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AT&T Reaches $US80 Billion Deal To Purchase Time Warner

AT&T will purchase Time Warner for over $US80 ($105) billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. “According to people familiar with the plans,” the two companies will likely announce this as soon as Saturday night. AT&T will reportedly pay between $US105 ($138) and $US110 ($145) a share for Time Warner. According to another anonymous source, the deal is half-cash, half-stock.

AT&T And T-Mobile Stop All Note 7 Sales And Replacements After Reports Of Further Fires

Two of America’s largest wireless providers suspended their replacement programs for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 this weekend following reports of “safe” replacement phones igniting. In separate statements, AT&T and T-Mobile announced on Sunday that they would continue to accept Note 7s to be exchanged but would only replace them with other devices.

Citigroup Is Suing AT&T For Using The Word 'Thanks' Because Citi Trademarked It

Back in 2010, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted US bank Citigroup a trademark for “thankyou”, which the company uses for credit card services. Today the company is suing AT&T over its own use of the terms “thanks” and “thanks AT&T”. Check the date, because this isn’t April Fool’s.

The Best Smartphone For Every Need

The funny thing about buying a smartphone in 2016 is that it’s hard to go wrong. Not too long ago, even great phones could have terrible battery life, be bogged down by gobs of unwanted software, have an awful camera, or be missing a crucial feature or two. Now, we find almost every major handset will last till bedtime, take decent photos, display them on an excellent screen, blaze through apps with a speedy processor, and browse the web with fast 4G/LTE connectivity.

In The US, Netflix Has Quietly Been Throttling Mobile Video For Years

Netflix has been a vocal supporter of net neutrality of years, but behind the scenes, it turns out the company hasn’t been treating all customers the same. In the US, Netflix confirmed to the WSJ that it has been restricting the bandwidth of video for customers on AT&T and Verizon for five years.

Why I'll Probably Ditch My US Telco For Google's Project Fi

One month ago, we tried Google’s experimental cell phone service in New York. It was a disaster. But I guess the second time’s a charm. After spending two weeks with Project Fi in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m just about ready to ditch my old carrier.

AT&T's New Gadget Will Put Wifi In Your Old Arse Car

In-car wifi is equal parts mind-bending and irresponsible-seeming. But you know you want it, and Americans have only been able to get it in brand new cars that are already computers on wheels. Until now, that is!

Google Project Fi Review: My Time With Google's Telco Was A Disaster

I used Google’s Project Fi. I glimpsed the future, before it collapsed into bullshit.

Judges Revive Claim That AT&T Overcharged Schools For Internet Service

For seven years, a Wisconsin telecom consultant has waged an unsuccessful legal fight against AT&T, alleging that the company long defrauded a federal program by overcharging the nation’s schools and libraries for Internet and telephone services.

A Stunning Map Of AT&T's Phone Network From 1891

Today, AT&T is regularly listed as one of the most hated companies in the United States. But back in 1891, two years after Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, the company was just taking its first steps. This map of its network from that year is just beautiful. Think of it as AT&T’s baby picture.

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