhones now have support for WiFi calling, a feature that lets users place voice calls over a WiFi connection instead of using cellular. US carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have already launched the feature on their networks, but some are wondering why AT&T hasn't when it was expected to debut with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Well, as AT&T is putting it, their rivals have implemented WiFi calling without the approval of the FCC.

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ZTE ZMAX 2 coming to AT&T prepaid on Friday

ZTE ZMAX 2 coming to AT&T prepaid on Friday

Just because ZTE launched the surprisingly high-end Axon smartphone in the US doesn't mean it's about to go all out on the top tier market. It's still lining up it eggs in lower tiers and still has some treats for those who don't want to be tied to traditional carrier contracts. The Chinese OEM has just announced that it will be bringing its second generation ZTE ZMAX 2 phablet later this week and will be offering it on a prepaid arrangement, but this time with AT&T.

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AT&T lifts unlimited data throttling to 22GB

AT&T lifts unlimited data throttling to 22GB

In an unexpected change of course, AT&T has announced a revision to its policy on throttling data speeds of customers with grandfathered unlimited data plans. Starting today, the carrier will not start throttling unlimited data users until go over 22GB within a single billing period. Previously the limit was 5GB on LTE or 3GB on 3G, and customers were said to only be throttled during times of network congestion.

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Verizon and AT&T to bring their tiny stores to Best Buy

Verizon and AT&T to bring their tiny stores to Best Buy

It's become apparent that Best Buy will soon become more of a mini-mall than it will a big box store as Verizon and AT&T add to the fray. Word is that Verizon and AT&T will soon both have their own tiny storefronts inside Best Buy, much in the same way Apple and Samsung have their own miniature stores in the big yellow tag. At this rate, we'll see Best Buy with less store space of its own, renting out floor space to big brand after big brand, each of them striving for an up-close and personal presentation of their own.

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TUMI and AT&T announce luggage tracking device

TUMI and AT&T announce luggage tracking device

TUMI has teamed up with AT&T and the group called LugTrack to launch the TUMI Global Locator for luggage. The folks at TUMI make their living from providing consumers with high quality bags of all sorts - this device would make certain that luggage owners know where their luggage is at all times. The TUMI Global Locator is a wireless tracking device you place in your luggage when you're going on a long flight and cannot do without whatever you've packed along.

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AT&T has an internet hotspot for your car

AT&T has an internet hotspot for your car

The AT&T ZTE device you're about to see is a Wi-fi hotspot for vehicles, and it's coming to AT&T first and foremost here in the USA. This device works with a Qualcomm MDM9215 processor and AT&T's 4G LTE network to bring internet to users' vehicle while it uses their OBD II port (standard in most vehicles in the USA 1996 and newer) for power. This device will require users to pay for data using a SIM card that's added on to their current AT&T data plan.

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AT&T launches GigaPower map highlighting current and planned cities

AT&T launches GigaPower map highlighting current and planned cities

AT&T's plan to combat Google and its fast Google Fiber internet service is called GigaPower. Earlier this year, GigaPower came to Kansas City, the first location where Google rolled out Google Fiber. The next moth AT&T rolled GigaPower out in Cupertino, Ca. There are a number of folks wanting to know when they might be able to get GigaPower service in their area and AT&T has made that easier to track and discover with a new map.

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LG G Pad X 10.1 released to AT&T with 4G LTE

LG G Pad X 10.1 released to AT&T with 4G LTE

AT&T will be releasing the LG G Pad X 10.1 with 4G LTE data speed to their network on the 4th of September - this Friday. This device works with relatively modest specs, including a 10.1-inch full HD display (that's 1080p), and 32GB of internal storage. The big promotion point for AT&T and LG on this device is its inclusion of the DirecTV app on the device right out of the box - though, technically, you could just download the app from the Google Play app store on the tablet you already own, really.

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AT&T caught injecting extra ads on airport WiFi hotspot

AT&T caught injecting extra ads on airport WiFi hotspot

It seems AT&T may be tampering with mobile users' internet traffic for their own benefit on their "free" public WiFi hotspots. The company's hotspot at the Dulles International Airport in Virginia was found to be using ad-injecting code to deliver more advertisements to users while they browse the web. Stanford lawyer and computer scientist Jonathan Mayer made the discovery, detailing the tactic on his blog Web Policy.

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DirecTV 4K Genie Mini spreads UHD around the home

DirecTV 4K Genie Mini spreads UHD around the home

DirecTV has launched a new Ultra HD set-top box, the 4K Genie Mini, extending UHD content to more TVs around the home. Available as an add-on for those with DirecTV's existing Genie HD DVR, the new box is around the size of a paperback book and offers remote access to all the usual on-demand and DVR content stored on the main box.

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