U-verse Subscribers Can Program DVR From Mobile Phones
Apr 19, 2007, 12:59 PM by (staff)
AT&T today announced that U-verse subscribers can now schedule recordings on their DVR using an AT&T phone. AT&T (Cingular) subscribers can log into a WAP site from the company's portal to manage their recording and add new programs to the schedule. Because AT&T is offering this service as a WAP site, they expect to make it available to all U-verse regardless of what carrier they are on in the near future. Other operators offer similar features for other DVRs as applications, which limits their cross-network compatibility. AT&T's mobile U-verse management will be free to subscribers with both U-verse TV and internet.
AT&T Debuts Wireless/DirecTV Bundles
AT&T today rolled out combined wireless and television packages that rely on its recent acquisition of DirecTV. The basic package includes four wireless lines with unlimited talk and text with 10 GB of shared data and HD television service with up to four receivers (DirecTV or U-verse) for a combined price of $200 per month.
AT&T Waves Around Free Phone Offer
AT&T is giving people the opportunity to get a free phone with a new line of service. Beginning September 9, DirecTV or U-Verse customers who add a new line to their AT&T account will be rewarded with $695 in monthly bill credits towards a new phone.
Verizon Brings DVR Streaming to FiOS App
Verizon today said some customers can now stream the content from their DVR to their phone, tablet, or PC no matter where they are. The new feature is available to customers who subscribe to Verizon's FiOS Quantum TV and FiOS Internet service.
AT&T Talking to DirecTV About Potential Acquisition
AT&T has spoken to DirecTV about the possibility of acquiring the satellite TV firm, according to The Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with AT&T's plans, the Journal says AT&T wants to grab more pay-TV marketshare and approached DirecTV after Comcast made a bid for Time Warner earlier this year.