It wasn't a whiteout, a brownout but a rather, a geek out that plagued those of us with AT&T service on iPhones or AT&T service in general. While our bars indicated full service, getting server access error messages in Safari was much more common than you would think, especially a convention full of guys on their cellphones. But with more than 100,000 folks concentrated in a relatively small area.... Service outside of the area, however, was more than fine and faster than I've experienced. SMS texting, as usual, was the reliable means of … Read more
AT&T is considering using filtering technology to stop pirated content from traversing its network, according to a New York Times blog posted from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
According to the blog, James Cicconi, senior vice president, external and legal affairs for AT&T, said during a panel discussion Tuesday about digital piracy that the carrier is already discussing the possibility of using filtering technology with content companies like NBC Universal.
"We are very interested in a technology-based solution, and we think a network-based solution is the optimal way to approach this," Cicconi … Read more
AT&T's stock took a hit Tuesday after the company's CEO told investors that a weak economy is hurting the company's landline and broadband business.
Randall Stephenson, AT&T's CEO, said Tuesday during a Citigroup investor conference that the company was forced to cut off some of its broadband and landline customers in the consumer segment in the fourth quarter because they were not able to pay their bills. The news shook investors, and the stock dipped $1.87, or 4.5 percent, to $39.16 per share at the closing bell.
Stephenson was … Read more
Vonage and AT&T said late Friday that they have finalized the settlement of a dispute between the companies.
In one of the shortest press releases in recent memory, the companies said "Vonage and AT&T have entered into a definitive agreement to settle their patent dispute, the companies announced today. The companies had agreed in principle to a settlement on November 7."
Well, there you have it.
With so many "Best of 2007" lists, we couldn't let the year end without showing you the most popular ringtones of 2007. We didn't actually compile the results; instead we're relaying which tones were the most popular for AT&T customers. So here the are, the top tunes of 2007.
1. Shop Boyz - "Party Like a Rockstar" 2. Mims - "This Is Why I'm Hot" 3. Soulja Boy - "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" 4. Nickelback - "Rockstar" 5. Akon - "Don't Matter&… Read more
Guess who's coming to dinner at IT's place?! Well, not the iPhone if Forrester Research has anything to say about it!
Well! That must bet the final word on that! Because it's not like Forrester's ever written something so completely bass-ackwards that it made you think about hanging up a shingle and becoming a high-priced technology consulting firm because, holy hell, if they're giving out advice like that, how hard could it be?
ZDNet's Larry Dignan … Read more
What's more open than open? Wide-open!
USA Today ran a story Thursday morning with the headline "AT&T flings cellphone network wide open." The story quoted AT&T Mobility President Ralph de la Vega as saying: "You can use any handset on our network you want. We don't prohibit it, or even police it."
Sounds like a dramatic change in policy, right? Perhaps in response to recent moves from Verizon and Google to promote open networks ahead of the bidding on the 700MHz spectrum auction? Well, actually, no. It's how AT&… Read more