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San Diego — Leap Wireless pushed back a shareholder vote on its acquisition by AT&T from this Thursday to Oct. 30.
The no-contract carrier said the adjournment would give it time to file amendments to its Form 10-K for the year, ended Dec. 31, 2012, and its 10-Qs for the quarters, ended March 31 and June 30, 2013. The carrier said the changes would address “a classification error in the presentation of certain capital expenditures in the consolidated statements of cash flows.”
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Dallas – Leap shareholders will vote Thursday on AT&T’s proposed purchase of regional no-contract carrier Leap Wireless.
If the deal goes through AT&T will retire its fledgling Aio Wireless no-contract brand, AT&T said in FCC filings.
“After the transaction's close, AT&T intends to combine the nascent operations of Aio with Leap's existing operations under the Cricket brand name," AT&T said in an August 7 filing.
Dallas – AT&T U-Verse subscribers can now stream live TV to their Android smartphones and tablets via a new app, AT&T announced.
The company also began today to stream live TV to its uverse.com web site for its subscribers.
The announcement follows an Oct. 7 launch of an iPhone app to stream live U-Verse programming and the Sept. 30 launch of an iPad app to stream live TV.
Dallas — All new AT&T cellphone subscribers starting Oct. 25 will have to subscribe to one of the carrier’s Mobile Share plans, the carrier announced in a blog post.
Dallas – An AT&T-network version of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet became available on the Google Play store, which last week began offering a version that runs on the T-Mobile network.
The AT&T version became available Sept. 17 at $349 following Sept. 10 availability of the T-Mobile version, which is also priced at $349 but with free 2GB data for one month. Both versions come with 32GB embedded memory
New York — AT&T joined T-Mobile in announcing price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet launched at IFA in Berlin.
Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular also plan to offer the device but haven’t announced pricing or an availability date.
In a separate announcement, AT&T said it will offer an LTE-equipped version of the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for the first time.
New York — U.S. carriers AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have committed to selling the Galaxy Note 3 phablet, which was launched yesterday at the IFA convention in Berlin.
T-Mobile and AT&T also committed themselves to selling the Note’s companion smart watch, the Galaxy Gear.
Sprint said it would offer the Note 3 in the fall. T-Mobile said it would offer the devices “soon,” and AT&T didn’t lay out a timetable. No carrier revealed pricing.
The Note 3 features 5.7-inch 1,920 by 1080p FullHD display and 4G LTE.
Alpharetta, Ga. — AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless will offer its no-contract cellular service nationwide though its website beginning mid-September.
The subsidiary launched operations in early May to market 4G service under the Aio Wireless brand. The subsidiary currently sells Aio service through Aio-brand stores operated by third parties and at Aio’s website in the markets where Aio stores operate.
Westlake Village, Ill. — Consumer satisfaction with their cellular purchase experience through carrier-direct channels rose among all four national contract carriers in the first half compared with the second half of 2012, a J.D. Power survey found.
AT&T’s customer satisfaction rose the most, putting the carrier in the top spot for the first time in the survey’s 10-year history.
San Diego — Leap Wireless International reported declining revenue for the second quarter of 2013, ended June 30.
Leap was acquired by AT&T last month.
Total revenues for the second quarter of 2013 decreased 7 percent to $731.5 million when compared with the prior-year period. Service revenues decreased 9.7 percent: $731.5 million in the second quarter vs. the prior-year’s $786.8 million.