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Jun 28, 2009, 12:35 PM

Shortcut to personal NBI account?

I naively added a new phone to my personal AT&T Family Plan, not realizing the hell I would encounter trying to port a number from a different market for the new phone.

Reading posts on this site and others, it seems that NBI is the solution, but that a wide rollout of NBI for consumers has been stalled for years. It seems some customers have had luck cajoling their way into business NBI accounts so they could mix numbers from different markets, and some subset of those have then been able to convert back to personal NBI so that they could regain OLAM, or add a FAN, etc.

I'm wondering if there is any shortcut through this maze of semi-deceit, whereby I could find some department at AT&T willing to convert me directly to a personal NBI ...
10 replies

Aug 8, 2011, 2:29 PM

Can somebody answer my question?

Are the warranty replacements that at&t provides refurbished?
5 replies

Sep 5, 2011, 10:04 PM

Early upgrade??

How early can you upgrade with at&t?
9 replies

Aug 31, 2011, 7:54 PM

Really AT&T?

You get a 4G LTE tablet, your first tablet with a contract... and it's $700 WITH the contract for a higher data plan? Really? Sad

All I can do is shake my head.
4 replies
toaster oven

Sep 14, 2011, 5:13 PM

Galaxy S2 question.

According to the user manual for Sprint's version of the galaxy s2, the phone will have an LED indicator, does anybody know if the at&t version will have it as well?

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Sep 3, 2011, 6:03 PM

Galaxy s2 release date

Any idea about the tentative release data for Samsung Galaxy s2 mobile in at&t..
1 reply
not pickles

Aug 30, 2011, 6:28 PM

No more overage charges for messaging on AT&T!!!!!!! YAY!!!

because now AT&T only offers unlimited messaging plans Confused
3 replies
not pickles

Aug 30, 2011, 11:50 PM

AT&T, T-Mobile pledge to bring 5,000 jobs to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Inc. is pledging to bring 5,000 wireless call center jobs, currently based abroad, back to the U.S. if it is allowed to proceed with its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

The company is also promising that the merger would not result in any job losses for AT&T and T-Mobile USA wireless call center employees who are on the payroll in the U.S. when the deal closes.

AT&T's commitment to repatriate jobs comes as antitrust regulators at the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department ramp up their reviews of a combination that is certain to reshape the wireless industry's landscape.

AT&T, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier, is seeking government approval to buy T-Mo...
2 replies

Aug 29, 2011, 1:10 PM

at&t versions??

Does anyone know when the at&t versions of the droid3 and droid bionic are coming out? my upgrade is in febuary and ive got the atrix now
1 reply

Aug 30, 2011, 7:48 AM

Phone batteries

After watching this site for several years and owning many phones (currently IP4). the improvements and technology is amazing. My question, there doesn't seem to be much improvement in the batteries. Phones can to most everything, but the battery life seems just as poor as couple years ago. Wife seems to have to charge her I4 by the middle of the afternoon everyday. Is there any big improvements coming.
3 replies

Aug 26, 2011, 8:28 PM

Leaving Sprint for AT&T. Should I wait for any new phone or more of the same?

Was with AT&T for a couple years. Left for Sprint due to the HTC EVO.

Over the past few weeks Sprint coverage has gotten noticeably worse so I’m heading back to AT&T. All the Android phones seem pretty much the same, anything on the horizon that is worth waiting for? I’m not interested in the iphone 5,6 or 7.
2 replies

Aug 19, 2011, 11:17 AM

ATT is breaking my contract and there's nothing I can do about it? Is this fair ?

I'm an ATT Blue customer for the past 7 years. I did my 2 yr requirement, then went on a month to month basis. I've been paying $43 including taxes for 2 phones with 1000 minutes.

Now ATT is closing down the system that my phone runs off of by saying my phone won't work on their new system (3G). Well that's a lie because I loaned my phone to my graddaughter to use temporarily when her's broke and she put her 3g card in and it worked and even did an upgrade to my phone, when ATT kept telling "me" there were no upgrades availale.

So now with the forced switch I have to choose a new plan, which will make my new monthly chg is $80 per month for the same amount of minutes. And if I get a smartphone I'm forced to have a data plan.

The co...
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Aug 15, 2011, 5:57 AM

AT&T Claims It Hasn't Planned How It's Going to Integrate T-Mobile

Splendid. Surprised

In the "that's kind of hard to believe" department, AT&T's lawyers claim to the FCC that the company has no idea how it's going to integrate its $39B USD prospective purchase into the company and that it has formed no plans to that extent.

It writes (pg. 10)

AT&T will not be in a position to make any final determinations about possible changes in T-Mobile USA until it is able to obtain more detailed information about the operations of the company, which will occur later in the acquisition process. In addition, any preliminary plans are subject to the outcome of the regulatory process. AT&T has not yet begun detailed integration planning efforts.

It reasserts its lack of planning later on, stating (pg
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Aug 19, 2011, 5:58 PM

Too funny! iPhone 5 ahead of ATT's 4G.

AT&T was recently found installing LTE gear in Apple stores to give the illusion of better LTE coverage.

Laughing Laughing Laughing ... »
4 replies

Aug 14, 2009, 2:37 PM

??? Best AT&T Phone that works good w/Ford Sync

Anyone know of the best phone to get on AT&T that works great with Ford Sync system? I prefer a regular flip style phone - not iPhone or PDA. I also need to be able to get software for the phone that syncs contacts with Outlook and tethering if possible.

I currently have a Nokia 6650 and although it pairs with Sync on my 2009 Ford Fusion, it does not transfer the address book so I cannot dial by saying someone's name. Otherwise, this has been a fantastic phone. It does tethering and syncs with Outlook with Nokia's free software.

I would appreciate a recommendation from someone who is using their phone on a Ford Sync equipped vehicle.

7 replies

Jul 31, 2011, 10:35 AM

TMO pumps out more smartphones while ATT still relies on iPhone

This is kind of a good article. TMO has over the last few years been pumping out new and HSPA + capable smartphones while ATT has been giving us more crap (HTC Status) and continually relying on the iPhone.
Will the bigger choice of devices disappear if the ATT/TMO merger is approved? Confused ... »
17 replies

Aug 12, 2011, 10:24 PM

Leaked AT&T letter puts damper on potential T-Mobile acquisition

AT&T has been telling regulators that the deal will lead to job gains and network investment, but the new letter, sent to potential investors, shows that is blatantly untrue.

While the carrier has been telling regulators the acquisition will increase network investment by $8 billion, behind the scenes the company is saying the deal will actually help them reduce investment by $10 billion over the next six years.

T-Mobile said last year it planned to spend $3 billion a year in new infrastructure investments.

Additionally, AT&T has been telling regulators that they need T-Mobile in order to increase LTE network coverage, but the letter seems to prove that is also a lie. The letter states that it would cost just $3.8 b
3 replies

Aug 12, 2011, 9:45 AM

inspire software update

were woould i find info on update and what it does
1 reply

Aug 12, 2011, 5:47 AM

Why ATT!?!

Everyone is releasing the new BB Bold 9900 this month. ATT...November? Shocked
Is this the future that awaits consumers. VZW & Sprint will come out with new devices and ATT former TMO customers will have to wait two more months?

Aug 11, 2011, 5:29 PM

ATT dead last in 4G. No surprise.

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