AT&T announced Tuesday it's expanding its iPhone international data plans, in a move designed to cut consumers' reliance on pay-per-use data services.
Under the expansion, which is slated to begin Wednesday, iPhone users can add one of two international plans to their existing service.
The 100MB iPhone plan will cost an additional monthly fee of $119.99, while the 200MB plan will run an additional $199.99 a month. Both plans can be added or dropped from users' existing plans at any time, without penalty.
On a pay-per-use data basis, users could pay as much as 0.… Read more
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All year, I've been using an HTC Touch as my telephone. But now, having just moved back to the United States, I found it so hard to get a reasonable deal for service with this unlocked GSM smartphone that I decided there was little reason not to get an iPhone.
This was not an easy decision. I'm about to begin life as a graduate student, so money will be tight. I already had a pretty decent smartphone, which I'd bought in China because it was Windows Mobile and could run Pleco, the undisputed master of mobile Chinese-English … Read more
Move over Geek Squad, AT&T is launching a new in-home support service that will do everything from setting up home computers and Wi-Fi networks to installing home theater systems.
On Thursday, the phone company announced the new service called AT&T ConnecTech, which will be in select markets across all 50-states. The company described the service as an "all-encompassing home services care program that is designed to take customer service, and the company's own support capabilities, to the next level."
The service, which is available only to residential customers, provides customers with a slew … Read more
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Wish I could read minds because I'd love to know what the representatives from Comcast and Verizon were thinking as they listened to lobbyists from the recording and film industries push them to snoop on their customers.
All in the pursuit of upholding the law, of course. (Naturally.)
"We need the help of ISPs. They have the technical ability to manage the flow over their pipes," Shira Perlmutter, a vice president for global legal policy at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, said earlier Monday at a technology conference sponsored by the Progress and Freedom Foundation. &… Read more
The upgrade obviously brings the latest version of the mobile operating system to the AT&T smartphone, as well as promise of improved performance and speed. As with all updates, be sure to back up all your data since the process will wipe your device.
When the Apple iPhone 3G first made its global debut on July 11, Apple stores around the world experienced a cavalcade of technical glitches, mostly due to server meltdowns that weren't able to handle the amount of in-store activations. Days after the phone's debut, there were still long lines at Apple stores across the nation, as people waited patiently for the second-generation device.
Last Thursday, I decided to jump into the iPhone fray. As an Apple fan and a gadget aficionado, I've wanted one for some time, but just couldn't justify the lack of features of the original iPhone. Now that the iPhone 3G has the 3G and GPS functionality I wanted, I figured it was time. Despite the concerns over buggy software and battery issues, I wanted to have a firsthand experience to make my own mind up about it. So I went down to the local Apple store in San Francisco Thursday evening around 5 p.m.
Already, there was an iPhone line outside the store. I was fourth in line, and there was an Apple store employee outside, asking and answering questions. He mostly wanted to know if we were existing AT&T customers or not, and if we were transferring numbers over, he warned us that there would be a credit check, and that we would need our account number from the previous provider.
He then told us we had to wait outside so as to not overcrowd the store. By the time I got there, the employee told me that I would have a 30- to 45-minute wait. So I waited. During those 30 or so minutes, the line grew from 4 people to about 10, and it soon made sense why we were told to wait outside.… Read more
There was no press release or official announcement, but AT&T is offering the iPhone 3G for online sale on its business and professional Web site. Though the iPhone has lived on AT&T's biz site since its July 11 release date, previously the site instructed customers to visit their local AT&T for purchase. Now, however, they log into their Premier account "to buy (the) iPhone 3G online today." The cost hasn't changed ($199-$299), but the convenience of buying online is priceless.