Archive for: AT&T

AT&T Still Won’t Unlock Your Old iPhone 4.

  • June 14, 2011 8:41 am


If you’re clinging to a locked iPhone 4 on AT&T and were hoping the recent news of official unlocked iPhone 4s now available for sale was going to help your case, think again. @Chronicwire spoke with AT&T whom confirmed that at this time, currently locked iPhones are unable to be unlocked. (Read: AT&T is forcing you to buy another iPhone for the privilege.) We just gave AT&T CS a jingle and received the same message. Though we’ll reserve final judgement until we hear back via email. Once we receive a response we’ll update you accordingly.

To be honest, did you really expect anything different from AT&T?

Samsung Outs AT&T Galaxy S II (Attain) Via Facebook.

  • June 12, 2011 12:10 am

These days it seems social networking sites leak a truck load of information. Perhaps that’s why so many company’s block said services — not because they actually affect productivity in any measurable way, but because company secrets are at risk. On that same note it appears that Samsung has outed the highly sought after U.S.-specific Galaxy S II on their Facebook page.

Specifically, Samsung has posted a new dock on their Facebook fan page that just so happens to feature an AT&T-branded device within it’s enveloping grasp. Of course, the really interesting thing is that this mystery docked device hasn’t actually been announced.

Looks like the rumored AT&T bound “Attain” release is closer than we think…

iOS 5 To Support Facetime Over 3G — At Carrier Discretion.

  • June 8, 2011 3:02 pm


Could it be — “official” Facetime over 3G? (Admit it, that was pretty clever.) The screenshot above comes from 9to5 Mac reader sent in the photo above showing an alert telling the user to turn on cellular 3G or WiFi to use Facetime. Currently, Facetime is only supported over WiFi — though there are ways to get around said limitations by way of jailbreaking. While it could very well be a typo/error on Apple’s part, past rumors have echoed such a feature debuting in iOS 5 as well.

The big if here — and it’s a very big if — is which carriers will flip the switch and allow Facetime over 3G. With AT&T being the early adopters pro-consumer carrier company that they are and featuring a less than stellar track record when it comes to innovative new features and services that use their cellular airwaves, we’re not holding our breath for anything progressive in regards to iOS 5 support. But if AT&T would like to surprise us, we’d be ok with that too.

HTC Sensation Hits FCC With AT&T 3G Bands In Tow.

  • June 7, 2011 12:07 am


The HTC Sensation almost super phone may have a new home on AT&T if recent FCC filings materialize. Specifically, a new 850/1900 MHz capable HTC Sensation has passed through the FCC’s hallowed halls meaning a launch, while not certain, is definitely looking more more likely.

Look for pricing, date, (and a rebranding) once things get a bit more official.

[Update] As WWDC Approaches, iPhone 4S Rumors Heat Up Over Dwindling AT&T Stock.

  • June 3, 2011 7:27 am


While the current rumors have shifted towards no new iPhone hardware being demoed or announced at next weeks WWDC event, the evidence of such a revealing continues grow. The latest twist in the toiled tale involves new AT&T iPhone 4 (black) stock — more importantly the lack thereof…

“Sharp Sidekick” Is Really AT&T “Capa”.

  • June 3, 2011 12:09 am

The claimed next-gen T-Mobile Sidekick we saw a couple of days ago is…not really a T-Mobile Sidekick. In reality it is the Sharp ADS1 “Capa” destined for AT&T.

If you are T-Mobile customer beginning to feel sorrow and sadness — don’t. A 600 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 3.2″ HVGA display don’t exactly ooze “performance”. Then again, if the price is right…

D9 Ralph de la Vega: “We’re Working On Shared Data Plans”. Doesn’t Understand “Locked” iPhones.

  • June 2, 2011 3:05 pm

Similar to Orange UK’s newly announced shared “Connected” plans, AT&T king pin Ralph de la Vega went on the record at D9 today confirming that Ma Bell is in fact working on shared data plans. For those unfamiliar with the ways of the wireless world, shared data plans are now more important than ever as consumers begin owning multiple different devices all capable of using mobile data. Instead of having to pay for several overpriced data plans, we’ll soon be able to pay for one!

On that note, de la Vega declined to share any details involving pricing or even a remote release date signaling to us that such exciting new data packages are still quite a ways off. Have to have something positive to talk about at D9, right?

In other news: It seems Ralphie doesn’t even know that his company won’t allow you to purchase an unlocked iPhone — even at full price. Ralph also started a mini-argument with former Engadget reporter, Josh Topolsky about AT&T calling their HSPA/HSPA+ network “4G” — Ralph said they don’t and Josh said they did. (For the record, they do.) And then not even 5 minutes later Ralph says the do call HSPA/HSPA+ “4G” because “the powers that be said that if you have something significantly greater than 3G, you can call it that”. And to think this guy runs one of the largest wireless carriers/technologically based companies in the U.S.