Tag Archives: AT&T

Not enough backup power: AT&T and T-Mobile suffer big outages in Louisiana

Enlarge / LaPlace, Louisiana: Jacqueline Smith waits with her mother Lucille Matthew for transportation after they were rescued from their flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021. Getty Images | Scott Olson reader comments 39 with 29 posters participating Share this story AT&T today said that only 60 percent of… Read More »

A simple software fix could limit location data sharing

Enlarge / Pretty Good Phone Privacy wants to minimize how much your wireless provider knows about your location. Noam Galai | Getty Images reader comments 8 with 8 posters participating Share this story Location data sharing from wireless carriers has been a major privacy issue in recent years. Marketers, salespeople, and even bounty hunters were… Read More »

Awful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV

reader comments 87 with 71 posters participating Share this story AT&T has completed its spinoff of DirecTV after six years of mismanagement in which nearly 10 million customers ditched the company’s pay-TV services. AT&T bought DirecTV for $49 billion ($67 billion including debt) in July 2015 even though DirecTV and other traditional TV services were… Read More »

AT&T to spin off WarnerMedia, basically admitting giant merger was a mistake

reader comments 89 with 76 posters participating Share this story AT&T today announced it will spin off WarnerMedia—including HBO and Warner Bros.—into a new company, less than three years after AT&T bought Time Warner Inc. for $108 billion. AT&T said it struck a deal with Discovery, Inc. to combine WarnerMedia and Discovery’s assets into a… Read More »

Verizon “leads” all US carriers in mmWave 5G availability at 0.8%

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. reader comments 43 with 36 posters participating Share this story US mobile customers are almost never able to connect to millimeter-wave networks even though the cellular industry and Verizon in particular have spent years hyping the fastest form of… Read More »