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AT&T hit with European backlash due to NSA activities

AT&T hit with European backlash due to NSA activities

The NSA has received a lot of backlash for its various spying activities, but it isn't the only entity that is paying for its activities. AT&T, which has long been interested in buying a wireless company in Europe, has received substantial resistance, with it being made known that any purchase that takes place will "face intense scrutiny."

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T-Mobile global roaming plans “Happy to shake things up”

T-Mobile global roaming plans “Happy to shake things up”

This week T-Mobile USA unveiled a plan that would allow unlimited international data and texting to customers using their Simple Choice plans for phones. Those users with a Simple Choice subscription plan will be working with automatic unlimited data and texting in more than 100 countries and 20 cents a minute for phone calls. We had a chat with T-Mobile's Andrew Sherrard this afternoon about the plans and T-Mobile's further initiatives on a more grand scale, finding him and T-Mobile itself "glad to share things up."

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Target Brightspot will offer prepaid mobile plans starting October 6

Target Brightspot will offer prepaid mobile plans starting October 6

Target will be rolling out a prepaid mobile phone option in conjunction with T-Mobile called Brightspot, giving customers access to contract-free plan options with their own handset or a new one. The service will go live on October 6, but Target has detailed its service ahead of time, though specifics on the plans haven't been provided yet.

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AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T previously announced an acquisition of Alltel assets from Atlantic Tele-Network Inc., and as with all acquisitions, it was a long process involving finalization before being wrapped up. Now the business matter is complete, with AT&T announcing that it will use some of the assets it has acquired to bring its 4G coverage to more rural places, including regions in the Carolinas, Ohio, and more.

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T-Mobile rebuked over “flawed” marketing against AT&T

T-Mobile rebuked over “flawed” marketing against AT&T

A lie is a lie, even in advertising, a lesson that T-Mobile is seemingly being taught by the National Advertising Division (NAD). This curious reprimand is based on certain claims made by the carrier in its marketing spiels that puts it in a very favorable but, according to the NAD, disputable position over AT&T.

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iPhone 5 discontinued: where did they all go?

iPhone 5 discontinued: where did they all go?

Earlier this week Apple held an event in which they changed their model for releasing iPhones, replacing the until-recently standard hero device iPhone 5 instead of just bumping it down a notch in the pricing structure. In comes the iPhone 5s as the hero, and the iPhone 5c to take the second tier. But here's the kicker: even though Apple has discontinued the iPhone 5, there's certainly still a massive amount of unsold stock out there in the wild. So where did they all go?

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AT&T spectrum acquisition from Verizon finalized, will boost 4G LTE offerings

AT&T spectrum acquisition from Verizon finalized, will boost 4G LTE offerings

Back in January, Verizon sold $1.9 billion worth of its 700MHz spectrum to AT&T, something the latter carrier will use to boost its 4G LTE network. More than half a year later, the deal has been completed, with AT&T announcing that it has acquired the licenses needed to cover 42 million individuals located throughout 18 states across the U.S.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear coming to T-Mobile and AT&T in October

Samsung Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear coming to T-Mobile and AT&T in October

Now that Samsung has lifted the covers off its Galaxy Note III phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch, we get to wait for carriers to race to deliver the devices to their present and would-be customers. Now we have confirmation that T-Mobile and AT&T will start carrying Samsung's latest dream gadgets starting next month.

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Verizon intros new 500MB data plan, isn’t the best deal

Verizon intros new 500MB data plan, isn’t the best deal

After AT&T made the move first, Verizon is following suit. Big Red announced that they're now offering a 500MB monthly data plan for a lower cost of $40 per month. This is tier is added onto Verizon's Share Everything plan, so you'll still be paying $40 per month for each smartphone on your account on top of the data plan.

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SIM card hack fixed remotely by carriers

SIM card hack fixed remotely by carriers

Last month, it was discovered that a couple of text messages can easily breach into a phone's SIM card and get access to phone calls and other text messages without the user's permission. However, in a brilliant move by wireless carriers, they were able to patch up the exploit without replacing millions of SIM cards.

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T-Mobile calls out AT&T Next again, criticizes Verizon Edge

T-Mobile calls out AT&T Next again, criticizes Verizon Edge

If you recall, the day after AT&T unveiled its Next upgrade plan, which allows users to pay for a device monthly with various terms for upgrading, T-Mobile sent out some vocal statements challenging the program. This spiraled into a sort of back-and-forth bickering betwixt the carriers, each lauding their respective programs, and now T-Mobile has fired off another jab at its competitor, tossing Verizon's recently unveiled Edge plan into the mix.

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AT&T purchase of Leap Wireless brings Cricket under new ownership

AT&T purchase of Leap Wireless brings Cricket under new ownership

AT&T has announced that it will be acquiring Leap Wireless for the hefty sum of about $1.19 billion, something that will bring the prepaid service Cricket under its ownership. The move still needs to be approved by regulators, but one source who spoke to The Wall Street Journal states that there are "pretty good" odds it will go through.

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