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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...
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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
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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.
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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.
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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 ... »
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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.

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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 ... »
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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
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Aug 12, 2011, 9:45 AM

inspire software update

were woould i find info on update and what it does
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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.


Aug 7, 2011, 1:03 AM

Personalized text ringers?

Are there any newer AT&T phones that allow you to assign personalized ringtones to different contacts for text message ringers?

Currently I have an iPhone 4 and I can customize text ringers using only the limited stock sounds that come on the phone. However, if I jailbreak my phone, I am able to assign real music ringtones as text ringers for each contact. However having to re-jailbreak after every update gets really old.

Does AT&T have any newer style phones that allow this function?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Aug 2, 2011, 6:27 AM

Any time ATT

Well sounds like TMO will get the new BB Bold sometime this month. Sprint has the new Motorola Pax ... »

ATT, anything...? Oh that's right a mid range Samsung slider. Sad
Anything decent I mean?
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Aug 3, 2011, 11:38 AM

Should I get one? (Free Nexus S at Best Buy - Today Only)

I've been using an unlocked Nokia E71 on AT&T for over two years now. I was thinking of waiting until the next iPhone comes out, just to see what Apple has to offer. If I go the Android route, the Nexus S seems like a nice choice since it's running pure Gingerbread. The lack of 4G and a dual-core CPU doesn't seem like a huge deal for me.

Background: I am not a smartphone power user, in the sense that I don't view videos often and I don't use a smartphone to listen to music. (I'm kinda finicky when it comes to sound quality, so I use my Sony Walkman MP3 player for that purpose.) I'm not a major apps hog. All I need is Google Maps, a web browser, the ability to synch to an ActiveSync type enterprise calendar, and a decent camera with ...
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Aug 2, 2011, 6:58 AM

extended warranty?

does at&t offer extended warranty on phones again?
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Jul 29, 2011, 3:25 PM

An Update for Our Smartphone Customers With Unlimited Data Plans

An Update for Our Smartphone Customers With Unlimited Data Plans

Dallas, Texas, July 29, 2011

Like other wireless companies, we're taking steps to manage exploding demand for mobile data. Many experts agree the country is facing a serious wireless spectrum crunch. We're responding on many levels, including investing billions in our wireless network this year and working to acquire additional network capacity. We're also taking additional, more immediate measures to help address network congestion.

One new measure is a step that may reduce the data throughput speed experienced by a very small minority of smartphone customers who are on unlimited plans - those whose extraordinary level of data usage puts them...
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Jul 26, 2011, 5:37 PM

Best Android?

Guys, I am leaving the wireless industry soon, so will be switching carriers to either AT&T or Verizon (my current company I work for isn't an option, and the free service is barely worth it).

What has been the best Android phone for you guys so far? Anything on the horizon? I will be switching towards the end of August or early September, but would hold off for a little bit to get the next best thing.
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Jul 25, 2011, 10:07 AM

Pantech Breeze II

My folks have the Pantech Breeze II and wanted to add picture messaging for when my sisters takes pics of their kids they wanted to send them to her. Now if I understand correctly this phone can get pictures and videos fine. However upon adding the media package to her phone however when someone sent her a picture she was being charged for going on the internet. I am not sure how ATT determines that a picture sent to her is considered going on the internet

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