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AT&T acquires specific software assets along with some staff of Carrier IQ

AT&T acquires specific software assets along with some staff of Carrier IQ

AT&T has announced that it has acquired the rights to Carrier IQ’s software and some CIQ employees have also been moved to AT&T. Carrier IQ appears to have shut down, which came under scrutiny in 2011 as people came to know about its practices of getting hold of the user data on more than 140 million mobile devices.

AT&T has signed on as a customer years ago to access the CIQ software across phones in its network with a purpose to troubleshoot wireless quality for its customers. The company spokesman said that today also it is the similar case.

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AT&T joins other wireless companies by ending two-year phone contracts from January 8

AT&T joins other wireless companies by ending two-year phone contracts from January 8

Joining the league of other wireless operators like T-Mobile and Verizon, AT&T is also putting an end to its long-going two –year phone contract scheme. From January 8, people will not be able to get a cellphone using this scheme.

Instead, AT&T is starting two new schemes as per which a person can buy the phone by paying the full price upfront or in installments over time. The decision will be applicable on all the phones even flip phones and non-smartphones with keyboards. But the scheme will remain open for business contracts.

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AT&T ends two-year contracts starting January 8

AT&T ends two-year contracts starting January 8

AT&T has announced that two year contracts will not be offered starting January 8, in an effort to simplify billing plans for customers. AT&T has termed the step as ‘pricing simplification effort’. Starting January 8, AT&T Next and no-commitment will be the only option for new smartphone purchase.

In an internal memo sent to employees, the company said that both existing and new customers needing a new phone will have to either pay full amount upfront or they will have to choose from monthly installment options. The news was first reported by Engadget.

AT&T will end two-year phone contracts starting January 8

AT&T to discontinue two-year phone contracts from January 8

Starting from January 8, AT&T will discontinue its two-year phone contract. Therefore, new and existing customers will be able to have new phones through two options- by either paying the full price upfront or in installments over time through its Next installment plan. You just have few days to lock yourself down for a few more years.

The decision will be applicable on all AT&T’s phone. After the above mentioned date, every phone then whether it be flip phones and non-smartphones with keyboards has to be bought with any of the two options.

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