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    AT&T

    American multinational conglomerate

    This article is about the company known as AT&T since 2005. For the original AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph) founded in 1885, see AT&T Corporation. For the telephone company founded in 1882, see Southwestern Bell.

    For other uses, see AT&T (disambiguation).

    AT&T Inc. (originally the American Telephone and Telegraph Company) is an American multinationalconglomerateholding company that is Delaware-registered[5] but headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas.[6] It is the world's largest telecommunications company and the largest[7] provider of mobile telephone services in the U.S. As of 2020[update], AT&T was ranked 9th on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations, with revenues of $181 billion.[8]

    During most of the 20th century, AT&T had a monopoly on phone service in the United States. The company began its history as the American District Telegraph Company, formed in St. Louis in 1878.[9] After expanding services to Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, through a series of mergers, it became Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1920, which was then a subsidiary of American Telephone and Telegraph Company.[10] The latter was a successor of the original Bell Telephone Company founded by Alexander Graham Bell in 1877.[11][12] The American Bell Telephone Company formed the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) subsidiary in 1885.[13] In 1899, AT&T became the parent company after the American Bell Telephone Company sold its assets to its subsidiary.[14] The company was rebranded as AT&T Corp. in 1994.[15] The 1982 United States v. AT&Tantitrust lawsuit resulted in the divestiture of AT&T's ("Ma Bell") local operating subsidiaries[16] which were grouped into seven[17]Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), commonly referred to as "Baby Bells", resulting in seven independent companies,[17] including Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC).[18] The latter changed its name to SBC Communications Inc. in 1995.[19]

    In 2005, SBC purchased its former parent AT&T Corp. and took on its branding, with the merged entity naming itself AT&T Inc. and using its history, a version of its iconic logo and stock-trading symbol.[20] AT&T Inc. acquired BellSouth Corporation in 2006, the last independent Baby Bell company, making its formerly joint venture Cingular Wireless (which had acquired AT&T Wireless in 2004) wholly owned and rebranding it as AT&T Mobility. AT&T Inc. also acquired Time Warner in 2016,[21][22] with the proposed merger confirming on June 12, 2018[23] and the aim of making AT&T the largest and controlling shareholder of Time Warner and rebranding it as WarnerMedia in 2018.

    The current AT&T reconstitutes much of the former Bell System, and includes four of the seven "Baby Bells" along with the original AT&T Corp., including the long-distance division.[24]

    History[edit]

    Main article: History of AT&T

    Origin and growth (1885–1981)[edit]

    Further information: History of AT&T § Origins, and History of AT&T § Monopoly

    AT&T was founded as Bell Telephone Company by Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Watson and Gardiner Greene Hubbard after Bell's patenting of the telephone in 1875.[25] By 1881, Bell Telephone Company had become the American Bell Telephone Company.[26] One of its subsidiaries was the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), established in 1885.[27] On December 30, 1899, AT&T acquired the assets of its parent American Bell Telephone, becoming the new parent company.[28]AT&T established a network of local telephone subsidiaries in the United States. AT&T and its subsidiaries held a phone service monopoly, authorized in 1913 by government authorities with the Kingsbury Commitment, throughout most of the twentieth century.[29] This monopoly was known as the Bell System,[30] and during this period, AT&T was also known by the nickname Ma Bell.[31]

    Breakup and reformation (1982–2004)[edit]

    Further information: Breakup of the Bell System and History of AT&T § Post break-up restructuring

    In 1982, U.S. regulators broke up the AT&T monopoly, requiring AT&T to divest its local subsidiaries, which it did by grouping them into seven individual companies.[32] These new companies were known as Regional Bell Operating Companies, or more informally, Baby Bells.[33] AT&T continued to operate long-distance services but faced increasing competition from overseas supplied competitors such as MCI and Sprint.[34]

    Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC) was one of the companies created by the breakup of AT&T Corp.[35] The company soon started a series of acquisitions, including the 1987 acquisition of Metromedia mobile business and the acquisition of several cable companies in the early 1990s.[citation needed] In the latter half of the 1990s, the company acquired several other telecommunications companies, including two Baby Bells (Pacific Telesis Group and Ameritech Corporation),[36] while selling its cable business. During this time, the company changed its name to SBC Communications Inc.[37] In early 1997 C. Michael Armstrong was named CEO, and Armstrong appointed John Zeglis as President later in that same year. By 1998, the company was in the top 15 of the Fortune 500, and by 1999, when Zeglis assumed the positions of chairman and CEO of AT&T Wireless, AT&T was part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (lasting through 2015).[38][39] Zeglis ended his service as president of AT&T in 2001 and resigned from his positions in AT&T Wireless in 2004.

    Purchase of former parent and acquisitions (2005–2014)[edit]

    Further information: History of AT&T § Rise of SBC, and History of AT&T § Post-consolidation wireless acquisitions

    On November 18, 2005, SBC Communications, Inc.based in San Antonio, purchased AT&T Corp. for $16 billion.[40] After this purchase, SBC adopted the better-known AT&T name and brand, with the original AT&T Corp. still existing as the long-distance landline subsidiary of the merged company.[41] The current AT&T Inc. claims the original AT&T Corp.’s history (dating to 1877) as its own,[42] but retains SBC's pre-2005 corporate structure and stock price history. As well, all SEC filings before 2005 are under SBC, not AT&T.

    AT&T made an attempt in 2011 to purchase T-Mobile for a $39 billion stock and cash offer.[43] The bid was withdrawn after the takeover company was faced with significant regulatory and legal hurdles, along with heavy resistance from the U.S. government. As per the original acquisition agreement, T-Mobile received $3 billion in cash as well as access to $1 billion worth of AT&T-held wireless spectrum.[44][45]

    In September 2013, AT&T announced it would expand into Latin America through a collaboration with América Móvil.[46] In December 2013, AT&T announced plans to sell its Connecticut wireline operations to Stamford-based Frontier Communications.[47]

    AT&T acquired BellSouth Corporation on December 29, 2006 following FCC approval.[48] The transaction consolidated ownership and management of Cingular Wireless.[49] AT&T rebranded its wireless retail stores from Cingular to AT&T in January 2007.[50]

    Recent developments (2014–present)[edit]

    See also: History of AT&T § Recent developments

    In late 2014, AT&T purchased Mexican cellular carrier Iusacell,[51] and two months later, it purchased the Mexican wireless business of NII Holdings.[52] AT&T merged the two companies to create AT&T Mexico.[53]

    In July 2015, AT&T purchased DirecTV for $48.5 billion.[54][55][56] AT&T then announced plans to converge its existing U-verse home internet and IPTV brands with DirecTV, to create AT&T Entertainment.[57][58][59]

    On October 22, 2016, AT&T announced a deal to buy Time Warner for $108.7 billion in an effort to increase its media holdings.[61][62][63][64][65] On November 20, 2017, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim filed a lawsuit for the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division to block the merger with Time Warner, saying it "will harm competition, result in higher bills for consumers and less innovation."[66][67] On June 12, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon ruled that the merger could go forward.[68] The merger closed two days after, and Time Warner becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T with a new name, WarnerMedia, announced the next day.[69][70] Among other key assets, the acquisition of WarnerMedia by AT&T included the Warner Bros. Pictures film and television studios, U.S. cable/satellite channels such as HBO, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT, TruTV, and Turner Classic Movies), and a 50% stake in The CW (ViacomCBS owns the other 50%).

    Three months after completing the acquisition, AT&T reorganized into four main units: Communications, including consumer and business wireline telephony, AT&T Mobility, and consumer entertainment video services; WarnerMedia, including Turner cable television networks, Warner Bros. film and television production, and HBO; AT&T Latin America, consisting of wireless service in Mexico and video in Latin America and the Caribbean under the Vrio brand; and Advertising and Analytics, since renamed Xandr.[71][72]

    On July 13, 2017, it was reported that AT&T would introduce a cloud-basedDVR streaming service as part of its effort to create a unified platform across DirecTV and its DirecTV Now streaming service, with U-verse to be added soon.[73][74][75] The service, named HBO Max, launched in May 2020.[76]

    On September 12, 2017, it was reported that AT&T planned to launch a new cable TV-like service for delivery over-the-top over its own or a competitor's broadband network sometime the following year.[77]

    On March 7, 2018, the company prepared to sell a minority stake of DirecTV Latin America through an IPO, creating a new holding company for those assets named Vrio Corp.[78][79] However, on April 18, just a day before the public debut of Vrio, AT&T canceled the IPO due to market conditions.[80][81]

    As of 2019[update], AT&T is the world's largest telecommunications company.[82] AT&T is also the largest provider of mobile telephone [83][84] services and the largest provider of fixed telephone services in the United States.[85]

    In September 2019, activist investorElliott Management revealed that it had purchased $3.2 billion of AT&T stock (a 1.2% equity interest), and had pushed for the company to divest assets to improve its share value.[86]

    On March 4, 2020, AT&T announced its intent to perform major cost-cutting moves, including cuts to capital investment, and plans to promote AT&T TV (which officially launched nationally on March 2) as its primary pay television service offering. AT&T stated it would still primarily promote DirecTV "where cable broadband is not prevalent", and as a specialty option.[87]

    On April 24, 2020, AT&T announced that effective July 1, 2020, company COO John Stankey would replace Randall L. Stephenson as CEO of AT&T.[88] It was also acknowledged that AT&T's acquisitions of DirecTV and Time Warner had by this point resulted in a massive debt burden of $200 billion for the company.[88]

    As a result of planned cost cutting programs, the sale of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xandr, DirecTV including AT&T U-verse and AT&T TV (30% stake to TPG Capital), Crunchyroll (to Sony Pictures' Funimation), and Rooster Teeth were proposed. The planned sale of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was abandoned after COVID-19 related growth in the Gaming industry, as well as a positive reception to upcoming DC Comics, LegoStar Wars, and Harry Potter titles from fans and critics. The other subsidiaries are still receiving bids as of September 1, 2020.[89]

    In May 2021, AT&T announced plans to spin off WarnerMedia, which will merge with Discovery, Inc. for $43 billion.[90]

    Landline operating companies[edit]

    Of the eight companies that were part of the Breakup of the Bell System, these five are a part of the current AT&T:[91]

    Chart of AT&T Baby Bells[edit]

    Main article: Regional Bell Operating Company

    Former operating companies[edit]

    The following companies have become defunct or were sold under SBC/AT&T ownership:

    Decline of rural landlines[edit]

    Of the Baby Bells, Ameritech sold some of its Wisconsin landlines to CenturyTel, in 1998; BellSouth sold some of its lines to MebTel, during the 2000s; U S WEST sold many historically Bell landlines to Lynch Communications and Pacific Telecom, in the 1990s; Verizon sold many of its New England lines to FairPoint, in 2008, and its West Virginia operations to Frontier Communications, in 2010.

    On October 25, 2014, Frontier Communications took over control of the AT&T landline network in Connecticut after being approved by state utility regulators. The deal was worth about $2 billion, and included Frontier inheriting about 2,500 of AT&T's employees and many of AT&T's buildings.[94]

    Corporate structure[edit]

    Facilities and regions[edit]

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    The company is headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas.[6] On June 27, 2008, AT&T announced that it would move its corporate headquarters from downtown San Antonio to One AT&T Plaza in downtown Dallas.[6][95] The company said that it moved to gain better access to its customers and operations throughout the world, and to the key technology partners, suppliers, innovation and human resources needed as it continues to grow, domestically and internationally.[96] AT&T Inc. previously relocated its corporate headquarters to San Antonio from St. Louis, Missouri, in 1992, when it was then named Southwestern Bell Corporation. The company's Telecom Operations group, which serves residential and regional business customers in 22 U.S. states, remains in San Antonio.[citation needed] Atlanta, Georgia, continues to be the headquarters for AT&T Mobility, with significant offices in Redmond, Washington, the former home of AT&T Wireless. Bedminster, New Jersey, is the headquarters for the company's Global Business Services group and AT&T Labs and is where the original AT&T Corp. remains located. St. Louis continues as home to the company's Directory operations, AT&T Advertising Solutions.[97]

    AT&T also offers services in many locations throughout the Asia Pacific; its regional headquarters is located in Hong Kong.[98] The company is also active in Mexico, and on November 7, 2014, it was announced that Mexican carrier Iusacell would be acquired by AT&T.[51] The acquisition was approved in January 2015.[citation needed][99][100] On April 30, 2015, AT&T acquired wireless operations Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings (now AT&T Mexico).[101]

    Corporate governance[edit]

    See also: Category:AT&T people

    AT&T's current board of directors as of May 2021[update]:[102]

    The current management as of April 2021[update] includes:[103][104]

    Political involvement[edit]

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    According to the Center for Responsive Politics, AT&T was the fourteenth-largest donor to United States federal political campaigns and committees from 1989 to 2019,[105] having contributed more than US$84.1 million, 58% of which went to Republicans and 42% of which went to Democrats. As an example, in 2005, AT&T was among 53 entities that contributed the maximum of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.[106][107][108] Bill Leahy, representing AT&T, sits on the Private Enterprise Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[109] ALEC is a nonprofit organization of conservativestate legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level legislation for distribution among state governments in the United States.[110][111][112]

    During the period of 1998 to 2019, the company expended US$380.1 million on lobbying in the United States.[113] A key political issue for AT&T has been the question of which businesses win the right to profit by providing broadband internet access in the United States.[114] The company has also lobbied in support of several federal bills. AT&T supported the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013 (H.R. 3675; 113th Congress), a bill that would make a number of changes to procedures that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) follows in its rulemaking processes.[115] The FCC would have to act in a more transparent way as a result of this bill, forced to accept public input about regulations.[116] AT&T's Executive Vice President of Federal Relations, Tim McKone, said that the bill's "much needed institutional reforms will help arm the agency with the tools to keep pace with the Internet speed of today's marketplace. It will also ensure that outmoded regulatory practices for today's competitive marketplace are properly placed in the dustbin of history."[117]

    In May 2018, reports emerged that AT&T made 12 monthly payments between January and December 2017 to Essential Consultants, a company set up by President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, totaling $600,000.[118] Although initial reports on May 8 mentioned only four monthly payments totaling $200,000,[119] documents obtained by the Washington Post on May 10 confirmed the figure of 12 payments, which had begun three days after the President was sworn into office.[120][121] AT&T confirmed the report the same day.[122] The report from The Washington Post, as well as additional reporting from Bloomberg, revealed the payments had been made for Cohen to "provide guidance" relating to the attempted $85 billion merger with Time Warner,[120][121] to gain information on the Trump administration's planned tax reforms, as well as about potential changes to net neutrality policies under the new FCC.[123] However, Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai denied Cohen ever inquired about net neutrality on AT&T's behalf.[122][124] A spokesperson for AT&T said that the company had been contacted by the Special Counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller regarding the payments, and had provided all the information requested in November and December 2017.[125][126]

    In early 2019, the Democratic House Judiciary requested records related to the AT&T-Time Warner merger from the White House.[127]

    While it has expressed support for LGBTQ causes, AT&T has also donated to sponsors of anti-trans legislation in several US states, including Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas and Florida.[128][129][130]

    Historical financial performance[edit]

    The financial performance of the company is reported to shareholders on an annual basis and a matter of public record. Where performance has been restated, the most recent statement of performance from an annual report is used.[131][132][133][134][135][136][137][138][139][140][141]

    Measurement 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    Revenues (billion USD) 45.3843.1440.5040.7943.8663.06118.9124.0122.5124.8126.7127.4128.8132.4146.8163.8 160.5 170.8 181.2
    Net Income (billion USD) 7.0085.6538.5055.8874.7867.35611.9512.8712.1419.863.9447.26418.256.22413.6913.33 29.85 19.37 13.90
    Assets (billion USD) 96.4295.17102.0110.3145.6270.6275.6265.2268.3268.5270.3272.3277.8292.8402.7403.8 444.1 531.9 551.7
    Number of employees (thousands) 193.4175.0168.0162.7190.0304.2309.1302.7282.7266.6256.4241.8243.4243.6281.5268.5 254.0 268.2 247.8

    Criticism and controversies[edit]

    Hemisphere database[edit]

    Main article: Hemisphere Project

    The company maintains a database of call detail records of all telephone calls that have passed through its network since 1987. AT&T employees work at High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area offices (operated by the Office of National Drug Control Policy) in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston so data can be quickly turned over to law enforcement agencies. Records are requested via an administrative subpoena, without the involvement of a court or grand jury.

    Censorship[edit]

    In September 2007, AT&T changed its legal policy to state that "AT&T may immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Service, any Member ID, electronic mail address, IP address, Universal Resource Locator or domain name used by you, without notice for conduct that AT&T believes ... (c) tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries."[142] By October 10, 2007, AT&T had altered the terms and conditions for its Internet service to explicitly support freedom of expression by its subscribers, after an outcry claiming the company had given itself the right to censor its subscribers' transmissions.[143]

    Privacy controversy[edit]

    Further information: NSA call database, Room 641A, Mark Klein, NSA warrantless surveillance controversy, and Hepting v. AT&T

    In 2006, the Electronic Frontier Foundation lodged the class action lawsuit Hepting v. AT&T, which alleged that AT&T had allowed agents of the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor phone and Internet communications of AT&T customers without warrants. If true, this would violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. AT&T has yet to confirm or deny that monitoring by the NSA is occurring. In April 2006, retired former AT&T technician Mark Klein lodged an affidavit supporting this allegation.[145][146] The Department of Justice stated it would intervene in this lawsuit by means of State Secrets Privilege.[147]

    In July 2006, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California – in which the suit was filed – rejected a federal government motion to dismiss the case. The motion to dismiss, which invoked the State Secrets Privilege, had argued that any court review of the alleged partnership between the federal government and AT&T would harm national security. The case was immediately appealed to the Ninth Circuit. It was dismissed on June 3, 2009, citing retroactive legislation in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.[148][149]

    In May 2006, USA Today reported that all international and domestic calling records had been handed over to the National Security Agency by AT&T, Verizon, SBC, and BellSouth for the purpose of creating a massive calling database.[150] The portions of the new AT&T that had been part of SBC Communications before November 18, 2005, were not mentioned.

    On June 21, 2006, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that AT&T had rewritten rules on its privacy policy. The policy, which took effect June 23, 2006, says that "AT&T – not customers – owns customers' confidential info and can use it 'to protect its legitimate business interests, safeguard others, or respond to legal process.'"[151]

    On August 22, 2007, National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell confirmed that AT&T was one of the telecommunications companies that assisted with the government's warrantless wire-tapping program on calls between foreign and domestic sources.[152]

    On November 8, 2007, Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician, told Keith Olbermann of MSNBC that all Internet traffic passing over AT&T lines was copied into a locked room at the company's San Francisco office – to which only employees with National Security Agency clearance had access.[153]

    AT&T keeps for five to seven years a record of who text messages whom and the date and time, but not the content of the messages.[154]

    AT&T has a one star privacy rating from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.[155]

    Copyright enforcement[edit]

    In January 2008, reports emerged that the company planned to begin filtering all Internet traffic which passed through its network for intellectual property violations.[156] Media commentators speculated that if this plan was implemented, it would have led to a mass exodus of subscribers from AT&T,[157] although Internet traffic of non-subscribers may have gone through the company's network anyway.[156] Internet freedom proponents used these developments as justification for government-mandated network neutrality.

    Under AT&T's current copyright enforcement program, content owners may notify AT&T when they allege unlawful sharing of material. The program is based on IP addresses visible to content owners in peer-to-peer networks, not on filtering. AT&T has terminated the broadband service of some customers accused of copyright infringement.[158]

    Discrimination against local public-access television channels[edit]

    In 2009 AT&T was accused by community media groups of discriminating against local public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable TV channels, by "impictions that will severely restrict the audience".[159]

    According to Barbara Popovic, executive director of the Chicago public-access service CAN-TV, the new AT&T U-verse system forced all Public-access television into a special menu system, denying normal functionality such as channel numbers, access to the standard program guide, and DVR recording.[159] The Ratepayer Advocates division of the California Public Utilities Commission reported: "Instead of putting the stations on individual channels, AT&T has bundled community stations into a generic channel that can only be navigated through a complex and lengthy process."[159]

    Sue Buske (president of telecommunications consulting firm the Buske Group and a former head of the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers/Alliance for Community Media) argue that this is "an overall attack [...] on public access across the [United States], the place in the dial around cities and communities where people can make their own media in their own communities".[159]

    Information security[edit]

    In June 2010, a hacker group known as Goatse Security discovered a vulnerability within AT&T that could allow anyone to uncover email addresses belonging to customers of AT&T 3G service for the AppleiPad.[160] These email addresses could be accessed without a protective password.[161] Using a script, Goatse Security collected thousands of email addresses from AT&T.[160] Goatse Security informed AT&T about the security flaw through a third party.[162] Goatse Security then disclosed around 114,000 of these emails to Gawker Media, which published an article about the security flaw and disclosure in Valleywag.[160][162] Praetorian Security Group criticized the web application that Goatse Security exploited as "poorly designed".[160]

    In April 2015, AT&T was fined $25 million over data security breaches, marking the largest ever fine issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for breaking data privacy laws. The investigation revealed the theft of details of approximately 280,000 people from call centres in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.[163][164]

    Accusations of enabling fraud[edit]

    In March 2012, the United States federal government announced a lawsuit against AT&T. The specific accusations state that AT&T "violated the False Claims Act by facilitating and seeking federal payment for IP Relay calls by international callers who were ineligible for the service and sought to use it for fraudulent purposes. The complaint alleges that, out of fears that fraudulent call volume would drop after the registration deadline, AT&T knowingly adopted a non-compliant registration system that did not verify whether the user was located within the United States. The complaint further contends that AT&T continued to employ this system even with the knowledge that it facilitated the use of IP Relay by fraudulent foreign callers, which accounted for up to 95 percent of AT&T's call volume. The government's complaint alleges that AT&T improperly billed the TRS Fund for reimbursement of these calls and received millions of dollars in federal payments as a result."[165] In 2013, AT&T entered into a consent decree with the FCC and paid a total of $21.75 million.[166]

    Racism[edit]

    On April 28, 2015, AT&T announced that it had fired Aaron Slator, President of Content and Advertising Sales, for sending racist text messages.[167] Slator was also hit with a $100 million discrimination lawsuit, filed by African-American employee Knoyme King.[168] The day before that, protesters arrived at AT&T's headquarters in Dallas and its satellite offices in Los Angeles as well as at the home of CEO Randall Stephenson to protest alleged systemic racial policies. According to accounts, the protesters demanded that AT&T begin working with 100% black-owned media companies.[169]

    On January 24, 2017, Slator sued AT&T in the Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing the company of defamation and wrongful termination. Slator had been involved in organizing AT&T's planned $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV since 2014, and he claimed that when news headlines speculated that his text messages could prevent the acquisition from going through, he was fired as a "scapegoat" by company executives. He also claimed that the executives had known about the text messages since at least late 2013, and had promised him at the time that he would not be fired for them.[170][171] The company stood by its decision to terminate Slator.[172]

    Overcharging government agencies[edit]

    In 2020 AT&T paid out $48 million to settle a lawsuit with 30 government entities. The suit (under the California False Claims Act) related to contractual undertakings to provide services at "the lowest cost available". AT&T denied any wrongdoing in the matter.[173]

    One America News Network[edit]

    An investigative report by Reuters in 2021 revealed that AT&T played a key role in creating, funding and sustaining One America News Network (OAN), a far-right TV network known for its promotion of far-right conspiracy theories and falsehoods. According to 2020 sworn testimony by an OAN accountant, 90% of OAN revenue came from AT&T. According to OAN founder Robert Herring Sr., AT&T wanted to create a conservative network to compete with Fox News. Court documents showed OAN promised to "cast a positive light" on AT&T during newscasts.[174][175] Comedian John Oliver criticized AT&T in his weekly show for funding OAN as "a far-right channel that peddles COVID misinformation and conspiracy theories" which is a "toxic network" and one that is "happy to give a platform to batshit election-fraud theories from America’s most out-of-breath pillow fetishist Mike Lindell."[176]

    Naming rights and sponsorships[edit]

    Buildings[edit]

    • Whitacre Tower (One AT&T Plaza) – corporate headquarters, Dallas, Texas
    • AT&T 220 Building – building in Indianapolis, Indiana
    • AT&T Building – building in Detroit, Michigan
    • AT&T Building – building in Indianapolis, Indiana
    • AT&T Building – building in Kingman, Arizona
    • AT&T Building – (aka "The Batman Building") in Nashville, Tennessee
    • AT&T Building – building in Omaha, Nebraska
    • AT&T Building Addition – building in Detroit, Michigan
    • AT&T Building – building in San Diego
    • AT&T Center – building in Los Angeles
    • AT&T Center – building in St. Louis, Missouri
    • AT&T City Center – building in Birmingham, Alabama
    • AT&T Corporate Center – building in Chicago, Illinois
    • AT&T Huron Road Building – building in Cleveland, Ohio
    • AT&T Lenox Park Campus – AT&T Mobility Headquarters in DeKalb County just outside Atlanta, Georgia
    • AT&T Midtown Center – building in Atlanta, Georgia
    • AT&T Switching Center – building in Los Angeles
    • AT&T Switching Center – building in Oakland, California
    • AT&T Switching Center – building in San Francisco
    • AT&T Tower – building in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • AT&T Building – building in Meriden, Connecticut
    • AT&T Entertainment Group HQ – DirecTV corporate campus in El Segundo, California

    Venues[edit]

    [edit]

    • 100 Thieves[177] (esports)
    • AT&T Byron Nelson – Irving, Texas (golf)
    • AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (golf)
    • AT&T Red River Showdown[178] – Dallas, Texas (formerly "Red River Rivalry", Red River Shootout, SBC Red River Rivalry) (football)
    • Chicago Bulls[179] (basketball)
    • College Football Playoff National Championship[180]
    • Dallas Stars[181] (ice hockey)
    • Houston Rockets[179] (basketball)
    • Major League Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation, including the U.S. men's and U.S. women's national teams and the Major League Soccer All-Star Game from 2009
    • Mexico national football team
    • National Collegiate Athletic Association (Corporate Champion)[182]
    • National Basketball Association,[183]Women’s National Basketball Association,[184]NBA G League,[185]USA Basketball[185] and NBA 2K League[186] (basketball, esports)
    • Red Bull Racing (Formula 1 racing team), technical support and sponsorship, 2011 to 2020[187]
    • Cloud9, sponsorship since March 2019.[188][189]
    • Club América, sponsorship since July 19, 2018

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

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    8. ^"AT&T

      Last week, AT&T announced it would be spinning off its TV business — including DirecTV, AT&T TV, and U-verse — in a deal it claimed would greatly benefit the company’s customers, employees, and shareholders. The deal provides AT&T with a $7.8 billion cash infusion to pay down debt and recent wireless spectrum purchases, and a 70 percent stake in the “new” DirecTV. But it also values the entire operation at around $16.25 billion, a massive loss from the $67 billion AT&T paid just a few years earlier for just DirecTV alone.

      “It’s fair to say that some aspects of the transaction have not played out as we had planned,” AT&T said of the deal, trying to put a good face on a more than $50 billion loss, “such as pay TV households in the US declining at a faster pace across the industry than anticipated when we announced the deal back in 2014.”

      It’s the latest chapter in AT&T’s long journey to transform from a boring old telecom into a dominant player in new media. Six years, 54,858 layoffs, two mergers, and nearly $175 billion later, AT&T is only marginally closer to streaming TV dominance. Instead, customers and employees are footing the bill for their bad decisions in the form of TV rate hikes and layoffs that show no sign of slowing down.

      Wall Street telecom analyst Craig Moffett surveyed the wreckage in a research note to investors, in which he noted the deal does little to tackle $157 billion in remaining AT&T debt.

      “AT&T’s DirecTV is inarguably one of the worst acquisitions of all time,” Moffett said. “They bought it for $67 billion in 2013. Even at the overly-generous valuation reported last night, they are exiting at a price 76% below what they paid for it just seven years ago.”

      It wasn’t supposed to be this way. AT&T executives once dreamed of creating an online video juggernaut that could rival the power of Google and Facebook in the online advertising space, using must-watch HBO content — and AT&T’s wireless network — as the glue holding the effort together. That dream fueled the DirecTV acquisition in 2014 (which executives promised would deliver “enhanced innovation” and “significant benefits for consumers”) as well as the Time Warner acquisition in 2018 (which we were told would usher forth the “next wave of innovation in converging media and communications”).

      But for AT&T, a company built on the back of the far less competitive and innovative US broadband sector, that dream proved hard to realize. First, AT&T unveiled so many discordant TV brands across both its traditional cable and streaming platforms, even the company’s own employees got confused. The company then attempted to dig out from under its massive merger debt load by imposing repeated price increases on subscribers already tired from years of relentless rate hikes. A discounted $15-per-month streaming TV offering, used to lure regulators into approving the Time Warner merger, quickly disappeared as soon as the merger ink had dried. AT&T’s customers, paying an average of $130.55 per month for television, quickly revolted. As a result, AT&T has lost 8 million pay TV subscribers in just the last four years.

      But the casualties from AT&T’s merger go well beyond the financial.

      As streaming shifted from pesky upstart to the mainstream, younger consumers began viewing traditional satellite television as an antiquated relic of a bygone era. As a result, companies like Dish Network and DirecTV were particularly hard hit by the cord-cutting revolution.

      Yet, in 2017, company executives made repeated television appearances promising that if the Trump administration passed its tax relief plan, the company would respond with billions in investment and thousands of “high-paying, really good jobs with great benefits.” Similar promises were made by both AT&T and unions ahead of each merger.

      After receiving an estimated $42 billion in tax cuts from the Trump administration, the company has instead laid off an estimated 54,858 employees since 2017. AT&T imposed additional layoffs at Time Warner properties, including HBO and DC, and shuttered businesses like DC’s popular Vertigo label in a desperate bid to cut costs.

      Elsewhere, AT&T remained under steady fire for failing to upgrade its aging DSL lines to fiber, a problem particularly pronounced in marginalized neighborhoods. Attention and resources that may have helped address the country’s stubborn digital divide were instead funneled into an aggressive proposal designed largely to appease shareholders, consumer groups say.

      “[Former AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson] was getting a ton of pressure to generate cash flow to support the dividend, but also pressure to increase the stock price,” S. Derek Turner, Research Director at consumer group Free Press, told The Verge. “Buying DirecTV on credit did that. The deal benefited whomever held AT&T’s stock as a dividend source. The customers and potential customers in AT&T service areas didn’t benefit.”

      But even some investors grew angry with AT&T’s “growth for growth’s sake” strategy. Activist investors at Elliott Management penned a letter to AT&T in late 2019 complaining the company had spent nearly $200 billion to become “a sprawling collection of businesses battling well-funded competitors,” instead of focusing on core competencies like wireless.

      The end result of AT&T’s ambition wasn’t entirely fruitless: HBO Max, the latest in a long line of attempted streaming TV brand refreshes, could still challenge other rising streaming services like Disney Plus or Comcast’s Peacock. But however successful HBO Max winds up being, it’s a product that shouldn’t have cost $200 billion and 55,000 jobs to create.

      Ironically, AT&T’s failure comes despite the fact that it spent the better part of a decade lobbying to tilt the regulatory playing field in its favor, culminating in the company’s successful 2017 assault on net neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission’s consumer protection authority. But even abusing broadband usage caps to give itself a tactical advantage over streaming competitors didn’t help.

      Ultimately, no amount of money or political power could buy the TV dominance the company’s executives envisioned. And as AT&T struggles to offload the mammoth debt load created by its ambition, employees and customers continue to foot the bill.

      Источник: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/3/22310994/att-directv-uverse-spinoff-sale-television-hbo-max-deal

      CustomerService.ATT.com – Pay your AT&T bills

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      AT&T is one of the biggest communication companies in the United States. Customers of AT&T can not only enjoy their superior network but can also benefit from a dedicated customer service. You also have multiple ways available to you when it comes to paying your bills.

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      How to pay AT&T bills online

      To pay your AT&T bills online, follow as instructed:

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        Enter the information as requested on the right section of the webpage. This includes your name, address,, phone number and email. Then click the “Continue” button.

      • After you have successfully registered for online billing, you can log in to your account anytime you want and quickly pay your bills.

      Payments can be made using a credit card or your bank account. Accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

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      To pay the AT&T bills through mail, follow these steps:

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      • If you do not have the return envelope, then send in the payments to the following address – AT&T, PO Box 8212, Aurora, IL 60572-8212

      Make your checks or money orders payable to AT&T. Also make sure that you mail the payments at least 7 to 10 days before the payment due date.

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      • Phone payments can be made using a credit card or checking account.
      • Also have your account details ready
      • Then call the number at 1-800-222-03-00. Select the “Billing” option and follow the instructions to make the payment.

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      • Call the number at 1-800-222-03-00 to locate a payment center near you
      • Visit the payment center with your bill statement
      • Pay off your bills using cash, check or money order

      Payments received before 7PM will be posted to your account the next business day while payments received after 7Pm will take 2 days to post to your account.

      How to pay customerservice.att.com/bills/pay automatically

      This is a very easy bill payment program. You can sign up for the Automatic Bill Payment (ABP) through your online account. Once you enroll in ABP, your bills will be automatically paid off from your checking account or credit card every month. This is a free payment service. You will be receiving your monthly bills before the automatic deduction takes place. This will give you sufficient time to review the bill and verify its accuracy.

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      AT&T to pay $85 billion for Time Warner, create telecom-media giant

      NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc T.N said on Saturday it agreed to buy Time Warner Inc TWX.N for $85.4 billion, the boldest move yet by a telecommunications company to acquire content to stream over its network to attract a growing number of online viewers.

      The biggest deal in the world this year will, if approved by regulators, give AT&T control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted media assets. The tie-up will likely face intense scrutiny by U.S. antitrust enforcers worried that AT&T might try to limit distribution of Time Warner material.

      AT&T will pay $107.50 per Time Warner share, half in cash and half in stock, worth $85.4 billion overall, according to a company statement. AT&T said it expected to close the deal by the end of 2017.

      Dallas-based AT&T said the U.S. Department of Justice would review the deal and that the companies were determining which Federal Communications Commission licenses, if any, would be transferred to AT&T in the deal.

      U.S. lawmakers were already worried about cable company Comcast Corp's CMCSA.O $30 billion acquisition of NBCUniversal, and several argued for close regulatory scrutiny of the AT&T deal.

      “Such a massive consolidation in this industry requires rigorous evaluation and serious scrutiny,” said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee member and former attorney general of Connecticut. “I will be looking closely at what this merger means for consumers and their pocketbooks.”

      U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a rally he would block any AT&T-Time Warner deal if he wins the Nov. 8 election. Trump has complained about media coverage of his campaign, especially by Time Warner’s CNN.

      “It’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few,” said Trump.

      Representatives of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

      CONTENT PLUS DELIVERY

      AT&T, whose main wireless phone and broadband service business is showing signs of slowing, has already made moves to turn itself into a media powerhouse. It bought satellite TV provider DirecTV last year for $48.5 billion.

      It had about 142 million North American wireless subscribers as of June 30, and about 38 million video subscribers through DirecTV and its U-verse service.

      New York-based Time Warner is a major force in movies, TV and video games. Its assets include the HBO, CNN, TBS and TNT networks as well as the Warner Bros film studio, producer of the “Batman” and “Harry Potter” film franchises. The company also owns a 10 percent stake in video streaming site Hulu. The HBO network alone has more than 130 million subscribers.

      AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson told reporters on a conference call that owning Time Warner and all its content will provide a greater competitive advantage than just continuing to license it.

      Talks between Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes began in August, they said. “Jeff and I both had a vision that if you put these two together, you could innovate much faster,” said Stephenson.

      Bewkes, who rejected an $80 billion offer from Twenty-First Century Fox Inc FOXA.O in 2014, will stay on for an open-ended period of time to help with the integration.

      Stephenson called the deal “vertical” rather than “horizontal” and played down regulatory hurdles.

      “There’s no competitor being removed from the marketplace, there’s no competitive harm that is being rendered by putting these two companies together,” said Stephenson. “So any concerns by the regulators, we believe, will be adequately addressed by conditions, that’s our anticipation.”

      Time Warner must pay AT&T $1.725 billion if it finds a different buyer. If regulators block the deal, AT&T must pay Time Warner $500 million, according to people familiar with the deal.

      The telecom and media sectors have been consolidating. In addition to Comcast's purchase of NBCUniversal, AT&T's wireless rival Verizon Communications Inc VZ.N is in the process of buying internet company Yahoo Inc YHOO.O for about $4.8 billion.

      FINANCING

      AT&T said it would finance the cash portion of the purchase with new debt and cash on its balance sheet. AT&T said it has an 18-month commitment for an unsecured bridge term facility for $40 billion.

      AT&T has only $7.2 billion in cash on hand. Further borrowing could pressure its credit rating as it already had $120 billion in net debt as of June 30, according to Moody’s.

      AT&T said the deal would add to earnings per share in the first year after closing. It said it expected $1 billion in annual run-rate cost savings within three years of closing, chiefly driven by lower corporate and procurement spending.

      Shortly after the deal was announced, AT&T reported third-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 74 cents, the same as in the year-ago period and matching Wall Street’s average estimate, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. It hiked its quarterly dividend by a penny to 49 cents per share.

      Time Warner said its third-quarter earnings, which have not yet been announced, would show growth in revenue and operating income at each division and double-digit earnings growth.

      5G IS COMING

      Owning more content gives cable and telecom companies bargaining leverage with other content companies as customers demand smaller, hand-picked cable offerings or switch to watching online. New mobile technology including next-generation 5G networks could make a content tie-up especially attractive for wireless providers.

      “We think 5G mobile is coming, we think 5G mobile is an epic game-changer,” Rich Tullo, director of research at Albert Fried & Co, said in a research note, adding that mobile providers would be in position to disrupt traditional pay-TV services.

      A previous Time Warner blockbuster deal, its 2000 merger with AOL, is considered one of the most ill-advised corporate marriages on record.

      Perella Weinberg Partners LP, Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co were financial advisers to AT&T, with Bank of America and JPMorgan also offering bridge financing, while Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Arnold & Porter LLP provided legal advice.

      Allen & Co LLC, Citigroup Inc and Morgan Stanley acted as financial advisers to Time Warner, while Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP was its legal adviser.

      Additional reporting by David Shepardson, Liana Baker, Malathi Nayak and Diane Bartz; Writing by Bill Rigby; Editing by David Gregorio

      Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

      Источник: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-time-warner-m-a-at-t-source/att-to-pay-85-billion-for-time-warner-create-telecom-media-giant-idUSKCN12M0SI
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    25. ^"Home

      Last week, AT&T announced it would be spinning off its TV business — including DirecTV, AT&T TV, and U-verse — in a deal it claimed would greatly benefit the company’s customers, employees, and shareholders. The deal provides AT&T with a $7.8 billion cash infusion to pay down debt and recent wireless spectrum purchases, and a 70 percent stake in the “new” DirecTV. But it also values the entire operation at around $16.25 billion, a massive loss from the $67 billion AT&T paid just a few years earlier for just DirecTV alone.

      “It’s pay att cable bill online to say that some aspects of the transaction have not played out as we had planned,” AT&T said of the deal, trying to put a good face on a more than $50 billion loss, “such as pay TV households in the US declining at a faster pace across the industry than anticipated when we announced the deal back in 2014.”

      It’s the latest chapter in AT&T’s long journey to transform from a boring old telecom into a dominant player in new media. Six years, 54,858 layoffs, two mergers, and nearly $175 billion later, AT&T is only marginally closer to streaming TV dominance. Instead, customers and employees are footing the bill for their bad decisions in the form of TV rate hikes and layoffs that show no sign of slowing down.

      Wall Street telecom analyst Craig Moffett surveyed the wreckage in a research note to investors, in which he noted the deal does little to tackle $157 billion in remaining AT&T debt.

      “AT&T’s DirecTV is inarguably one of the worst acquisitions of all time,” Moffett said. “They bought it for $67 billion in 2013. Even at the overly-generous valuation reported last night, they are exiting at a price 76% below what they paid for it just seven years ago.”

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      But the casualties from AT&T’s merger go well beyond the financial.

      As streaming shifted from pesky upstart to the mainstream, younger consumers began viewing traditional satellite television as an antiquated relic of a bygone era. As a result, companies like Dish Network and DirecTV were particularly hard hit by the cord-cutting revolution.

      Yet, in 2017, company executives made repeated television appearances promising that if the Trump administration passed its tax relief plan, the company would respond with billions in investment and thousands of “high-paying, really good jobs with great benefits.” Similar promises were made by both AT&T and unions ahead of each merger.

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      “[Former AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson] was getting a ton of pressure to generate cash flow to support the dividend, but also pressure to increase the stock price,” S. Derek Turner, Research Director at consumer group Free Press, told The Verge. “Buying DirecTV on credit did that. The deal benefited whomever held AT&T’s stock as a dividend source. The customers and potential customers in AT&T service areas didn’t benefit.”

      But even some investors grew angry with AT&T’s “growth for growth’s sake” strategy. Activist investors at Elliott Management penned a letter to AT&T in late 2019 complaining the company had spent nearly $200 billion to become “a sprawling collection of businesses battling well-funded competitors,” instead of focusing on core competencies like wireless.

      The end result of AT&T’s ambition wasn’t entirely fruitless: HBO Max, the latest in a long line of attempted streaming TV brand refreshes, could still challenge other rising streaming services like Disney Plus or Comcast’s Peacock. But however successful HBO Max winds up being, it’s a product that shouldn’t have cost $200 billion and 55,000 jobs to create.

      Ironically, AT&T’s failure comes despite the fact that it spent the better part of a decade lobbying to tilt the regulatory playing field in its favor, culminating in the company’s successful 2017 assault on net neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission’s consumer protection authority. But even abusing broadband usage caps to give itself a tactical advantage over streaming competitors didn’t help.

      Ultimately, no amount of money or political power could buy the TV dominance the company’s executives envisioned. And as AT&T struggles to offload the mammoth debt load created by its ambition, employees and customers continue to foot the bill.

      Источник: https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/3/22310994/att-directv-uverse-spinoff-sale-television-hbo-max-deal

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      CustomerService.ATT.com – Pay your AT&T bills

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      AT&T is one of the biggest communication companies in the United States. Customers of AT&T can not only enjoy their superior network but can also benefit from a dedicated customer service. You also have multiple ways available to you when it comes to paying your bills.

      Contents

      How to pay AT&T bills online

      To pay your AT&T bills online, follow as instructed:

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      • Under the “Billing & Account Support” section, click the “Sign Up for AT&T Online Billing” link.
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      To pay the AT&T bills through mail, follow these steps:

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      How to pay AT&T bills in person

      • Call the number at 1-800-222-03-00 to locate a payment center near you
      • Visit the payment center with your bill statement
      • Pay off your bills using cash, check or money order

      Payments received before 7PM will be posted to your account the next business day while payments received after 7Pm will take 2 days to post to your account.

      How to pay customerservice.att.com/bills/pay automatically

      This is a very easy bill payment program. You can sign up for the Automatic Bill Payment (ABP) through your online account. Once you enroll in ABP, your bills will be automatically paid off from your checking account or credit card every month. This is a free payment service. You will be receiving your monthly bills before the automatic deduction takes place. This will give you sufficient time to pay att cable bill online the bill and verify its accuracy.

      AT&T

      Pay By Phone: 1-800-222-03-00

      Website: customerservice.att.com

      cash, check, credit card, invoice

      PO Box 8212

      Aurora, Illinois60572-8212

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      AT&T Services FAQ – Questions and Answers

      Frequently Asked Questions about
      AT&T Services like Internet, TV, Phone

      These days, most people have a good understanding of traditional TV, radio, local and long distance phone service, and Internet service. However, when you consider replacing your existing services with new ones, many of the questions you may have about AT&T Internet, phone, and TV service can become tricky.

      DIRECTV STREAM is one of the more recent additions to the world of streaming services. It comes with many cool features, such as affordable internet bundle options, Google Assistant, as well as a variety of subscription options.
      The platform itself is straightforward and easy to use. And Google Assistant makes things even easier. However, you still may have a couple of issues that you’re struggling with. Here, in addition to existing AT&T FAQs, we added some of DIRECTV STREAM’s most frequently asked questions that may provide insight for you.

      Below is a guide containing frequently asked questions and answers regarding AT&T Internet, DIRECTV STREAM service and its features, and AT&T Phone. Also, here is our DIRECTV FAQs page.

      AT&T Services FAQs

      Here come some of the most frequent questions about billing, DIRECTV STREAM, Internet, and Voice (phone service), with the appropriate answers:

       

      AT&T General Questions

      How do I pay my AT&T bill?

      How do I redeem for a reward online?

      I'll be away for some time. Nobody will be using my AT&T service, and I wonder if there are any options to put it on hold?

       

      DIRECTV STREAM

      What DIRECTV STREAM Choices Do I Have?

      How to Get DIRECTV STREAM?

      How to Check DIRECTV STREAM Order Status?

      How to Set Up the DIRECTV STREAM Device and Remote?

      How to View, Find, and Change Add-Ons for DIRECTV STREAM?

      How to Use Google Assistant?

       

      AT&T Internet (formerly U-verse Internet)

      What are AT&T Internet Speed tiers?

      What is the fastest AT&T Internet plan?

      How copper wire connection stands vs. fiber optic connection?

      Is AT&T Internet fiber optic?

      How much is AT&T Internet only?

      How much does it cost to have unlimited Internet data on AT&T?

      My POP3 email does not work after I got AT&T Internet installed. Ho do I fix it?

       

      AT&T Phone (formerly U-verse Voice)

      What is AT&T Phone service (digital phone)?

      Can I use a regular fax machine with the AT&T Phone service?

       

      AT&T U-verse TV (retired service)

      Is AT&T U-verse satellite or cable?

      Is AT&T U-verse now DIRECTV?

      What is common terminology for AT&T U-verse TV?

      My Screen Message says "SIGNAL TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE"

      How can I switch from Standard to Widescreen TV Settings?

      Can I use High Definition (HD) TV with AT&T U-verse TV?

      How do I access recorded shows from other TVs using Total Home DVR?

      Can I copy recorded shows from my DVR onto my computer?

      What is the difference between AT&T U-verse TV and DIRECTV?

       

      AT&T General Questions

      How do I pay my AT&T bill?

      AT&T bills can be paid:

      • Online
        Online payments allow the Primary Account holder to securely pay AT&T bills online using a credit/debit card, a checking or savings account, or AT&T promotional gift cards. You can still receive a paper bill or choose paperless billing. This service is free to use through AT&T web site. However, you are responsible for any fees that may be charged by your bank. To pay at AT&T's web site, sign into AT&T Account, then select Make a payment. Here is the link for myAT&T.
        If you prefer, you can use Fast payment option to pay without signing in. To do this you need either your active phone number or your account number. Here is a link for Fast Payment.
        If your bank participates, you can use the pay with bank feature to sign in to your online bank account and retrieve your bank details. You can also use Masterpass digital wallet, if you don't have your Mastercard with you.
        To summarize, here are the accepted payment methods:
        • Debit or credit cards (Mastercard®, Visa®, American Express® Card, Discover® Card, JCB, and Diners Club)
        • Checking or savings account
        • AT&T promotional gift cards 
      • Automatically using AutoPay
        AT&T offers automated payment service that allows you to use your bank account, debit card, or credit card to automatically pay your AT&T bill each month. To set up automatic payment, log into your AT&T Account, then select AutoPay.
      • By phone
        Use your phone to pay your bill with the myAT&T app, on AT&T's mobile site, by text message, or by calling AT&T.
        To use text message:
        With the TXT-2-PAY service, AT&T sends you a text notification of the balance due on your wireless account approximately six days prior to your payment due date. Reply to the text message and your payment will be made using the payment information you've set up. Both text messages are free of charge.
        To pay by calling AT&T:
        1. Dial *PAY (*729) from your AT&T wireless phone. Spanish-speaking customers, dial *PAGAR (*72427).
        2. Press 1 to pay with a bank account, or press 2 to pay with a debit/credit card.
        3. Follow the voice prompts to enter your payment information. After successfully making a payment, you'll receive a confirmation number.
      • Bill paying services
        Some online services can help you manage, view, or pay your AT&T bill:
        • eBill through your financial institution: View and pay your bill through your bank or credit union. Go to eBill Place to learn more.
        • doxo: View and pay your AT&T bill, along with other bills, in one place with one password. Go to doxo.com to learn more about this free service.
      • By Mail
        The address to send your payment to depends on the AT&T service you are paying for. Here are the services with addresses where you can mail your payment to:
        • Wireless – You have to visit this link first - find address - enter your zip code in order to get the correct address.
        • DIRECTV (on att.com), U-verse TV, AT&T Internet, & Digital Phone
          Attn: AT&T U-verse
          P.O. Box 5014
          Carol Stream, IL 60197-5014
        • DIRECTV (on directv.com), DSL & DISH
          AT&T
          PO Box 105503
          Atlanta, GA 30348-5503

          Remember to return the first page of the bill with your payment and write your account number on the check. Do NOT send cash.
      • In Person
        You may pay your bill in person at one of AT&T's authorized payment locations. To find an authorized payment location near you, log in to AT&T U-verse Central, select Account, select Payments, then select Ways to Pay. The payment service will provide you with the following information about each authorized payment location near you:
        • Name
        • Address
        • Hours of operation
        • Transaction charges and fees assessed

        Credit card payments are not accepted at payment locations. If paying by check, bring a photo ID as proof of identity. Bring a page from your current bill to ensure your account is credited properly. Participating businesses cannot guarantee that they will be able to accept payments at the time of your visit. Payment locations are only available in AT&T service areas. Customers outside of AT&T service area should make their payments according to the instructions included in their bills.

      How do I redeem for a reward online?

      First, visit the AT&T's Redemption Center. Then, to review and redeem your rewards, you must enter either your redemption ID or Account number, depending on the service you use. Below is an example of the Reward Notification Letter:

      AT&T Reward Claim

       

      And here is the PDF document showing an example of how to locate your account number:

      Billing Example

      I’ll be away for some time. Nobody will be using my DIRECTV STREAM service, and I wonder if there are any options to put it on hold?

      There are a few types of service suspension with AT&T. They are:

      • Military deployment
      • Natural disaster relief
      • Vacation or other reason

      You can request a vacation hold after your AT&T service has been active for at least 30 days. Keep in mind, there’s a monthly fee associated with it. More at Support Article for AT&T Service Suspension.

      DIRECTV STREAM

      What DIRECTV STREAM Choices Do I Have?

      DIRECTV STREAM gives you four English packages. The packages are ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE™, ULTIMATE, and PREMIER. Each package comes 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage. Unlimited Cloud DVR storage is available for a fee, $10/month at this time. They also feature live TV, on-demand titles, HBO Max™, Netflix, and Amazon Prime access (fee applies), a variety of Google Play apps (7000+), music, movies, games, and many other features.
      On top of English packages, DIRECTV STREAM also offers the following international add-ons: two Spanish, Brazilian, Vietnamese, and Korean. Check DIRECTV STREAM Programming and Packages page for more information.

      How to Get DIRECTV STREAM?

      Ordering an DIRECTV STREAM package is very straightforward. Just go to DIRECTV STREAM page to check the availability, and select your preferred package. Then, select the optional premium channels that you want to access, including the international add-ons. To finish up, follow the on-screen prompts.

      How to Check DIRECTV STREAM Order Status?

      To use DIRECTV STREAM, you’re going to need to order it via the DIRECTV STREAM website and wait until you receive confirmation. If you’re impatient and want to see when your DIRECTV STREAM order is going to arrive, you can check the status online. First, go to the AT&T website, sign in, and find and select My orders. Now, search for your order.
      For wireless orders, you can ask for a text status update by entering *6737# on your phone keypad. Then, follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can call 877.782.8870 and follow the instructions.

      How to Set Up the Device and Remote?

      Setting up the DIRECTV STREAM device that you’ve just received is very simple. But first, let’s go over the contents of the package. You get the DIRECTV STREAM device, an HDMI cable, an adapter with the power cable, and the Remote Control.
      For details about how to setup the equipment you received, visit our DIRECTV STREAM Equipment page.

      How to View, Find, and Change Add-ons for DIRECTV STREAM?

      You can add a variety of premium channels such as HBO, EPIX, Cinemax, STARZ, and SHOWTIME to your DIRECTV STREAM subscription. You can also add more DIRECTV STREAM devices. With Movies Extra Pack, you get a variety of documentaries, family favorites, and new releases. You can also add Latino channels, as well as Korean, Vietnamese, and Brazilian international packages.
      To select and add add-ons, go to your myAT&T account. Then, navigate to My service, followed by DIRECTV STREAM. Then, select Manage Package. To make changes, select Get it. To add more devices to your DIRECTV STREAM subscription, go to Get more devices. Once you’re done adding things, select Submit to confirm everything.

      How to Use Google Assistant

      Google Assistant is one of the best perks that DIRECTV STREAM devices have to offer. It utilizes voice control to make every action on your DIRECTV STREAM device a simple sentence away. To set up Google Assistant, you’re going to need a Google account. If you don’t have a Google account, create one. Then, when setting up the DIRECTV STREAM device, enter your Google credentials when prompted.
      Alternatively, if you didn’t set it up during the DIRECTV STREAM setup process, you can do it at any time later. To do this, press the MIC button on the Remote and say, “Show me my photos,” or “Show me my calendar.” This will ask you whether you want to Activate Your Google Assistant. Confirm, enter your Google credentials, and sign in. More about DIRECTV STREAM and Google Assistant.

      AT&T Internet

      What are AT&T Internet Speed tiers?

      While AT&T maintains a long list of different speeds in different areas, the general offer ranges from 5 Mbps to 1000 Mbps. A comprehensive list is available at our AT&T Internet Speed Tiers page.

      What is the fastest AT&T Internet plan?

      The fastest AT&T Internet plan is brought over the AT&T Fiber℠ platform (formerly GigaPower). AT&T Fiber is a 100% fiber-optic network providing download and upload speeds of up to 1 Gbps. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds which means they're not guaranteed.

      How copper wire connection stands vs. fiber optic connection?

      Copper wire connection uses traditional electric signal transmission through the same wires that are used either by landline phone (DSL Internet) or cable TV (coaxial wire). On the other side, fiber connection goes through a fiber optic cable which uses light signals to transfer the data. Because the signals travel at the speed of light, ultra-high speeds can be achieved with fiber optic connections.

      Is AT&T Internet fiber optic?

      Yes. AT&T Internet uses fiber optic technology. There are two possible options when using AT&T Internet. First one is to have a combination of fiber optic and copper wire. In this case download speeds available are up to 100 Mbps. Second one is to have fiber optic connection from end to end. In this case download and upload speeds available are up to 1000 Mbps (AT&T Internet 1000).

      How much is AT&T Internet only?

      The price for AT&T Internet starts at $35 per month. Here is up to date information about AT&T Internet prices for all plans available.

      How much does it cost to have unlimited Internet data on AT&T?

      The price for unlimited Internet data with standalone AT&T Internet plans is $30 per month. If a bundle of TV & Internet is maintained on a combined bill, unlimited Internet data is free of charge.

      How do I fix a problem with AT&T POP3 email and port 25?

      There are different comments and experiences among AT&T Internet users about POP3 email not working because of blocked port 25. I some cases AT&T support was not able to fix it, and therefore recommended their paid support service which made many people unsatisfied. In some other cases people got a hold of the support phone number which (when called) resolved the problem of port 25 in a minute. As of April 6, 2020, that phone number is 800.288.2020. We have no knowledge if anything will change in the future.

      AT&T Phone

      What is AT&T Phone?

      AT&T Phone (formerly U-verse Voice) is a next generation voice communication service delivered over AT&T's world class IP network. AT&T Phone provides all of the traditional features you have come to expect, as well as crystal-clear quality. Features include dynamic voicemail as well as powerful advanced features that put you in control, such as Locate Me, U-verse Messaging, Call History, Click to Call, U-verse Caller ID, and Do Not Disturb.
      It's easy to switch your current phone service to AT&T Phone. In most cases, you are able to keep your current telephone number(s) and telephones. In addition, you may order up to two AT&T Phone lines in your home. When you order AT&T Phone, a professional AT&T installer will come to your home to install AT&T phone service.


      * Please note: Rotary and pulse phones are not supported on AT&T Phone.

      Can I use a regular fax machine with the AT&T Phone service?

      Yes. This service works with most fax machines when connected to the AT&T gateway In order to use a fax machine with your AT&T phone service, you need to ensure that the fax LINE connector is connected to the gateway, rather than the PHONE connector. These connectors are usually marked Line and Phone or "L" and "P", or are designated by use of small icons.

      AT&T U-verse TV

      Is AT&T U-verse satellite or cable?

      AT&T U-verse TV is Internet based TV service – IPTV.

      Is AT&T U-verse now DIRECTV?

      No, AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV are different TV services, both provided by AT&T. U-verse TV is Internet based, while DIRECTV is satellite based.

      What is common terminology for AT&T U-verse TV?

      Key terminology for your AT&T U-verse TV:

      • Aspect ratio: The relationship of your TV screen’s width to its height. For example, a standard TV size of 4:3 means 4 inches of width for every 3 inches of height. The most common aspect ratio of today's TVs is 16:9.
      • HDTV: High-Definition television is the newest standard when it comes to television viewing. HD TV showcases programming and content filmed in High Definition; almost every program in prime-time on ABC, CBS, and NBC is in HD. HD TV offers spectacularly beautiful picture quality and sound, creating a theater-like experience in your home.
      • Pixel: Commonly referred to as picture element, pixels are tiny dots that convey light and combine to form a video picture on your TV.
      • Resolution: The number of vertical pixels viewable onscreen. The higher the better for picture definition. (HDTV can contain 720 or 1080 vertical pixels; standard is 480.)
      • TV programs: AT&T U-verse TV programming is delivered to your home as streams of data that allow viewing or recording of up to four programs simultaneously.
      • TV signal: A standard TV signal is comprised of 486 visible lines, while a High-Definition signal is comprised of up to 1080 visible lines. While simple math would indicate that an HD signal is slightly more than twice as sharp, due to the way the eye perceives the amount of lines, an HD signal actually results in a picture up to 6 times sharper than the same image sent with a standard definition signal.

      My Screen Message reads "SIGNAL TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE"

      If your screen is displaying the message: "SIGNAL TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE":

      1. Try changing the channel to see if the problem is only with that one channel.
      2. If the message appears on more than one channel, there is a problem with the signal.
      3. Call AT&T for technical assistance.

      How can I switch from Standard to Widescreen TV Settings?

      Follow these three easy steps to change your U-verse TV settings from Standard to Widescreen:

      1. Press Menu, select Options, and then System Settings, and then aspect ratio.
      2. Use the arrows to select 4:3 standard definition, widescreen standard definition, 720p High Definition, or 1080i High Definition and press OK.
      3. Use the arrows to select continue and press OK.

      Can I use High Definition (HD) TV with AT&T U-verse TV?

      Yes, you can use High Definition (HD) TV with AT&T U-verse TV! To view AT&T U-verse TV in HD, you must subscribe to AT&T U-verse TV High Definition service (additional fees apply), and you must have a 720p, 1080i, or 1080p capable HD TV.

      Please note that Extended Definition TVs (EDTV) will not deliver an HDTV viewing experience.

      How do I access recorded shows from other TVs using Total Home DVR?

      Just press the Recorded TV button on your remote control. Every connected TV has access to the same master menu of recordings. You can stop, rewind, fast forward, replay or skip recorded programs on any TV in the house.

      Can I copy recorded shows from my DVR onto my computer?

      Regularly, the possibility of copying from DVR to another device has been disabled because of copyright laws. This includes the encryption, depending on the DVR device.

      What is the difference between AT&T U-verse TV and DIRECTV?

      The main difference between AT&T U-verse TV and DIRECTV is in the signal delivery technology. U-verse TV is Internet based TV service (IPTV), while DIRECTV utilizes satellite signal technology. Here is more about U-verse TV vs. DIRECTV.

       

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      How to Cancel AT&T Internet Service (Without Fees)

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      Canceling AT&T internet service can be time consuming even before you factor in their retention system.

      On top of that, cancellations can trigger surprise fees or unexpected cutoffs if done incorrectly.

      I’ve interviewed dozens of AT&T customers to put together this guide, which will help you cancel your AT&T internet service in 15 minutes instead of eight hours… without incurring a bunch of extra fees in the process.

      Be sure to review the table of common fees and penalties below. Canceling internet service should be free, so you’ll want to know about those before you pull the plug.

      Quick Tips

      • Prorated bills: AT&T was one of several major internet providers who stopped prorating bills for cancellations in 2019. When you cancel, you’re on the hook for the full month. If you cancel on the last day, you’re on the hook for the next one as well.
      • Early termination fees: termination fees no longer apply for internet-only service started in 2021. AT&T stopped requiring contracts on internet-only plans in fall of 2020. Plans started before then may have a partial termination fee, but $80 is the maximum amount as of this writing.
      • Equipment returns: you have 21 days from your termination date to return any leased equipment such as your modem, WiFi gateway, etc.

      1. Pay any outstanding account balances

      In order to cancel AT&T internet service, you’ll need to make sure you have no outstanding balances on any AT&T product.

      This includes non-internet products like TV, DirecTV, landline phone, or even small business connectivity services.

      The reason for doing this is to avoid them using the situation to levy late fees, and to make sure you’re in a good position if there are any disputes about equipment or restocking fees.

      2. Check if you’re under contract

      While internet-only plans from AT&T do not require contracts, TV and phone bundles often come with two-year contract terms.

      This means that if you cancel service before the 1–2 year contract period, you’re on the hook for paying an “early termination fee.”

      With AT&T, the termination fee is based on a prorating of the time left in your contract up to a max of $180 for 1-year contracts and $360 for 2-year contracts.

      If you are under contract, cancelling service means you have to pay $15 for every month left in your contract. For example, if you cancel after one and a half years of service on a two-year contract TV bundle, you’ll have to pay $90 to cancel.

      Plan typeContract requirementEarly Termination fee
      Internet-onlyNo contracts starting Oct 2020Free, max $80 for legacy customers
      TV bundlesContract optional$15 per remaining month, max $180/$360
      Phone bundlesContract optional$15 per remaining month, max $180/$360

      As of 2021, AT&T no longer has contracts for internet-only service. However, they still offer contracts as an enticement for lower pricing and unlimited DVR storage on the AT&T TV bundle packages. (See our AT&T pricing page for more information.)

      If you’re under contract, no advance payment is needed — they’ll provide a final bill after you cancel with the termination fee as a line item.

      3. Request cancellation with AT&T by phone (in-store, phone, or online)

      You have three options for cancelling AT&T internet:

      1. In-person at an AT&T retail location
      2. By phone at 1-800-288-2020
      3. Online through your AT&T customer account
      Spectrum account screenshot.

      However, the online approach only works for legacy DSL customers. If you’re on their AT&T Fiber or IPBB service, phone and in-store are you only option. (This is almost certainly the case for you, since they actually stopped signing new customers on their legacy DSL product starting in 20201).

      Therefore, it is strongly suggested that you complete the cancellation in-person, since this is the most secure way to return equipment like your leased modem, gateway, receivers, and etc, without incurring additional fees.

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      How to cancel AT&T internet service by phone

      Cancelling AT&T by phone can take a long time if you get caught up in their retention scripts.

      Follow these directions to skip through the phone tree faster:

      1. Call the AT&T customer service line at 1–800–288–2020
      2. If not identified by your phone number, they’ll verify your account number or other means of identification.
      3. Say “cancel service” as your reason for the call.
      4. Say “internet” when they ask what service you’re calling about.
      5. Once a person comes on the line, state that you’re moving out of the country and need help closing your internet account.
      6. Make sure to request a cancellation date that is before your next billing period. Otherwise, you’re on the hook for another full month.
      7. They’ll run you through the equipment return requirements, and give you a “return authorization number.” Be sure to write that down, it’s needed if you return equipment by UPS.

      It’s a bit ridiculous, but saying you’re moving out of the US is the easiest way to cut off the “what if we can serve you at the new address…” script the agents are required to use before completing your request.

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      How to cancel AT&T internet service in-store

      AT&T has retail stores in all major cities and most suburbs, which makes cancellation in person an easy option.

      Cancelling service in-store is the best option for most people, especially if you’ve had billing issues with AT&T, because you’ll be dropping off your equipment and closing your account in one step.

      This leaves no wiggle room for issues with missing equipment or surprise bills; if there’s an issue, the agent will tell you about it at the counter before you leave.

      1. Pack up your modem, gateway, receivers, and any other equipment that came with your AT&T internet service or TV/phone. Make sure to include any cables and use the boxes they came in if possible.
      2. Bring the equipment to an agent at an AT&T store (be sure it’s an official AT&T store, not an authorized reseller.)
      3. Ask them to help cancel your account because you’re moving out of the AT&T service area. If they launch into a script about why you should transfer service, just say you’re moving to Mexico and that should cut them short.
      4. Set a date for the cancellation that is within your current billing period. If you set if for the day your bill usually auto-pays, you’ll likely get a surprise bill for an additional month.
      5. Obtain a receipt for the interaction, including for the equipment returned.

      AT&T has a store locator on their site, or you can just use Google Maps.

      4. Return equipment and keep receipts (in-store or by UPS)

      If you decide to cancel service in an AT&T store rather than by phone, you simply return the equipment when you cancel in person.

      You can also return equipment via UPS. In this case, AT&T will send you a shipping label pre-paid along with an equipment return authorization number. UPS handles equipment returns for most major internet providers, so they will know what to do when you show up.

      Bring the following for a UPS return:

      • Pre-paid shipping label (AT&T will mail or email it to you when you cancel).
      • Return authorization number (needed to identify your account and confirm the return).
      • Equipment, in original packaging if possible. Otherwise, pack neatly in your own box.
      • Any ethernet wires, power cords, or other accessories that came with the equipment. (In practice they’ll often forgive losing ethernet or coax cables, but technically they’re required for a valid return.)
      AT&T Equipment return optionDescriptionPrice
      In-storeBest to ensure issue-free returnFree
      UPSMail-in using return authorization number and pre-paid shipping label provided by AT&TFree
      Home pickupNot currently availableN/A

      You have 21 days from your cancellation date to return leased equipment before they consider it lost and bill you for it.

      This is very important, because the fees they charge for missing, lost, or unreturned equipment are quite high — readers have sent in figures much higher than the actual cost of equivalent equipment.

      AT&T charges two variable fees related to equipment returns:

      1. Damaged equipment fee
      2. Non-return equipment fee

      Both are essentially a full equipment replacement fee.

      Here are some examples, but note that the final rates vary based on what specific make and models you have:

      Equipment typeExample replacement fee
      modem$75+
      WiFI Gateway$100+
      Full internet-only package$200+

      The fine print you agree to with AT&T internet service reserves them the right to charge pretty much any fee they want for equipment replacement.

      On top of that, AT&T equipment doesn’t work with other internet companies. As such, if you forget to return it, pay the fee, then find it, you’re potentially stuck with equipment you can’t use in the future.

      While they say you can return it after 21 days and get an account credit within 2 months, there’s no guarantee that the credit converts to cash. In practice, customers have reported issues getting the fee removed once they are no longer a customer.

      5. Check for surprise billings after last day of billing period

      The final step in cancelling AT&T internet service is the most important: check that you don’t have any extra fees pop up after the fact.

      Ideally, you should check your account on the day after cancellation and again after the last date in your last month’s billing cycle, if they’re not the same date.

      This is particularly important if completing your return online or by phone and mail, rather than in person at an AT&T storefront.

      If you completed the steps above correctly, you should have these papers on hand for any disputed fees:

      1. A copy of your receipt from any visits to the AT&T store
      2. An emailed or printed statement of your cancellation request
      3. The UPS shipping receipt along with the return authorization number from AT&T for your equipment

      6. Dispute any additional fees or mistake billings immediately

      If you find any additional fees or receive unexpected charges or bills after cancelling, you can dispute the charges through AT&T directly by stating “dispute charge” at their customer service line, which should put you through to a human in their billing department.

      If unable to resolve with billing, I recommend that you pay the bill to avoid it going to collections, which can impact your credit.

      How to Upgrade or Downgrade an AT&T Internet Plan

      You can upgrade and downgrade your internet plan through your AT&T account online. However, you will usually have to get on the phone at some point in the process to finalize or handle equipment exchanges.

      AT&T has different equipment for different plans, especially when switching from Gigabit to 100 Mbps or vice-versa.

      DSL or IPBB internet plans (AKA all non-fiber plans) require a phone call. Some fiber internet plans can be changed totally online.

      Adding TV can be done fully online, but removing TV requires phone or in-store assistance and equipment returns.

      How to Transfer AT&T Internet Service When Moving

      Can you transfer AT&T internet service when you move? Yes. You simply call 800-288-2020 and request a “service transfer.”

      Should you? Well, it depends.

      If you’re moving to a home that also gets AT&T internet service, you should check that it’s equivalent to what you already have. AT&T maintains two service areas: a copper-based DSL service area, and a smaller AT&T Fiber service area.

      If you’re moving into a fiber area, it’s a good choice. Provided your current service is fiber, you can even use the same equipment and avoid the hassle or returns and pickups.

      If your new address is not in a fiber area, though, you should really check for faster/cheaper options like Spectrum or Xfinity before you lock in an AT&T internet transfer.

      AT&T’s non-fiber service areas, which comprise the majority of their footprint nationwide, are generally slower than basic cable and much slower than fiber-optic providers like Google Fiber or Ting.

      Here are some common alternatives to AT&T internet:

      How to Pause AT&T Internet Service (Vacation, Medical Leave, Etc)

      Pausing your AT&T internet service is a great way to save money if you’re a snowbird with two homes, or simply planning to be out of town for two months or more at a time.

      AT&T will allow you to pause your internet service for free under the following circumstances:

      • Military deployment
      • Natural disasters

      Otherwise, service pauses come with a $7 per month fee and a few restraints on how much you can use it:

      • Notice of pause: must be given 10–30 days before pause begins.
      • Minimum pause period: 60 days.
      • Maximum pause period: 270 days.

      Note: if you pause your service during the first year, the first-year pricing will still expire on the 12-month anniversary of your service start date. Promotions and discounts cannot be paused for use in later months.


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Does AT&T Internet have a satisfaction guarantee?

      AT&T’s customer service agreement permits internet customers to cancel service within the first 14 days of service at no charge, if they are no satisfied with service for any reason. However, after 14 days, at least the first month service charges, install fees, and equipment fees will be charged.

      Does AT&T prorate final bills?

      AT&T stopped the practice of prorating final bills for internet and TV/phone bundle customers in 2019, like most major internet service providers. Mobile accounts can be prorated, but all other services incur the full final month of service charges and fees when canceled.

      Is there a cancellation fee for AT&T?

      Prior to October 2020, AT&T promoted 1–2 year contracts for internet-only service and charged an early termination fee of $15 for each month left in a contract up to a max of $180/year. As of 2021, internet-only plans from AT&T no longer require contracts. However, contracts are still in place as an option for TV and phone bundles, with the same $15 per month termination fee policy.

      What is the AT&T cancellation number?

      Customers can cancel AT&T internet service by calling their main customer service line at (800) 288-2020 and selecting “cancel service.” AT&T also has a paid support line for more advanced requests: (866) 294-3464.


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      AT&T

      American multinational conglomerate

      This article is about the company known as AT&T since 2005. For the original AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph) founded in 1885, see AT&T Corporation. For the telephone company founded in 1882, see Southwestern Bell.

      For other uses, see AT&T (disambiguation).

      AT&T Inc. (originally the American Telephone and Telegraph Company) is an American multinationalconglomerateholding company that is Delaware-registered[5] but headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas.[6] It is the world's largest telecommunications company and the largest[7] provider of mobile telephone services in the U.S. As of 2020[update], AT&T was ranked 9th on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations, with revenues of $181 billion.[8]

      During most of the 20th century, AT&T had a monopoly on phone service in the United States. The company began its history as the American District Telegraph Company, formed in St. Louis in 1878.[9] After expanding services to Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, through a series of mergers, it became Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1920, which was then a subsidiary of American Telephone and Telegraph Company.[10] The latter was a successor of the original Bell Telephone Company founded by Alexander Graham Bell in 1877.[11][12] The American Bell Telephone Company formed the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) subsidiary in 1885.[13] In 1899, AT&T became the parent company after the American Bell Telephone Company sold its assets to its subsidiary.[14] The company was rebranded as AT&T Corp. in 1994.[15] The 1982 United States v. AT&Tantitrust lawsuit resulted in the divestiture of AT&T's ("Ma Bell") local operating subsidiaries[16] which were grouped into seven[17]Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), commonly referred to as "Baby Bells", resulting in seven independent companies,[17] including Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC).[18] The latter changed its name to SBC Communications Inc. in 1995.[19]

      In 2005, SBC purchased its former parent AT&T Corp. and took on its branding, with the merged entity naming itself AT&T Inc. and using its history, a version of its iconic logo and stock-trading symbol.[20] AT&T Inc. acquired BellSouth Corporation in 2006, the last independent Baby Bell company, making its formerly joint venture Cingular Wireless (which had acquired AT&T Wireless in 2004) wholly owned and rebranding it as AT&T Mobility. AT&T Inc. also acquired Time Warner in 2016,[21][22] with the proposed merger confirming on June 12, 2018[23] and the aim of making AT&T the largest and controlling shareholder of Time Warner and rebranding it as WarnerMedia in 2018.

      The current AT&T reconstitutes much of the former Bell System, and includes four of the seven "Baby Bells" along with the original AT&T Corp., including the long-distance division.[24]

      History[edit]

      Main article: History of AT&T

      Origin and growth (1885–1981)[edit]

      Further information: History of AT&T § Origins, and History of AT&T § Monopoly

      AT&T was founded as Bell Telephone Company by Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Watson and Gardiner Greene Hubbard after Bell's patenting of the telephone in 1875.[25] By 1881, Bell Telephone Company had become the American Bell Telephone Company.[26] One of its subsidiaries was the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), established in 1885.[27] On December 30, 1899, AT&T acquired the assets of its parent American Bell Telephone, becoming the new parent company.[28]AT&T established a network of local telephone subsidiaries in the United States. AT&T and its subsidiaries held a phone service monopoly, authorized in 1913 by government authorities with the Kingsbury Commitment, throughout most of the twentieth century.[29] This monopoly was known as the Bell System,[30] and during this period, AT&T was also known by the nickname Ma Bell.[31]

      Breakup and reformation (1982–2004)[edit]

      Further information: Breakup of the Bell System and History of AT&T § Post break-up restructuring

      In 1982, U.S. regulators broke up the AT&T monopoly, requiring AT&T to divest its local subsidiaries, which it did by grouping them into seven individual companies.[32] These new companies were known as Regional Bell Operating Companies, or more informally, Baby Bells.[33] AT&T continued to operate long-distance services but faced increasing competition from overseas supplied competitors such as MCI and Sprint.[34]

      Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC) was one of the companies created by the breakup of AT&T Corp.[35] The company soon started a series of acquisitions, including the 1987 acquisition of Metromedia mobile business and the acquisition of several cable companies in the early 1990s.[citation needed] In the latter half of the 1990s, the company acquired several other telecommunications companies, including two Baby Bells (Pacific Telesis Group and Ameritech Corporation),[36] while selling its cable business. During this time, the company changed its name to SBC Communications Inc.[37] In early 1997 C. Michael Armstrong was named CEO, and Armstrong appointed John Zeglis as President later in that same year. By 1998, the company was in the top 15 of the Fortune 500, and by 1999, when Zeglis assumed the positions of chairman and CEO of AT&T Wireless, AT&T was part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (lasting through 2015).[38][39] Zeglis ended his service as president of AT&T in 2001 and resigned from his positions in AT&T Wireless in 2004.

      Purchase of former parent and acquisitions (2005–2014)[edit]

      Further information: History of AT&T § Rise of SBC, and History of AT&T § Post-consolidation wireless acquisitions

      On November 18, 2005, SBC Communications, Inc.based in San Antonio, purchased AT&T Corp. for $16 billion.[40] After this purchase, SBC adopted the better-known AT&T name and brand, with the original AT&T Corp. still existing as the long-distance landline subsidiary of the merged company.[41] The current AT&T Inc. claims the original AT&T Corp.’s history (dating to 1877) as its own,[42] but retains SBC's pre-2005 corporate structure and stock price history. As well, all SEC filings before 2005 are under SBC, not AT&T.

      AT&T made an attempt in 2011 to purchase T-Mobile for a $39 billion stock and cash offer.[43] The bid was withdrawn after the takeover company was faced with significant regulatory and legal hurdles, along with heavy resistance from the U.S. government. As per the original acquisition agreement, T-Mobile received $3 billion in cash as well as access to $1 billion worth of AT&T-held wireless spectrum.[44][45]

      In September 2013, AT&T announced it would expand into Latin America through a collaboration with América Móvil.[46] In December 2013, AT&T announced plans to sell its Connecticut wireline operations to Stamford-based Frontier Communications.[47]

      AT&T acquired BellSouth Corporation on December 29, 2006 following FCC approval.[48] The transaction consolidated ownership and management of Cingular Wireless.[49] AT&T rebranded its wireless retail stores from Cingular to AT&T in January 2007.[50]

      Recent developments (2014–present)[edit]

      See also: History of AT&T § Recent developments

      In late 2014, AT&T purchased Mexican cellular carrier Iusacell,[51] and two months later, it purchased the Mexican wireless business of NII Holdings.[52] AT&T merged the two companies to create AT&T Mexico.[53]

      In July 2015, AT&T purchased DirecTV for $48.5 billion.[54][55][56] AT&T then announced plans to converge its existing U-verse home internet and IPTV brands with DirecTV, to create AT&T Entertainment.[57][58][59]

      On October 22, 2016, AT&T announced a deal to buy Time Warner for $108.7 billion in an effort to increase its media holdings.[61][62][63][64][65] On November 20, 2017, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim filed a lawsuit for the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division to block the merger with Time Warner, saying it "will harm competition, result in higher bills for consumers and less innovation."[66][67] On June 12, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon ruled that the merger could go forward.[68] The merger closed two days after, and Time Warner becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T with a new name, WarnerMedia, announced the next day.[69][70] Among other key assets, the acquisition of WarnerMedia by AT&T included the Warner Bros. Pictures film and television studios, U.S. cable/satellite channels such as HBO, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT, TruTV, and Turner Classic Movies), and a 50% stake in The CW (ViacomCBS owns the other 50%).

      Three months after completing the acquisition, AT&T reorganized into four main units: Communications, including consumer and business wireline telephony, AT&T Mobility, and consumer entertainment video services; WarnerMedia, including Turner cable television networks, Warner Bros. film and television production, and HBO; AT&T Latin America, consisting of wireless service in Mexico and video in Latin America and the Caribbean under the Vrio brand; and Advertising and Analytics, since renamed Xandr.[71][72]

      On July 13, 2017, it was reported that AT&T would introduce a cloud-basedDVR streaming service as part of its effort to create a unified platform across DirecTV and its DirecTV Now streaming service, with U-verse to be added soon.[73][74][75] The service, named HBO Max, launched in May 2020.[76]

      On September 12, 2017, it was reported that AT&T planned to launch a new cable TV-like service for delivery over-the-top over its own or a competitor's broadband network sometime the following year.[77]

      On March 7, 2018, the company prepared to sell a minority stake of DirecTV Latin America through an IPO, creating a new holding company for those assets named Vrio Corp.[78][79] However, on April 18, just a day before the public debut of Vrio, AT&T canceled the IPO due to market conditions.[80][81]

      As of 2019[update], AT&T is the world's largest telecommunications company.[82] AT&T is also the largest provider of mobile telephone [83][84] services and the largest provider of fixed telephone services in the United States.[85]

      In September 2019, activist investorElliott Management revealed that it had purchased $3.2 billion of AT&T stock (a 1.2% equity interest), and had pushed for the company to divest assets to improve its share value.[86]

      On March 4, 2020, AT&T announced its intent to perform major cost-cutting moves, including cuts to capital investment, and plans to promote AT&T TV (which officially launched nationally on March 2) as its primary pay television service offering. AT&T stated it would still primarily promote DirecTV "where cable broadband is not prevalent", and as a specialty option.[87]

      On April 24, 2020, AT&T announced that effective July 1, 2020, company COO John Stankey would replace Randall L. Stephenson as CEO of AT&T.[88] It was also acknowledged that AT&T's acquisitions of DirecTV and Time Warner had by this point resulted in a massive debt burden of $200 billion for the company.[88]

      As a result of planned cost cutting programs, the sale of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xandr, DirecTV including AT&T U-verse and AT&T TV (30% stake to TPG Capital), Crunchyroll (to Sony Pictures' Funimation), and Rooster Teeth were proposed. The planned sale of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was abandoned after COVID-19 related growth in the Gaming industry, as well as a positive reception to upcoming DC Comics, LegoStar Wars, and Harry Potter titles from fans and critics. The other subsidiaries are still receiving bids as of September 1, 2020.[89]

      In May 2021, AT&T announced plans to spin off WarnerMedia, which will merge with Discovery, Inc. for $43 billion.[90]

      Landline operating companies[edit]

      Of the eight companies that were part of the Breakup of the Bell System, these five are a part of the current AT&T:[91]

      Chart of AT&T Baby Bells[edit]

      Main article: Regional Bell Operating Company

      Former operating companies[edit]

      The following companies have become defunct or were sold under SBC/AT&T ownership:

      Decline of rural landlines[edit]

      Of the Baby Bells, Ameritech sold some of its Wisconsin landlines to CenturyTel, in 1998; BellSouth sold some of its lines to MebTel, during the 2000s; U S WEST sold many historically Bell landlines to Lynch Communications and Pacific Telecom, in the 1990s; Verizon sold many of its New England lines to FairPoint, in 2008, and its West Virginia operations to Frontier Communications, in 2010.

      On October 25, 2014, Frontier Communications took over control of the AT&T landline network in Connecticut after being approved by state utility regulators. The deal was worth about $2 billion, and included Frontier inheriting about 2,500 of AT&T's employees and many of AT&T's buildings.[94]

      Corporate structure[edit]

      Facilities and regions[edit]

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      The company is headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas.[6] On June 27, 2008, AT&T announced that it would move its corporate headquarters from downtown San Antonio to One AT&T Plaza in downtown Dallas.[6][95] The company said that it moved to gain better access to its customers and operations throughout the world, and to the key technology partners, suppliers, innovation and human resources needed as it continues to grow, domestically and internationally.[96] AT&T Inc. previously relocated its corporate headquarters to San Antonio from St. Louis, Missouri, in 1992, when it was then named Southwestern Bell Corporation. The company's Telecom Operations group, which serves residential and regional business customers in 22 U.S. states, remains in San Antonio.[citation needed] Atlanta, Georgia, continues to be the headquarters for AT&T Mobility, with significant offices in Redmond, Washington, the former home of AT&T Wireless. Bedminster, New Jersey, is the headquarters for the company's Global Business Services group and AT&T Labs and is where the original AT&T Corp. remains located. St. Louis continues as home to the company's Directory operations, AT&T Advertising Solutions.[97]

      AT&T also offers services in many locations throughout the Asia Pacific; its regional headquarters is located in Hong Kong.[98] The company is also active in Mexico, and on November 7, 2014, it was announced that Mexican carrier Iusacell would be acquired by AT&T.[51] The acquisition was approved in January 2015.[citation needed][99][100] On April 30, 2015, AT&T acquired wireless operations Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings (now AT&T Mexico).[101]

      Corporate governance[edit]

      See also: Category:AT&T people

      AT&T's current board of directors as of May 2021[update]:[102]

      The current management as of April 2021[update] includes:[103][104]

      Political involvement[edit]

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      According to the Center for Responsive Politics, AT&T was the fourteenth-largest donor to United States federal political campaigns and committees from 1989 to 2019,[105] having contributed more than US$84.1 million, 58% of which went to Republicans and 42% of which went to Democrats. As an example, in 2005, AT&T was among 53 entities that contributed the maximum of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.[106][107][108] Bill Leahy, representing AT&T, sits on the Private Enterprise Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[109] ALEC is a nonprofit organization of conservativestate legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level legislation for distribution among state governments in the United States.[110][111][112]

      During the period of 1998 to 2019, the company expended US$380.1 million on lobbying in the United States.[113] A key political issue for AT&T has been the question of which businesses win the right to profit by providing broadband internet access in the United States.[114] The company has also lobbied in support of several federal bills. AT&T supported the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013 (H.R. 3675; 113th Congress), a bill that would make a number of changes to procedures that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) follows in its rulemaking processes.[115] The FCC would have to act in a more transparent way as a result of this bill, forced to accept public input about regulations.[116] AT&T's Executive Vice President of Federal Relations, Tim McKone, said that the bill's "much needed institutional reforms will help arm the agency with the tools to keep pace with the Internet speed of today's marketplace. It will also ensure that outmoded regulatory practices for today's competitive marketplace are properly placed in the dustbin of history."[117]

      In May 2018, reports emerged that AT&T made 12 monthly payments between January and December 2017 to Essential Consultants, a company set up by President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, totaling $600,000.[118] Although initial reports on May 8 mentioned only four monthly payments totaling $200,000,[119] documents obtained by the Washington Post on May 10 confirmed the figure of 12 payments, which had begun three days after the President was sworn into office.[120][121] AT&T confirmed the report the same day.[122] The report from The Washington Post, as well as additional reporting from Bloomberg, revealed the payments had been made for Cohen to "provide guidance" relating to the attempted $85 billion merger with Time Warner,[120][121] to gain information on the Trump administration's planned tax reforms, as well as about potential changes to net neutrality policies under the new FCC.[123] However, Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai denied Cohen ever inquired about net neutrality on AT&T's behalf.[122][124] A spokesperson for AT&T said that the company had been contacted by the Special Counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller regarding the payments, and had provided all the information requested in November and December 2017.[125][126]

      In early 2019, the Democratic House Judiciary requested records related to the AT&T-Time Warner merger from the White House.[127]

      While it has expressed support for LGBTQ causes, AT&T has also donated to sponsors of anti-trans legislation in several US states, including Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas and Florida.[128][129][130]

      Historical financial performance[edit]

      The financial performance of the company is reported to shareholders on an annual basis and a matter of public record. Where performance has been restated, the most recent statement of performance from an annual report is used.[131][132][133][134][135][136][137][138][139][140][141]

      Measurement 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
      Revenues (billion USD) 45.3843.1440.5040.7943.8663.06118.9124.0122.5124.8126.7127.4128.8132.4146.8163.8 160.5 170.8 181.2
      Net Income (billion USD) 7.0085.6538.5055.8874.7867.35611.9512.8712.1419.863.9447.26418.256.22413.6913.33 29.85 19.37 13.90
      Assets (billion USD) 96.4295.17102.0110.3145.6270.6275.6265.2268.3268.5270.3272.3277.8292.8402.7403.8 444.1 531.9 551.7
      Number of employees (thousands) 193.4175.0168.0162.7190.0304.2309.1302.7282.7266.6256.4241.8243.4243.6281.5268.5 254.0 268.2 247.8

      Criticism and controversies[edit]

      Hemisphere database[edit]

      Main article: Hemisphere Project

      The company maintains a database of call detail records of all telephone calls that have passed through its network since 1987. AT&T employees work at High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area offices (operated by the Office of National Drug Control Policy) in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston so data can be quickly turned over to law enforcement agencies. Records are requested via an administrative subpoena, without the involvement of a court or grand jury.

      Censorship[edit]

      In September 2007, AT&T changed its legal policy to state that "AT&T may immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Service, any Member ID, electronic mail address, IP address, Universal Resource Locator or domain name used by you, without notice for conduct that AT&T believes ... (c) tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries."[142] By October 10, 2007, AT&T had altered the terms and conditions for its Internet service to explicitly support freedom of expression by its subscribers, after an outcry claiming the company had given itself the right to censor its subscribers' transmissions.[143]

      Privacy controversy[edit]

      Further information: NSA call database, Room 641A, Mark Klein, NSA warrantless surveillance controversy, and Hepting v. AT&T

      In 2006, the Electronic Frontier Foundation lodged the class action lawsuit Hepting v. AT&T, which alleged that AT&T had allowed agents of the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor phone and Internet communications of AT&T customers without warrants. If true, this would violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. AT&T has yet to confirm or deny that monitoring by the NSA is occurring. In April 2006, retired former AT&T technician Mark Klein lodged an affidavit supporting this allegation.[145][146] The Department of Justice stated it would intervene in this lawsuit by means of State Secrets Privilege.[147]

      In July 2006, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California – in which the suit was filed – rejected a federal government motion to dismiss the case. The motion to dismiss, which invoked the State Secrets Privilege, had argued that any court review of the alleged partnership between the federal government and AT&T would harm national security. The case was immediately appealed to the Ninth Circuit. It was dismissed on June 3, 2009, citing retroactive legislation in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.[148][149]

      In May 2006, USA Today reported that all international and domestic calling records had been handed over to the National Security Agency by AT&T, Verizon, SBC, and BellSouth for the purpose of creating a massive calling database.[150] The portions of the new AT&T that had been part of SBC Communications before November 18, 2005, were not mentioned.

      On June 21, 2006, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that AT&T had rewritten rules on its privacy policy. The policy, which took effect June 23, 2006, says that "AT&T – not customers – owns customers' confidential info and can use it 'to protect its legitimate business interests, safeguard others, or respond to legal process.'"[151]

      On August 22, 2007, National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell confirmed that AT&T was one of the telecommunications companies that assisted with the government's warrantless wire-tapping program on calls between foreign and domestic sources.[152]

      On November 8, 2007, Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician, told Keith Olbermann of MSNBC that all Internet traffic passing over AT&T lines was copied into a locked room at the company's San Francisco office – to which only employees with National Security Agency clearance had access.[153]

      AT&T keeps for five to seven years a record of who text messages whom and the date and time, but not the content of the messages.[154]

      AT&T has a one star privacy rating from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.[155]

      Copyright enforcement[edit]

      In January 2008, reports emerged that the company planned to begin filtering all Internet traffic which passed through its network for intellectual property violations.[156] Media commentators speculated that if this plan was implemented, it would have led to a mass exodus of subscribers from AT&T,[157] although Internet traffic of non-subscribers may have gone through the company's network anyway.[156] Internet freedom proponents used these developments as justification for government-mandated network neutrality.

      Under AT&T's current copyright enforcement program, content owners may notify AT&T when they allege unlawful sharing of material. The program is based on IP addresses visible to content owners in peer-to-peer networks, not on filtering. AT&T has terminated the broadband service of some customers accused of copyright infringement.[158]

      Discrimination against local public-access television channels[edit]

      In 2009 AT&T was accused by community media groups of discriminating against local public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable TV channels, by "impictions that will severely restrict the audience".[159]

      According to Barbara Popovic, executive director of the Chicago public-access service CAN-TV, the new AT&T U-verse system forced all Public-access television into a special menu system, denying normal functionality such as channel numbers, access to the standard program guide, and DVR recording.[159] The Ratepayer Advocates division of the California Public Utilities Commission reported: "Instead of putting the stations on individual channels, AT&T has bundled community stations into a generic channel that can only be navigated through a complex and lengthy process."[159]

      Sue Buske (president of telecommunications consulting firm the Buske Group and a former head of the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers/Alliance for Community Media) argue that this is "an overall attack [...] on public access across the [United States], the place in the dial around cities and communities where people can make their own media in their own communities".[159]

      Information security[edit]

      In June 2010, a hacker group known as Goatse Security discovered a vulnerability within AT&T that could allow anyone to uncover email addresses belonging to customers of AT&T 3G service for the AppleiPad.[160] These email addresses could be accessed without a protective password.[161] Using a script, Goatse Security collected thousands of email addresses from AT&T.[160] Goatse Security informed AT&T about the security flaw through a third party.[162] Goatse Security then disclosed around 114,000 of these emails to Gawker Media, which published an article about the security flaw and disclosure in Valleywag.[160][162] Praetorian Security Group criticized the web application that Goatse Security exploited as "poorly designed".[160]

      In April 2015, AT&T was fined $25 million over data security breaches, marking the largest ever fine issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for breaking data privacy laws. The investigation revealed the theft of details of approximately 280,000 people from call centres in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.[163][164]

      Accusations of enabling fraud[edit]

      In March 2012, the United States federal government announced a lawsuit against AT&T. The specific accusations state that AT&T "violated the False Claims Act by facilitating and seeking federal payment for IP Relay calls by international callers who were ineligible for the service and sought to use it for fraudulent purposes. The complaint alleges that, out of fears that fraudulent call volume would drop after the registration deadline, AT&T knowingly adopted a non-compliant registration system that did not verify whether the user was located within the United States. The complaint further contends that AT&T continued to employ this system even with the knowledge that it facilitated the use of IP Relay by fraudulent foreign callers, which accounted for up to 95 percent of AT&T's call volume. The government's complaint alleges that AT&T improperly billed the TRS Fund for reimbursement of these calls and received millions of dollars in federal payments as a result."[165] In 2013, AT&T entered into a consent decree with the FCC and paid a total of $21.75 million.[166]

      Racism[edit]

      On April 28, 2015, AT&T announced that it had fired Aaron Slator, President of Content and Advertising Sales, for sending racist text messages.[167] Slator was also hit with a $100 million discrimination lawsuit, filed by African-American employee Knoyme King.[168] The day before that, protesters arrived at AT&T's headquarters in Dallas and its satellite offices in Los Angeles as well as at the home of CEO Randall Stephenson to protest alleged systemic racial policies. According to accounts, the protesters demanded that AT&T begin working with 100% black-owned media companies.[169]

      On January 24, 2017, Slator sued AT&T in the Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing the company of defamation and wrongful termination. Slator had been involved in organizing AT&T's planned $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV since 2014, and he claimed that when news headlines speculated that his text messages could prevent the acquisition from going through, he was fired as a "scapegoat" by company executives. He also claimed that the executives had known about the text messages since at least late 2013, and had promised him at the time that he would not be fired for them.[170][171] The company stood by its decision to terminate Slator.[172]

      Overcharging government agencies[edit]

      In 2020 AT&T paid out $48 million to settle a lawsuit with 30 government entities. The suit (under the California False Claims Act) related to contractual undertakings to provide services at "the lowest cost available". AT&T denied any wrongdoing in the matter.[173]

      One America News Network[edit]

      An investigative report by Reuters in 2021 revealed that AT&T played a key role in creating, funding and sustaining One America News Network (OAN), a far-right TV network known for its promotion of far-right conspiracy theories and falsehoods. According to 2020 sworn testimony by an OAN accountant, 90% of OAN revenue came from AT&T. According to OAN founder Robert Herring Sr., AT&T wanted to create a conservative network to compete with Fox News. Court documents showed OAN promised to "cast a positive light" on AT&T during newscasts.[174][175] Comedian John Oliver criticized AT&T in his weekly show for funding OAN as "a far-right channel that peddles COVID misinformation and conspiracy theories" which is a "toxic network" and one that is "happy to give a platform to batshit election-fraud theories from America’s most out-of-breath pillow fetishist Mike Lindell."[176]

      Naming rights and sponsorships[edit]

      Buildings[edit]

      • Whitacre Tower (One AT&T Plaza) – corporate headquarters, Dallas, Texas
      • AT&T 220 Building – building in Indianapolis, Indiana
      • AT&T Building – building in Detroit, Michigan
      • AT&T Building – building in Indianapolis, Indiana
      • AT&T Building – building in Kingman, Arizona
      • AT&T Building – (aka "The Batman Building") in Nashville, Tennessee
      • AT&T Building – building in Omaha, Nebraska
      • AT&T Building Addition – building in Detroit, Michigan
      • AT&T Building – building in San Diego
      • AT&T Center – building in Los Angeles
      • AT&T Center – building in St. Louis, Missouri
      • AT&T City Center – building in Birmingham, Alabama
      • AT&T Corporate Center – building in Chicago, Illinois
      • AT&T Huron Road Building – building in Cleveland, Ohio
      • AT&T Lenox Park Campus – AT&T Mobility Headquarters in DeKalb County just outside Atlanta, Georgia
      • AT&T Midtown Center – building in Atlanta, Georgia
      • AT&T Switching Center – building in Los Angeles
      • AT&T Switching Center – building in Oakland, California
      • AT&T Switching Center – building in San Francisco
      • AT&T Tower – building in Minneapolis, Minnesota
      • AT&T Building – building in Meriden, Connecticut
      • AT&T Entertainment Group HQ – DirecTV corporate campus in El Segundo, California

      Venues[edit]

      [edit]

      • 100 Thieves[177] (esports)
      • AT&T Byron Nelson – Irving, Texas (golf)
      • AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (golf)
      • AT&T Red River Showdown[178] – Dallas, Texas (formerly "Red River Rivalry", Red River Shootout, SBC Red River Rivalry) (football)
      • Chicago Bulls[179] (basketball)
      • College Football Playoff National Championship[180]
      • Dallas Stars[181] (ice hockey)
      • Houston Rockets[179] (basketball)
      • Major League Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation, including the U.S. men's and U.S. women's national teams and the Major League Soccer All-Star Game from 2009
      • Mexico national football team
      • National Collegiate Athletic Association (Corporate Champion)[182]
      • National Basketball Association,[183]Women’s National Basketball Association,[184]NBA G League,[185]USA Basketball[185] and NBA 2K League[186] (basketball, esports)
      • Red Bull Racing (Formula 1 racing team), technical support and sponsorship, 2011 to 2020[187]
      • Cloud9, sponsorship since March 2019.[188][189]
      • Club América, sponsorship since July 19, 2018

      See also[edit]

      References[edit]

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