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Checkout the LG G4 Smartphone

April 29, 2015 9:58 PM | AT&T | LG |

See video above that highlights the features and specs of the LG G4 smartphone. Learn more about the LG G4 at



Get the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Mini From AT&T Starting March 20

March 16, 2015 9:35 PM | AT&T | Samsung |

AT&T announced that it will carry the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 mini in its retail stores and on starting March 20. AT&T currently offers the largest selection of Samsung devices.

Galaxy S 5 mini Features

The new compact design of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini gives you ultimate portability without compromising power. Experience movies come to life on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini’s vivid 4.5-inch HD display. HD (720x1280p) clarity provides rich colors, dark shadows and fast response times for an exceptional viewing experience. The device’s fast-action HD 8MP rear-camera with pro-editing tool helps you quickly capture memories. You can even enhance photos before you get the shot, and select the focus after you take the picture.

Additional key features include:
  • Front Camera: 2MP
  • Voice Calling: HD Voice capable3
  • Dimensions: 5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36-inches
  • Weight: 4.23 ounces
  • Operating System: Android™ 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-core
  • Memory: 16GB internal storage, supporting up to 128GB with external microSD card4
  • Battery Life: Up to 20 hours of talk time and up to 10 days standby time5
Galaxy S 5 mini Pricing

The Galaxy S 5 mini will run on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,1 keeping you connected in the places you need it most. Starting on March 20, you can purchase the Galaxy S 5 mini in Charcoal Black for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan6 at $14.30 per month on Next 24, $17.88 per month on Next 18 or $21.48 per month on AT&T 12. You can also get the cutting edge smartphone for $99.99 with a two-year agreement7 or at no annual commitment for $428.99.8


AT&T GoPhone $60 Plan Customers Gets Unlimited Calling and Texting to Mexico

February 18, 2015 9:28 PM | AT&T |

Need to call family or friends in Guadalajara, Tijuana or Mexico City? Need more data to do the things you love online? AT&T GoPhone has you covered with the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network with the nation’s strongest LTE signal.

Beginning February 20, AT&T is upping the high speed data for two popular GoPhone plans and also giving unlimited calling to Mexico on the $60 plan.1

New and existing GoPhone customers on 1GB plans ($45 per month) will now receive 1.5GB of high speed data2, and customers on 2.5GB plans ($60 per month) will receive 4 GB of high speed data – all at the same price. That’s 50% more data. It’s automatic, at no additional cost and our gift to our customers.

Both the $45 and $60 GoPhone plans include:

Unlimited data usage 2
Unlimited nationwide talk and text, including unlimited text to Mexico, Canada and over 100 countries
Wi-Fi hotspot capability

The unlimited calling to Mexico and extra data high speed data are just another way of appreciating your business.



AT&T Adds High-Quality Spectrum to Support Customers' Growing Demand

February 2, 2015 10:21 PM | AT&T |

At the conclusion of the FCC’s Auction 97, AT&T** has successfully acquired licenses for a near nationwide contiguous 10x10 MHz block of high-quality AWS-3 spectrum.  As a result of the acquisition, AT&T now covers 96 percent of the U.S. population with high-value contiguous AWS-3 spectrum.

“Growth in our customers’ mobile data usage continues to explode, driven by mobile video traffic. This spectrum investment will be critical to AT&T staying ahead of customer demand and facilitate the next generation of mobile video entertainment,” said John Stankey, chief strategy officer-AT&T.

Mobile data traffic on AT&T’s national wireless network increased 100,000 percent from January 2007 through December 2014.

AT&T will work with network and handset suppliers, and industry standards bodies to deploy the spectrum beginning in the 2017-2018 period, allowing the company to stay ahead of strong growth in mobile Internet traffic. AT&T anticipates putting this spectrum into service as a supplemental downlink to deliver additional mobile Internet capacity and better performance for its customers. AT&T will work with the FCC, NTIA, DOD, and other federal agencies to also support uplink capacity as soon as possible.



AT&T Demos LTE Broadcast

January 13, 2015 7:43 PM | AT&T |

AT&T demonstrated the first-ever live, on-site trial demonstration of AT&T LTE Broadcast, a new mobile network technology, that showcased for invited guests during the first-ever college football national championship game at AT&T Stadium January 12.

LTE Broadcast is a new mobile network technology AT&T is currently exploring that enables the delivery of content directly to all users with compatible devices within a designated timeframe and area. It could be used to distribute a wide range of content including music, video, and software to specific areas within our LTE footprint, such as a single sports stadium.

In simple terms, LTE Broadcast works by allocating a portion of wireless network resources to host specific content streams that any compatible device can access simultaneously.  Delivering the same content stream to multiple users, rather than delivering each user their own individual content stream, optimizes network resources.






AT&T and Subaru to Bring 4G LTE to Select 2016 Model Year Vehicles

January 5, 2015 8:53 PM | AT&T |


AT&T and Subaru of America, Inc. today announced an agreement   in which Subaru will provide enhancements to its Subaru STARLINK in-vehicle connectivity system that deliver improved personal safety and security services to vehicle occupants via 4G LTE wireless connectivity.

STARLINK is the Subaru in-vehicle platform that provides hands-free connectivity, entertainment, and safety services to Subaru vehicle occupants. Subaru will offer owners STARLINK with a built-in AT&T 4G LTE communications module capable of offering features including stolen vehicle recovery, automatic collision notification, remote vehicle services such as lock/unlock via a smartphone device and monthly vehicle health reports. Subaru also has an agreement directly with Sirius XM Connected Vehicle to provide a component of the services to Subaru’s owners.  STARLINK will be available in select 2016 model year Subaru vehicles starting later this year.



AT&T 1st Carrier to Bring Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition to Customers

December 8, 2014 8:53 PM | AT&T | Gadgets |

AT&T is the first carrier to offer a unique wearable experience for early adopters and content creators that can take you on a journey, on-stage at a performance, or even outer space. The Samsung Gear™ VR Innovator Edition is an over-the-head virtual video and gaming device that delivers a new way to experience mobile content – in a full 360 degree environment. Starting December 12, the Gear VR Innovator Edition is available to AT&T customers online at for $199.* To see the Gear VR in action, check out this video.

The Gear VR Innovator Edition is powered by the Galaxy Note® 4, which easily locks in to the headset with a microUSB connection, to generate both the content and provide battery life. The Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED® display delivers a  stunning visual experiences. Additionally, the Gear VR Innovator Edition has touch controls and a back button on the right side of the headset to easily navigate through various contents. Volume controls are also located on the right side, with a focus dial situated on top to easily adjust visual clarity.



Verizon and AT&T Move Toward Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Interoperability

November 3, 2014 4:44 PM | AT&T | Verizon |


Verizon and AT&T said today the companies are taking the next step in the evolution of VoLTE (voice over LTE) technology by enabling VoLTE- to-VoLTE connections between Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers. VoLTE interoperability between Verizon and AT&T customers is expected in 2015.    

VoLTE is an all-IP (Internet Protocol) technology that deeply integrates the network’s enhanced calling features into the smartphone, creating a seamless and simple experience for customers.  Interoperability among VoLTE service providers in the United States and around the world will create a better and richer mobile experience for customers.  

Engineers from both companies are working through a full set of requirements, beginning with extensive testing in lab environments and then moving to field trials.  This approach ensures customers will have a seamless experience making VoLTE HD Voice calls between networks and lays the foundation for interoperability of other Rich Communications Services (RCS) such as video calls, rich messaging, and more in the future.    

“Customers use their smartphones to connect with friends, family and colleagues across service providers and around the world.  Interoperability among all VoLTE providers takes connectivity to the next level with HD quality voice and additional features that customers want,” said Tony Melone, chief technology officer at Verizon. “We’re pleased to be working with AT&T as our first interoperating carrier, and we look forward to working with other operators as VoLTE continues to grow.”



Kyocera DuraForce Rugged Android Smartphone Joins the AT&T Nov. 7

November 3, 2014 4:34 PM | AT&T | Kyocera |

AT&T and Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced the new Kyocera DuraForce, a rugged, waterproof, 4G LTE Android™ smartphone, will be available for purchase on Nov. 7 at and AT&T business channels and on Nov. 21 in AT&T retail stores. 

DuraForce is the first device available at AT&T to leverage Kyocera’s strength in ruggedized, reliable mobile smartphones all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,2 covering more than 300 million Americans.  DuraForce will be available for $0 down at $19.95 per month on a Next 12 agreement; 3 $0 down at $16.63 per month on a Next 18 agreement;3 $49.99 with a standard two-year contract; or $389.99 with no commitment. The Military Standard 810G- and IP68-certified4 DuraForce supports AT&T’s Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) service and enables active people to do more with their smartphones—whether using them on a jobsite or taking them down the river on a rafting trip. 
DuraForce is IP68-certified, meaning it is dustproof, waterproof and can be submerged in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) of water for up to 30 minutes.4 With a reinforced housing and Military Standard 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitudes, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion,4 DuraForce can go more places and withstand tough environments and conditions.  The DuraForce durability withstands tough treatment, as evidenced by Bear Grylls, Kyocera’s lead product tester, adventure-survivalist and star of the new series “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”  Watch Bear putting DuraForce to the ultimate test at

 “We know our customers live active lifestyles and need a smartphone that enables them to do more. They don’t want their days to come to a stop because of a drop on the jobsite or into the kitchen sink,” said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of Global Sales and Marketing at Kyocera Communications. “DuraForce is intended to keep people productive.  Its affordability and tough-all-over durability, combined with AT&T EPTT, allows its users the freedom to work and play as hard as they want.”


AT&T First to Bring Nokia Lumia 830 to the U.S.

November 3, 2014 4:31 PM | AT&T | Microsoft | Nokia |

AT&T customers will be the first in the U.S. to experience the brand new Nokia Lumia 830,  powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1.

The thinnest Lumia smartphone to date, the Lumia 830, will be available on Nov. 7 online exclusively at and in AT&T retail stores. You can purchase a Lumia 830 for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan including $18.75 a month with Next 182 and $22.50 a month with Next 12.2 You can also purchase the Lumia 830 for $99.99 with a two year commitment3 or $449.99 with no annual commitment.4

For a limited time, while supplies last, when you purchase a Nokia Lumia 830 you will get a free Fitbit Flex, a $99.99 value. The Fitbit Flex is an activity and sleep-tracking wristband that tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes and sleep, helping you to achieve your fitness goals.5 You can wirelessly sync and view your data with the top downloaded Fitbit app, available for free from the Windows Phone Store.

AT&T currently offers the largest and most advanced portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 devices – all connected to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,6 covering more than 300 million Americans.

The Lumia 830 has an attractive design blending metal and polycarbonate that feels slim and sleek in your hand. Built for a life on-the-go, the smartphone takes outstanding pictures with the 10 MP PureView camera and allows you to enjoy your favorite Windows experiences, including Xbox, Skype, Office and Bing. You can also sync your digital life with OneDrive7, while sharing special moments on your favorite social media networks and enjoy popular Windows Phone apps.

Want to add a little personality to your device? Cortana, available on Windows Phone 8.1, is the only smartphone assistant who learns your interests and can set reminders by people, in addition to time or location.8 Plus, with Fitbit you can tap into a custom Cortana experience inside the Fitbit app to make tracking faster and easier. By speaking to Cortana, you can quickly log any of the 350,000 foods in the Fitbit database by saying things like, “Fitbit, I ate lasagne for dinner,” or “Fitbit, I had coffee with breakfast.” You can also create silent alarms for Fitbit trackers and, coming soon, you’ll be able to use Cortana to log activities.


The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 to Arrive at AT&T on Oct. 24

October 21, 2014 6:47 PM | AT&T | Samsung |

The Galaxy Mega 2 is designed for those who want to get the most out of their large-screen smartphone, featuring a 6-inch High Definition screen with a smaller overall “just-right” size and one-hand operation mode that puts most everything within easier reach.

The new Samsung Galaxy Mega® 2 is set to join the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network1 on Oct. 24. It features a quad-core processor for speedy multi-tasking and responsiveness along with the added benefit of battery management features.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is available for purchase starting Oct. 24 at and in AT&T2 retail stores for $19.80 a month with Next 18,3 $23.75 a month with Next 12,4 $149.99 with a new two-year contract, 5 or $474.99 with no annual commitment.6

You can also receive a $100 bill credit7 when you activate a new or existing line of service on AT&T NextSM with a smartphone.

The Galaxy Mega 2 is designed for those who want to get the most out of their large-screen smartphone, featuring a 6-inch High Definition screen with a smaller overall “just-right” size and one-hand operation mode that puts most everything within easier reach. It also includes key features such as:


AT&T Introduces Its Best-Ever Value for International Travel

October 14, 2014 9:48 PM | AT&T |

Planning a trip abroad? Don’t forget your Passport. AT&T1 today announced the AT&T Passport packages, its best-ever value for international travel. For use in over 150 countries, AT&T Passport delivers unlimited messaging plus affordable rates for calling and a data allowance, all in one convenient package. When using the AT&T Passport app, 2 customers can also enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi access at participating hotspots in select countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Mexico.

Designed for international travel from one to 30 days, AT&T Passport packages can be added to your domestic postpaid plan. They carry a convenient one-time charge, are valid for 30 days and expire automatically.  There’s nothing to cancel once you’re back home from your trip.  When it’s time for your next adventure abroad, simply visit myAT&T or call 800-335-INTL (4685) to add another 30-day, one-time-charge package.

Choose from three packages for cell phones – Passport, Passport Plus and Passport Pro.



The Moto G LTE Speeds into AT&T Stores on Oct. 10

October 7, 2014 8:57 PM | AT&T | Motorola |

All that summer fun can take a bite out of your budget.

All that summer fun can take a bite out of your budget. If you’re looking to upgrade your phone without downgrading your wallet, then Moto G LTE is definitely a great choice for you.

The Moto G LTE is coming to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network1 on Oct. 10 online at and in AT&T2 retail stores. You can purchase Moto G LTE for $7.50 a month with Next18,3 $9 a month with Next12, 4 or $179.99 with no annual commitment.5

You can also receive a $100 bill credit6 when you activate a new or existing line of service on AT&T NextSM with a smartphone.

Moto G is a budget-friendly smartphone for people who don’t want to compromise on quality, style, or experiences. It also includes features such as:
  • 4G LTE: The Moto G LTE now has the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network that covers more than 300 million Americans. This enables you to enjoy faster downloads and streaming. Spend less time waiting for your phone to load a web page or download a movie and more time enjoying it.
  • A pixel-packed 4.5-inch HD Display: The 4.5-inch scratch-resistant HD display is one of the highlights of the Moto G LTE. The edge-to-edge display stretches to all four corners of the phone for a maximum viewing experience. And with 329 pixels per inch, it’s perfect for enjoying your favorite form of mobile entertainment.
  • More Multi-Tasking with Quad-Core Speed: Moto G LTE is designed for all the things you want to do – streaming YouTube, checking Gmail, browsing on Chrome, finding your way with Maps, and more. With a super-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon 400 processor, you can also quickly switch between multiple tasks.
  • Battery: And since quad-core speed won’t do you any good if you don’t have a long-lasting battery, Moto G LTE is designed to use power smartly. With typical usage, the battery lasts up to 24 hours.7


The Samsung Rugby 4, to Arrive Exclusively at AT&T Oct. 10

October 7, 2014 8:51 PM | AT&T | Samsung |

AT&T announced the Samsung Rugby 4, the latest from Samsung’s series of rugged push-to-talk phones, will be available on Oct. 10 online at and retail stores. Equally as affordable as it is durable, the device is available for $99.99 with a two-year agreement2 or $269.99 at no annual commitment.3

The Samsung Rugby 4 runs on 4G HSPA+ network and will support the AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk4 (AT&T EPTT) with Integrated Dispatch service, enabling business customers to communicate faster and to larger groups. Through Dec. 31, the Rugby 4 is also offered at $0.99 for eligible AT&T new activations and upgrades with a two-year commitment to an EPTT rate plan or bolt-on.5

“The added Wi-Fi connectivity that comes with the Samsung Rugby 4 combined with AT&T EPTT, make it more convenient for you to receive push to talk calls using compatible Wi-Fi networks,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Mobile Devices, AT&T. “The Rugby 4 is as functional as it is durable and is an excellent addition to AT&T’s leading device portfolio.”

The Samsung Rugby 4 includes new features, such as Wi-Fi connectivity and enhanced speaker volume, even an optional 2000mAH extended battery accessory making it even more useful and convenient for your every day. View this video to see more. Additional device features include:


GameStop To Offer Cricket Wireless Service In U.S.

September 9, 2014 8:14 PM | AT&T |

 One store, one stop, one retail destination for gaming, wireless and entertainment technology. Today, Cricket Wireless and GameStop Corp., a family of specialty retail brands that makes customers favorite technologies affordable and simple, announced a new strategic retail relationship that will offer Cricket Wireless’ no-annual contract service in more than 2,800 GameStop U.S. store locations.

After a successful trial in select markets, the two national brands have come together to offer value conscious customers the latest wireless/mobile, video game and entertainment technology they want at a great value.

Starting next month, GameStop will begin selling Cricket Wireless no-annual contract service and the latest smartphone devices and accessories.  Both companies expect the phased rollout to be completed by the end of October.

“GameStop is committed to providing our customers the greatest value and service to meet all their video game, technology and now wireless needs,” said Tony Bartel, president of GameStop. “By offering Cricket Wireless service in our stores, we provide yet another great offering for our customers to get their favorite technology simply and affordably.”

The uniqueness of the strategic relationship builds on the strengths and benefits of both retailers. Cricket Wireless delivers customers value with a 4G network covering more than 98% of Americans, more 4G LTE coverage than Sprint, Boost, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and plans starting at $35 a month after $5 AutoPay* credit with taxes and fees included.

“Cricket Wireless’ collaboration with GameStop accelerates our retail footprint across the U.S., solidifying our position as a national player” said Jennifer Van Buskirk, president of Cricket Wireless. “We are proud to join forces with GameStop and serve even more customers across the country with our affordable no-annual contract wireless service on a fast, reliable and nationwide 4G LTE network covering more than 300 million Americans.”

GameStop delivers an industry leading buy-sell-trade program that offers customers a way to have more money to spend on games, accessories and more. Customers will be able to sell GameStop their existing phones, video games systems, and other electronic devices to save big on the purchase of a new Cricket phone – customers will have more money to spend on other products inside GameStop stores.


AT&T to Carry HTC One (M8) for Windows

August 20, 2014 6:46 PM | AT&T | HTC |

AT&T confirmed it will add the new HTC One (M8) for Windows to its leading portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Further details on pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

The HTC One (M8) for Windows will offer AT&T customers a sleek new design not yet seen in the Windows Phone ecosystem. AT&T currently offers the largest and most up-to-date selection of Windows Phone 8.1 devices connected to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network.2

For more information about the HTC One (M8) for Windows, visit or for more details on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, read the blog post here.

2Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.


Keep Your Budget in Check with GoPhone

August 7, 2014 9:14 PM | AT&T |

AT&T know every second counts, and so does every penny. With simple, flexible and affordable prepaid plans with no annual contract, AT&T’s GoPhone service gives customers the wireless services they need—all while helping them keep their budget in check.

And on top of adding value for our GoPhone customers, we’re also adding time –thanks to GoPhone account management, now available via myAT&T. Need to refill your account, add packages, or change your rate plans? The tool you need is now in the palm of your hands.

With myAT&T, GoPhone customers can now:
  • Refill an account
  • Change rate plans
  • Add data, messaging or international calling packages
  • Get data and voice usage information
  • View account history of up to 6 months
  • Connect to help for information like device tutorials and troubleshooting
Start saving seconds and enjoy GoPhone account management access right at your fingertips, now available via myAT&T.


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