The company expects a pretax loss due to changes in pension and post-employment plans and abandonment of certain copper assets.
The company is aggressively pursuing new areas, such as Internet of Things, connected cars and smart homes.
The limited offer will net AT&T users 15 gigabytes of data for $100. It's the carrier's latest move to defend its customer base.
The new option, which spreads the payments over a longer period of time, will be available on November 9.
The deal also expands the partnership to include Sunday Ticket live on mobile devices, likely to be a key promoted feature for AT&T.
Under new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint is keeping the pressure on its larger competitors and going directly after AT&T.
The CIA is paying AT&T $10 million a year for call records used to help track down suspected terrorists, says The New York Times.
CEO Mike White expects the satellite provider to seal a clutch deal to renew its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package in 2014, with its $48.5 billion merger with AT&T closing soon next year.
Both new and existing customers can get the $100 credit, as the carrier looks to boost its smartphone revenue. Customers who sign up for a new line must also sign up for the AT&T Next device program.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon discusses AT&T's new 61 cent wireless fee and explains how carriers can raise prices even when you're under contract.