AT&T and the Samsung Galaxy S8 – Celebrating Firsts in Entertainment, Speed and Security

April 21, 2017
By Jeff Howard

I still remember my first cell phone. It did not fit in my pocket. The service was spotty and only a select few people had my number. Those calls were expensive. Back then, there weren’t large screens or apps, and there wasn’t unlimited data for your entertainment on fast LTE data networks.

Fast forward to today. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now in our stores, in your hands and on the network. While it does fit in your pocket, good luck putting this phone away! It‘s stunning to look at and fun to use. Make sure to check out all your options to complement your S8 experience like the Samsung Tab E tablet and Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch.

With this new smartphone comes many firsts, including the world’s first Infinity Screen. The edge-to-edge design creates a true entertainment experience showcasing our outstanding entertainment options such as DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW - and it’s data free.1

Bixby Vision2 is another first transforming your camera into a tour guide by identifying landmarks and translating foreign languages. It can also become your shopping assistant in identifying purchase options and pricing for an identified product.

Also, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are among the first devices able to take advantage of faster wireless speeds on the AT&T 5G Evolution network. We plan to make the network available in parts of Austin and Indianapolis soon.

These are also some of the first smartphones to arrive with the AT&T Call Protect3 App already available. Just log into the app and known fraud numbers are automatically blocked reducing your chances of becoming a victim of phone fraud or scams. You’ll get screen alerts for suspected spam calls like telemarketers, politicians, debt collectors, and more – and you can decide whether to answer that call. 

It’s your turn to be the first. Get online at att.com/galaxys8 or att.com/galaxys8plus or head to your closest AT&T store.    

1 Data Free Streaming:  Req’s active AT&T postpaid data svc on elig. device. Use subject to wireless service terms; streaming may not work at reduced speeds. Offer, functions & programming subj. to change & may be discontinued w/o notice at any time.

2 Bixby vision features may require internet connection and incur data usage.

3AT&T Call Protect: Available to AT&T consumer and business (except Government) postpaid wireless customers with iPhone 6 and above or Android smartphones that are eligible for AT&T HD Voice. Smartphones sold by other carriers or direct from device manufacturers may not be eligible for AT&T HD Voice. For information about AT&T HD Voice, visit att.com/hdvoice.  For complete terms and conditions, visit www.att.com/callprotectterms.

Jeff Howard - Vice President, Mobile Device Portfolio, AT&T Mobility

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