Posted on October 30, 2018
The Red Hydrogen One might be one of the most unique phones we’ve seen in a while. The world-renowned camera company is making an entry into the smartphone market, and today it announced a partnership with A&T. Starting this Friday (November 2nd), you’ll be able to buy the Hydrogen One on AT&T for $43.17/month across 30 months — about $1,300. [Continue]
AT&T Announces Successful First 5G Hotspot Test
AT&T has achieved another milestone in the race to flip the switch on its commercial 5G network. The company has announced that it has successfully completed the first browsing session on a commercial-grade 5G hotspot device. The test was conducted in Waco, Texas. That’s one of the cities where the carrier says it will rollout the 5G network first. The device used was a Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot.
AT&T’s real mobile 5G network based on the 3GPP 5G NR spec is coming soon
AT&T promised at the beginning of the year that it would be launching a real, standards-based 5G network at the end of 2018, and during its latest earning call, CEO John Donovan confirmed those plans, promising that the network would be launching “in the next few weeks,” via Phone Scoop.
This would be an authentic next-generation 5G network, unlike the “5G Evolution” network that it rolled out last year, which essentially amounted to the same 4G LTE improvements that its competitors were doing under some creative branding.
With all the recent issues cropping up on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, it’s probably about time for some good news, right? As it turns out, the Pixel 3 on AT&T has access to network features most other unlocked phones don’t — including Wi-Fi calling, HD voice, and creating a hotspot.
AT&T Stock Just As I Suspected, AT&T Did Not Crash And BurnBack in May, I wrote a series of articles expressing my opinion that AT&T (T) remained a blue-chip, income-oriented stock and that investors were overreacting to the company’s negative price movement surrounding the Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) acquisition drama. At the time, shares were trading down in the $31/$32 area, which I said was essentially in line with a generational low valuation that would likely result in strong support. I also believed that the company’s dividend was safe, despite the high leverage on the balance sheet post the TWX purchase. While others disagreed, calling for calamity, my overarching message was this: focus on the fundamentals and ignore the noise. Well, now six months later, I wanted to re-visit AT&T while still voicing the same opinion.