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AT&T Signs Deal with Deutsche Telekom to Acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

AT&T Signs Deal with Deutsche Telekom to Acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

While everyone was out enjoying their weekend, AT&T was hard at work positioning itself to become the biggest US carrier by its acquisition of T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom. The deal, worth $39 billion, will place AT&T ahead of the pack with 140 million subcribers, followed by Verizon at 90+ million. The official press release appears below:
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AT&T Offers Personal Hotspot Option to iPad Customers

AT&T Offers Personal Hotspot Option to iPad Customers

AT&T sent out a press release yesterday announcing that iPad owners now also have the option to use the Personal Hotspot feature which came with iOS 4.3. iPad owners who would like to use this option will be required to get the 2GB monthly plan for $25 and then add another $20 to get the tethering option which also includes another 2GB of data. The press release appears below:
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AT&T iPad Owners with 'Grandfathered' Unlimited Data Plans Can Transfer Plan to iPad 2

AT&T iPad Owners with ‘Grandfathered’ Unlimited Data Plans Can Transfer Plan to iPad 2

According to Engadget, AT&T has confirmed that existing iPad 3G owners with ‘grandfathered’ unlimited data plans will be able to transfer it over to the new iPad 2. When the iPad 3G was first released in April 2010, AT&T offered the unlimited data plan for $29.99. In less than two months time, AT&T discontinued the unlimited plan, replacing it instead with 2GB a month cap for $25. Those who signed up for the unlimited plan prior to the change were grandfathered in.
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Hacker Gets Arrested for Drug Possession After Exposing AT&T's iPad 3G Security Breach

Hacker Gets Arrested for Drug Possession After Exposing AT&T’s iPad 3G Security Breach

Andrew Auernheimer, a 24 year old member of the Goatse Security group, who exposed AT&T’s iPad 3G security breach, has been arrested for drug possession after the FBI conducted a search of his home. The search warrant was issued based on complaints made by AT&T who blamed hackers for infiltrating their system.
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Hackers Infiltrate AT&T's Infrastructure, Thousands of iPad 3G Registrations Revealed

Hackers Infiltrate AT&T’s Infrastructure, Thousands of iPad 3G Registrations Revealed

According to a freelance security team, customers who purchased and activated their iPad 3G on AT&T’s network has been hacked into, revealing thousands of email addresses associated with the SIM card on their devices. Although, not considered to be a security risk, other than receiving spam emails, this is still cause for concern.
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AT&T's Unlimited Plan Offer Extended to iPad 3G Customers, Still Waiting for their Orders, by June 7th

AT&T’s Unlimited Plan Offer Extended to iPad 3G Customers, Still Waiting for their Orders, by June 7th

In the company’s Facebook page, AT&T have extended their $29.99 unlimited data plan offer to allow customers who have placed an order for the iPad 3G, but have yet to receive them, by June 7th.
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AT&T Places Blame on Apple for iPhone-to-iPad Tethering Inability

AT&T Places Blame on Apple for iPhone-to-iPad Tethering Inability

“It won’t be possible to tether the iPhone to the iPad to share Internet access,” an AT&T spokesperson said, in a report by Cult of Mac. Amidst the ruckus generated by this news, AT&T was quick to say that they were not to blame in this matter, placing the ball on Apple’s side of the court.
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AT&T Replaces Unlimited Data Plan with 2GB/Per Month Cap, Adds Tethering Option

AT&T Replaces Unlimited Data Plan with 2GB/Per Month Cap, Adds Tethering Option

You didn’t think it would last, did you? I did too, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. Effective June 7th, AT&T’s unlimited data plan for iPads and iPhones will be replaced by two other plans. DataPlus ($15/mo.), the entry level plan provides 200mb of data, while DataPro ($25/mo.), the premium-level plan restricts you to a 2GB data cap. Furthermore, if you want to include tethering, that’s an additional $20/mo. option.
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iPad Deal Gains AT&T Six More Months of iPhone Exclusive Rights

iPad Deal Gains AT&T Six More Months of iPhone Exclusive Rights

Did you think that AT&T was finally reaching out and playing nice when it offered the gracious $30 unlimited plan for the iPad 3G? Well, think again. They weren’t exactly giving away something for nothing.
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AT&T's International Plan for iPad 3G, Ouch!

AT&T’s International Plan for iPad 3G, Ouch!

If you are traveling outside the U.S. soon and considering the addition of AT&T’s International Plan for your iPad 3G, you are in for a surprise! AT&T’s priciest plan will run you $200 a month, which provides you with only 200 mb worth of data. You may want to start doing your homework now by looking for better and cheaper alternatives ahead of your scheduled flights.
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AT&T's iPad 3G Data Plans Posted on Site

AT&T’s iPad 3G Data Plans Posted on Site

In preparation for Friday’s iPad 3G release, AT&T posted its data plans for the device on their website. You have two options, 250MB for $14.99 or unlimited for $29.99. Also, you will have free access to AT&T’s WiFi hotspots.
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AT&T CEO Says iPad Will Primarily Be a 'Wi-Fi Driven' Device

AT&T CEO Says iPad Will Primarily Be a ‘Wi-Fi Driven’ Device

At an investor conference on Tuesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that the iPad would be primarily a “Wi-Fi driven device.” This, of course, is despite Apple’s plans to release a 3G-enabled version that will run on AT&T’s own network.
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