AT&T In-Flight LTE Network Takes Off in 2015

AT&T Mobility will soon be dedicating a portion of its spectrum to an LTE air-to-ground network, keeping customers connected in-flight. The service is planned for launch in late 2015. Airline passengers will be able to keep in touch with reliable, high-speed data service via Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet.

AT&T in-air LTE

Currently, Gogo offers in-flight Wi-Fi services for air travelers across the US. The company has fitted thousands of aircraft with its technology, however its stock took a dip after the announcement from AT&T. The planned network will also provide improved connectivity for aviation customers, such as better cockpit communications and crew services.

AT&T Reveals New Single-Line Data Pricing

Reduced pricing is the name of the game as AT&T continues to revamp its mobile offerings to battle the competition. Single-line data plan customers are the latest to benefit, as the company is slashing the price of its 2GB data plan. Subscribers can save $15 over the previous offering, with the new plan going for $65 per month.

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In addition to 2GB of data, the single line plan includes unlimited voice calling and text messages, unlimited international texting, and 50GB of cloud storage. Users can even add a second line to share the 2GB data pool for an additional $25. This prices the 2GB data plan with two lines at $90 per month.

AT&T Mobile Share Plans Get Unlimited International Messaging

Now AT&T Mobile Share plan subscribers can send unlimited text, picture or video messages overseas. 190 countries are included in the new offering at no additional charge. The move by AT&T comes hot on the heels of similar plan changes by T-Mobile.

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This addition to Mobile Share plans became effective on February 28, and will take effect on existing subscribers’ accounts automatically. While this is a great new feature for those with contacts overseas, only phone to phone messaging is included, with 70 countries limited to text only.

AT&T Drops Data Plan Prices for Family Sharing

Competition between wireless carriers gets hotter every day, and now AT&T has rolled out brand new Mobile Share Value Plans for families. Both existing customers and new subscribers are eligible for the plans, which can save AT&T customers on older plans significant coin. Of course, those who still have unlimited data will need to abandon this privilege to switch plans.

AT&T Mobile Share Value Plan

Basically, for any Mobile Share Value Plan with a 10GB or larger shared data bucket, each iPhone on the plan is only $15. This means 10GB with four smartphones clocks a monthly cost of $160. Besides sharing the data among devices, personal hotspot tethering is included along with unlimited voice calling and text messaging.


How to Swap an iPhone Upgrade on AT&T [Cross Upgrade]

Often one family member on an AT&T Mobility wireless plan is an early adopter, and must have the latest iPhone the minute it's available. Standard two-year contracts exceed the typical iPhone upgrade cycle, which is where a line swap comes into play. Staggering upgrade eligibility around 12 months apart means that someone on the plan gets a new iPhone every year.

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Officially, upgrading on an eligible line, then swapping the new device to another line on the same plan is called a "cross upgrade". Cross upgrading from the iPhone 5 to the 5s can be achieved without even contacting AT&T, although to match the phone numbers to the correct device a quick call to customer service (611) is recommended. AT&T condones the practice of cross upgrading, as long as the wireless plan bill is in good standing and there's a line currently eligible to upgrade.


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