has made a number of announcements, for both its wireless network and devices offered through it. The carrier has expanded its wireless-based home phone service into more markets, rolled its 4G LTE coverage into more areas, and has become the exclusive US carrier of the Kickstarter-funded Pebble smartwatch
The company's Wireless Home Phone and Internet
service, launched over the summer and provides a landline connection as well as acting as a Wi-Fi hotspot, will be going live in new areas, reports The Verge
. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont will be able to get hold of and use the units, which costs $200 on its own or free on a two-year contract, with a monthly cost of between $20 for unlimited voice calls and $60 for 10GB of included data.
Its 4G LTE network
is still being rolled out across the country, adding Marysville, CA; Statesboro, GA; Joplin, MO; Carson City, NV; Portsmouth, OH; East Stroudsburg, PA; San Angelo, TX; and Bellingham, WA. This brings AT&T to a total of over 400 markets for 4G LTE availability.
The Pebble smartwatch
, a device with an e-paper display that synchronizes with a smartphone over Bluetooth, will be heading to a few of the carrier's retail stores and its website beginning September 27th, with broader availability expected in October. It will be on sale for $150, the same price as it is available for in Best Buy
. It is unclear what exactly prompted this action, but it will give AT&T customers a choice of smartwatch between the Pebble and the Samsung Galaxy Gear