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AT&T and NVIDIA have announced that they will be working together on the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. AT&T has enabled its 5G network in parts of Las Vegas, and it's highlighting the 5G tech in a sponsorship of the NBA Summer League starting with live games earlier this week. The AT&T 5G technology is being leveraged to allow the wireless streaming of high-quality video and game streaming coupled with NVIDIA's GeForce NOW service. AT&T provided its 5G mmWave spectrum with Ericsson as its network infrastructure backbone for the service. The tie-up allowed the streaming of live video from Samsung devices in the stands at the games. The video streamed live from... Read more...
Some of you reading this might actually own a 5G-capable smartphone. Most of you do not. Be that as it may, a recent survey of 2,000 Americans who are at least 18 years old and own a smartphone found that nearly a third of respondents believed they owned a 5G handset, including iPhone owners even though a 5G iPhone does not yet exist. Let us be clear—despite the survey results, 1 in 3 Americans do NOT own a 5G handset. We know this because there are very few 5G smartphones available. For example, Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G only recently debuted, and it starts at $1,299.99. There are a spattering of other 5G options, but not many. Technically, Motorola is among them with its Moto Z3 and Z4,... Read more...
For AT&T, it is not quite 'out with the old and in with the new', as it is 'out with broken and in with the new'. The 'new' in this case would be Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G model, which as the name implies, has a 5G radio inside. As for the 'not old but broken', that would be the Galaxy Fold—customers are receiving notices that AT&T has canceled their Galaxy Fold preorders. More on that in a moment. The Galaxy S10 5G is the flagship model in the Galaxy S10 series, which comprises the regular Galaxy S10, the bigger Galaxy S10+, and the cheaper Galaxy S10e (we have a review in progress of this model, by the way). It is the only one of the four to rock a 5G modem, making it an enticing... Read more...
AT&T is the second largest wireless carrier in the United States with millions of customers under its umbrella. But the company is now coming under fire for its decision to sell location data pertaining to its wireless customers. While AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all said they stopped selling phone location information to other companies, AT&T has announced that it wasn't illegal for it to sell the data. AT&T is claiming it did nothing wrong, just as the FCC has started an investigation into the practice. The telecom giant has argues that its sale of assisted GPS or A-GPS data that is used with 911 location services doesn't violate U.S. law. The reason... Read more...
Most of the news in the Samsung world the last few days has been surrounding the very high profile failures of the Galaxy Fold smartphone in the hands of reviewers. Samsung has postponed the launch of the device as it investigates. While the Galaxy Fold debacle is going on, Samsung is business as usual with other products including the gigantic Galaxy View 2 tablet that will land on AT&T. The prominent feature for this tablet is a display measuring 17.3-inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The processor running the show is an Exynos 7884 (2 cores at 1.6GHz dual, six cores at 1.6GHz). The big tablet has 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 400GB.... Read more...
We are just at the early stages over the shift from 4G LTE wireless coverage to 5G. So far in the United States, only AT&T and Verizon have lit up their 5G mobile wireless networks, but coverage is limited to just a handful of cities and 4G LTE-trampling speeds are spotty at best. However, once 5G networks become more prevalent and start blanketing the U.S. with coverage, we may see a shift in the pricing strategy of carriers. In fact, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson remarked today during the company's earnings call that its 5G subscribers are almost entirely limited to businesses, which are using it as a LAN replacement. However, the real eyebrow-raising comments came... Read more...
2019 has been a rough year for telecommunications giant AT&T. The company is already being sued by Sprint for falsely branding some of its products as 5G E. A class action lawsuit now accuses AT&T of misleading customers and investors about the pricing of DirecTV Now. Last summer, AT&T purchased Time Warner. The company promised customers that it would slash the prices for DirecTV Now, a subscription streaming television service. The class action lawsuit argues that AT&T not only refused to reduce prices, but that it purposely mislead their customers. AT&T eliminated existing streaming bundles and charged more for new bundles. After some time had passed, it brought back the... Read more...
AT&T has been in hot water with some customers and its competition over its fake 5G E branding for its mobile network. Sprint filed a lawsuit against AT&T over the misleading branding and later blasted the branding in an open letter. AT&T's CEO responded to the backlash essentially telling everyone to "deal with it." Reports showed that the AT&T 5G E network was actually slower in many places than the competition's LTE networks. AT&T is now bragging that it has surpassed the 1 Gbps speed threshold on its "true" 5G network. The carrier says that it "reached this milestone" on its live 5G network in multiple cities using the Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot. AT&T... Read more...
T-Mobile has announced something, and it's anyone's guess if it's an elaborate April Fool's prank kicking off a bit early or if it's just a hardcore troll of AT&T's 5G E service. At any rate, it's natural to be dubious of this but the T-Mobile Phone BoothE is also sort of plausible so here is what T-Mobile has to say about it. The T-Mobile Phone BoothE is "the next evolution in telecom" and will launch in New York City, Washington D.C., and in Seattle with more locations to come. The BoothE is a "vertical vestibule" that anyone around long enough to remember the days of public phone booths will recognize. Here's hoping that the BoothE aren't frequented by the sort of folks who can't... Read more...
 AT&T is already embroiled in lawsuits over its “5G Evolution” service, or 5G E, which the company claims enables speeds up to 2x faster than traditional 4G LTE on compatible devices. Competitors, however, have taken AT&T to task over this claim, and allege that 5G E is nothing more than a misleading marketing tactic designed to deceive consumers and gain a leg-up as true, next-generation 5G networks begin rolling out. A study that was just released by Opensignal seems to jibe with what AT&T's competitors have to say. AT&T’s 5G Evolution service is enabled by a handful of key upgrades to the company’s existing 4G LTE network: carrier aggregation, 4x4... Read more...
Although rumors of a price hike from AT&T for its popular DirecTV Now streaming packages were brewing earlier this week, the company confirmed the move today. After raising prices by $5 back in July 2018 shortly after its merger with Time Warner was approved (and after it promised to lower prices for customers), AT&T is delivering a double whammy today. For starters, pricing for its DirecTV Now streaming plans are increasing by a whopping $10 across the board. With the $10 increase taken into account, this is how much existing customers can expect to pay for their current DirecTV Now plans: Live a Little (65+ channels): $50/month Just Right (85+ channels): $65/month... Read more...
AT&T has been hit with backlash from nearly every corner of the tech sphere for its 5G Evolution (5G E) branding, which has almost universally been deemed misleading to customers. In fact, Sprint filed a lawsuit against AT&T over its 5G E campaign, stating in its filing, "AT&T has sought to gain an unfair advantage in the race to 5G by embarking on a nationwide advertising campaign to deceive consumers into believing that its existing 4G LTE Advanced network is now a 5G network." In the end, this all comes down to AT&T's customers and how they're either positively or negatively impacted by the company's fake 5G branding. But if you take AT&T's... Read more...
T-Mobile has been talking up its new 600MHz 5G network that will give coverage using different types of bandwidths around the nation. T-Mobile has stated that its 5G network needs all spectrum bands to provide the best coverage. The company says that its millimeter wave (mmWave) tech is for dense urban areas, mid-band is for metropolitan areas, and the low-band is for nationwide coverage. T-Mobile had hoped that the network would be ready to launch, but announced at MWC 2019 that the full launch won't happen until the second half of 2019. The reason for the second half of 2019 launch isn't that T-Mobile is having an issue with its network or the network hardware; rather, no phones on the market... Read more...
AT&T is giving a status update of sorts on its nascent 5G wireless network. The second-place U.S. wireless carrier first lit up its network in December in the following markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Antonio and Waco. 5G service is currently limited to select AT&T customers, who are all accessing the network using Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot. AT&T today announced that it will expand its 5G footprint later in 2019 with the addition of two more cities: Chicago And Minneapolis. These are key markets for AT&T to spread its 5G goodness, and join other previously announced... Read more...
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