AT&T network will require customers to change phones, company says

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The telecom emailed many of its customers telling them they will need to replace their phones. At the same time that the economy has been tanking due to the pandemic crisis, the AT&T network won’t work for many of its customers unless they replace their phones, says the company in an advertising email. The telecom giant has decided that this would be the right time to frighten customers into purchasing. According to a recent Android Police report, “Amid an economy-crushing pandemic, AT&T has decided that now is the best time…

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AT&T launches validated calls with a green checkmark to avoid spoofing

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The telecom provider announced that it has turned on this service to help customers avoid scams. AT&T has announced the start of its validated calls feature, which it activated last week. This feature functions on certain Android phone models to provide a green checkmark for known callers. The goal is to make it easier for customers to identify spam calls or spoofed robocalls. The telecom’s customers using LG V40 ThinQ, Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will be able to benefit from the validated calls feature. It means thatusers of…

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AT&T teams up with OneLife to develop OnePulse smartwatch

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The medical health-tracking watch has been developed by OneLife and is powered by AT&T. The mHealth device, called the OnePulse smartwatch, is the result of a partnership between wireless carrier AT&T and OneLife Technologies Corp., a mobile healthcare software and data-collection company. The health-tracking watch is the first medical wearable certified for AT&T’s LTE-M low-powered network. The AT&T LET-M network connection reportedly offers medical providers with better versatility and a variety of key advantages. The network is an IoT-specific low-powered network variant that supports long battery life. What’s more, it…

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Mobile service carriers offer free wireless to Hurricane Harvey victims

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As the companies struggle to keep their networks going, they have offered their services free until September 1. Mobile service carriers T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon announced that people in areas struck by Hurricane Harvey will receive free wireless services. The companies were all battling to get their services up and running and to keep them that way, but they have promised customers will not be charged during that time. Equally, AT&T has announced that it will issue credits to people using its network in areas hit by the hurricane. The…

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Mobile trends show drivers use smartphones for many reasons behind the wheel

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Research has shown that these devices are being used for selfies, video chatting, texting, social media, and a lot more. Law enforcement across the country has been trying everything that they can to try to convince drivers that the mobile trends associated with increased use of smartphones while behind the wheel is exceptionally dangerous to both the occupants of the vehicle as well as people and property around them, but according to a new survey, this isn’t really getting through to many device owners. Moreover, the AT&T survey has shown…

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