AT&T has launched Data Perks to the Apple App Store. The new app allows iPhone users to earn free mobile data in exchange for filling out surveys and buying popular products.
AT&T has started rolling out Wi-Fi calling to iOS devices two-days after the company was granted a waiver from the FCC. AT&T used the opportunity to call out T-Mobile and Sprint who have already been offering the service without permission.
"We’re grateful the FCC has granted AT&T’s waiver request so we can begin providing Wi-Fi calling. At the same time we are left scratching our heads as to why the FCC still seems intent on excusing the behavior of T-Mobile and Sprint, who have been offering these services without a waiver for quite some time. Instead of initiating enforcement action against them, or at least opening an investigation, the agency has effectively invited them to now apply for similar waivers and implied that their prior flaunting of FCC rules will be ignored."
The beta release of iOS 9 includes a Wi-Fi Calling feature specifically for AT&T Mobility customers. Until now, only T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers have had access to the service, which was added to iOS 8. According to MacRumors, AT&T has begun rolling out the service to a "limited number" of subscribers with iOS 9 installed on their iPhones.
New pricing and data plans are taking effect on Saturday for AT&T customers who are Mobile Share Value plan subscribers. The company also announced that customers on a new 15GB plan or higher get unlimited voice calling and text messaging to Canada and Mexico. The revised plans continue to include rollover data, which rolls over any unused data from an individual month into the following billing period. Some existing plans will be scrapped in favor of different usage tiers and new pricing:
GoPhone customers will automatically get major improvements to their data and calling plans starting in two days. AT&T has announced increases to high-speed data allowances on pre-paid $45 and $60 per month plans. The less expensive plan will jump from 1GB to a 1.5GB allowance.
Customers with $60 plans will see an increase from 2.5GB to 4GB. These changes will not increase billing costs. All GoPhone plans are actually unlimited data, however the data allowance is the amount of high-speed monthly data usage. After these amounts are reached, speeds are reduced.