According to the second biggest wireless carrier in all of America, it has managed to block its one billionth robocall with the use of a brand new system that effectively identifies unwanted phone calls by analyzing network information. Moreover, AT&T was able to accomplish this by building its own program.
Just this week, AT&T recently debuted its new millimeter wave channel sounder. Dubbed as the Porcupine, the device is being positioned by the major US wireless carrier as the first ever of its kind. The channel sounder was actually developed with the assistance of National Instruments (NI), and is designed to capture how mobile transmissions are affected in a given location or environment.
Just this week, wireless carrier AT&T has revealed a deal that would give shareholders of Straight Path Communications $1.25 billion (or an equivalent of $95.63 a share) in AT&T stock for the communications asset firm. When including the penalties Straight Path owes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the total value of the deal is $1.6 billion.
Sure, Verizon Wireless has already claimed that it will beat everybody to the 5G race. But in the world of mobile, nothing is ever certain. Meanwhile, the second biggest mobile operator in America is busy boosting its efforts when it comes to testing its own 5G offering.
And the unlimited wars continue to intensify -- AT&T has just announced that it will be giving all subscribers of its Unlimited Plus plan access to HBO, absolutely free of charge. According to the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States, the free HBO deal will be offered to customers who sign up for Unlimited Plus, whether or not they also pay for the company’s DirecTV service.
Earlier this month, a service outage on AT&T’s network had left thousands of mobile users without access to 911 for a number of hours. As stated in a preliminary report recently released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), about 12,600 callers were unable to reach 911 emergency dispatchers for a period of five hours.
For those interested in signing up for AT&T’s DirecTV Now service, know that the major US wireless carrier is giving you a subscription to HBO, free of charge, for a whole year. But wait -- in order to avail of this freebie, you will have to subscribe to the 100 channel Go Big package for $60 per month, or sign up for the 120 channel Gotta Have It option for $70 per month. This deal is good until March 30th of this year.
The unlimited plan offered by AT&T’s prepaid brand, Cricket Wireless, offers better than average coverage, a reliable network, affordable pricing, and pretty adequate connection speeds at 8 mbps. But because it does not come with mobile hotspot tethering, it might have trouble distancing itself from what other competitors are selling.
The second biggest wireless carrier in America is currently working to restore FaceTime for subscribers of its GoPhone unlimited plan. AT&T, however, still has not revealed the cause of the disruption.
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