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AT&T says ‘nearly all’ of its services are back after Nashville explosion

AT&T says ‘nearly all’ of its services are back after Nashville explosion

The devastating Christmas Day explosion in Nashville caused 'significant damage' to the AT&T building located on 2nd Ave., damaging connection points and triggering backup battery power. Service disruptions soon followed, but that has largely been fixed, with AT&T saying in its latest update that 'nearly all' services are back up and running.

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Crunchyroll will soon be owned by Sony Funimation

Crunchyroll will soon be owned by Sony Funimation

Although Netflix is the household name for video streaming and includes a selection of popular anime titles, anime fans in the US and elsewhere might be more familiar with Crunchyroll as the place to go to for streaming that particular genre. Thanks to its particular focus and niche market, Crunchyroll has withstood the test of time and the onslaught of other streaming services. The winds of change are blowing, however, and the service is changing owners for the third time in less than a decade, giving Sony almost complete control over anime distribution in the US.

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AT&T offers discounted wireless data to help close the homework gap

AT&T offers discounted wireless data to help close the homework gap

AT&T has announced a new discounted wireless data offering to help more students get connected to remote schooling services. The move aims to address the 'homework gap,' which refers to the millions of students in the US who lack Internet access, preventing them from accessing online schoolwork and classes.

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Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Stadia had a fairly big October, but one addition you may have missed was the arrival of game streaming over mobile data. Specifically, Google upgraded mobile data streaming from an experimental feature to a fully supported one, thereby allowing users to stream games over 4G and 5G, assuming they have access to 5G where they live. The question is: would you want to stream games over mobile data? Given the state of the mobile industry, we're guessing that you probably don't.

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Pixel 5 and 4a 5G detailed for AT&T release

Pixel 5 and 4a 5G detailed for AT&T release

Today we're looking at what it'll meant to purchase a Google Pixel 5 or Google Pixel 4a 5G from AT&T. Both devices were revealed to be released in November of 2020, at which point they'll both have 5G connectivity - or 5G so far as AT&T provides it. The Google Pixel 5 will be available on November 6th both in-store and at AT&T online, while the Pixel 4a 5G will start pre-orders that same day.

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LG WING 5G is landing its swiveling screen on AT&T next week

LG WING 5G is landing its swiveling screen on AT&T next week

LG has made great phones and some not so great phones. Whether they sell well or not is a different question but it's hard to deny it has created some rather unusual and sometimes innovative designs over the past years. The LG WING definitely takes the cake, at least for now, and sits on both ends of the spectrum. Those who have been enamored by its swiveling screen but scared off by its price tag may now get their chance to get one, presuming they trade it their old phone and pledge loyalty to AT&T.

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Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

Got a 5G smartphone? What’s the right ‘plan’ forward

The whole 5G thing is becoming more of a story with the launch of some exciting new mobile phone models designed to take full leverage of the new wireless connectivity. As a new 5G smartphone pops-up with each passing day, we are seeing all prominent network carriers stateside doing their bit to ensure you have 5G coverage no matter what part of the country you’re in. While these are early days and everyone’s just working on increasing their portfolio – it seems appropriate to know, which of the top-tier carriers have what 5G plans you can choose from to get on from the word go.

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Do you need a 5G phone? Short answer: Not yet

Do you need a 5G phone? Short answer: Not yet

Today's entry in our ever-expanding exploration of 5G connectivity checks the most basic question: Do I need 5G? This question can be answered by looking at the world's transfer from 3G to 4G, and 4G LTE. In short: There's a significant amount of time between now and the point at which you'll absolutely NEED your next smartphone to have the ability to connect to 5G data.

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AT&T is axing its DSL service in some areas

AT&T is axing its DSL service in some areas

AT&T is still one of the largest Internet providers in America, and it recently announced it was discontinuing its oldest broadband technology. On October 1, AT&T stopped selling DSL connections leaving some existing subscribers on the low-speed service and new residents of areas only covered by DSL without broadband access.

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AT&T ad-supported phone plans could just be a year away

AT&T ad-supported phone plans could just be a year away

Just as browser makers and laws start to crack down on the abuse and misuse of ads, one major US network operator might be daring to stir up the hornet's nest in about a year's time. AT&T CEO John Stankey revealed the company's thoughts on how it could offer cheaper mobile subscriptions and, as you might expect, it involves serving customers targeted ads.

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AT&T 5G mobile hotspot blends sub-6, mmWave and WiFi 6

AT&T 5G mobile hotspot blends sub-6, mmWave and WiFi 6

AT&T is launching a new 5G mobile hotspot, promising higher-speed data for your laptop, tablet, Nintendo Switch or whatever else while on the move. The Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Pro will be compatible with both AT&T's sub-6 GHz 5G and the faster millimeter wave service it brands "5G+" in a number of locations.

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AT&T customers can now use Amazon Echo speakers as phones

AT&T customers can now use Amazon Echo speakers as phones

When the first smart speakers, led by the Amazon Echo, appeared, there was some confusion at what they'd really be good for. These devices eventually became commonplace inside more modern homes but they initially lacked one feature people presumed they would have: making and taking phone calls. That also eventually arrived in one form or another but now Amazon and AT&T are making it easier by linking subscribers' accounts with their Echo speakers for convenient hands-free calls.

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