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Sony Ericsson Z750 HSDPA handset

Mar 26 2007 - 05:55 PM ET | 3G, AT&T, CTIA, Cingular, Sony Ericsson
CTIA 2007 -- The Sony Ericsson Z750 is a new HSDPA handset targeted at North America. What that really means, though not technically announced, is it's destined for AT&T (Cingular). While the 3G connectivity is surely big news (it's Sony...

AT&T to give away unlimited Napster To Go

Mar 26 2007 - 03:33 PM ET | AT&T, Cingular
CTIA 2007 -- The music phone battle is heating up, AT&T (formally Cingular) has announced it will be giving away 1 year of unlimited Napster To Go service ($180 value) with the purchase of a SYNC or BlackJack. The subscription...

Verizon offers new bundles, battles AT&T

Jan 30 2007 - 04:36 PM ET | AT&T, Cingular, Verizon Wireless
Verizon has introduced new callings plans that bundle wireline and wireless phone service. This comes just two weeks after AT&T Unity was introduced. Like Unity, Verizon's new Freedom plans bundle all the available services from the telecom juggernaut. Verizon's partnership...

Cingular accidently bills senior $31,000

Jan 29 2007 - 04:04 PM ET | Cingular, In The News
Cingular has been catching some bad press after it came out the company billed a senior citizen $31,000 for international calls that would have been impossible to make. Oliver DeSofi was shocked to see his monthly bill (normally $150) listed...

Cingular posts record profits in Q4 2006

Jan 24 2007 - 07:55 PM ET | AT&T, Cingular
AT&T's Cingular division posted record profits for the fourth quarter of 2006. Though investors have responded positively, analysis of AT&T's release shows that Cingular's post-paid growth has slowed quarter-over-quarter. Counting pre-paid and MVNO customers the numbers look a lot better...

AT&T Unity announced, free calling within AT&T family

Jan 19 2007 - 04:29 PM ET | AT&T, Cingular
AT&T now includes Cingular and the company hasn't wasted time to use its new size--AT&T Unity is a new calling plan that gives customers unlimited calling within the AT&T network. The company says that over 100 million phone numbers, it's...

Motorola KRZR launched by Cingular

Jan 12 2007 - 02:23 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular (well technically as of Monday, Wireless from AT&T) has launched the Motorola KRZR. The KRZR had previously only been available nationally from CDMA carriers. The "MOTOKRZR" is Motorola's replacement for the ever-popular RAZR. It's a little thicker than the...

Cingular becomes AT&T

Jan 12 2007 - 12:07 AM ET | AT&T, Cingular
Cingular Wireless will transition into the AT&T brand starting on Monday. The name change comes just a matter of days after the merger between AT&T and BellSouth was approved by Federal regulators. Cingular has been a brand for six years...

Apple and Cingular to announce phone Tues, WSJ

Jan 08 2007 - 10:40 PM ET | Apple, Cingular
The Wall Street Journal has gotten in on [subscription req]the hottest rumor in mobile phones, Apple's introduction of a mobile phone. In typical style the Journal didn't mess around with speculation and instead essentially confirmed that Apple and Cingular will...

Palm Treo 750 launches on Cingular

Jan 07 2007 - 08:31 PM ET | 3G, CES, Cingular, Palm, Smartphone
CES 2007 -- Cingular Wireless has officially announced the Palm Treo 750. The long awaited device is the first Treo from Cingular to have either 3G or Windows Mobile. The 750 has been shipping in Europe for quite some...

Cingular to demo one-way video calling

Jan 05 2007 - 05:34 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular will demo a one-way video calling service next week at CES. Video calling is currently supported in many countries but this will be a first for the US market. The service allows users to send a live video stream...

Cingular takes Saturday Night Live mobile

Dec 19 2006 - 04:34 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Universal for mobile rights to Saturday Night Live. SNL Mobile is now available to Cingular customers with 3G handsets (a relatively small subset of users). The content is included at no additional...

Cingular teams up with MySpace

Dec 18 2006 - 01:08 PM ET | Cingular, Data
Cingular has teamed up with MySpace to provide a mobile version of the popular social networking site. In a relatively unique move for a free website, MySpace Mobile will be made available to Cingular customers through a Java application for...

MasterCard and Cingular testing PayPass mobile payments

Dec 15 2006 - 04:10 PM ET | Cingular
MasterCard and Cingular have kicked off a trial of mobile payment technology in New York City. MasterCard has previously worked with Nokia and Motorola on the technology which it's calling PayPass. In this trial customers in New York are being...

Cingular ups SMS fee to 15 cents

Dec 15 2006 - 03:59 PM ET | Cingular, SMS
Cingular has announced a 50% price increase for the price for an SMS message. Starting January 21st SMS messages will cost 15 cents (this applies to both sending and receiving). Sprint made this same move back in October. Despite the...

FCC head attempts to end BellSouth / ATT stalemate

Dec 01 2006 - 09:03 PM ET | Cingular, In The News
Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is attempting to end a 2-2 tie in the vote to approve a merger between BellSouth and AT&T. Republican commissioner Robert McDowell had previously recused himself from the vote because of past...

Nokia N75 coming to Cingular this month

Dec 01 2006 - 07:24 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Nokia, Rumor
According to a tipster we trust, the Nokia N75 is set to launch on Cingular in December. While the N-Series has proven quite popular globally, the N75 will be the first N-Series device available directly from a US carrier. The...

BlackBerry Pearl launches on Cingular

Nov 30 2006 - 02:44 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular has officially announced the BlackBerry Pearl, ending both the rumors of an imminent launch and T-Mobile's exclusive period with the sleekly designed device. The Pearl is the first BlackBerry to sport a camera and is also the first to...

Pantech C3 launched by Cingular

Nov 29 2006 - 02:44 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has launched the Pantech C3, a minor update to the C300 that was launched last Spring. The C3 keeps the small size of the C300 and according to Pantech still qualifies as the "smallest camera flip phone". Features of...

LG CU400 launches on Cingular

Nov 27 2006 - 03:51 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone, Push-to-talk
Cingular has launched the LG CU400, a relatively low-end handset that also features 3G connectivity. Previously Cingular has kept 3G for more expensive handsets. Even with the limited feature set, the CU400 is still compatible with Cingular Video and MobiTV....

Palm Treo 680 announced by Cingular

Nov 22 2006 - 03:36 PM ET | Cingular, Palm
Cingular has announced that it will begin selling the Palm Treo 680. The consumer priced handheld will launch on black Friday (November 24th). The day after Thanksgiving is a huge shopping day and there should be a lot of great...

Cingular planning mobile banking service

Nov 15 2006 - 12:47 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless is in negotiations to launch a mobile banking service next year. The application would allow Cingular customers to perform basic banking operations such as check balances and make bill payments right from a mobile phone. Mobile banking has...

Samsung BlackJack announced by Cingular

Nov 13 2006 - 01:44 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
As expected, Cingular has announced availability of the Samsung BlackJack, a thin QWERTY smartphone set to compete with the Motorola Q and T-Mobile Dash. The BlackJack, also known as the SGH-i607, is a Cingular exclusive and is also one of...

Cingular 8525 announced

Nov 06 2006 - 03:29 PM ET | Cingular, Smartphone
The long-rumored Cingular 8525 has finally gotten an official announcement. Built by HTC (codename Hermes) and branded for Cingular, the 8525 is an update to the popular Cingular 8125. The update adds 3G connectivity and boosts several of the other...

Motorola V365 launched by Cingular

Nov 01 2006 - 03:38 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular has launched the Motorola V365, a minor update to the popular V360 (which Cingular skipped, it was the replacement to the V330 which did ship from Cingular). The mid-range clamshell phone is fairly well equipped besides having only a...

Cingular to launch music service

Nov 01 2006 - 03:11 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
The Wall Street Journal has confirmed widespread speculation that Cingular Wireless will soon debut a music service. Cingular remains the only national carrier with 3G to not have a music offering (Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless have both had their...

HP iPAQ hw6920 and hw6925 headed to Cingular

Oct 26 2006 - 01:12 PM ET | Cingular, Smartphone
HP has announced that the iPAQ hw6920 and iPAQ hw6925 are both headed to Cingular and are slated to launch on Tuesday. The hw6920 series is chocked full of features, but took so long to come out that the specs...

Sony Ericsson W810i launched by Cingular

Oct 04 2006 - 05:39 PM ET | Cingular, Sony Ericsson
Cingular has finally launched the Sony Ericsson W810i. Better late than never, the W810i is MobileTracker's pick for the top music phone. Included in box is an adapter to connect regular 3.5mm headphones (a set is also included, but you...

Nokia E62 launched by Cingular

Oct 02 2006 - 03:47 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia
As expected, Cingular has launched the Nokia E62. The E62 is Nokia's North American targeted version of the E61. It's one of only a few models that Nokia has shipped with a QWERTY keyboard. Cingular's aggressive pricing for the E62...

Sony Ericsson W300i launched by Cingular

Sep 25 2006 - 05:59 PM ET | Cingular, Sony Ericsson
Cingular has quietly launched the Sony Ericsson W300i, a clamshell Walkman branded handset. Despite little promotion, Cingular experienced strong sales for the W600i (no longer available) and Sony Ericsson has been anxiously awaiting more Walkman launches in the US. The...

Cingular 3125 launches, clamshell Windows Mobile

Sep 13 2006 - 05:43 PM ET | CTIA, Cingular, Smartphone
CTIA IT 2006 -- Cingular and HTC have announced the availability of the Cingular 3125 . The device is an OEM version of the HTC Star Trek. Few Windows Mobile handsets are flip phones, the Motorola MPx220 was the last...

Nokia E62 introduced by Cingular

Sep 12 2006 - 01:43 PM ET | CTIA, Cingular, Nokia
CTIA IT 2006 -- Cingular has introduced the Nokia E62, a business targeted "BlackBerry Killer". We were first tipped off to this news all the way back in May, but it just now got legitimized. The E62 is an Americanized...

Motorola RAZR V3i launches on Cingular

Sep 06 2006 - 12:29 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular has finally launched the Motorola RAZR V3i, nearly a year after its original announcement. The handset is an update to the prolific RAZR V3 which is still being sold by Cingular in four color combinations (Silver, Pink, Blue and...

Samsung C417 launched on Cingular

Sep 06 2006 - 12:18 PM ET | Cingular
The Samsung C417 is Cingular's latest entry-tier level phone. With basic features and a low price, the C417 also comes in quite thin and light. At 17mm thick with a weight of 81g, it's only a tad thicker than the...

Cingular launches Samsung ZX20

Aug 22 2006 - 02:48 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
Cingular has launched its second HSDPA capable handset, the Samsung ZX20. We first saw this handset at CES. Cingular began shipping its first HSDPA handset, LG's CU500, back in July. The ZX20 is an an update to the ZX10, adding...

Cingular to impose surcharge for non-GSM customers

Jul 31 2006 - 06:35 PM ET | Cingular
To help encourage its few remaining analog and TDMA customers to upgrade, Cingular will start charging a $5 monthly surcharge to all customers not using a GSM handset. The fee starts in September and will apply to approximately 8% of...

Cingular subscribers can tune into Rolling Stones

Jul 28 2006 - 12:25 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular subscribers have the ability to tune in live to a Rolling Stones concert taking place in Paris later this afternoon. A startup named Listen Live Now is using the performance (which starts at 3PM ET) to launch its live...

Cingular posts strong second quarter

Jul 20 2006 - 09:39 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular posted a strong second quarter as the company continues to see gains from its merger with AT&T Wireless. While revenue increased only a modest 7%, profit spiked 267% to a record $540 million. Cingular remains the largest carrier in...

Sony Ericsson Z525a launched by Cingular

Jul 19 2006 - 11:44 AM ET | Cingular, Push-to-talk, Sony Ericsson
Cingular Wireless has launched the Sony Ericsson Z525a, using it to replace the Z520a which it launched last year. The update simply adds push-to-talk. Features of the Z525a include: Push-to-talk VGA camera Bluetooth 16 MB user memory 128×160 pixel screen...

LG CU500 softlaunches on Cingular

Jul 14 2006 - 05:48 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
The LG CU500 is currently in a softlaunch from Cingular (it was approved in April, but hasn't been shown off until now). It's the first of two HSDPA equipped handsets that Cingular plans on launching. The HSDPA 3G standard is...

Cingular and HBO launch expanded video clips

Jul 13 2006 - 10:39 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Cingular
Cingular and HBO extended their partnership with the introduction of more video clips. Available exclusively to Cingular's 3G customers, the new content includes some mobile-only episodes of the show Entourage. In another first, Cingular Video subscribers can also enjoy full-length...

Motorola C139 launched by Cingular

Jul 10 2006 - 12:32 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless launched the entry-level Motorola C139 today. It's available only as a pre-paid handset, through Cingular's GoPhone program. The candybar style handset is light on features and focuses on price: GSM 850/1900 96×65 pixel screen with 65K colors Weight...

Upcoming Cingular handsets

Jul 02 2006 - 11:26 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
Engadget Mobile got a sneak peak of Cingular's upcoming handset launches and shared the details last week. Carriers don't always stick to their own schedule, but this is probably a pretty good indicator of at least which handsets are coming...

LG CG225 launched by Cingular

Jun 30 2006 - 04:09 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
Cingular launched the LG CG225, an entry-level clamshell handset. The features are basic, but fairly well equipped for being a base model. Quad-band GSM VGA camera IM (AIM/Yahoo/MSN/ICQ) Speakerphone Cingular is selling the CG225 for free with a 2-year service...

Cingular goes 3G in NYC

Jun 30 2006 - 11:14 AM ET | 3G, Backpage, Cingular
As expected, Cingular has activated its UMTS/HSDPA 3G network in the New York City metro area. Coverage is limited but should expand in September. The Samsung ZX10 is the only 3G handset being offered in the market. Cingular should continue...

Cingular simplifies messaging prices

Jun 23 2006 - 02:04 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has updated its message pricing to not differentiate between text and multimedia messages. Customers now simply pay for blocks of messages which can be used in any manner. This mirrors the practices of T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Alltel. There...

Nokia 6102i launched by Cingular

Jun 23 2006 - 01:46 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia
Cingular Wireless has launched the Nokia 6102i, a minor update to the 6101/6102. Features remain similar, with Bluetooth being the main addition. T-Mobile launched its version of the device, the 6103, last month. Features of the Nokia 6102i include: GSM...

Motorla RAZR V3 Blue launched by Cingular

Jun 22 2006 - 02:42 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular has become the first US carrier to release Motorola's RAZR V3 in Blue. MobileTracker noted back in April that this was expected. The features remain the same as all other RAZR V3's. Quadband GSM Dimensions: 3.86 × 2.08...

BlackBerry 7130c launched by Cingular

Jun 08 2006 - 11:51 AM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion
As expected, Cingular Wireless has launched the BlackBerry 7130c. The device was approved by the FCC last month and has a similar feature set to the 7130e which is carried by both Verizon Wireless and Sprint. Along with the introduction...

Samsung D407 launched by Cingular

Jun 07 2006 - 05:55 PM ET | Cingular, Samsung
Cingular Wireless launched the Samsung D407 this week. The small clamshell handset comes with a mid-range feature set and price point. Quadband GSM plus EDGE Bluetooth VGA camera Speakerphone Push-to-talk IM (AIM/Yahoo/MSN/ICQ) Cingular is selling the D407 for $69.99 after...

Samsung D807 launched by Cingular

Jun 05 2006 - 02:56 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless has launched the Samsung D807. The slide style handset was announced earlier this year at CES. The handset sports mid-level features and a thin profile (just slightly thicker than the Motorola RAZR V3). Features include: Dimensions: 3.98 ×...

Cingular launches ringback tones

Jun 01 2006 - 04:52 PM ET | Cingular, Ringtones
Cingular today announced the immediate availability of ringback tones. Unlike ringtones which are heard by the owner of the phone, ringback tones are what is heard by the caller (conventionally a standard ring). Cingular customers can now set a custom...

Tiny Pantech C300 launches as Cingular Go Phone

May 31 2006 - 05:41 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular today announced the Pantech C300 as a pre-paid handset for their Go Phone branded service. The C300 is the first Pantech handset picked up by Cingular and is a possible hint at further additions in the future. Features of...

Cingular intros 'tattoos' for RAZR/SLVR

May 17 2006 - 11:54 AM ET | Accessories, Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless and Motorola are promoting user-customized stickers designed to modify the look of the RAZR and SLVR. Using ink-jet printable stickers and software from Motorola, owners of either handset can further customize the look of their phone beyond the...

Pink Motorola SLVR L7 launched by Cingular

May 09 2006 - 10:56 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola
As expected, Cingular Wireless has launched a pink colored Motorola SLVR L7. The pink RAZR proved to be a smash hit and ever since Motorola has gone on a color changing spree. Besides the pink color that Cingular is carrying,...

BlackBerry 7130c, 7130g hit FCC

May 04 2006 - 12:31 PM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion, Rumor, T-Mobile
Photos and specifications of two upcoming BlackBerry models have been posted onto the FCC's website. The Blackberry 7130c and 7130g are GSM/EDGE devices likely headed to Cingular and T-Mobile respectively. Design wise the new BlackBerry units are slimmer and more...

Motorola L2 launched by Cingular

May 03 2006 - 03:34 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
As expected, Cingular has launched the Motorola L2. At this time the phone is only launching for business and government employees, keeping the SLVR as the option for consumers. The Motorola L2 is basically a streamlined SLVR, doing away with...

Cingular's upcoming AT&T Wireless transition questioned

May 02 2006 - 04:53 PM ET | Cingular
It wasn't that long ago that AT&T Wireless was absorbed into Cingular, but in 2007 Cingular's brand will be dropped in favor of AT&T's. This is one of the outcomes of AT&T buying BellSouth (the two companies jointly own Cingular)....

Cingular to launch pink SLVR, blue RAZR, more

Apr 25 2006 - 05:16 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Rumor
Motorola is busy prepping some new Motorola models according to a product memo passed along to MobileTracker. Motorola's color theme continues, with the launch of two more colored handsets (a pink SLVR and blue RAZR). The Silver SLVR L6 will...

LG CU500 approved, 3G handset for Cingular

Apr 21 2006 - 12:56 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
The FCC has posted approval documents (ID BEJCU500 for the LG CU500, a 3G handset that is heading to Cingular later this year. Unfortunately the filing doesn't note if the CU500 uses UMTS or HSDPA (Cingular is bringing out phones...

Cingular Wireless Q1 2006

Apr 19 2006 - 11:18 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless reported its first quarter earnings statement this morning. Gross additions were flat year-over-year, but churn was at its lowest rate ever which helped increase net additions. Cingular remains the largest carrier in the nation with 55.8 million...

Cingular teams with MySpace for indie ringtones

Apr 06 2006 - 04:59 PM ET | CTIA, Cingular, Ringtones
CTIA 2006 -- Cingular Wireless joined forces with MySpace to allow indie bands turn their music into ringtones. Besides having over 60 million members, MySpace also hosts homepages for hundreds of thousands of bands (both indie and signed). Specific...

Motorola SLVR L6 launches on Cingular

Apr 03 2006 - 12:23 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular has started the launch of Motorola's SLVR L6 handset, a more entry-level version of the SLVR L7 that was launched earlier this year. Radio Shack currently has an exclusive on the device and we're not sure when it will...

Nokia 9300 Communicator launches on Cingular

Mar 27 2006 - 11:28 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Smartphone
Cingular has officially launched the Nokia 9300 Communicator for direct consumer sales. The carrier has been selling the phone to its business customers since November. The 9300 is one of Nokia's Series-80 devices and has an extensive feature set. Highlights...

Cingular debuts American Idol ringtones

Mar 22 2006 - 03:02 PM ET | Backpage, Cingular, Ringtones
Cingular Wireless furthered its integration with hit Fox show American Idol by offering several ring tones created from recordings of contestants on the show. The real music ring tones feature the actual recordings made on the show and will...

Cingular phasing out TDMA by 2008

Mar 22 2006 - 02:31 PM ET | Backpage, Cingular
Cingular Wireless will shut off its analog TDMA cellular network in 2008 according to CEO Stan Sigman's keynote speech at TelecomNext. Even though the aging network still has two years of life, over 95% of Cingular voice traffic is...

Cool.Prepaid MVNO launches with low rates

Mar 20 2006 - 02:18 PM ET | Cingular, MVNO, Motorola
Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Cool.Prepaid launched today with several Motorola handsets and a distribution deal with Sears. The upstart carrier uses the Cingular network and offers what it's calling the lowest airtime rates for domestic and international calling....

LG CG300 launches on Cingular

Mar 18 2006 - 04:23 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
Cingular Wireless this week launched the LG CG300, a mid-level clamshell handset. Features of the LG CG300 include: VGA camera Quadband GSM Bluetooth Speakerphone 65K color screen with 128x160 pixel resolution Cingular is selling the CG300 for $49.99 after a...

RAZR creeps back into stores

Mar 14 2006 - 04:52 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, T-Mobile
The Motorola RAZR V3 is slowly making its way back into retail sales channels after being abruptly pulled last week by both Cingular and T-Mobile USA. Motorola detected a component issue in GSM models made starting in February. Units...

Senate urged to block AT&T from auction

Mar 14 2006 - 04:27 PM ET | Cingular, In The News
The US Senate has been advised to block AT&T from purchasing more spectrum at upcoming auctions. The advice came from Jeannine Kenney, an analyst at the Consumers Union. Because the new company (after it completes a merger with BellSouth)...

T-Mobile and Cingular temporarily pull Motorola RAZR

Mar 09 2006 - 05:38 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, T-Mobile
T-Mobile USA and Cingular Wireless have temporarily pulled the Motorola RAZR V3 from sales channels. MobileTracker confirmed the move with T-Mobile though a company spokesperson noted in a telephone call that the popular model is expected to begin shipping...

Cingular Video (TV) Launches

Mar 07 2006 - 03:35 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, In The News, LG Mobile Phone, Nokia, Samsung
On the coat tails of yesterday's announcement of two new 3G phones’, the LG CU320 and the Samsung SGH-ZX10 handsets, today Cingular announced ‘Cingular Video’ on-demand streaming video service, with 19 channels of video, and four more channels coming soon....

Cingular releases the Samsung ZX10

Mar 06 2006 - 05:15 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Samsung
Today Cingular also released the Samsung ZX10, the second in a pair of 3g phone's for Cingular's network that we first saw a couple of months ago at CES. Cingular's 3g service is available in select cities including, Austin,...

Cingular releases the LG CU320

Mar 06 2006 - 04:51 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
Today Cingular released the LG CU320, the first of a pair of 3g phone's for Cingular's network that we saw a couple of months ago at CES. Their 3g service is available in select cities including, Austin, Baltimore, Boston,...

AT&T announces $67B buyout of BellSouth

Mar 05 2006 - 03:41 PM ET | Cingular
The US telecom industry continues to consolidate--AT&T today announced a $67 billion buyout of BellSouth. Just months ago SBC bought AT&T for $16B and adopted its name. Executives believe the move will save over $2B annually. The combined company...

Cingular global MMS interoperability

Feb 22 2006 - 03:36 PM ET | Cingular, Data
It looks as if global MMS interoperability has finally made it to the US. Aicent has inked a deal with Cingular Wireless whereby Aicent's global MMS footprint will be available to Cingular customers. In essence this means that an interconnection...

Yahoo! Go Mobile to launch with Cingular

Feb 22 2006 - 03:10 PM ET | Backpage, Cingular, Nokia
Yahoo and Cingular have launched Yahoo! Go Mobile on the Nokia 6682. The software integrates S60 phones (but in the future more models) with Yahoo! services. Specifically, Yahoo! Go Mobile will connect email, messaging, address books, and calendar. An interesting...

Wireless rate plan comparison

Feb 21 2006 - 03:03 PM ET | Cingular, Sprint Nextel, Staff Picks, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless
The Wireless Report has done a survey of the plethora of plans, services and tiers in an attempt to define a baseline wireless customer to compare the top four U.S. wireless carriers in the U.S. The report sets the baseline...

Cingular in video sharing trial

Feb 15 2006 - 03:09 PM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Backpage, Cingular
Cingular Wireless is one of more than twenty mobile phone carriers testing video sharing. The trials are scheduled to be completed in the first half the year are to test out a technology that allows one-way video transfer during a...

Cingular announces global 3G roaming

Feb 13 2006 - 03:25 AM ET | 3G, 3GSM, Cingular, Danger
3GSM 2006 -- Cingular Wireless announced a global 3G data plan aimed at business travelers. Starting next month Cingular will offer a GlobalConnect data plan that features unlimited domestic use and up to 100MB/month of usage on partners' networks...

Cell phone credit cards

Feb 08 2006 - 11:15 AM ET | Cingular, In The News, Motorola
According to the Wall Street Journal, Motorola is planning to market it's "M-Wallet" service to U.S. consumers. The service allows shoppers to purchase products by waving their cell phone with an embedded chip over scanners at cash registers across...

Sony Ericsson and Panasonic to deliver EDGE enabled ToughBooks to Cingular

Feb 07 2006 - 02:18 PM ET | 3G, Backpage, Cingular, Panasonic, Sony Ericsson
News Note: Today Sony Ericsson and Panasonic inked a deal to integrate the GC83 EDGE PC Card inside the Toughbook CF-29 utilizing Cingular's network. [Press Release]...

FCC approves two new Nokia phones, the N80 and the 6282

Feb 07 2006 - 12:32 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Nokia, PDA Phone, Smartphone
Yesterday the FCC approved two new Nokia phones for the U.S. market, the 6282 and the N80. The phones appear as originally specced, with both handsets including GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA 1900, but not WCDMA 850. This may make the...

Cingular 8125 launched

Feb 06 2006 - 02:42 PM ET | Cingular, Smartphone
Cingular Wireless has launched the 8125 for business channels. The Cingular 8125 is simply the carrier's version of the HTC Wizard (AKA T-Mobile MDA). The 8125 is fairly loaded with features: Quad-band GSM plus EDGE Bluetooth and WiFi MiniSD card...

Cingular nabs pink Motorola RAZR V3

Feb 02 2006 - 03:28 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless has become the third US carrier to pick up a pink Motorola RAZR. However all three are different shades. The Cingular model fits in between the lighter version for Verizon Wireless and the magenta version for T-Mobile USA....

LG F9200 launched by Cingular

Jan 31 2006 - 04:55 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
The LG F9200 was launched today by Cingular (in addition to the SLVR L7). We caught up with the F9200, which is an update to the F9100, at CES and were impressed with its feature set for a consumer level...

Motorola SLVR L7 launched by Cingular

Jan 31 2006 - 04:38 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless today launched the Motorola SLVR L7, Moto's latest attempt to duplicate the success of the RAZR. The SLVR is a candybar style handset, but only measures 11mm thick. It's also only the second phone from Motorola with iTunes...

Cingular Q4 2005 results

Jan 24 2006 - 09:26 AM ET | Backpage, Cingular
Cingular announced its fourth quarter earnings results this morning. This is the final release that will show confusing numbers thanks to the AT&T Wireless merger, it happened in October 2004 which affects the year ago numbers. Important figures in...

Cingular fights call record websites

Jan 13 2006 - 10:51 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless announced its commitment to fixing a security problem with calling records that has recently gotten a lot of publicity. Several websites are selling calling records (numbers that an individual has spoken with) for fees around $100. Over...

Motorola ROKR E1 sold out on Cingular

Jan 11 2006 - 02:21 PM ET | Backpage, Cingular, Motorola
Several MobileTracker readers wrote in yesterday to ask about the Motorola ROKR E1's status with Cingular. Apparently it was pulled from Cingular's website, which could have meant it was discontinued or simply sold out. A Cingular spokesperson has confirmed...

Cingular showing off 3.6Mbps HSDPA

Jan 05 2006 - 03:00 PM ET | 3G, CES, Cingular, Data
CES 2006 - Cingular has successfuly completed the first HSDPA data call, right here at CES. Last night at a media event there was a laptop computer equipped with a 3.6Mbps HSDPA PC card and it was attaining around 2Mbps...

MobiTV2 launches on Sprint and Cingular

Jan 04 2006 - 11:12 AM ET | Backpage, CES, Cingular, Data, Sprint Nextel
CES 2006 - MobiTV today introduced a major new version of its streaming TV service, dubbed MobiTV2. The upgraded service is available now to customers using Sprint PCS and Cingular. For those unfamiliar, MobiTV streams live television to mobile...

RadioShack to start selling Cingular

Jan 02 2006 - 12:47 PM ET | Backpage, Cingular
RadioShack today announced that Cingular Wireless handsets are now available at more than 5,000 RadioShack stores nationwide. The Cingular handsets replace RadioShack's previous Verizon Wireless phones. The deal was announced back in August but has just now completed. Wireless...

Cingular Video debuts with HBO content

Dec 15 2005 - 04:37 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular today announced a 3G video service aimed to compete with Verizon's V Cast. Cingular Video allows subscribers with 3G phones to view exclusive video clips from HBO. The catch is right now Cingular has no 3G handsets, only a...

Nokia 6061 launched by Cingular

Dec 13 2005 - 04:27 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia
Cingular launched its second Nokia flip phone today, the 6061. While the global leader in terms of market share, the vast majority of Nokia handsets are candybar style. The Nokia 6061 is an entry level phone with fairly standard features:...

Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) launched

Dec 13 2005 - 12:29 AM ET | Cingular
The HTC Faraday has been launched by Cingular under the name "Cingular 2125". The 2125 is a feature packed Windows Mobile handset that's an update to the popular SMT 5600. The Cingular 2125 sports: Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone edition Quadband...

Cingular launches 3G BroadbandConnect network

Dec 06 2005 - 06:06 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
After intense speculation, Cingular has finally launched their HSDPA 3G network which is being marketed as BroadbandConnect. Though the US is not typically a leader in 3G mobile technology, Cingular's network is the first HSDPA in the world. 16 cities...

LG F7200 launched by Cingular

Dec 02 2005 - 04:01 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone, Push-to-talk
Cingular Wireless launched the LG F7200 today and it's the first phone from the carrier to support push-to-talk (which was also announced today). The F7200 is a slider style mid-range handset. Features of the device include: PTT compatible with included...

Cingular launches push-to-talk

Dec 02 2005 - 03:36 PM ET | Cingular, Push-to-talk
Cingular today launched push-to-talk service. Both Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless already have had push-to-talk features for quite some time (it originated with Nextel). Unlimited use of PTT on Cingular costs $9.99 per month or double that for family plans....

Sony Ericsson W600i launched by Cingular

Nov 29 2005 - 10:43 AM ET | Cingular, Sony Ericsson
Cingular Wireless today launched the Sony Ericsson W600i for general consumers. This is the first Walkman branded handset to gain a carrier deal in the US and is also the first real competition to the Motorola ROKR (read our review)....

Nokia N80 heading to Cingular

Nov 28 2005 - 12:31 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Rumor
The Nokia N80 received FCC approval last week and some of the included photos show a Cingular logo, which likely means the phone will be part of Cingular's 3G phone line-up. The featureful N80 was announced earlier this month and...

Cingular to re-brand as AT&T [updated]

Nov 20 2005 - 09:57 PM ET | Cingular
UPDATE: According to RCR News, this may not be the case. A Cingular spokesperson stated that SBC CEO Whitacre was talking about SBC taking on a name change (they have already converted into AT&T). MobileTracker is awaiting confirmation from Cingular....

LG CU320 gets FCC approval, heading to Cingular

Nov 17 2005 - 01:07 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone, Rumor
While still unannounced, the FCC recently put their stamp of approval on LG's CU320 slider phone. It looks to be headed to Cingular once their 3G network is up and running later this year. Feature wise the LG CU320 sports:...

Motorola V557 launched by Cingular

Nov 17 2005 - 11:41 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular today launched the Motorola V557. Despite the higher numbers, the V557 is nearly identical to the previously launched V551. The only difference is the addition of Motorola's SCREEN3 technology that offers news and other information as a ticker streaming...

Firefly now shipping from Cingular

Nov 16 2005 - 09:06 PM ET | Cingular
Firefly Mobile, which announced their kid-friendly Firefly Phone, has recently released their phone through Cingular's service. This phone is primarily aimed at 8-12 year olds, with interchangable faceplates, animations, and a variety of ringtones to keep one amused, but also...

Sony Ericsson Z520a launched by Cingular

Nov 16 2005 - 01:12 AM ET | Cingular, Sony Ericsson
Cingular Wireless today launched the Sony Ericsson Z520a, an update to the previously carried Z500. Like its predocessor, the Z520a is a flip phone which is rare for Sony Ericsson. Features of the Z520a include: Quad-band GSM Bluetooth 128 ×...

Cingular launches AC860 HSDPA card for business

Nov 14 2005 - 01:38 AM ET | 3G, Cingular, Data
Cingular Wireless recently added the Sierra Wireless AC860 PC card to its business website. The card suppors quad-band EDGE and dual-band UMTS/HSDPA. The business site notes Cingular plans on launching UMTS/HSDPA in 15-20 markets by the end of the year....

Yahoo, Nokia and Cingular to team up on new phone

Nov 07 2005 - 12:17 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia
In an interesting move for Yahoo, the company announced that it will team up with Nokia and SBC to produce a mobile phone that will ship on Cingular's network. Unlike most comapnies wanting to get into the mobile phone space,...

LG CE500 launched by Cingular

Nov 02 2005 - 04:51 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
Cingular launched the LG CE500 today, another music phone. The CD500 is LG's first major attempt at a music phone and will compete with the ROKR in Cingular's lineup. Features of the LG CE500 include: 40MB built-in, plus a microSD...

BlackBerry 8700c officially announced

Nov 01 2005 - 11:19 AM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion
The rumors were true, Research In Motion and Cingular today announced the BlackBerry 8700c. It's the first device in the 8700 series, though we expect more to launch soon. RIM notes that the 8700c features a, "completely re-engineered device platform."...

BlackBerry 8700c Cingular ad leaks

Oct 30 2005 - 08:04 PM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion
BlackBerry enthusiast site PinStack posted an image of a Cingular ad for the upcoming BlackBerrry 8700c. While we can't be sure it's for real, the amount leaking around the 8700 makes it a sure bet even if the ad is...

Cingular expands mobile email, IM

Oct 24 2005 - 12:13 PM ET | Cingular, Data
Cingular customers can now gain access to their existing email or IM accounts from AOL, MSN and Yahoo! through a new set of Java applications. Phone compatibility varies for email and IM, but most Motorola phones can access both. The...

Samsung D307 ships from Cingular

Oct 20 2005 - 01:11 PM ET | Cingular, Samsung
Cingular Wireless today launched the innovative Samsung D307, a dual-hinged handset. The D307's form factor is close to the Motorola MPx, it can either be a pretty normal looking clamshell or it can switch to look like a mini-laptop (like...

Cingular and Lucent turn on HSDPA in two markets

Oct 18 2005 - 12:38 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular and Lucent have completed network upgrades in two markets and have successfuly implemented HSDPA, the next-gen data technology that is going to power Cingular's 3G data network. The pre-existing UMTS networks in Seattle and Phoenix have been upgraded to...

Cingular announces HP iPAQ hw6515 and hw6510

Oct 18 2005 - 11:11 AM ET | Cingular, Smartphone
Cingular today announced that it will begin selling the HP iPAQ hw6515 and hw6510 on October 31st. The two smartphones are exactly alike, except for a camera (the hw6515 sports a megapixel camera while the hw6510 has no camera). Features...

Motorola ROKR E1 review

Oct 17 2005 - 03:00 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Review
By Jon Gales -- Thanks to the Apple hype machine, Motorola's ROKR E1 was one of the most anticipated mobile phones ever. After 18 months of speculation (ever since it was announced that iTunes would be coming to some Motorola...

Cingular to expand 3G service on November 1st

Oct 14 2005 - 02:23 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular will expand its 3G UMTS data network on November first according to a posting on Cingular's internal sales website. Service has already been up in several markets thanks to a joint deal between AT&T Wireless and NTT DoCoMo last...

Nokia 6682 review

Oct 06 2005 - 12:00 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Review
By Jon Gales -- Nokia's 6682 is the new flagship Series 60 smartphone for the US market. It was recently launched on Cingular Wireless, making it one of the most easy to obtain smartphones in America. We got a few...

Cingular wireless re-launches Nokia 6682

Oct 04 2005 - 12:45 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia
MobileTracker has posted a review of the Nokia 6682 UPDATE: Shortly after the posting of this story the 6682 re-appeared for sale. It had been down since September. If you do purchase this phone we would be interested in knowing...

Cingular bids for SF WiFi

Oct 03 2005 - 08:47 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless joined a number of other companies bidding to provide city-wide WiFi for San Fransisco, California. The project has gotten a large amount of information once word leaked that Google's proposition was for free ad supported access (all other...

Cingular launches Nokia 9300

Sep 28 2005 - 03:04 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia
Cingular has announced the Nokia 9300, a high-end Communicator device under the Series 80 family. The Nokia 9300 from Cingular will ship with BlackBerry Connect, making it the first non-RIM handset with the BlackBerry Connect software sold in the US....

Cingular to use RealNetworks for 3G video streaming

Sep 28 2005 - 11:38 AM ET | Cingular
CTIA IT 2005 -- Cingular and RealNetworks announced an agreement that will have Cingular using Real's Helix OnlineTV platform to deliever video. Cingular will be launching a video streaming service once its HSDPA 3G network gets off the ground later...

Cingular launches Nokia 6102

Sep 27 2005 - 06:51 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia
Cingular has launched the Nokia 6102, shortly after its launch at T-Mobile USA (T-Mobile launched the 6101, which is the same phone except for GSM 850 which was added in place of GSM 900 for Cingular). Features of the clamshell...

LG CL400 announced, WiFi enabled

Sep 21 2005 - 01:53 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
LG announced the CL400 today and despite an introduction in South Korea the phone will likely make it to the US--Cingular's logo is visible on the exterior display. The CL400 is packed with features, the most interesting of which is...

Motorola MPx220 re-launched by Cingular

Sep 19 2005 - 03:43 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Smartphone
After a months long absence, Cingular has re-launched the Motorola MPx220 (originally launched 11 months ago). Priced at $249.99, the Windows Mobile powered smartphone is shown as now shipping. Features of the device include: Windows Mobile 2003 software 1.2 megapixel...

Live photos of BlackBerry 8700 'Electron'

Sep 18 2005 - 02:19 AM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion, Rumor
HowardForums member Flip_Side posted a photo set of the rumored BlackBerry 8700 (codenamed Electron). The unit is a GSM model and sports the Cingular logo. Features include: 320 × 240 resolution display with 65K colors 312 mhz processor 16MB RAM...

Nokia 6682 launched by Cingular

Sep 13 2005 - 08:45 AM ET | Cingular
MobileTracker has posted a review of the Nokia 6682 Cingular Wireless has finally launched the Nokia 6682. It had been coming "any day now" for about a month. The 6682 is Nokia's flagship smartphone product for America. Features include: 1.3...

Cingular booted from NY BBB

Sep 13 2005 - 12:07 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular has lost its place in the Upstate New York Better Business Bureau. Cingular had 20 unanswered complaints out of a total near 200 for the past three years. Cingular was made aware of the situation and is working to...

Nokia N90 to launch on Cingular?

Sep 08 2005 - 11:17 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Rumor
We hadn't heard about this before, but it looks like the Nokia N90 may be heading to Cingular. Previously it looked like the phone would be sold in the US strictly without a service contract, but Cingular is showing the...

Motorola ROKR E1 announced (iTunes!)

Sep 07 2005 - 02:00 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Motorola has officially taken the wraps off its first ROKR phone, the Motorola ROKR E1. Apple announced the device in tandem with Motorola at an event this morning in California. Motorola is throwing a party for the E1 this evening...

Cingular launches LG C2000 and C1500

Sep 02 2005 - 11:11 AM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
Cingular Wireless has launched two entry-level handsets from LG, the C2000 and C1500. C2000 128 × 160 pixel 65K color STN LCD VGA camera MP3 ringtones C1500 (shown at right) 128 × 128 pixel 65K color STN LCD Faux color...

Cingular to offer iTunes phone, WSJ

Aug 30 2005 - 02:26 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular will carry the upcoming iTunes phone from Motorola according to a report [sub req] in the Wall Street Journal this morning. The reliable paper noted that Apple has, "Reached an agreement with Cingular Wireless to offer a Motorola Inc....

Carriers brace for superstorm Katrina

Aug 28 2005 - 01:44 PM ET | Cingular, In The News, Verizon Wireless
US wireless carriers are scrambling to brace their networks as superstorm hurricane Katrina approahces. Rated a 5 out of 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, Katrina packs winds of 175MPH. No matter where it hits, the storm is expected to cause...

Nokia 6682 to ship on Cingular soon

Aug 20 2005 - 04:31 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Rumor
MobileTracker has posted a review of the Nokia 6682 Cingular Wireless is set to launch the Nokia 6682 (with it most likely replacing the aging 6620). A print advertising campaign for the Nokia 6682 with the note, "Available at Cingular"...

Samsung P207 Review

Aug 17 2005 - 02:22 PM ET | Cingular, Review, Samsung
By Jon Gales -- The Samsung P207 is a jet-black clamshell now available from Cingular Wireless. Despite the consumer level price ($99), the P207 is able to pack in a very nice screen and an interesting speech-to-text technology that we...

Cingular in talks with HBO for video content

Aug 10 2005 - 10:37 AM ET | Cingular, Data, Rumor
An article at Newsweek Online notes that Cingular is in talks with HBO over wireless video content. HBO is well known for its critically acclaimed original programming (Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, etc) and the deal could be one of...

RadioShack dumps Verizon for Cingular

Aug 01 2005 - 01:08 AM ET | Cingular
RadioShack announced today that it will stop selling mobile phones from Verizon Wireless and instead begin sales of phones from Cingular. Sprint will continued to be sold through RadioShack, though their contract is up next year. Terms of the agreement...

Cingular to ship RAZRWIRE

Jul 25 2005 - 02:09 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless today announced plans to sell the RAZRWIRE Bluetooth headset that is the combined effort of Motorola and Oakley. RAZRWIRE packages both high-end sunglasses and a Bluetooth headset into one package. Cingular will begin selling the device in early...

Cingular Q2 profit down

Jul 20 2005 - 02:58 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular saw its second quarter earnings narrow thanks to costs associated to the merger with AT&T Wireless. The quarter saw $147 in profits, versus $339 million in the same period last year. The merger was completed in October 2004 (the...

Cingular launches Motorola RAZR Black

Jul 01 2005 - 05:36 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless today began selling the Motorola RAZR Black edition. he jet black version of the popular RAZR V3 was originally spotted in the Oscar goodie bags earlier this year. Motorola RAZR Black is selling for $199.99 with a two-year...

Cingular drops Ogo

Jun 25 2005 - 02:15 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has officially dropped the Ogo, a data-only device launched by AT&T Wireless. We noted back in March that it was likely sales would be discontinued after current inventory expired. Aimed at youth, the Ogo was an email/IM device that...

Merrill Lynch: Verizon Wireless to gain market share

Jun 17 2005 - 12:52 AM ET | Cingular, Verizon Wireless
Merrill Lynch believes that Verizon Wireless is well positioned to gain market share versus its rivals. The reasoning is that old AT&T Wireless customers have aging phones, and upon requesting an upgrade they are slowly finding out that they will...

HP iPaq h6320 and h6235 launched by Cingular

Jun 07 2005 - 01:05 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular yesterday launched the HP iPaq h6320/6325, a Windows mobile powered smartphone. While identical in other respects, the h6325 sports a VGA camera. To make things slightly more confusing: the h6320/6325 is a re-branded h6310/6315 which launched on T-Mobile USA...

Cingular simplifies its wireless plans

Jun 01 2005 - 02:12 PM ET | Cingular
After revamping its pre-paid offerings last week, Cingular Wireless today debuted retooled post-paid plans. Designed to be more simple, analysts also believe that the new plans could also increase revenue since the cheapest plan is now $39.99 monthly (up from...

Cingular says men talk 35% more than women

May 31 2005 - 12:23 PM ET | Cingular
In Cingular's fifth annual wireless usage surgey, men once again lead in the number of minutes used. This year men talk 35% more, more than double the 16% figure from last year's survey. bq. Despite common misconceptions men do communicate,...

Cingular adds GoodLink push-email

May 31 2005 - 01:04 AM ET | Cingular, Data
Cingular announced today that it will start providing Good Technology's GoodLink software to corporate clients looking to have push-email. By sharing the profits with Cingular, Good is showing another sign that upsetting market leader RIM (maker of BlackBerry) is its...

Cingular revamps Go Phone

May 27 2005 - 02:42 AM ET | Cingular
As expected, Cingular Wireless has reintroduced its Go Phone service, bringing all of the company's pre-paid services under the brand. Go Phone was originally marketed by AT&T Wireless and was left largely untapped since the merger last year. There are...

Possible Cingular 3G launch slowdown

May 26 2005 - 01:55 AM ET | Cingular
While Cingular Wireless previously announced that 3G service was coming sooner than expected, analysts from Deutsche Bank now believe the rollout will be slowed down initially to 12-15 cities. Cingular, which plans on using the HSDPA 3G standard, still is...

LG A7110 launched by Cingular

May 11 2005 - 12:34 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
As expected, Cingular has launched the LG A7110. It's the first LG phone to include EDGE. Features of the A7110, a midlevel handset, include: * EDGE high-speed data * 128 x 160 pixel 65K color display * IrDA (no Bluetooth)...

Motorola RAZR V3 for $99

May 04 2005 - 02:06 PM ET | Bargain, Cingular, Motorola
Amazon.com today lowered their price of the Motorola RAZR V3 to just $99 after rebate. Thanks to its slender profile, the RAZR V3 is one of the sought after phones in the US market. The price requires a new service...

SMT 5600 re-launched by Cingular

May 04 2005 - 12:38 PM ET | Cingular, UTStarcom (Audiovox)
Cingular has launched the UTStarcom SMT 5600, a Windows smartphone previously carried by AT&T Wireless. MobileTracker noted in March that the SMT 5600 was under evaluation. Features of the UTStarcom SMT 5600 include: * Windows Mobile * Small size, 4.24"...

Cingular to begin pre-paid push

May 03 2005 - 05:33 PM ET | Cingular
Following on the heels of T-Mobile USA, Cingular Wireless will begin to market its pre-paid mobile service. The company has done very little to sell pre-paid since the AT&T Wireless merger. Cingular will use the AT&T Wireless Go Phone brand...

Cingular Q1 2005: adds customers, loses money

Apr 20 2005 - 10:28 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless today announced its Q1 2005 earnings, results of which were mixed. Highlights: * $240 million loss, down from a $215 million profit the same quarter a year ago. * Net subscribers up 1.4 million to 50.4 million in...

Samsung P207 ships from Cingular

Apr 15 2005 - 01:17 PM ET | Cingular, Samsung
Cingular launched the Samsung P207 today, confirming rumors that the jet black flip-phone was close to market. Priced in the mid-range at $79.99 with activation, the Samsung P207 packs a unqiue feature: Speech-to-text conversion. Features of the Samsung P207: *...

Cingular Sounds announced

Apr 12 2005 - 03:05 PM ET | Cingular, Ringtones
Cingular Wireless today announced Cingular Sounds, an initiative to launch music ringtones at or before the actual release of the music. Case in point, Coldplay's upcoming single Speed of Sound is now available as a Cingular ringtone, even though the...

Cingular evaluating SMT 5600, Ogo

Mar 28 2005 - 11:48 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular is still evaluating wether to carry the UTStarcom SMT 5600 and Ogo. Both phones were part of AT&T Wireless when Cingular took over control. The Ogo is a data only device that was aimed at kids. While sales figures...

Samsung P207 coming to Cingular

Mar 15 2005 - 03:39 PM ET | Cingular, Samsung
UPDATE: Cingular has started shipping the Samsung P207 CTIA 2005 -- The Samsung P207 will make its way to Cingular, according to operating system branding on the demo unit available at CTIA 2005. The P207 is one of Samsung's new...

Cingular hits 50 million customer mark

Mar 15 2005 - 03:21 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless today announced the company now has more than 50 million US wireless customers. This is growth of over 3 million since October 1st 2004. Though Verizon Wireless is adding new customers at a fast pace, Cingular remains the...

BlackBerry 7100g selling to consumers

Mar 15 2005 - 10:52 AM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion
UPDATE: Cingular BlackBerry 7100g now available for just $149.99! Cingular Wireless has added the BlackBerry 7100g to its consumer line of phones. Prior to today it was only available through business channels. The 7100g is Cingular's version of the 7100...

Samsung P777 launched by Cingular

Mar 15 2005 - 10:39 AM ET | Cingular, Samsung
UPDATE: The Samsung P777 can be purchased from Cingular through Wirefly for just $199... CTIA 2005 -- Advertisements for a Cingular branded Samsung P777 were seen as far back as December 2004, but today marks the actual launch of the...

Demand for Cingular Treo 650 high

Feb 24 2005 - 04:42 PM ET | Cingular, Palm, Smartphone
Several sharp eyed MobileTracker readers wrote in this morning to let us know that the Treo 650 was taken off Cingular's website. Cingular let us know that the removal was temporary and is simply because of high demand for the...

BlackBerry 7100g status update

Feb 22 2005 - 12:03 PM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion
UPDATE: Cingular BlackBerry 7100g now available for just $149.99! Several MobileTracker readers have emailed recently to ask where the BlackBerry 7100g went. Cingular Wireless announced the 7100g would ship starting on February 14th and on that date the 7100g showed...

Cingular announces EDGE Wireless WAN service

Feb 21 2005 - 11:37 AM ET | Cingular, Data
Cingular today announced an EDGE-powered Wirless Wide Area Network back-up data service aimed at businesses. bq. Customers can configure their local area networks so that the Wireless WAN Connectivity Service automatically activates should the wireline connection be interrupted, thus achieving...

Sony Ericsson S710a launched by Cingular

Feb 21 2005 - 09:30 AM ET | Cingular, Sony Ericsson
UPDATE: The Sony Ericsson S710a can be purchased from Cingular through Wirefly for just $299... Cingular has finally launched the Sony Ericsson S710a. The S710 was announced in July 2004 and was supposed to launch from Cingular in December. With...

Cingular BlackBerry 7100g official

Feb 10 2005 - 01:37 PM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion
UPDATE: Cingular BlackBerry 7100g now available for just $149.99! Research In Motion and Cingular today announced the BlackBerry 7100g will be available starting Monday. MobileTracker first reported on Cingular carrying this device over a month ago. The quad-band GSM device...

Cingular to carry Motorola V186

Feb 07 2005 - 04:30 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Rumor
It appears that Cingular Wireless will carry the Motorola V186. The phone was announced last month, but without any information about carriers. Today, images appeared on the FCC's website that show a Cingular branded Motorola V186. the branding isn't in...

Treo 650 deal, $349.99

Feb 02 2005 - 08:24 PM ET | Bargain, Cingular, Palm
WireFly is selling for the Treo 650 for just $349.99 after a $50 rebate. Cingular is charging $399.99 after a $50 rebate. A two-year activation is required for the deal (and for purchase through Cingular). For background on the Treo...

Treo 650 officially launched by Cingular

Feb 02 2005 - 12:03 AM ET | Cingular, Palm
Buy the Treo 650 with Cingular for just $349.99 Cingular has officially launched the Treo 650. Reports of a Treo 650 page online at Cingular hit the web last night, but just after midnight the official word broke--the long awaited...

Cingular Treo 650 page online

Feb 01 2005 - 08:25 PM ET | Cingular, Palm
Update: It's now official but the page that was up seems to be down Cingular now has a Treo 650 page on its website, though attempted orders through the page do not work. While the official price of $449 matches...

Cingular parent SBC buys AT&T

Jan 31 2005 - 03:16 AM ET | Cingular
SBC Communications, 60% owner of Cingular Wireless, has agreed (WSJ Online subscription req.) to purchase AT&T for roughly $16 billion. SBC is no stranger to large mergers, it approved the $41 billion buyout of AT&T Wireless last year. AT&T had...

LG F9100 launched by Cingular

Jan 27 2005 - 12:00 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
Buy this phone from Wirefly for free after rebate. Cingular today added the LG F9100 to the lineup. The LG F9100 has a unique slide out QWERTY keyboard that makes it somewhat of a competitor to the Motorola A630. While...

MobiTV for Cingular launches

Jan 25 2005 - 01:12 PM ET | Cingular
MobiTV today announced that its live streaming TV service has been launched for Cingular users. It launched the service for AT&T Wireless users back in October of last year. The big news of this release is that MobiTV is supported...

Q4: Cingular adds 1.8M, records loss

Jan 24 2005 - 03:06 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless ended 2004 with a bang--the fourth quarter saw 1.8 million net customer additions. Some notable points of today's Q4 2004 release: * More than 49.1 million subscribers (Cingular remains the largest wireless carrier in the US) * Q4...

Cingular uses SMS for tsunami relief

Jan 06 2005 - 12:33 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless, the largest US wireless carrier, is using text messages to collect funds for areas damaged by the recent tsunamis. SMS donations worked extremely well in Europe and Asia shortly after the disaster, but this is the first major...

Cingular completes 3G test in Atlanta

Jan 04 2005 - 01:07 PM ET | 3G, Cingular
Cingular has completed a test of HSDPA (what Cingular has decided on for 3G). The test was successful: bq. In recent tests the HSDPA-enhanced network delivered sustained over-the-air data rates of more than three megabits per second (Mbps), and supported...

Cingular set to launch BlackBerry 7100g

Jan 03 2005 - 01:31 PM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion, Rumor
UPDATE: Cingular BlackBerry 7100g now available for just $149.99! As of 02/10/05 this rumor is official. While originally planned for AT&T Wireless, it appears Cingular is set to launch Research In Motion's BlackBerry 7100g. The 7100g is very similar to...

Samsung SGH-P777 details surface

Dec 31 2004 - 05:48 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor, Samsung
UPDATE: The Samsung P777 can be purchased from Cingular through Wirefly for just $199... Details surrounding the Samsung SGH-P777 are starting to make there way across the usual channels. While still technically unannounced (though mentioned in some marketing material), the...

Cingular starts Ogo promo

Dec 19 2004 - 02:52 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has placed the Ogo on its front page along with a new rebate that brings the price down too $49.99. Purchasers are directed to AT&T Wireless' site and told that the deal is only good for 1 week. At...

S710a approved by FCC

Dec 14 2004 - 10:01 PM ET | Cingular, Sony Ericsson
The Sony Ericsson S710a was yesterday officially approved by the FCC. The phone is a Cingular exlusive that was slated to ship this month. Features of the S710a include: * 2.3 inch 262K color TFT display * EDGE high-speed data...

Siemens SX66 launched by Cingular

Dec 11 2004 - 11:02 PM ET | Cingular, Siemens, Smartphone
Cingular today launched the Siemens SX66, a high-powered pocket PC smartphone. MobileTracker noted last month that Cingular had been advertising this phone in a mailer to customers, though a launch date was unknown at the time. Features of the Siemens...

Z500a launches on Cingular

Dec 10 2004 - 02:50 PM ET | Cingular, Sony Ericsson
Cingular Wireless has finally launched the Sony Ericsson Z500a through corporate retail stores. MobileTracker has been expecting this launch for quite some time thanks to an advertising campaign featuring the phone that started back in October. The phone is not...

Sprint and Nextel enter merger talks

Dec 09 2004 - 04:26 PM ET | Cingular, Nextel, Rumor
Breaking news: According [paid subscription req.] to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint and Nextel have entered merger negotiations. The merger would treat the two companies as equals. Sprint is the nation's third largest carrier while Nextel is the fifth (but...

Cingular improves indoor coverage

Dec 08 2004 - 03:42 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has announced that the company is using smaller antennas located within shopping malls to improve reception. The new tech is being installed in two states, Missouri and Kansas, though it's possible it will move to other markets in the...

Cingular raises outlook, touts merger

Dec 01 2004 - 03:43 PM ET | Cingular, Verizon Wireless
Cingular Wireless today increased its earnings outlook because of its buyout of AT&T Wireless. The company now expects positive cash flow in 2005, a full year ahead of schedule. Lately the company has been full of announcements, just yesterday the...

Siemens S66 shipping from Cingular

Dec 01 2004 - 03:11 PM ET | Cingular, Siemens
As expected, Cingular has started to ship the Siemens S66. As of today Cingular is listing it for $249.99 with a 2-year contract. Features of the Siemens S66 include: * VGA camera with 5x zoom and video capture * Bluetooth/IR...

Cingular 3G plans announced

Nov 30 2004 - 05:02 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Data
Cingular today announced its 3G plans, an expected announcement after the AT&T Wireless takeover (Cingular now has ample spectrum for advanced data services). The UMTS/HSDPA third generation network will offer average data speeds between 400-700 kilobits per second (Kbps), and...

Siemens X66 coming to Cingular

Nov 27 2004 - 08:32 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless will soon launch the Siemens X66. The X66 (AKA SX66) was first thought to be launched by AT&T Wireless, but the device didn't ship before the merger. Features of the Siemens X66 include: * Windows Mobile OS *...

Siemens CT66 launched by Cingular

Nov 23 2004 - 10:12 PM ET | Cingular, Siemens
Cingular today launched the Siemens CT66 in most markets. The consumer level phone includes the following features: * 130 x 130 pixel 65K color display * Java 2.0 * Weight of only 85g (3oz) * Speakerphone Expect to pay $69.99...

Nokia 7610 Cingular soft launch in progress

Nov 23 2004 - 07:16 PM ET | Cingular
Update: The Nokia 7610 is now available in most locations. Amazon.com is selling the phone for just $299 after rebate. Cingular has started a soft launch of the Nokia 7610. Despite being shipped in most of the world back in...

Cingular to lay off 10% of workers

Nov 23 2004 - 02:25 PM ET | Cingular
The expected post-merger layoffs have been announced: 10% will be gone. Over the next 12-18 months the nation's largest wireless carrier will cut aproximately 7,000 jobs. Most of the losses will come from the administrative ranks. Customer service jobs should...

Motorola RAZR V3 for $369.99

Nov 22 2004 - 01:51 PM ET | Bargain, Cingular, Motorola
While the Motorola RAZR V3 may be on a lot of wish lists this Christmas, it isn't on a lot of budgets--the $499 price after contract puts it out of reach for most consumers (and that's the limited time, $100...

Motorola MPx220 for $199

Nov 21 2004 - 01:33 PM ET | Bargain, Cingular, Motorola
After starting sales of the Motorola MPx220 last week, Amazon.com has recently added a rebate to bring the price down to $199. This is the lowest price we have seen for the Windows Mobile powered smartphone. Features of the Motorola...

Cingular running mini film festival

Nov 18 2004 - 09:46 PM ET | Camera, Cingular
Following Nokia's heels, Cingular Wireless has put together a cellphone produced film festival. Cingular is running two versions, one for film students and one for non-film students. The prize for the winning entry in both categories is a Motorola V551...

Audiovox SMT5600 not carried by Cingular

Nov 15 2004 - 11:17 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Smartphone, UTStarcom (Audiovox)
Due to the merger shuffle, the newly announced Audiovox SMT5600 has found itself without a carrier (it was carried by AT&T Wireless, but did not migrate over to Cingular). The popular Windows Mobile powered smartphone just started shipping about a...

AT&T Wireless stores become Cingular stores

Nov 15 2004 - 12:17 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
Later this morning, AT&T Wireless corporate stores will open for the first time as Cingular Wireless branded stores. Staff at the stores worked doubletime over the weekend to make the changes. Many of the locations across the company sported covered...

Motorola V551 re-launched by Cingular

Nov 14 2004 - 05:58 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
Update: Amazon.com is selling the Motorola V551 for free after a mail in rebate and activation from Cingular... Cingular has once again listed the Motorola V551 on its website. The phone first appeared on Cingular.com along with the RAZR V3...

Cingular launches camphone postcard service

Nov 11 2004 - 03:40 PM ET | Camera, Cingular
Cingular today announced a service that lets customers turn pictures taken with mobile phones into post cards. This is similar to an offering announced by PictureTrail last month. Cingular's service is powered by FujiFilm: bq. Cingular customers can now use...

Motorola RAZR V3 back for sale

Nov 11 2004 - 10:17 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola
The trendy Motorola RAZR V3 is back for sale on Cingular.com. It appeared for a short time earlier this month and was said to be expected back on November 15th. It appears to be several days ahead of schedule. You...

Cingular-AT&T Wireless merger costs add up

Nov 05 2004 - 09:22 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
SBC, one half owner of Cingular Wireless, announced today that expenses related to integrating Cingular with AT&T Wireless will outweigh the savings until 2007. bq. In the filing, SBC says while some savings from the merger will appear this quarter,...

Cingular kicks off new ad campaign

Nov 02 2004 - 01:03 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular yesterday launched a new advertising campaign aimed to inform people of its AT&T Wireless buyout. As part of the campagin, Cingular has rebranded its website and tweaked the logo (an AT&T Wireless type blue shad has been added). Look...

Motorola V551 launched by Cingular

Nov 01 2004 - 11:36 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola
You can buy the Motorola V551 for FREE after rebate from Wirefly Cingular today adjusted its phone lineup and added the Motorola V551. The V551 is currently a Cingular exclusive, but is similar to other V series Motorola phones. Here...

RAZR V3 launches on Cingular

Nov 01 2004 - 11:12 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Update: Cingular pulled the phone shortly after this post. Look for it again on November 15th... As expected, Cingular Wireless has launched the Motorola RAZR V3. The super-thin flip phone is now listed on online sales for most markets. Expect...

NEC e232 preview

Oct 29 2004 - 04:59 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
Om Malik provides a preview of the upcoming NEC e232. It's an attempt by NEC to tap into the US consumer level mobile phone market. Features of the NEC e232 include: * Fitness applications(BMI index, calorie counting, max heart rate...

Sony Ericsson S710a on Cingular in December

Oct 28 2004 - 12:49 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular will launch the Sony Ericsson S710a in December, for $399. The S710a is the EDGE enabled US version of the S700 and will be a Cingular exclusive. Yesterday we linked to a review of the S700. Features of the...

Cingular / AT&T consumer FAQ

Oct 27 2004 - 01:13 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
We've heard from lots of AT&T Wireless customers that want to know what will happen to their phone/plan/service in the coming weeks. In case you missed it, Cingular's buyout of AT&T Wireless got approval from the FCC yesterday and the...

Sony Ericsson Z500A Cingular launch soon

Oct 26 2004 - 07:50 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor, Sony Ericsson
Update 12/10/04 The Sony Ericcson Z500a has been launched. Cingular's launch of the Sony Ericsson Z500A appears to be in the very near future. Besides being a prize in Cingular's $25,000 IM sweepstakes, the phone appears in a two-page spread...

FCC approves Cingular / AT&T Wireless approved

Oct 26 2004 - 01:57 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
As expected, the FCC today announced conditional approval of Cingular's $41 billion buyout of AT&T Wireless. Yesterday the Department Of Justice approved the deal, making the FCC the final hurdle. As of this morning the merger is complete, with Cingular...

DOJ approves Cingular / AT&T Wireless deal

Oct 25 2004 - 03:16 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
The US Department of Justice has just approved Cingular's $41 billion buyout of rival carrier AT&T Wireless. The FCC is expected to announce its approval of the deal later today or possibly tomorrow. The DOJ approval is hinged on Cingular...

Cingular / AT&T Wireless merger approval on Monday

Oct 24 2004 - 08:35 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, In The News
Sources close to the situation believe the FCC will announce approval for Cingular's $41 billion takeover of AT&T Wireless tomorrow. The vote has already taken place and the deal was approved with the expected concessions: bq. To satisfy the antitrust...

Cingular Q3 2004 earnings

Oct 20 2004 - 01:57 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular's third quarter 2004 earnings were announced today: Numbers are compared to the year ago quarter. * Revenue of $4.3 billion, up rose 4.9% * Operating income of $461 million, down 5.5% * 657,000 subscriber net gain, 25.7 million total...

Cingular starts $25K IM sweepstakes

Oct 19 2004 - 11:29 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular today kicked off a new sweepstakes aimed to start more users to use instant messaging functions. To enter just text the word IM from your Cingular mobile phone to short code 2274 ("CASH"). Then, each time you send or...

FCC approves AT&T Wireless buyout, source

Oct 14 2004 - 02:03 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
Reuters is reporting by way of an anonymous source that the FCC has approved Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless. Three of the five commissioners are said to have voted in favor of the deal, though with some divestitures in markets...

Cingular to ship Opera on 6620

Oct 06 2004 - 12:53 PM ET | Cingular, Data
Opera Software announced today that Cingular Wireless will include Opera Mobile on the memory card that ships with its Nokia 6620 smartphone (launched last month). Just yesterday we noted that Opera will begin to ship as the default browser for...

Powell backs Cingular / ATT Wireless merger

Oct 04 2004 - 03:08 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
FCC Chairman Michael Powell is in favor of Cingular's merger with AT&T Wireless according to sources that spoke with Reuters. The FCC is expected to make a decision on the $41 billion buyout in the next couple of weeks. Though...

Samsung e317 launched by Cingular

Oct 04 2004 - 12:20 AM ET | Cingular, Samsung
Cingular Wireless last week started a soft launch of the Samsung e317. Most markets should see the phone now, but many Western readers have noted that it is not yet available. This launch confirms rumors contained in MobileTracker's report on...

Motorola MPx220 launch near

Oct 03 2004 - 01:21 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Motorola, Rumor, Smartphone
Chatter concerning the Motorola MPx220 has become more detailed in the last few days. Some claim that stores already have the device in stock. AT&T Wireless has images of the phone residing on its server: # Large # Small The...

Nokia 6230 launched by Cingular

Oct 02 2004 - 12:40 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia
Cingular Wireless has launched the Nokia 6230 (announced nearly 1-year ago), a hotly anticipated handset that the company has advertised for months. Features of the 6230 include: * EDGE high-speed data * Bluetooth * 128x128 pixel 65,000 color TFT display...

Motorola V180 launched by Cingular

Sep 27 2004 - 02:38 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless today began selling the Motorola V180. The V180 has been launched by both T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless in the recent weeks. Cingular is selling the V180 for just $59.99, without a rebate. That's the lowest cost between the...

DoCoMo and Cingular to partner

Sep 23 2004 - 01:03 AM ET | 3G, Cingular, DoCoMo, Rumor
Reuters is reporting by way of Nihon Keizai that Japan based NTT DoCoMo will enter into a partnership with US based Cingular Wireless. The pact will help unify 3G cellphone technology. bq. The tie-up, under which DoCoMo and Cingular will...

Cingular launches software for vision-impaired users

Sep 16 2004 - 01:51 AM ET | Cingular
According to the AP, Cingular is set to launch software for the Nokia 6620 that will allow easier use by vision-impaired users. The application, which was created under a partnership wtih ScanSoft, is called TALKS. bq. Basic cell phone features...

Cingular / AT&T Wireless merger near FCC vote

Sep 15 2004 - 02:39 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
The Cingular buyout of AT&T Wireless is nearing a vote by the FCC, Reuters reports. The $41 billion cash deal should be voted on by the 5 commissioners within the next 2 weeks. The deal is expected to be approved....

Cingular to carry Motorola RAZR V3

Sep 03 2004 - 10:18 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Rumor
According to several reader tips, Cingular Wireless retail sales reps have been notified of a sales goal where they can be awarded a free Motorola RAZR V3. The RAZR V3 is of course the super-thin flip phone that turned heads...

Cingular launches Nokia 6620

Sep 02 2004 - 02:03 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia
Cingular Wireless has launched the Nokia 6620. The phone started shipping from AT&T Wireless early last month. The Nokia 6620 is quite similar to the Nokia 6600, but with EDGE high-speed data. Expect to pay $399.99 with contract, a full...

Wireless carrier donations

Aug 30 2004 - 01:25 PM ET | Cingular, Nextel
Both Cingular Wireless and Nextel today announced donations to the community. Cingular is giving $20,000 to the Red Cross to help victims of Hurrican Charley while Nextel will be giving a portion of sales from its NASCAR-themed accessories to Victory...

Cingular adds Nokia N-Gage QD

Aug 30 2004 - 01:08 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia
Cingular Wireless launched the Nokia N-Gage QD this past weekend. MobileTracker last week published a review of the device. Cingular's online price is $149.99, but a mail-in rebate brings the final price down to $99. T-Mobile USA should add the...

AT&T Wireless and Cingular MMS now jive

Aug 24 2004 - 07:58 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
AT&T Wireless and Cingular have updated their systems to allow picture messages work across the two carriers. While SMS messages typically have no problem going across carriers, MMS has been plagued with carrier interoperability. This move was made in part...

Motorola V600 recall update

Aug 23 2004 - 02:30 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Rumor
Earlier this month MobileTracker reported that Cingular was recalling some Motorola V600 handsets. A week before the recall was announced, Cingular dropped the V600 from its line up. The plot thickens when today RCR Wireless News says they asked Motorola...

Cingular over 25 million subscribers

Aug 20 2004 - 08:14 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless today announced that the company now boasts over 25 million subscribers. John Brooks III of Medfield, MA was officially named the 25 millionth customer which got him a free Motorola V220. Cingular Wireless stores in the Boston area...

Cingular launches Sony Ericsson T237

Aug 19 2004 - 12:56 AM ET | Cingular, Sony Ericsson
Besides launching the Motorola V220, Cingular also started selling the Sony Ericsson T237. This phone was added to replace the Sony Ericsson T226. It's an entry level handset with a 4,096 color screen and not a whole lot else. The...

Cingular launches Motorola V220

Aug 19 2004 - 12:47 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless has launched the Motorola V220. This launch confirms our report, coming out even a little sooner than we had thought. The phone is very similar to the Motorola V400, but is smaller and lighter. With a new activation,...

Cingular to swallow AT&T Wireless within months

Aug 13 2004 - 03:40 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
Cingular's $41 billion takeover of AT&T Wireless should go down within 2 months, much faster than originally projected. According to the report from TheDeal.com we can expect the FCC to give approval in October. bq. Sources said Cingular has been...

Deal watch: Motorola V600 for free

Aug 08 2004 - 03:14 PM ET | Bargain, Cingular, Motorola
In this week's Best Buy Sunday insert there is a deal to get a Motorola V400 for $129.99 and a Motorola V600 for $249.99. There is a $50 rebate on the V400, and a $250 rebate on the V600. However,...

Cingular adds Nokia 6010 and Siemens C61

Aug 08 2004 - 03:02 PM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Siemens
Cingular today launched the Nokia 6010 and Siemens C61. The two entry level GSM handsets are available now online. The Nokia 6010 is free (online only price) while the Siemens C61 is $29.99. Here's a little about both phones: Nokia...

Cingular recalling V600s

Aug 08 2004 - 02:18 PM ET | Cingular, Motorola
Cingular Wireless is recalling Motorola V600s, replacing them with a loaner Motorola V400 (nearly the same phone but without Bluetooth) for an unknown period of time. MobileTracker noted late last month that Cingular halted sales of the V600. Here are...

Cingular partners with Yahoo!

Aug 05 2004 - 01:28 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless and Yahoo! have joined forces to bring Yahoo! content and services to Cingular Wireless customers. Previously the two only shared very basic SMS to IM service. Here's what Cingular customers get: * Yahoo! Mail - Free email service,...

Cingular launches escape-a-date service

Aug 03 2004 - 02:51 PM ET | Cingular
Via a press release that reads like it came from the bizarro world, Cingular Wireless announced a service that can get you out of a bad date: bq. This new service allows you to schedule a "rescue" phone call at...

Cingular Q2 2004 results

Jul 22 2004 - 01:56 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has announced its second quarter financials for 2004: * Net subscriber additon of 428,000 to reach 25 million total * Revenue up 7.3 percent to $4.2 billion * Q2 operating income was $680 million, down 10.1% compared with $756...

Cingular simplifies bills

Jul 12 2004 - 11:49 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless has announced a simplified bill that it hopes will lure more customers. There are lots of changes, but the one we like the most is the simulated first bill: no more suprises about all the taxes and charges...

Cingular 3G coming sooner

Jun 22 2004 - 03:44 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular has decided to speed up its 3G rollout. The last information we had pegged 2006 as the likely time period for Cingular to turn on 3G, but the company said today that the rollout will begin in 2005. Also...

Cingular closes customer privacy hole

Jun 10 2004 - 02:36 PM ET | Cingular
Thanks to customer outcry, Cingular Wireless has ended a program [subscription] where customers could access their information more easily. Between June 8th and 10th, you could access any Cingular customer's account info by providing just their phone number and zip...

Cingular to test high-speed data

May 26 2004 - 12:09 PM ET | 3G, Cingular, Data
The Wall Street Journal is reporting [subscription] that Cingular Wireless will soon start testing a high-speed data service. Don't get too excited though, it isn't expected to become commercial until 2006. bq. Cingular will use so-called UMTS technology for its...

Cingular, T-Mobile USA to end shared network

May 25 2004 - 01:13 PM ET | Cingular, T-Mobile
As expected, Cingular Wireless and T-Mobile USA have agreed to end a network sharing partnership. We first noted this on May 18th, but the news officially came out today. The agreement to end the partnership hinges on Cingular's takeover of...

AT&T may partner with Sprint for cell service

May 18 2004 - 12:24 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Rumor, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today [subscription] that AT&T is expected to announce a partnership with Sprint to offer wireless service to AT&T customers. The announcement should come this week, but won't take effect for a while: bq. The...

Cingular turning on EDGE network

Apr 23 2004 - 10:00 AM ET | Cingular, Data
Cingular announced the launch of EDGE high-speed data service in South Florida. There is no definition of what is South Florida, an area that has spotty GSM coverage at best. bq. Cingular data customers need obtain an EDGE-enabled device, such...

Cingular increases subscribers, revenue

Apr 20 2004 - 02:40 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular had a much better first quarter than AT&T Wireless: * 554,000 net new customers making for a total of 24.6 million * Cingular's nationwide GSM/GPRS network overlay on track to achieve 100 percent network coverage in next 90 days...

Cingular intros new "media" data packages

Apr 13 2004 - 10:22 PM ET | Cingular, Data
RCR Wireless News is reporting that Cingular Wireless has introduced a new line of data packages. The Media Basic package, which costs $8 per month, includes: * 250 text messages * 50 multimedia messages * 1 megabyte of data transmission...

Cingular closes on NextWave's PCS licenses

Apr 12 2004 - 10:49 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular today announced that it has completed the purchase of NextWave's 34 PCS licenses. The deal was worth $1.4 billion in cashh, which was what we reported back in August 2004 when the rumors were flying. The spectrum covers about...

Did Cingular activate EDGE?

Mar 09 2004 - 01:28 PM ET | Cingular
WiFi Networking News has a report on users getting faster speeds on Cingular's GPRS network. Speeds that should only be possible on an EDGE network. Currently, AT&T Wireless is the only nationwide EDGE provider. bq. "Cingulars CTO told me last...

Cingular ships BlackBerry 7280 / 6280

Feb 25 2004 - 07:46 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular announced that it is carrying Research In Motion's BlackBerry 7280 and 6280 mobile devices. We mentioned the BlackBerry 7280 in October 2003. It sports a color display, which sets it apart from most other RIM devices. The 6280 is...

Cingular snatched AT&T Wireless from Vodafone

Feb 18 2004 - 10:39 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Vodafone
The NY Times is running a fantastic [free reg required] piece on yesterday's drama: bq. "One of the most frantic takeover battles in recent times ended in the early hours of yesterday morning as a legion of bankers and lawyers...

Vodafone plays hardball, ups offer

Feb 17 2004 - 12:51 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Vodafone
Vodafone is using its muscle in the wireless sector, by once again upping its offer for AT&T Wireless. The offer has gone from $35 to $38 to a now leading $39.4 billion. Cingular is sticking with its $38 billion all...

AT&T Wireless bid war underway [updated]

Feb 16 2004 - 12:40 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Vodafone
A bidding war for US carrier AT&T Wireless is underway according to the Wall Street Journal. Cingular and Vodafone both bid on the #3 carrier before the Feb. 13th deadline. Over the weekend both companies increased their bids. Reports currently...

Vodafone under pressure to disclose bid [updated]

Feb 15 2004 - 11:41 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Vodafone
Vodafone is expected to come under heat to disclose if it bid on AT&T Wireless last week. Cingular is said to have put in an all cash offer between $31.9 and $35 billion . If Vodafone did put in an...

Exclusive: AT&T Wireless buyout summary

Feb 11 2004 - 11:32 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, DoCoMo, T-Mobile, Vodafone
Update: AT&T Wireless has been bought by Cingular for $41 billion. By this Friday, all offers for AT&T Wireless must be made. There have been a ton of reports on who's doing what, so we've compiled the best from the...

Report: AT&T Wireless sale reaches critical mass

Jan 23 2004 - 06:57 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, DoCoMo, Nextel, Rumor, T-Mobile, Vodafone
Nearly every news outlet is reporting at least something about AT&T Wireless being on the market. To sum things up, we've compiled pieces from all of the reports we have heard thus far. nearly everyone but Verizon Wireless is interested....

Cingular releases Q4 figures, subscribers up

Jan 21 2004 - 07:42 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless today announced its Q4 / Full year results, and the numbers look quite good. You've heard reports that Cingular wants to buy out AT&T Wireless, and it appears today they have the means: * Added 642,000 subscribers in...

Cingular / DoCoMo / Vodafone talk AT&T Wireless

Jan 20 2004 - 10:19 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Vodafone
According to a Reuters report, Cingular has made an official bid to buy out AT&T Wireless. Stock of AT&T Wireless (AWE) is jumping on the news. The bid is for $11 per share. Yet another story says Euro carrier Vodafone...

Cingular to carry Motorola V400

Jan 16 2004 - 11:46 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular has announced that it will carry the Motorola V400. A camera phone in the same series as the V300 and V600, the Motorola V400 will sell for a low $150. It was slated to start shipping before the Holidays,...

Cingular in talks with AT&T Wireless

Jan 13 2004 - 11:08 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
We've touched on the Cingular / AT&T Wireless merger rumor before, but it now seems to be moving past the rumor stage. According to the piece by the Wall Street Journal, the two companies are in active talks. AT&T Wireless...

AT&T Wireless stock jumps on merger rumor

Dec 23 2003 - 11:32 AM ET | AT&T Wireless, Cingular
Investors pushed AT&T Wireless [AWE] up more than 5% in the first 2 hours of trading today thanks to a rumor about a possible merger with Cingular. We first reported on this rumor back in November. The idea of an...

Cingular using NCAA Basketball fans can feedback

Dec 22 2003 - 11:58 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless has announced that during select regular season NCAA Basketball games, its users will be able to send their opinions to the CBS announcers. The program is being called, "Cingular Fan in the Stands" and will include a lot...

Cell phones top Christmas lists for teens

Dec 18 2003 - 03:17 PM ET | Cingular
According to a survey commissioned by Cingular Wireless, cellular phones top electronic gift lists for teens. This is pretty telling as it puts wireless phones above DVD players and video game systems. Another surprising statistic is that the cool factor...

Cingular ports first customer in major PR stunt

Nov 23 2003 - 11:22 PM ET | Cingular, Number portability
Cingular Wireless sent out a press release stating that it has ported its first customer--boxing champion Felix "Tito" Trinidad. Trinidad lives in Puerto Rico, so he was able to transfer at 11PM ET on November 23rd, an hour before anyone...

Rumor: Cingular looking to buyout major carrier

Nov 21 2003 - 02:57 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
Cingular Wireless is reportedly looking to aquire a major GSM competitor in the US. The other nationwide GSM wireless carriers are AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile USA. Either one of these would be huge deals. The deal is supposed to go...

Kodak and Cingular team up for cam phone prints

Nov 12 2003 - 01:52 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless has teamed up with photo mega-co Eastman Kodak to provide printing services for its customers with camera phones. "Under the pact, Cingular Wireless customers will be able to transfer pictures taken with a camera phone onto Kodak's new...

Cingular announces AIM/ICQ

Nov 11 2003 - 11:58 AM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless has announced a re-buffed partnership with AOL. Customers can now have full access to their AIM/ICQ buddy lists and have real time conversations from their phones. Starting this month the service will be available for IM ready phones,...

Cingular launches LG's first GSM phones

Nov 09 2003 - 12:38 PM ET | Cingular, LG Mobile Phone
Cingular Wireless has announced that it has launched 2 new LG phones that use the GSM standard. Most of the phones from the manufacturer use the CDMA standard which is used by Verizon Wireless. The G4010 is designed with cost...

Treo 600 available on Cingular

Nov 03 2003 - 08:07 AM ET | Cingular, Handspring, Smartphone
The Treo 600 is now shipping from Cingular. There was some talk about a delay with the GSM model of the Treo 600, but those rumors seem to have flamed out. The smartphone costs $499 and is available today. Note:...

Cingular/RIM show off color BlackBerry 7280

Oct 24 2003 - 12:46 PM ET | Cingular, Research In Motion
Cingular Wireless and Research In Motion showed off the BlackBerry 7280 at CTIA. besides having a color screen, the big feature is the addition of GSM 850, which allows it to work on Cingular's growing GSM network. The launch date...

Cingular reports huge customer growth

Oct 22 2003 - 06:00 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless had a great quarter... Posted higher than expected earnings on a lot more customers than it had expected. The company added 745,000 new customers during the quarter, which helps strengthen its postion as the # 2 wireless carrier...

Cingular launches MMS

Oct 11 2003 - 07:14 PM ET | Cingular
Cingular Wireless has launched MMS service for its customers with supported phones (most modern GSM models). The company states that the new service will allow its customers to, "shoot and add photos, text, graphics, music, video and voice to send...

Cingular GSM dead in water

Sep 28 2003 - 08:58 AM ET | Cingular
Sashdot is reporting with others that the Cingular GSM network is having major problems (AKA there is no service for many parts of the country). If you are a Cingular subscriber and have a GSM phone, let us know what...

Cingular has an enemy

Sep 24 2003 - 01:37 PM ET | Cingular
MobileTracker reader Philip Ibbitson sent in a photo he recently captured while driving. The car in front of him had (in quite large type), "Cingular Wireless Sucks" painted onto its rear. There wasn't any explanation, but it made for...

Cingular + AOL bed

Sep 16 2003 - 10:21 PM ET | Cingular, SMS
Cingular has announced that it has partnered with AOL to provide AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) on its mobile phones. The service should be completely integrated by the end of the year. Although there are similar partnerships with other carriers, Cingular...

Cingular FastForward's to landlines

Sep 09 2003 - 01:31 PM ET | Accessories, Cingular
Cingular introduced a new device today dubbed FastForward that lets you forward your wireless calls to a landline without having to mess with phone options. It's basically a charging cradle, but it has some brains to it--when your phone is...

Official comments on NextWave deal [updated]

Aug 04 2003 - 11:45 AM ET | Cingular
Last week we noted that Cingular looks like it wants to take over NextWave's 34 spectrum licenses. Well, Cingular has commented: bq. "A definitive agreement has not been reached and there can be no assurance that an agreement will be...

Cingular introduces next-generation ringtones

Aug 04 2003 - 11:42 AM ET | Cingular, Ringtones
Cingular is all excited about offering so called "Super Tones" which are nothing more than pre-recorded bits of audio. Not polyphonic, real bits of music/voice. Websites have been selling these tones for a while, so it's not clear what the...

NextWave License Deal Would Be Big Boost For Cingular

Jul 31 2003 - 11:33 PM ET | Cingular, Rumor
Cingular is going shopping--according to unnamed sources the company is working on a deal with Nextwave. As with most rumors, neither company has confirmed the reports. If Cingular should prevail in its rumored deal to purchase 34 licenses from bankrupt...

Cingular Launches EDGE Network

Jun 30 2003 - 02:35 PM ET | Cingular, Data
Cingular has launched the world's first EDGE network, oddly enough in Indianapolis Indiana. EDGE stands for Enhanced Datarate for Global Evolution and is a software tweak to GPRS . Data speeds peak out at 170 kilobits per second and average...

Cingular Starts With Siemens S56

Jun 05 2003 - 11:23 AM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Cingular, Siemens
Cingular has announced the immediate availability of the Siemens S56 mobile phone on its network. This makes Cingular the first carrier to offer the S56 in North America. The dual band GSM handset boasts a full-color display, e-mail, an integrated...

Cingular Site Hacked

May 30 2003 - 12:31 PM ET | Cingular
Wired is reporting that Adrian Lamo hacked into Cingular's insurance claims website. Mr. Lamo (a rather high-profile hacker) stated that he could have pulled personal data on millions of customers, but he didn't feel the need. For 14 year old...

Yahoo! IM Coming To Cingular

May 30 2003 - 12:10 PM ET | Cingular, SMS
According to C|NET, Yahoo! IM is coming Cingular subscribers. The service allows customers to chat with parties on a PC (Mobile-to-PC). With services such as SMS, communication is only mobile-to-mobile....