Archive for: AT&T

Unlimited Data For iPhone 4S Upgrade Soooo Much Easier.

  • October 7, 2011 3:02 pm

Our contact within AT&T stated it was still possible to keep the unlimited plan, but as I experience, impossible to figure out and completely unclear. He also said that they are working on getting site cleaned up to make it easier to understand.

I just checked and it is working just fine and they have inserted a clear set up for data plans that is in no way confusing.

So if you were waiting for AT&T to fix the issue, it is fixed and ready for that order to be finished!

[Update] AT&T “Working With Apple” To Change “3G” To “4G” On iPhone 4S Status Bar.

  • October 7, 2011 2:55 pm


Say it ain’t so. Apple is “working with” AT&T to get the “3G” indicator on the iPhone 4S’ status bar changed (incorrectly we might add) to “4G”. As you all may know, AT&T has been pushing a lot of heavy “4G” marketing as of late with several different Android phones. The only problem of course is that the phones in question only have HSPA+ on board — and HSPA+ is not “4G”. Unfortunately, the term 4G was watered down when the powers that be gave in to carrier pressure.

Hopefully the letter is just wishful wording as Apple has never been one to give in to pressure regarding the status quo. As we see it, now would be a very bad time for Apple to start buying into the whole “4G” false marketing scam and, oh yeah, lying to customers.

We’ve reached out to AT&T and will report back once we hear something.

Update

AT&T got back with us to confirm they are working with Apple to change 3G -> 4G on the iPhone’s status bar. While we certainly appreciate the faster 14.4 Mbps HSPA+, it is again, not 4G and should not be labeled as such.

[Update 2] iPhone 4S Buyers Unable To Bring Grandfathered Unlimited Data Along For The Ride?

  • October 7, 2011 9:44 am


Uh-oh. Unlimited data users using the grandfathered data plan may want to re-think just how important the iPhone 4S is to them and if they’d rather enjoy another year of unlimited data until the next-gen iPhone arrives. 9to5Mac is reporting AT&T could be making it impossible for unlimited data plans to venture past the iPhone 4. The source, GadgetChris received the message above when upgrading to the iPhone 4S. The underlying message: AT&T is clamping down whether it be by unlimited data availability or throttling. Anyone else receive similar messages?

Update

Jordan, our very own tech enthusiast, has confirmed that at least on his grandfathered account, unlimited data is automatically removed when adding the iPhone 4S. We’re still awaiting a response from AT&T.

Update 2

We just received word back from AT&T — unlimited data plans can be kept. If you “keep clicking continue you’ll still see the unlimited data plan” in your account. According to the AT&T spokesperson we talked to, AT&T is working on making the webpages more clear regarding unlimited data.

[Update] Reserve Emails From Apple Being Sent Out

  • October 7, 2011 4:17 am

Since 12:01am PST meant 12:41am in Tim Cook time, pre-ordering the latest and greatest iPhone took some time. But a short 25 minutes later the reserve email landed in my inbox. I was worried, because after the reserve, the progress wheel in Chrome kept spinning. I wasn’t sure if it had actually worked. But for all of you wondering the same thing, the proof is above.

We still want to know how the experience went for you guys out there. Personally, could of gone better. I am honestly wondering if I should of even attempted this process at the second pre-orders were up and running. The design didn’t change, so Apple shouldn’t of had a problem.

We’ll try to keep our ears to the ground on when locations are all out of units allotted for pre-ordered. We’re expecting an abundance this model, well, at least more than previous years.

Update

It looks like the ‘Complete Your Order’ emails are arriving as well. I just received that, but the completion process is still getting nailed since it is hosted on Apple’s servers. It seems that people are still bombarding the site grabbing the latest phone. I guess the lack of a design change didn’t keep people away. For those ordering this morning, it seems we have until 5pm PST Friday the 8th.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Has Major Lockscreen Security Flaw.

  • September 30, 2011 4:02 pm


AT&T customers planning on picking up a new Samsung Galaxy S II come October 2nd will want to keep a close eye on their precious data — there’s a huge security flaw. Apparently the lockscreen security pin or pattern lock on the AT&T Galaxy S II can be bypassed by simply waking up the phone, locking it, and re-awaking it again. Note: The phone has to have been unlocked at least once after turning on.

A pretty big oversight wouldn’t you say? Samsung and AT&T haven’t responded to Gadgetsteria’s requests for comments outside of “they’re looking into it”. Expect a small security patch to drop for new Galaxy S II users shortly after the device launches on October 2nd.

Video of the (non)-action after the break…

Claimed HTC Holiday Slides Through FCC With 4.5″ Display And AT&T LTE.

  • September 29, 2011 4:20 pm


We can’t be sure this is the 4.5″ gigantor phone that’s said to pack a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and LTE, but the FCC filing above certainly seems to point that direction. For now we’ll just have to drool over the image above, depicting the cryptically identified “PH39100″.

AT&T’s Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) Dances For The Camera.

  • September 23, 2011 6:29 am


The previously leaked (many times) Motorola Edison (read: AT&T’s Atrix 2) has gotten a new round of hands-on time compliments of TIMN. From what we can now see, the Edison/Atrix 2 will take AT&T’s crown for top-tier Android device. In all actuality, the Atrix 2 is basically AT&T’s Bionic. Consider the specs:

  • 1 GHz TI OMAP 4 processor w/ 1 GB of RAM, 4.3″ qHD LCD display, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video capture, 1,730 mAh battery and Android 2.3.5.

What appears to be missing unfortunately is LTE. Instead, users of the upcoming Atrix 2 will have to make do with HSPA+. And while HSPA+ isn’t too shabby in some necks of the woods, when said necks get crowded it goes downhill fast. On that same note, the software running on TIMN’s Edison/Atrix 2 is still fairly beta in nature meaning LTE could have simply been disabled. *Fingers crossed*

What’s most exciting, however, is that the Atrix 2 moves away from the atrocious PenTile display technology that the first-gen Atrix used. How the PenTile tech has made it this far with as grainy and pattered as it looks is beyond us. Either way, better tech is coming.

Look for more info on the AT&T Motorola Edison/Atrix 2 as the rumored Thanksgiving launch date approaches.