AT&T is introducing new, cheaper data plans for their smartphone users, but rather sneakily are not moving users to the new plans automatically, meaning if you do not pay attention you could lose out.
If you have a 2GB data plan with Microsoft’s Premier Windows Phone Partner, you can switch to the Mobile Share Value Plan, which costs $40 per month, $15 cheaper than previously.
All Mobile Share Value plans have unlimited talk and text, as well as free texts from the United States to international numbers.
You can also switch over to the lower $25-per-month smartphone device fee, saving up to total of $30 per handset, though the $25 will increase back up to $40 when you upgrade next.
The old $45 per month 1GB plan is being cancelled, but again AT&T is happy to let you continue to pay for it, paying more for less, so it is imperative that if you are on that plan, you call AT&T to switch you over to the now cheaper 2 GB plan.
The new data plans come into effect tomorrow. To check for catches, read more at AT&T here.
via The Verge.com
Evleaks reports that the recently revealed Nokia Lumia 1520 will be coming to AT&T with Windows Phone 8.1.
Apparently the release of the OS will be used as an opportunity to relaunch the handset, which will of course then come with a radically improved feature set.
The green handset was recently and possibly accidentally revealed by Nokia on their Facebook page, and was also accompanied by a cyan version, which is an even more desirable colour for Nokia fans.
As announced earlier, the Nokia Lumia 520 is now available from AIO Wireless, AT&T’s low-cost no contract brand.
The handset is available commitment-free for $99.99 in Black, Blue, Red and Yellow.
See the handset at AIO Wireless here.
Nokia promised that that nearly all Windows Phone 8 Lumias will be updated to GDR3/Lumia Black before the end of the month, and they are keeping to their promise by rolling out the update to the AT&T Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 today.
We have had multiple reports from readers of the software being available and if you have not received the notification check for the update by going to Settings > Phone Update and tap on Check for Updates.
Thanks Anderson, Bruno, DALAMAR and everyone else for the tip.
Nokia Lumia 520 is the inarguably the most selling Windows Phone across different markets. In the US, Nokia Lumia 520 is now available is two different carriers. AT&T is selling Nokia Lumia 520 and T-Mobile is selling Nokia Lumia 521. Microsoft Store is now offering deals on both these unlocked devices. Nokia Lumia 521 is now available for $69 and Nokia Lumia 520 is now available for $59. Considering the value they offer to the users, I don’t think any other device on the market can compete with it.
Check out the deals here and spread the word to your friends and family about this deal.
AT&T is running a sale on Nokia Windows Phones, resulting in steep discounts on a number of desirable handsets.
We have already seen the Nokia Lumia 1020 for $49.99, but you can also pick up the top of the line Nokia Lumia 1520 with 32 Gb storage for only $124.99 (on contract of course).
Other deals include the desirable Nokia Lumis 925 for only $0.49.
See all the deals and more at AT&T here.
If you want to grab the best camera phone in the world at a really low price, AT&T is now offering the Nokia Lumia 1020 for only $49.99 on contract.
The handset can also be purchased at Amazon for the same price on contract.
Find the handset at AT&T here.
We are getting reports that Lumia Black is now rolling out to the Nokia Lumia 925 on AT&T.
The update brings the following improvements:
- App Folder. This brand new feature makes your Lumia experience even more fluid by giving you an option to further personalize and organize your Start screen. With App folders you can group similar apps and settings into one folder, a tile, on your Start screen.
- Nokia Glance screen 2.0. Helps you keep track of information in real time, making all your most important notifications including: phone, messages, email, outlook, calendar, or any apps that use notifications such as Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, or games; always visible at a glance on your screen. It saves time and energy.
- Bluetooth LE. Will now be enabled across the full Windows Phone 8 Lumia range for compatible gadgets like the Adidas MiCoach smart run watch.
- Nokia Refocus. The amazing Nokia Refocus comes to all Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones with 1GB of RAM and upwards.
- Nokia Beamer. Sharing what’s on your phone is easier than ever with Nokia Beamer. You can now beam documents, presentations, anything you like, to any HTML5-enabled screen by simply scanning a QR code on the screen. It’s coming to all of the phones with 1GB RAM upwards.
- Nokia Storyteller. The app arranges your photos for you, by date and by place, making it easier to tell the stories behind your pictures, and give extra context through the close integration of interactive maps.
- Nokia Camera. Combines Nokia Pro Camera and Smart Camera to simplify the photo-taking experience, and ensure you get the perfect shot every time. The app has been available for Lumia PureView smartphones since last year, but it’s now coming to the rest of the WP8 Lumia range. The latest Nokia Camera update also brings raw DNG support for Lumia 1020 owners.
- Latest generation of imaging algorithms. The Lumia Black update further improves the image quality, especially in Lumia 1020. Among others, the improvements include a new oversampling algorithm, making your images more natural looking with reduced noise, while ensuring your photos remain wonderfully sharp
To see if the update is available for your handset navigate to Settings > Phone Update and click Check for Updates.
Are our readers seeing the update for their handset? Let us know below.
While AT&T has always been Microsoft’s “Premier Partner” when it comes to selling Windows Phones, there have been many cases where the performance of their retail sales staff has been less than satisfactory when it comes to actually selling a Windows Phone to enquiring customers.
It seems those issues are continuing, with reader Mark sending us these pictures from an AT&T corporate store, which in the above picture shows the highest end Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 1520, being labelled as the lowest end Windows Phone, the 520, showing a clear lack of attention to detail by AT&T.
The same lack of attention to detail continued in the Windows Phone display, which was, to put it mildly, in disarray.
We heard a few days ago that the 32 GB AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 is on the way, and just a promised the handset is now showing up on AT&T’s online store.
Unlike Apple Nokia is only adding a mere $50 for the extra 16 GB, which I believe makes it a no-brainer really for anyone looking to pick up the phablet.
See the handset at AT&T’s website here.
WPCentral reports that the 32 GB version of the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 may be released on the 10th of January.
The 32 GB version has been confirmed from the launch of the 16 GB handset, but be timing of its release was not revealed by either Nokia or AT&T.
Unfortunately it is unlikely that the updated handset will restore Qi wireless charging compatibility, which would have brought it up to parity with the international version.
Given that the handset already supports microSD card expansion, are any of our reader holding out for the (likely more expensive) 32 GB version? Let us know below.
While the AT&T and Microsoft Store price of the on contract Nokia Lumia 1520 is back to $199, you can still get the device at the great price of $99.99 on contract by visiting Amazon.com.
The handset is available in the full range of colours, and can be seen at Amazon here.
On their blog AT&T has detailed some of the improvements the Nokia Black update will be bringing to the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Key features of the update include:
- Enhanced Glance Screen: the Lumia Glance Screen now displays all important notifications such as new emails, missed calls, text messages and more – even when the screen is dark. Icons will appear beneath the digital clock, which is currently offered as a feature of the Glance Screen.
- Bluetooth Low Energy support: Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) allows users to easily sync accessories such as heart rate monitors with their Nokia Lumia to create differentiated experiences with apps.
- Lock Screen Options: Users can opt for either portrait or landscape mode to accommodate even greater customization and personalization.
In addition the Nokia Lumia 1520 also received a minor update which enabled CMAS notifications such as Amber Alerts on 2G/3G/LTE.
To check if the update is available for your phone go to Settings> Phone Update and Check for Updates.