AT&T has a few different plans when it comes to device protection to make sure you're covered should your phone be lost, stolen, damaged, or malfunction. If you're looking to protect your new phone from any of these unfortunate scenarios, these are your AT&T phone insurance options.
AT&T takes the overall best Everyday 5G experience award in RootMetrics 5G report for the first half of 2021. T-Mobile has the best availability with Verizon offering the best reliability once connected.
According to the 1H 2021 report from RootMetrics, Verizon still has the best overall network. This report compares the three main carriers in 125 markets across all 50 states. Verizon won in five of the seven categories falling short to AT&T in data performance and network speed.
AT&T is upgrading its top Unlimited Elite plan by getting rid of all data caps, increasing hotspot data, and increasing video streaming resolutions to 4K. This upgrade is available to both new and current customers and won't cost any more than the current plan.
Microsoft is taking over AT&T's Network Cloud with its own Azure for Operators platform. Microsoft will migrate AT&T's mobility network starting with the 5G core to Azure over the next three years. The companies claim they will be able deploy and develop new services more quickly and efficiently with this new deal.
AT&T will move its mobility network to Microsoft's Azure for Operators cloud platform, starting with its 5G core. This move should allow AT&T to operate its network more cost-efficiently to focus on meeting customers' evolving needs.
In the 85 tested markets, AT&T has the fastest 5G download speeds on the RootMetrics June 5G scorecard. T-Mobile has the best availability while Verizon continues to make up ground in speed and availability.
AT&T is bringing even more streaming benefits to its customers on 5G wireless plans or Fiber home internet plans with 6 months of Stadia Pro and a discount on a bundle with a Stadia controller and Chromecast Ultra. The improved speeds and reduced ping times possible with 5G and Fiber makes this a great way to experience 4K HDR gameplay without a console.
If you have AT&T's Unlimited Elite plan or a shared data plan with HD video support, you may still be limited to 480p without even knowing it. Stream Saver is a feature enabled by default that limits your speed when watching video streaming content.
We already know that American carriers make manufacturers jump through some ridiculous hoops in order to certify or sell phones through carrier stores, to the detriment of the entire continent. And as users lament the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro going single-SIM in the United States, remember that OnePlus only did it to appease our carrier overlords.