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LG announces L-style Android phones ahead of MWC

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

LG on Tuesday announced three more Android smartphones ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The “L-style” series will feature the Optimus L3 (3.2-inch), L5 (4-inch) and L7 (4.3-inch), three smartphones for design-conscious consumers. “Design is consistently the top or second most important factor for customers when choosing a mobile phone,” president and CEO of LG Mobile Dr. Jong-seok Park said. “With smartphones, we sometimes took a more functional approach to design but with L-Style we’re going back to our roots as a company focused on how our products fit into the lifestyle of our customers.” The “L-style” focuses on five major design elements: modern square style, “floating display” technology, more intuitive arrangement of keys, metallic accents and a “sensuous slim shape” to naturally draw one’s attention. The L5 and L7 will both launch with Android 4.0 in the first half the year and the L3 Gingerbread phone will be released in March.

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U.S. Cellular unveils first LTE devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

U.S. Cellular on Wednesday unveiled the company’s first two 4G LTE devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and Galaxy S Aviator 4G smartphone. The carrier plans to launch its 4G LTE network next month, and it will cover 25% of the company’s current subscriber base. “With 4G LTE speeds, you can quickly get what you want when you need it,” said president and CEO of U.S. Cellular Mary N. Dillon. “This 4G LTE network builds upon our industry-leading network satisfaction and is the only one that comes with a valuable rewards program and other unique benefits like Overage Protection and Battery Swap that make our customers the happiest in wireless.” The Galaxy S Aviator smartphone features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera and an HDMI port. The handset runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and will be available in April. While the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is slated to be released in March and will feature the same specs as previous models. Read on for U.S. Cellular’s press release.

U.S. CELLULAR ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 4G LTE NETWORK NEXT MONTH ALONG WITH UPCOMING DEVICES

Brings up to 10 times faster download speeds and better web browsing experience

CHICAGO (Feb. 1, 2012) – U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, is launching a 4G LTE network next month that will enhance the wireless experience with countless entertainment possibilities and help customers simplify and organize their lives. The 4G LTE network will cover 25 percent of U.S. Cellular’s customers and will coincide with the launch of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 4G LTE mobile tablet followed shortly by the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ 4G LTE smartphone.

4G LTE speeds allow customers to begin watching a movie in seconds and enjoy smoother video streaming with little to no buffering, and video chatting with family or business colleagues is seamless.

With the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™, customers have the ability to talk and access the Internet at the same time. They can talk to their family about dinner plans while downloading an app to find nearby restaurants and simultaneously check out reviews online.

The March rollout of 4G LTE includes select cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma, including some of U.S. Cellular’s leading markets such as Milwaukee, Madison and Racine, Wis.; Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor, Maine; and Greenville, N.C. U.S. Cellular is the first wireless carrier to offer 4G LTE in several of these markets. The next wave of market launches will be announced later this month.

“With 4G LTE speeds, you can quickly get what you want when you need it,” said Mary N. Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular. “This 4G LTE network builds upon our industry-leading network satisfaction and is the only one that comes with a valuable rewards program and other unique benefits like Overage Protection and Battery Swap that make our customers the happiest in wireless.”

The Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 is powered by Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) and has a 10.1-inch WXGA TFT touchscreen. It features superior multi-tasking capabilities, a video watching experience similar to TV and smooth graphics and responsive controls for faster gaming. Apps are downloaded faster on the sleek Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ smartphone that comes with Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). It has a 4.3-inch WVGA s-AMOLED plus touchscreen, 8 megapixel rear camera and front-facing camera for easy video chatting. Both devices will provide download and browser speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G and be similar to a cable Internet connection.

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier’s high-quality nationwide network. U.S. Cellular has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit uscellular.com/4G.

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Kazuo Hirai to take over as Sony president, Stringer remains as CEO

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Kazuo Hirai will take over as the president of Sony in the next few months, Nikkei reported on Friday. Howard Stringer, who previously had served as the president, chairman and CEO of the company will remain on board as chief executive officer. Sony is expected to be a big presence at the Consumer Electronics Show this year and could unveil a “different kind of TV set” early next week. Sony also recently announced that it will purchase Ericsson’s stake in its Sony Ericsson joint venture for $1.47 billion.

[Via The Verge]

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Sony’s CEO apologizes for security breach, will offer free month of PSN service

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Sony’s president, chairman, and CEO, Howard Stringer, has issued letter of apology to PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and other Sony users who have been affected by the firm’s massive security breach. “Let me assure you that the resources of this company have been focused on investigating the entire nature and impact of the cyber-attack we’ve all experienced and on fixing it,” Stringer said. “We are absolutely dedicated to restoring full and safe service as soon as possible and rewarding you for your patience. We will settle for nothing less.” A total of 101 million accounts across Sony’s network were compromised and 12.3 million credit card numbers were stolen by hackers. However, Stringer said that there’s currently no evidence that those numbers have been misused and that Sony has issued a $1 million identity theft insurance policy for U.S. PSN and Qriocity customers, with other regions to follow. Hit the jump for more from Stringer’s letter, including information on Sony’s “Welcome Back” package.

Stringer confirmed Sony will provide customers with a “Welcome Back” package that includes one month of its PlayStation Plus service for free — it will also credit accounts for the network’s downtime. As for why it took Sony so long to alert its customers of the issue, Stringer had this to say:

As soon as we discovered the potential scope of the intrusion, we shut down the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services and hired some of the best technical experts in the field to determine what happened. I wish we could have gotten the answers we needed sooner, but forensic analysis is a complex, time-consuming process. Hackers, after all, do their best to cover their tracks, and it took some time for our experts to find those tracks and begin to identify what personal information had — or had not — been taken.

Stringer says Sony hopes to have the ship righted and services restored in the next couple of days. Hit the read link for the full letter.

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MetroPCS flicks LTE-switch on in Tampa

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The nation’s fifth largest wireless provider — MetroPCS — announced the addition of Tampa, Florida to its LTE portfolio. “As we have built-out our 4G LTE service across the nation, we continue to be dedicated to making our customers’ lives easier by providing them with feature-rich smartphones that let them do more on our network,” said the company’s president, CEO and chairman Roger D. Linquist. Tampa joins Atlanta, Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento and San Francisco on the list of cities blanketed with MetroPCS’s LTE network. The full press release is after the break.

MetroPCS Launches 4G LTE Service in the Tampa Metropolitan Area

Experience unlimited 4G LTE mobile broadband with the world’s first commercially available 4G LTE enabled Android smartphone

DALLAS – (April 1, 2011) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today expanded its 4GLTE service into the Tampa metropolitan area featuring the Samsung Galaxy IndulgeTM, the world’s first commercially available 4GLTE enabled AndroidTM smartphone with unlimited talk, text and 4GLTE web browsing. The Samsung Galaxy Indulge is available on MetroPCS 4GLTE service plans that range from $50 to $60 a month, including all applicable taxes and regulatory fees.

“As we have built-out our 4GLTE service across the nation, we continue to be dedicated to making our customers’ lives easier by providing them with feature-rich smartphones that let them do more on our network,” said Roger D. Linquist, president, CEO and chairman of MetroPCS. “The Samsung Galaxy Indulge offers the total package, allowing consumers to manage every aspect of their lives from their mobile phone, using the latest Android technology and our MetroPCS 4GLTE service.”

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge Experience
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge is available in-store or online for $299 after a $100 mail-in rebate, plus tax. Customers can take advantage of all MetroPCS 4GLTE has to offer with the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, including:

  • Data access to streaming audio, video and gaming content, downloads and Android applications.
  • The latest Android 2.2 technology with quick access to more than 100,000 apps on the Android MarketTM.
  • A three megapixel camera and camcorder with auto-focus, music player, Stereo Bluetooth® capabilities and expandable memory storage up to 32GB.
  • MetroSTUDIO, powered by RealNetworks, delivers audio content over 4GLTE and Wi-Fi, and premium video content on the $60 plan from NBC Universal, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Univision, available on-demand from one easy-to-use application.
  • A social networking and instant messaging application which harnesses notifications from friends and content from Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and AIM, MSN and Yahoo! IM clients into a single interface that’s accessible with one click.

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge is equipped with both a touchscreen and full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, making it easy to text or email in seconds. The smartphone has a 3.5″ brilliant display and seven homescreens that can be personalized to meet your news, service and entertainment needs with apps, widgets and folders.  You also get full access to Google Mobile services, such as Google SearchTM, Google MapsTM, GmailTM and YouTubeTM. Additionally, the Galaxy Indulge includes a 4GB microSDTM card, preloaded with the action film “IRONMAN 2,” produced by Paramount Pictures.

With today’s launch in the Tampa metropolitan area, MetroPCS’ 4GLTEservices are available in all MetroPCS’s metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento and San Francisco.  4GLTE service is also available on the Samsung CraftTM, the world’s first commercially available 4GLTE smartphone that launched in 2010.

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida drops some NGP knowledge: PSP sticking around, PS3 games easy to port

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Details about Sony’s next-gen portable Playstation, the NGP, have been scarce since we spoke with SCEA President-CEO Jack Tretton about the new device. However, in an interview in the forthcoming issue of Edge, Shuhei Yoshida –who happens to be president of SCEA Worldwide Studios — revealed a few more tidbits about Sony’s NGP strategy (alas, still no official price). Apparently, the PSP will stick around even after NGP’s release because of high demand for the older handheld, not to mention a lower price. For those of you concerned about a dearth of titles upon the NGP’s debut — a la the PS3 — fear not, as Yoshida stated that porting PS3 games was a goal from the very beginning and the process will be simple (relatively speaking, of course). Combine that with a push to make the NGP’s development environment “as easy as possible,” and we’ll hopefully see plenty of available titles upon the device’s release. Oh yeah, Yoshida-san also said that NGP is just the console’s codename, and the real name will be announced later this year — PSP2 just rolls off the tongue, now doesn’t it?

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida drops some NGP knowledge: PSP sticking around, PS3 games easy to port originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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MetroPCS lowers price of unlimited LTE talk and data plan to $40

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Say what you will about U.S. prepaid wireless provider MetroPCS, but they are leading the way in value-based 4G cellular service plans. Today, via a press release, the company announced that it is lowering the price of its unlimited talk, text, and web LTE plans to just $40 per month.

  • The $40 service plan offers unlimited talk, text, 4G Web browsing with unlimited YouTube access.
  • The $50 service plan includes the same unlimited talk, text, 4G Web services and unlimited YouTube access as the$40 plan. Additional features include international and premium text messaging, turn-by-turn navigation with MetroNAVIGATOR(TM), ScreenIT, mobile instant messaging, corporate e-mail and 1 GB of additional data access, with premium features available through MetroSTUDIO(TM) when connected via Wi-Fi, including audio capabilities to listen and download music and access to preview and trial video content.
  • The $60 service plan provides the same premium features as the $50 plan, plus unlimited data access and MetroSTUDIO premium content such as 18 video-on-demand channels and audio downloads.

“Our customers told us they wanted more video, more sharing of their content and more Web browsing capabilities – they want to have it all with the value and no annual contract that only MetroPCS can deliver,” said the company’s president and CEO, Roger D. Linquist. “Our 4G LTE network can deliver unlimited voice and mobile broadband data services and, with these new service plans, consumers are in the driver’s seat on how much additional data access and real-time entertainment content they want to pay for on a monthly basis.”

MetroPCS currently offers LTE service in Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Sacramento, and San Francisco with plans to expand to Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa in the near future.

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MetroPCS lights up LTE service in Boston, New York City, and Sacramento

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Early this morning, the nation’s fifth largest cellular provider — MetroPCS — announced three new cities now incorporated into its LTE fold: Boston, New York City, and Sacramento. The company currently has one LTE mobile handset offering, the Samsung Craft, and has LTE talk and data plans starting at $55 (including taxes and fees).

“As the only no annual contract, pay-in-advance wireless service provider offering 4G LTE services, we continue to build our network to allow more customers to experience our unparalleled value and flexible, affordable service,” said Roger D. Linquist, MetroPCS’ president, chairman, and CEO. “By offering customers the ability to do more with easy access to their social networks, exclusive MetroSTUDIO content and expanded web browsing capabilities, we are giving our customers what they need – a way to stay connected, without sacrificing time or money.”

MetroPCS is now offering its LTE services in nine major metropolitan areas: Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, New York City and Sacramento.

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MetroPCS 4G LTE network now live in San Francisco

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Despite being slightly overshadowed by a certain announcement from Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS announced Wednesday the launch of its “4G” LTE network in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. San Francisco joins Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Detroit and Dallas-Forth Worth in the growing list of markets now covered by MetroPCS’ LTE network. MetroPCS plans to expand its 4G services to cover Atlanta, Boston, Jacksonville, Miami, New York, Orlando, Sacramento and Tampa between during the course of December and early 2011. Currently, MetroPCS only has one LTE-compatible cell phone available — the Samsung Craft, which is available for $299 with no contract. The carrier also has two available 4G service plans: a $55 “4G” plan, which includes unlimited nationwide calling, text messaging, picture messaging and 4G data; and a $60 “4G Premium” plan, which adds unlimited on demand video.

MetroPCS Launches 4G LTE Network in San Francisco Metropolitan Area

Experience Unlimited 4G LTE Mobile Broadband with the Entertainment-Rich Samsung CraftTM

DALLAS – (Dec. 1, 2010) – MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today launched unlimited, no annual contract 4G LTE services in the San Francisco metropolitan area starting at $55 per month including taxes and regulatory fees. Accessible on the world’s first commercially available 4G LTE handset, the Samsung CraftTM, MetroPCS’ 4G LTE network allows consumers to do more with unlimited talk, text and enhanced entertainment and web browsing features.

“We can’t add hours to the day, but we can help consumers do more in the hours they have. With easy access to social networks and enhanced web browsing capabilities, our customers can stay on top of the latest news, access their favorite content through MetroSTUDIOSM, and keep up with friends, family and colleagues,” said Roger D. Linquist, president, CEO and chairman of MetroPCS. “As the only no annual contract, pay-in-advance service provider offering 4G LTE services, MetroPCS continues to deliver the innovative, flexible and affordable services our customers rely on.”

The Samsung Craft is available in-store in all MetroPCS markets or online for $299 plus tax after the $50 instant rebate, while supplies last. Customers can take advantage of all MetroPCS 4G LTE has to offer with the Samsung Craft, including:

•MetroSTUDIO, powered by RealNetworks, available on the $60 service plan, delivers full-track downloads, ringtones and ring-back tones, as well as premium video content from NBC Universal, Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Univision, available on-demand from one easy-to-use application.
•A social networking and instant messaging application which harnesses notifications, friends and content from Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and AIM, MSN and Yahoo! IM clients into a single interface that’s accessible with one click.
•Upgraded MetroNavigator® feature includes new voice-activated GPS and turn-by-turn directions.

The Samsung Craft features a brilliant 3.3 inch AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) screen for a better video experience, and comes with a 2GB MicroSD card pre-loaded with Paramount Pictures’ hit movie “Star Trek – The Future Begins.” The Samsung Craft also contains a combination touch screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Samsung’s TouchWizTM user interface to surf and text message, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, camcorder and is Wi-Fi capable.

With today’s launch in the San Francisco metropolitan area, MetroPCS now provides 4G LTE services in six metropolitan areas, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. MetroPCS has plans to expand its 4G services into more major metropolitan areas later this year and into early 2011, including Atlanta, Boston, Jacksonville, Miami, New York, Orlando, Sacramento and Tampa.

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MetroPCS launches nationwide coverage, LTE in L.A. and Philadelphia

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

America’s fifth largest wireless provider, MetroPCS, today announced that it is expanding its unlimited wireless service coverage. Via a press release, the company writes: “MetroPCS Communications, Inc. announced its subscribers will be able to use their MetroPCS service in areas covering more than 90% of the U.S. population with the introduction of its Metro USA(SM) nationwide service that launches today. MetroPCS customers can begin to enjoy unlimited talk, text and Web services wherever they go in the nation on their existing MetroPCS service plan.” The company’s wireless for all plans range from $40 to $60.

On the heels of that announcement, MetroPCS also noted that Los Angeles, CA and Philadelphia, PA are covered by the company’s next-generation LTE network. “As the only no annual contract, pay-in-advance service provider offering 4G LTE services, we are building on the successful commercial launches of 4G LTE service in Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth and Detroit with the launches of our 4G LTE service in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. With a compelling handset line-up and a superior network, we deliver unmatched value with the flexibility, predictability and affordability that consumers demand.,” said Roger D. Linquist, Metro’s chairman, president and CEO.

Pretty good morning for the gang over at MetroPCS.

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Microsoft buys Canesta, continues camera-based domination of our interfaces

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

It seems that Microsoft’s taken the camera to heart following its dismissal of the pen — the company bought 3DV, collaborated with PrimeSense on Kinect, and today it’s apparently finalized a deal to acquire 3D CMOS camera chipmaker Canesta as well. In case you’ve already forgotten, the latter company is the one that made an paid actor look particularly smug last year, by allowing the gent to control his television with a flick of the wrist. Things have progressed a good bit further than that, however, as you’ll see in a demo video after the break, and Canesta president and CEO Jim Spare says he expects the company’s stuffs to “see wide adoption across many applications that embody the full potential of the technology” under Microsoft’s reign. Press release after the break.

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HP names Léo Apotheker as new CEO and President

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

HP has just named its new CEO and President, former CEO of SAP, Léo Apotheker. Mr. Apotheker, who was with SAP for over 20 years, will also join HP’s Board of Directors. His elections are to take effect November 1st. The decision has been expected since Mark Hurd‘s dramatic exit in August, though Mr. Apotheker’s name was not one widely circulated as being in the running. Full press release is below.

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MetroPCS launches ‘Mas Mexico’, allows mucho calling to landlines

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Today, prepaid cellular provider MetroPCS launched a new add-on to its cellular plans titled Mas Mexico. Mas Mexico provides “unlimited voice and text messaging plan to connect MetroPCS customers with friends and family in Mexico for $5 per month—taxes and regulatory fees included.” The new feature applies to landlines only, but it still is a pretty good deal. Hit the bounce for the full press release.

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MetroPCS Unveils ‘Mas Mexico’ Service

Mas Mexico is an unlimited voice and text messaging add-on offering connecting MetroPCS customers with friends and family in Mexico for $5 per month–taxes and fees included.

Dallas — MetroPCS Communications, Inc. today announced the launch of Mas Mexico, an unlimited voice and text messaging plan to connect MetroPCS customers with friends and family in Mexico for $5 per month—taxes and regulatory fees included. This new calling feature enables MetroPCS customers to call the landlines of their loved ones in Mexico for a low monthly fee without the constraints of annual contracts. Along with unlimited calling, Mas Mexico also provides unlimited text messages to mobile phones in Mexico at no extra cost.

The Mas Mexico calling feature is an add-on to MetroPCS’ Wireless for All(SM) service plans introduced earlier this year. With the unlimited, no annual contract service, MetroPCS provides predictable, affordable and flexible service plans for consumers with no hidden costs or charges. Mas Mexico joins the Unlimited International Calling family of affordable features which connects people to more than 100 countries worldwide.

“MetroPCS is committed to finding innovative ways to deliver unparalleled value to our customers, and Mas Mexico meets the growing needs of consumers who are looking for an affordable way to stay connected,” said Roger Linquist, president, CEO and chairman of the board of MetroPCS. “The mobile phone is an integral part of our customers’ lives and a vital way for them to maintain the important relationships with family and friends they don’t see often. Mas Mexico helps bridge those long distances by providing a valuable feature at a low price.”

Mas Mexico details:

* Available to new and existing customers with tax and regulatory fee-inclusive (tax inclusive) rate plans of $50 and above. * Available on Family Plans with tax-inclusive rate plans of $50 and above (prior to discount). * Existing subscribers with tax-exclusive plans must convert to a tax-inclusive plan before purchasing the feature. * Available at all MetroPCS retail stores and participating authorized dealers. * Limited-time offer ends December 31, 2010.

For more information on the Mas Mexico calling feature, please visit MetroPCS’ Website at www.metropcs.com. For the latest updates on services and promotions, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MetroPCS.

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AT&T goes head to head with Verizon, drops prices on its unlimited plans

Friday, January 15th, 2010

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You knew it was coming but, wow, that was fast. The same day Verizon Wireless announced its new unlimited plans (and a day after we leaked it), AT&T also announced that it is dropping its Unlimited Talk plan to $69.99 monthly for individuals and $119 for Family Talk customers (two lines), matching Verizon’s latest unlimited offerings to a tee. Unlimited Talk & Text plans for its Quick Messaging devices will also match Verizon’s offering, coming in at a competitive $89.99 monthly for individuals and $149.99 for two lines on a Family Talk plan. Last but not least, AT&T will offer its Unlimited Voice and Data plan for smartphone customers, including iPhone owners, at a monthly cost of $99 for individuals and  $179.99 for two lines on a Family Talk plan. Unlimited texting plans remain the same at $20 per month for individuals and $30 per month for Family Talk customers. All prices go into effect Monday, January 18th. Press release after the jump.

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AT&T Announces New Unlimited Plans

Smartphone Leader Increases Value of Nation’s Fastest 3G Network and Wide Selection of Industry-Leading Devices

DALLAS, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T* today announced new unlimited plans across all devices –including its industry-leading lineup of smartphones — to provide more value and choice for customers who want to talk, text and surf on the nation’s fastest 3G network.

“With more than twice the number of smartphone customers as our nearest competitor, we are committed to offering great value and choice for customers who want to talk, text and surf on the nation’s fastest 3G network,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Our new plans reflect customers’ continuing desire to do more with their phones – including talking and browsing the Web at the same time.  Plus these new plans make it even more attractive to choose AT&T which already offers customers the best 3G experience and the industry’s most popular and innovative devices.”

The new plans, which will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 18, can be ordered at AT&T’s 2,200 company-owned retail stores and kiosks, through convenient online service at www.att.com, or at one of the thousands of authorized AT&T retail locations.

  • Feature Phone customers may choose unlimited talk for $69.99. Family Talk customers (prices assume two lines) may choose unlimited talk for $119.99 per month.  Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals and $30 for Family Talk plans.
  • Quick Messaging Device customers may choose unlimited talk and text for $89.99 per month. Quick Messaging Device customers with Family Talk plans may choose unlimited talk and text for $149.99 per month (for two lines). These prices include a required minimum of $20 per month for individual plans and $30 per month for Family Talk plans in texting and/or Web browsing plans for new and upgrading customers.
  • All smartphone customers, including iPhone customers, may now buy unlimited voice and data for $99.99.  For smartphone customers with Family Talk plans (prices assume 2 smartphones), unlimited voice and data is now available for $179.99. Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals, $30 for Family Talk Plans.

Beginning Monday, existing AT&T customers can change to any of the new plans without penalty or contract extension with the online account management tool at www.att.com/wireless.

AT&T customers enjoy the ability to talk and browse the Web at the same time on AT&T’s 3G network, the nation’s fastest, which covers more than 230 million people across the nation.

For customers who do not choose an unlimited voice plan, AT&T offers Rollover, which lets customers keep the minutes they don’t use.  In addition, AT&T offers A-List, which offers unlimited calling to up to 10 domestic phone numbers.

For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit www.att.com.

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