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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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LG V20 is coming to major US carriers, question is when

LG V20 is coming to major US carriers, question is when

The iPhone 7 and friends may have grabbed the spotlight from the LG V20 too soon, but those who remain unfazed by Apple’s products remain more interested in this new, premium Android smartphone. Good thing, then, that major carriers in the US have enough room for both. Of course, it’s no surprise that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all chiming in on how they will be carrying LG’s latest and greatest. It’s really more a question of when, and which carrier features the smartphone will support.

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AT&T and Qualcomm team up to test drones on cellular networks

AT&T and Qualcomm team up to test drones on cellular networks

AT&T and Qualcomm have announced a new partnership, but unlike so many other corporate team ups that are announced, this one isn't necessarily for the purpose of developing a new product. Instead, AT&T and Qualcomm Technologies want to partner to test drones on cellular networks, looking to a future where drones will need to operate outside of line of sight and be constantly connected to the internet to perform their duties.

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AT&T confirms it will offer subscribers roaming in Cuba

AT&T confirms it will offer subscribers roaming in Cuba

Frosty relations between the U.S. and Cuba have warmed and companies have been quick to gravitate into the nation since. We've seen some U.S. companies offer various levels of services there -- there's Netflix's efforts, for example -- and now AT&T has confirmed that it will be able to offer it subscribers roaming services in Cuba in the near future. The carrier plans to announce all of the details later on this year, but has said it involves a successful deal with Cuba's telecoms provider.

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Apple and Google team up with FCC to fight robocalls

Apple and Google team up with FCC to fight robocalls

Remember back in July when we told you that the FCC had called on carriers and device makers to help in the fight against robocalls? You'd be forgiven if you thought nothing would come of the FCC's urging, but the very next day, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he was ready to lead a "strike force" to help the FCC put an end to the robocall problem. It turns out that strike force is real and it had meeting with the FCC today, kicking off its efforts to make robocalls a thing of the past.

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