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AT&T DirecTV Now online streaming TV service to cost $35 monthly

AT&T DirecTV Now online streaming TV service to cost $35 monthly

The AT&T bid for Time Warner hasn't been approved and AT&T has already announced a new service that should make cable companies very nervous. AT&T has announced plans for a new online only TV service that will significantly undercut cable TV pricing, and even the prices that DirecTV offers right now to satellite users. The new streaming only TV plan is called DirecTV Now and it will sell for $35 monthly.

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AT&T announces $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

AT&T announces $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

Just as the rumors foretold, AT&T has entered a bid to buy Time Warner. In a stock-and-cash deal, AT&T is offering $85.4 billion, and when Time Warner's debt is taken into account, the total cost of the transaction comes to $108.7 billion. AT&T is expecting the deal to be complete by the end of 2017, assuming the appropriate officials and regulators approve the merger.

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AT&T reported to be nearing $85B Time Warner acquisition deal

AT&T reported to be nearing $85B Time Warner acquisition deal

AT&T is believed to be close to reaching an acquisition deal for telecom giant Time Warner to the tune of $85 billion, according to several sources including Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal. Senior executives from both companies have been said to be holding meetings over the last few weeks, and Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes has said in the past that they would consider a sale if the right price was reached.

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AT&T will fix cracked screens on some smartphones, here’s how it works

AT&T will fix cracked screens on some smartphones, here’s how it works

It always seems like the littlest bumps are the ones that leave the screen on your smartphone cracked. After you crack your screen the challenge is to find a place that can repair the screen of your device without messing things up worse. I know several people who have had so-called repair services fix their phone only to have a screen with no cracks and issues with touch not working afterwards. AT&T has a new service that will fix the screen of some iPhone and Android devices.

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Galaxy Note 7 sales suspended (again) on AT&T, T-Mobile

Galaxy Note 7 sales suspended (again) on AT&T, T-Mobile

Samsung may be taking its time, maybe even doing some ethically (not to mention legally) questionable steps, regarding reports about its still exploding replacement Galaxy Note 7 units, but US carriers are taking none of that. Instead of waiting for a statement from Samsung or US authorities, both AT&T and T-Mobile have already taken action themselves, removing any and all Galaxy Note 7s from their shelves, pending results of those investigations. So, yes, at least in the US, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is practically dead.

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AT&T might permanently drop Galaxy Note 7 sales

AT&T might permanently drop Galaxy Note 7 sales

This year's exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle shows no signs of slowing down after this week's news that a Samsung-approved post-recall model still managed to catch fire while on an airplane, despite being turned off. This device and its massive recall campaign have been a headache for US carriers, but while most have re-started sales of replacement models, AT&T is thinking it might not even bother, and drop the Galaxy Note 7 from its lineup altogether.

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LG V20 pre-orders begin on AT&T, coming to T-Mobile later this month

LG V20 pre-orders begin on AT&T, coming to T-Mobile later this month

Google’s Pixel smartphone may have the grabbed the spotlight, but the LG isn’t going to let you forget about the still first smartphone to launch with Android Nougat. At least out of the box and only up to version 7.0. Yes, the LG V20 is still in the game and it will soon arrive in the US. In fact, carriers AT&T and T-Mobile have started the pre-order stage for the smartphone, with a schedule shipping date set before the month ends.

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AT&T Gigabit Internet to roll out in eleven new markets

AT&T Gigabit Internet to roll out in eleven new markets

AT&T has announced plans to expand its gigabit Internet service into eleven new markets, making it available to some customers located in parts of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Texas. The high-speed Internet service will be made available to small businesses, as well as private homes and apartment complexes. Thus far, AT&T has launched its gigabit offering in 29 metro regions covering more than 3 million “locations."

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AT&T’s Project AirGig aims to deliver broadband anywhere there are power lines

AT&T’s Project AirGig aims to deliver broadband anywhere there are power lines

In many rural parts of the world, there are few, if any, choices when it comes to broadband providers. The issue for many broadband firms is that the layout to run the needed cabling to serve rural communities can't always be offset by the number of subscribers that the company might gain. AT&T has a new system that it is in the process of developing that could change this and bring broadband to any location that is served by power lines called AirGig.

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T-Mobile takes a swing at AT&T, says its 2G network will stay active through 2020

T-Mobile takes a swing at AT&T, says its 2G network will stay active through 2020

AT&T recently announced that it would be dropping support for its 2G network next year, and of course, its competitors are seeing that as an opportunity. Specifically, T-Mobile has hopped on the chance to pull some clients who still depend on 2G connectivity away from AT&T, pledging today to keep its 2G network functioning through 2020.

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iPhone 7 preorder and carrier pricing round-up

iPhone 7 preorder and carrier pricing round-up

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus won't be available for pre-order until tomorrow, but in the meantime, we have some pricing details from the big four carriers in the US. While some carriers are being a little tight-lipped on their pricing until the phone actually goes up for pre-order, Apple has published information for all four of them, letting us know how much each one will charge for both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, along with all of their storage variants.

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DirecTV app lets you watch TV content on AT&T with no data allowance

DirecTV app lets you watch TV content on AT&T with no data allowance

AT&T is trying to take a page out of T-Mobile's book and is offering some streaming video service without affecting your data allowance to watch it. DirecTV subscribers who use AT&T can now watch live and recorded programs just about anywhere via AT&T's wireless networks. The cool part about this is that the new "Data Free TV" feature allows you to stream AT&T U-verse and DirecTV content without getting into your monthly data allowance.

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