The FCC is dragging its feet on granting AT&T a waiver to offer a Wi-Fi calling feature, while letting competitors go ahead, says the company. The feature fails to meet accessibility rules for the disabled.
Earlier we reported that Motorola had published a list of handsets that would be getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The list pretty much contained Motorola’s 2014 and 2015 handsets, save for the 2015 Moto E which was rather odd. Show More Summary
In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T claimed that Sprint and T-Mobile are not abiding by disability regulations. The fight over using smartphones to make Wi-Fi-enabled telephone calls just entered the unexpected area of disability rights. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, we shared the news that AT&T was delaying adoption of the WiFi calling feature in the new version of Apple’s operating system for mobile devices. The carrier said that it was awaiting FCC approval of the feature, which other carriers have enabled already. Now AT&T has tattled to the FCC on those other carriers, pointing out …
While AT&T was adapting existing tech to support deaf users for Wi-Fi calls, T-Mobile and Sprint were busy marketing Wi-Fi calling to the less hard of hearing.
AT&T has called out two of its competitors, Sprint and T-Mobile, over their decision to offer Wi-Fi calling support on smartphones without first getting proper authorization from the Federal Communications Commission in a letter to the that organization’s chairman. According to AT&T, the FCC has been too slow in issuing a waiver that would allow the […]
Motorola just posted a list of its phones that will receive an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The list includes no real surprises, but a number of you noticed that in the mention of the Moto X (2nd gen), Motorola only listed the Pure Edition and no carrier variants. Show More Summary
While Sprint and T-Mobile have already flipped the switch on WiFi calling for the iPhone, AT&T continues to wait it out on the sidelines. And now we may know why. As reported by The Verge, the carrier recently sent a letter to FCC chairman...Show More Summary
AT&T says it can't offer Wi-Fi calling, while competitors "defy" FCC rules.
Originally tested in an iOS 9 public beta back in August, AT&T ultimately held back on a wide public release for Wi-Fi calling due to its decision to wait for an FCC waiver that would temporarily relieve the carrier of needing to offer support options for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Show More Summary
AT&T helped grease the wheels for its recent acquisition of DirecTV by promising to bring high-speed wireless broadband to homes in rural America. Now that the merger is official, it’s look like AT&T is beginning to make good on that promise, though a number of questions about the new service still remain. Back in March, we were the first to …
LG mentioned the LG V10 would make its way to the United States eventually, but we weren't sure when we'd learn which carriers would offer it. That didn't take long, though, as 3 out of 4 US carriers have confirmed they'll be selling the device.
AT&T recently filed a complaint with the FCC over WiFi calling services on the iPhone, which it says it cannot offer due to certain regulations. AT&T competitors Sprint and T-Mobile have offered WiFi calling for the better part of a year, and AT&T insists they are doing so against FCC regulations. Show More Summary
There’s never been a more confusing time to buy an iPhone. If you’re looking for the best deal on a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you have tons of options. From Apple to AT&T, Verizon to T-Mobile, carriers and retailers have expanded their options for buying a new iPhone. That, plus an upheaval in […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
According to a report from MacRumors, it would seem that there is a growing number of AT&T iPhone owners who are having some problems with their devices. Now their phones aren’t the issue here, but rather the LTE connectivity on their phone with AT&T’s network. Show More Summary
— The Dodgers improved their chances of opening the postseason at home by claiming a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday at AT&T Park. The Dodgers are now 89-70, which is the same as the New York Mets, their opponent in the first round of the playoffs. The Mets hold a tiebreaker...
Brett Anderson ended his regular season spectacularly, giving up only two runs and four hits over 7 2/3 innings in the Dodgers’ 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park.About the only time Anderson’s rhythm was disrupted was in the seventh inning.The seventh-inning...
Sad but true: Millions of Americans are still reliant on dial-up services to get online because major telecom and cable companies don’t want to spend the money necessary to build out faster networks to remote rural locations. However,...Show More Summary
A growing number of AT&T subscribers on the MacRumors forums appear to be having issues downloading apps and streaming music over LTE, with some claiming AT&T is throttling App Store downloads and Apple Music content. When connected to Wi-Fi, users report that apps download normally, but over LTE, app downloads do not progress. Show More Summary