The proposed $100 million FCC fine of AT&T for not being transparent enough with its grandfathered unlimited data plan is “unprecedented and indefensible”, AT&T said in a filing with the FCC, reports Fierce Wireless. As a result, the carrier wants the regulator to withdraw the proposed fine because the decision in the case is arbitrary, excessive, [...]
AT&T was hit with a massive $100 million fine by the FCC several weeks ago in response to its throttling of unlimited data customers, but now the carrier is asking that decision to […]
AT&T refuses to pay the FCC the $100 million fine it got slapped with, claiming that it didn't keep data throttling a secret from its subscribers at all. Ma Bell was given with such a hefty penalty, because the agency determined that...Show More Summary
You might think that conventional radio is becoming less relevant as time marches on, but AT&T begs to differ. It's requiring that Android phone makers not only include active FM radio chips in their devices from 2016 onwards, but that they switch on chips in as many existing phones as possible. Show More Summary
Microsoft's latest Windows handset for AT&T is the powerful 640 XL, a massive device best suited to phablet lovers. It features a 5.7-inch screen, 13-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, and an assortment of AT&T and Microsoft apps and services. Here is Phone Scoop's full review.
Phil Gramm, architect of the repeal of Glass-Steagall and subsequent financial collapse, feels very, very sad about one rich pal's measly severance package. Phil Gramm, a former three-term Republican senator from Texas who once ran the...Show More Summary
AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon frequent subjects of early complaints to FCC.
America’s major wireless carriers are at war with each other. A few years ago, consumers had no choice but to grudgingly turn out their pockets for mobile service that was often expensive yet mediocre—but recent industrywide network improvements have allowed wireless service to get better, cheaper, and much more competitive. Show More Summary
Your Android smartphone probably has an FM transmitter anyway. Why not let people use it?
The Lumia 1520 may be getting a little long in the tooth, but that doesn't mean it's a bad choice — especially if you can find it at a discount. Well, that's just what online retailer Yugster is doing with the Lumia 1520 today, marking it down to just around $250 — down from its retail price of $800.
Google today said support for its Android for Work program has swelled to 40 companies thanks to the addition of new carriers, phone makers, app developers, and management providers. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the U.S., and...Show More Summary
Here in the US, telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T fight for their share of customer data plans. But Japan’s own telecom outfits are embroiled in an additional head-to-head: selling robots. More »
AT&T has designated 4-Star Industrial Park in Robards, Ky., as "Fiber Ready," illustrating that it is making progress with driving fiber into more commercial buildings to deliver IP-based Ethernet and cloud services.
After months of deliberation, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week formally approved AT&T’s purchase of DIRECTV. Not surprisingly the two companies have wasted no time since then in completing the $49bn deal - which means the US is now host to a Pay-TV/communications giant of unprecedented proportions. The numbers generated [...]
AT&T will reportedly require Android smartphone makers to include active FM radio chips in their phones from 2016 onwards, and is also urging OEMs to turn on this feature in as many current devices as it can.
A pple co-founder Steve Wozniak was among those with Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ties cheering the FCC's 3-2 vote today to regulate providers like Comcast and AT&T so those telecom giants couldn't institute a pay-to-play InternetShow More Summary
The former Texas GOP Senator testified that AT&T CEO Edward Whitacre was an "exploited worker," whose $75 million golden handshake proved "bigotry that is still allowed in America...bigotry against the successful." Read the rest
AT&T is asking the FCC to not make it pay the largest proposed fine in the agency’s history as punishment for throttling customers’ data speeds. After being slammed with the $100 million fine by the FCC last month when the government agency found the carrier had throttled speeds for customers with ‘unlimited’ data plans, AT&T […]
Facing a proposed $100 million fine by the FCC for choking off the data speeds of subscribers with so-called unlimited plans, AT&T is now saying that it shouldn’t have to pay the fine because it notified those subscribers beforehand. The carrier has now filed a document with the FCC requesting that the ruling and the proposed fine […]