AT&T Pitching Broader Wi-Fi Roaming Agreements
AT&T would like to strike more Wi-Fi roaming agreements with its international peers. Bill Hague, AT&T's executive vice president of international affairs, said that such agreements would benefit not only consumers, but the network operators, too. "Roaming agreements will increase revenue for everyone, and far more than anyone could do individually," said Hague while speaking at the Wi-Fi Globall Congress this week. "In much the same way as GSMA standardization secured its international success, so we need to do the same with Wi-Fi." Specifically, AT&T is looking at the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and its Passpoint program, which will allow cell phone users roam from cell network to Wi-Fi hotspots seamlessly, even in other countries. Passpoint and the Next Generation Hotspot (Hotspot 2.0) programs require that devices be certifed by the WBA, since a big piece of the puzzle is authentication of the user between the various networks. The standards are still in progress and the industry has yet to settle on one. Apple's recently-announced iOS 7 includes support for Hotspot 2.0, as does the Samsung Galaxy S4. The initiative is expected to go live for consumers early next year.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T
The Galaxy S 4 performs very well on AT&T's network. Here is Phone Scoop's review of Samsung's 2013 flagship Android smartphone.
Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy S 4
Samsung's new Galaxy smartphone makes minor improvements to the hardware but massive innovations with the software. There's no doubt it will be another winner for Samsung.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for Verizon Wireless
The Galaxy S 4 performs very well on Verizon's network. Here is Phone Scoop's review of Samsung's 2013 flagship Android smartphone.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S 4 for Sprint
The Galaxy S 4, Samsung's most important phone of the year, arrives at U.S. carrier stores this month.
AT&T Asking $249 for Samsung Galaxy S 4
AT&T today announced that it will begin accepting preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 beginning April 16. AT&T is asking $249 for the Galaxy S 4, though AT&T did not specify which storage option it is offering (the S 4 comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants).
Samsung Galaxy S 4 (GSM)
5" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 600 8064T processor 2 GB RAM
2,600 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)