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AT & T Vexes DOJ, American Idol Fans

January 15, 2009 8:39 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

It’s been a week of minor annoyances for AT&T, having run-ins with two groups you don’t want to anger: the Department of Justice and frustrated teens.

FirstNews - January 15, 2009

January 15, 2009 8:12 am | News | Comments

Today's FirstNews - Single Page Format

New Wireless Frontier: Vermont?

January 9, 2009 7:54 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Attention Vermont residents: AT&T will sell its mobile phones in your state beginning next Thursday.


Verizon, Alltel Deal Will Close Friday

January 5, 2009 8:05 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will close its acquisition of Alltel this Friday, Verizon said in an SEC 8-K filing late last week.

Spectrum Swap Completed by AT & T, Verizon

December 23, 2008 9:53 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

AT&T and Verizon Wireless announced the completion of a spectrum swap following regulatory approval from the FCC and Department of Justice.

AT & T to Expand Femtocell Tests

December 10, 2008 7:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T is following through on its promise of testing residential femtocells, according to an Associated Press report.

AT & T Lays Off 4% of Workforce

December 4, 2008 8:02 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

AT&T will shed 12,000 people, equal to 4% of the company’s total employees, officials said today.

AT & T Does the Cha-Cha for Mobile Voice Search

December 3, 2008 8:09 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Voice search specialist Cha-Cha now has the endorsement of AT&T, the companies said today.


Verizon, Alltel, AT & T Announce Holiday Specials

November 25, 2008 7:47 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Alltel unveiled new smartphones today, while AT&T announced a two-for-one deal for the holidays.

AT & T Lays Out Eternity

November 17, 2008 7:23 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

AT&T is now selling Samsung’s Eternity, an advanced touchscreen phone that includes support for the operator’s MediaFLO-provided mobile TV service.

AT & T Pays $944M for Centennial

November 10, 2008 7:18 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

AT&T is buying smaller GSM operator Centennial Communications for $944 million in cash, the company said late last week.

Tracking Health, AT & T Style

November 5, 2008 7:09 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Trimble and AT&T are providing a way for outdoor enthusiasts to get on track to a healthier lifestyle.

AT & T Begins Bandwidth Caps

November 5, 2008 7:05 am | by Brian Santo, CED Magazine | News | Comments

AT&T is going to implement bandwidth caps and will begin trials to determine the appropriate cap rates.


AT & T Adds Online Pre-Activation for iPhone

October 10, 2008 7:57 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

AT&T hopes to simplify life for itself and for Apple iPhone 3G buyers this holiday season.

AT & T, Brightpoint Sign Activation Agreement

October 9, 2008 8:02 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Brightpoint’s Activation Services division has signed an agreement with AT&T to serve as its Online Master Dealer.

RIM, AT & T Again Delay Bold

October 6, 2008 8:01 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T’s debut of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone is delayed because of ongoing testing

AT & T Adds Pantech Model

October 6, 2008 7:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T is adding a new flip phone to its line-up, the C610 from Korean manufacturer Pantech.

Cold Chicago Day Becomes Bright Cellular Future

October 1, 2008 6:51 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

It was a cold October day at Chicago’s Soldier Field but the sky was cobalt blue. The dignitaries wore their wool topcoats against the chilly wind that made the temperature feel like freezing. And Scott Erickson remembers the car wouldn’t start.

The WIP Race

October 1, 2008 6:46 pm | by Keith Radousky | Articles | Comments

Ameritech launched the first commercial cellular network on Oct. 13, 1983, with much fanfare at Soldier Field in Chicago. New customers began signing up by the thousands despite the near $3,000 price tag and subscription fee of $50 per month and 50 cents per minute of airtime.

AT & T Re-Organizes, de la Vega Heads Consumer Group

October 1, 2008 8:13 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

AT&T has added a few more responsibilities to Ralph de la Vega’s plate, charging him with all consumer offerings not just wireless offerings.

AT & T, Nokia Fund Zvents

September 30, 2008 8:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Local search engine specialist Zvents received $24 million in funding from AT&T, Navteq and Nokia Growth Partners

AT & T Feeds the Enterprise Need

September 22, 2008 8:04 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

AT&T and middleware provider Antenna Software are at Oracle’s OpenWorld in San Francisco, showing the operator’s new capabilities in mobile enterprise applications.

FirstNews Briefs for September 19, 2008

September 19, 2008 7:47 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: AT&T, Qualcomm, Hewlett-Packard, Panasonic, GlenMartin, Perytons, JayBird, eXpansys

AT & T Goes Rugged with Rugby

September 16, 2008 8:03 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

AT&T has brought out the Samsung Rugby, a new rugged, military-grade flip phone for businesses that use on-site field services.

AT & T, Yahoo Partner For Mobile Search and Ads

September 8, 2008 7:58 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T handsets, starting today, will default to Yahoo!’s oneSearch software in the carrier’s Media Net on-deck portal.

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