A few days ago, Apple unveiled its newest iPhone series-- the iPhone 12. And as expected, the major carriers have already started to announce their offers for the four phones.
AT&T has joined in on the frenzy and has announced that they will start accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 12 starting tomorrow. But they are also running a promotion that makes the iPhone 12 “free” for new and current customers.
AT&T is shutting down more company-owned AT&T Mobility retail stores before the end of the year. According to the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, the wireless carrier will be closing a total of 320 stores, which will lead to over 1,600 displaced workers.
Earlier this year, the wireless carrier also closed down 250 stores. This means that a total of 570 stores will be shut down in this year alone.
AT&T says that the decision to close these stores is because of the changing practice of how their customers shop. Even before the pandemic, the company already saw the shift in the business and has decided to adhere to this trend.
AT&T has just given its customers a way to save on an unlimited plan. The US carrier unveiled its newest program called Unlimited Your Way.
Through this new program, the carrier is giving its customers an option to mix and match their chosen unlimited plan. And in the process, they can save on their monthly phone bill.
The program allows you to customize the plan for each member in your family. You can pick from Unlimited Starter, Unlimited Extra, and Unlimited Elite. This way, everyone gets the features they are using.
This just in: AT&T might offer subsidized wireless phone service by next year.
This report comes from Reuters, who was able to get an interview with CEO John Stankey. During the interview, the CEO revealed their plans on offering such a service. This is the first time AT&T discussed the topic.
The CEO shares that there may be some customers who wouldn’t mind watching a few advertisements in exchange of a small price reduction on their monthly service.
Amazon has partnered with AT&T to help make calls via an Amazon Echo.
This isn’t the first time Amazon has done something like this. As a matter of fact, they have made its entire Echo product lineup able to make and receive voice calls (for free). It just so happens that they have partnered with a wireless provider to make this happen.
By making this happen, AT&T customers can now be reached without using their handsets. All they need is to have an Alexa-enabled device so they can start making calls to their family and friends in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
AT&T has recently expanded its 5G network. And in line with this, the carrier has unveiled a couple of deals that it is running on its 5G phones. For a limited time period, you can get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G or Galaxy A71 5G either for free or as little as $5 per month.
If you are interested in either deal, you will need to switch to AT&T, activate a new line of service or upgrade to a compatible unlimited plan. You will then need to buy either device on a monthly installment agreement.
A few days ago, T-Mobile reported its earnings for Q2 2020. It is important to note that this is the first quarter that Sprint is part of the company. After its merger in April, it looks like it has been a positive move for the Un-carrier.
T-Mobile reported that they were able to add 1.245 million customers during the quarter. This adds up to a total subscriber count of 98.3 million. With this number, T-Mobile has surpassed the subscriber count of AT&T, making them earn the title as the second biggest US carrier. AT&T reported a total of 93 million postpaid and prepaid subscribers during Q2 2020.
AT&T is currently on the hot seat today as it sent out an email to its customers requiring them to update their devices.
According to reports, AT&T sent out an email to customers that their device “is not compatible with the new network.” The email also said that customers “need to replace it to continue receiving service.” Support representatives of the network said they can help locate a new device so that affected customers won’t have interrupted service.
A new speed test showed T-Mobile covers more 5G cities compared to AT&T and Verizon combined. The report comes from analytical data gathered by Ookla. It showed that T-Mobile covers 5,013 cities with its 5G network, a number that does not yet include Sprint’s 5G sites. Meanwhile, its rivals AT&T and Verizon only cover 237 and 39 5G cities, respectively.
The study also showed that in terms of speed, Verizon is the fastest. It earned a speed score of 870, while AT&T scored 78 and T-Mobile scored 64.
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