GameStop Acquires 507 AT&T Stores in Diversification Plan – Bloomberg

The stores were acquired from three companies, Cellular World Corp., Midwest Cellular Inc. and Red Skye Wireless Inc. The deal expands the company’s AT&T wireless stores to 1,421, making GameStop the largest authorized AT&T Mobility retailer.

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AT&T phone’s on Next

What’s New

Effective June 9, 2016, AT&T  launched two new smartphone installment plans: AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year.
The previous portfolio of AT&T Next 12, 18, 24, and AT&T Next with down payment will no longer be available to customers.
Customers currently on these plans will not be migrated to the new plans; they will continue to make payments based on their current agreement terms. 

The 2 year contract will only be available through Premier or business customer care for most CRU accounts. Major accounts and business accounts with custom contracts can still do 2 year contracts.

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Samsung S7 active liquid damage covered with 1 year warranty on AT&T

The Galaxy S7 active passed rigorous tests to ensure IP68 certification for water resistance. Samsung stands behind this water resistance certification, and will replace any Galaxy S7 active under its standard limited warranty, should water damage occur.

Samsung is offering a warranty exchange, within the first year of ownership, for customers who have experienced water damage issues with their Galaxy S7 active, even if the Liquid Damage Indicator (LDI) is tripped.

Exchanges within BRE (buyers remorse) period are handled using in-stock inventory.
Exchanges outside of BRE (buyers remorse period) will be handled via Warranty Exchange Process.
The exchange can only be performed for another Galaxy S7 active device.
This only applies to issues that are water damage-related. Other issues, such as physical damage, should be handled according to standard policy.
This offer is in addition to the Samsung Standard Limited Warranty but does not otherwise extend or modify the Warranty. 

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AT&T to improve coverage with drones.

You can livestream that football game to your Facebook followers.

You can even Snapchat, Instagram, and FaceTime during an entire concert — all without stressing about spotty cell phone reception. AT&T plans to use drones to provide better wireless service to its customers at crowded venues.

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While the lines for bathroom at these events are long, the invisible queue for wireless service is also crowded. The current LTE infrastructure simply can’t keep up when too many users get together in a small area.

AT&T and Intel previously announced a partnership to study how LTE networks could work on drones. Now, in a blog post on Wednesday, AT&T wrote about the launch of a trial phase for a national drone program.

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BlackBerry Classic smartphone is no more!

The classic BlackBerry smartphone is no more. The company confirmed yesterday that it will no longer manufacture the iconic BlackBerry Classic with its trademark tactile keyboard

The announcement comes just days after a memo from the U.S. Senate to its staffers saying that they will no longer be issued official BlackBerry devices. According to the memo, the Senate made its decision after BlackBerry told telecom carriers Verizon and AT&T that it was stopping production of all Blackberry OS 10 devices and therefore couldn’t guarantee fulfillment. BlackBerry, said that only the Classic would be discontinued. The other BlackBerry 10 OS devices, the Z30, Passport, Z10, and Q10, will continue to be made.

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