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Apple iOS 9.2 beta lets AT&T WiFi calling work on the Mac

Apple iOS 9.2 beta lets AT&T WiFi calling work on the Mac

Apple has released the latest beta version of iOS 9.2 to developers this week, and among the updates is a handy feature that works in conjunction with AT&T's recently announced NumberSync service. iOS 9.2 will allow iPhone users to extend the WiFi calling feature to their Mac, iPad, or iPod Touch. It's similar to how Apple's Continuity features let phone calls be placed from a Mac or other device as long as the iPhone is connected to same the WiFi network, but with NumberSync, a call can be placed when the phone isn't in the same location, let along on the same WiFi.

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AT&T LG V10 first look: did LG just hit another home run?

AT&T LG V10 first look: did LG just hit another home run?

The LG V10 is a smartphone we did not expect to see - all the good parts of the LG G4 with the added oddity of a second display. What's the reason for this device to exist? Our questions quickly disintegrated once we got to handle the smartphone. Not only is this device coming with a quirky secondary display, the design of the phone has changed significantly, too. Now far easier to handle and a big larger, to boot, the LG V10 might be the kicker for folks not quite convinced by the G4.

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AT&T adds Samsung Gear S2, LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed to its list

AT&T adds Samsung Gear S2, LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed to its list

It has been about two months since Korean rivals Samsung and LG put out their latest flagship smartwatches. Most retailers and US carriers have, by now, announced their support and availability details for these latest high-end wearables. Not to be outdone, AT&T is now revealing when the Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE will land and how much it will cost you. In the same breath, the carrier is teasing its customers that these two will be the first smartwatches to support its upcoming NumberSync feature.

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BlackBerry Priv lands at AT&T November 6, $250 with contract

BlackBerry Priv lands at AT&T November 6, $250 with contract

While the brand new, Android-powered BlackBerry Priv is already available for pre-order from BlackBerry's own online store, AT&T has announced that it will launch the smartphone on November 6th, making it the first US carrier to offer it. While buying an unlocked Priv directly from BlackBerry comes at a hefty price of $699, it will be only $250 from AT&T, as long as users sign up for a new two-year contract.

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LG V10 brings its dual screens to AT&T, T-Mobile this week [UPDATED]

LG V10 brings its dual screens to AT&T, T-Mobile this week [UPDATED]

LG's latest smartphone offering, the dual-screened V10, will be making its US debut in the near future — as in, this very week. The device is launching on both AT&T and T-Mobile, starting October 27th (that's tomorrow!) and October 28th, respectively. Wednesday's launch for T-Mobile, however, applies to their online store only, as physical stores won't accept orders until Friday, October 30th. Similarly, AT&T won't have the V10 in store for hands-on time until November 6th.

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AT&T teases stylus-enabled LG G Vista 2 coming soon

AT&T teases stylus-enabled LG G Vista 2 coming soon

Although Samsung and LG are usually painted as compatriot rivals, the latter hasn't exactly tried to always match the former when it came to product lines. Although LG did have its own take on the curved smartphone and is even rumored to have a wireless payment service in the works, it hasn't been to keen to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note series. The LG G Vista, which it launched on AT&T and Verizon last year, is one such attempt and is now getting a very slight upgrade.

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Kyocera DuraForce XD joins AT&T’s rugged army

Kyocera DuraForce XD joins AT&T’s rugged army

Kyocera might not be up there with the big three in the smartphone market, even in the Android segment, but its name resonates when it comes to devices that can withstand the test of the elements. The latest of that breed is the Kyocera DuraForce XD which will soon be available from AT&T's portfolio. More a phablet actually than simply a rugged smartphone, the DuraForce XD is your stereotypical mix of mid-range hardware specs wrapped inside a shell that would survive your YouTube drop test or bendgate.

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T-Mobile strategy claimed to dwarf AT&T NumberSync

T-Mobile strategy claimed to dwarf AT&T NumberSync

It's an amusing week for customers and observers of AT&T and T-Mobile. The eternal rivalry between the two major US carriers have seemingly reached comic proportions. After a short episode regarding suggestions emailed to CEOs, the fight moves over to shared numbers of multiple devices. After AT&T formally revealed its NumberSync plans, T-Mobile quickly reacated, claiming that they have something in the works that will not only dwarf AT&T's offering, it would also be one that customers actually want and not what a carrier wants users to want.

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AT&T NumberSync links all your devices under one phone number

AT&T NumberSync links all your devices under one phone number

US carrier AT&T has just announced NumberSync, a new service that aim to connect all of a user's mobile network-connected devices under just one phone number. This is meant so solve the problem of each phone, tablet, and smartwatch having its own number and identity, with all calls and message getting delivered to each device. It will also make message and calls made from these secondary devices appear to be coming from the user's standard phone number they've always used.

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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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