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Take Your Favorite Shows With You And Level Up With AT&T

November 29th, 2016 by Christen

Disclosure:  The following content has been sponsored by AT&T, however all images and experiences shared are my own.


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AT&T is changing the game with it’s new DirecTV Now internet TV streaming service!  Get ready to watch your favorite shows on your terms.   Monday night in NYC, executives, media, influencers and celebs including Reece Witherspoon and Terry Crews filled Venue 57 to get a taste of what the future of streaming entertainment looks and sounds like, powered by AT&T.


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Look out Hulu and Sling TV, bringing the heat to the competition, DirecTV Now streaming launches Wednesday, November 30th on iPhone, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Mac/PC and the best part – with AT&T you can stream your favorite shows on any of your mobile devices DATA FREE!


DirecTV Now Devices

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Android mobile devices and tablets

iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

Chromecast (Android at launch; iOS in 2017)

Google Cast-enabled LeEco ecotvs and VIZIO SmartCast Displays

Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari web browsers

(Roku devices, Amazon Fire tablets and Samsung Smart TV support in 2017.)

DirecTV Now


DirecTV Now powered by AT&T lets customers stream live programming without using up data on smartphones, tablets and PCs – no cable box, contracts or commitments required.  With subscription options to suit anyone’s needs, you can sign up for the “Live a Little” package, where you can watch over 60 channels for just $35 a month, or opt for the top of the line “Gotta Have It” streaming options with over 120 channels including MTV, E!, BET, Bravo and more! Want HBO or Cinemax? For just $5 more/month you can add each to any package for a more robust entertainment experience.


Available Packages

Live a Little – $35 / month (60+ channels)

Just Right – $50 / month (80+ channels)

Go Big – $60 / month (100+ channels)

Gotta Have it – $70 / month (120+ channels)

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Want to get a jump on what’s new in entertainment?  AT&T offers a free 7-day trial for new customers and new customers are eligible  for more freebies than ever before.  Score an entire year of DirecTV Now with the purchase of select 2016 LeEco tvs.  If you’re ready to Level Up your entertainment, you can order one month of prepaid access to DirecTV Now and receive a free Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, and customers who pay for three months up front will get an Apple TV FOR FREE!


Watching my favorite shows while on the go, just got a whole lot easier.  Want to learn more? Discover the endless possibilities of #MoreTVFreedom on the go, powered by AT&T at


How I’m Using My Journey In Technology To Honor Trailblazers And Create A Legacy For The Future

February 1st, 2016 by Christen


In honor of the African-American trailblazers who help shape American history, AT&T celebrates the people, movements and tools empowering positive change. Black History Month is a lot more than 28 days recognizing our history, it’s also a time where we identify how our history has shaped us into who we are today.  Over the years, I’ve found inspiration from many African-American leaders and trailblazers in the community and technology fields.  One innovator that I truly identify with is Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. at MIT.


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Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson used her knowledge of physics to foster advances in telecommunications research while working at Bell Laboratories. Dr. Jackson conducted breakthrough basic scientific research that enabled others to invent the portable fax, touch tone telephone, solar cells, fiber optic cables, and the technology behind caller ID and call waiting.

Before women in stem was a huge initiative, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson was making strides in the industry which has made it easier for many women like me to explore interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  Because of her efforts, I’ve been able to create moments that matter teaching future entrepreneurs at Michigan State University and conferences around the country.


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“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”Michelle Obama


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Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to partner with my alma mater Michigan State University and the Spartan Innovations Entrepreneurial program.  My commitment to the program included speaking to over 100 students of all colors, ages and backgrounds to share my journey in the technology space.  In addition to sharing my journey, I had the pleasure to advise many of them on their entrepreneurial and innovation path.  As a former low-income and high-risk student, it meant the world to me to speak with students who may have a similar education route as I did. Moments like these don’t just matter, but they shape the way you view influence and creating a legacy for others.  Becoming an advocate for Stem and entrepreneurial education is just the beginning to creating a legacy of my own.


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How are you celebrating Black History Month and making your mark?  What historical trailblazers inspire you to create moments that matter of your own?  Discover more historical moments and leaders on

Create The Work/Life Balance You Want With The New BlackBerry Priv From AT&T

December 18th, 2015 by Christen


Disclosure: This promotional article and giveaway has been sponsored in the form of monetary or product compensation, however all opinions & experiences shared are my own.


Creating a work/life balance may sometimes feel like a never ending challenge that you’ll never achieve.  From putting in extra work hours answering late emails, to discovering new ways to make time for family dinners, holiday functions and more – lately I feel like I need the ultimate life hack just to accomplish it all! Luckily the good folks at AT&T thought I should try out the new BlackBerry Priv to get a leg up on work and life…and it’s made a huge difference in the way that I work, live and play!


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As a small business owner, consultant, freelance writer and more, my hustle isn’t limited to 9-5 business hours and I need a super smartphone that can keep up with me.  The BlackBerry Priv boasts a colossal 22.5 hours of battery life, it’s equipped with an Android ecosystem with access to over 1 million apps and with BlackBerry Hub I can manage all my emails, texts, BBM messages, phone calls, social media, calendars and more in one place.  I’d love to say that I can do it all, but in reality, that’s just not true.  There are times I feel overwhelmed feel like in order to keep up with everything, I have to be connected at all times – then there are times, where I just have to grab some coffee, put on some trap music and HANDLE IT. When it comes maintaining my balance of making my work life work for me, my BlackBerry Priv helps me get it done.


BlackBerry Priv



My life, (like yours) is filled with highs, lows and lots and lots of multitasking.  From sharing personal moments with family on Facebook to snapping photos of my favorite style accessories on Instagram my BlackBerry Priv helps me navigate through life on and offline.  You may think the BlackBerry Priv is simply a business smartphone, but with an 18MP Fast Focus camera, 4K video and live filters, it’s a unlimited smartphone for all the social sharing you want.  Personally, I love oversharing candid confessions on Snapchat and even sharing live videos on Periscope can be considered one my beloved pastimes.   One of my favorite features is the SmartSlide BlackBerry keyboard, not only is it a familiar keyboard that BlackBerry users know and love, but it takes the user experience further with a responsive touch that helps me scroll web pages, flick to type and more.


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When you love technology as much as I do, you come to terms with going against the grain and setting the trend. I’ve always been kind of a rebel when it comes to technology and I love the ability of standing out among the sea of smartphone users.  Since using the the BlackBerry Priv, I’ve gotten a few compliments and even questions about using the keyboard, BBM app and more.  From excellent visual quality to the reliable BlackBerry security and privacy that you know and love – if you haven’t taken a look at the new AT&T BlackBerry Priv for work and play, you should (you won’t regret it!)

For more information on the BlackBerry Priv and to discover how to create the work/life balance that you want visit

Share The Best Gifts This Year With @ATT [GIVEAWAY] #ATTGiftSweeps #Spon

December 3rd, 2015 by Christen

Disclosure: This promotional article and giveaway has been sponsored in the form of monetary or product compensation, however all opinions & experiences shared are my own.

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When was the last time you’ve truly received a gift you loved for the holidays?  Some gifts these days are 50% well-thought and others are 50% re-gifted efforts.  I’ve received my fair share of gifts for years, and there’s no better gift to share or re-gift than a gift card!  I mean, I’ve traded off gift cards as stocking stuffers, holiday card stuffers – you name it!  But what if you found a gift that everyone would want – no re-gifting necessary?


I’m so excited to be partnering with AT&T this holiday season to celebrate AT&T’s 12 Days of Giving!  The 12 Days of Giving promotion is all about showing off the best holiday gifts for 2015. Starting Cyber MondayNovember 30th through December 11th, the AT&T’s 12 Days of Giving promotion will highlight a different product perfect for anyone on your gift list.  Each daily gift will be specially priced (and if you keep reading, you’ll even have a chance to win one for yourself or anyone on your gift list below!)


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One of the top gifts on everyone’s wish list this year is a tablet!  The Microsoft Surface 3 one of my favorite tablets for work and play while on the go. Powered by AT&T, the Microsoft Surface 3 is the most compact member of the Surface family and is the equivalent of a desktop computer, you can hold in one hand.  It offers the best performance of a tablet, like downloading movies and gaming but it also outperforms other tablets offering a full USB port, Micro SD card reader and the ability to run full versions of iTunes, Photoshop and other Windows desktop software.


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From Entrepreneurs to students, the Microsoft Surface 3 makes a great gift for practically anyone!   Why not replace the family desktop at home and empower the loved one in your life with productivity on the go with a Microsoft Surface 3.  Why not give a gift or get a gift that you too will love?  I’ve partnered with AT&T to gift one lucky reader with a Microsoft Surface 3 ($599 value) – just like mine!  


To enter simply follow these 3 easy steps: 

1. Follow @DivasandDorks & @ATT on Twitter and spread the #ATTGiftSweeps giveaway!

2.  Follow @DivasandDorks & @ATT on Facebook and spread the #ATTGiftSweeps giveaway!

3.  Follow @DivasandDorks & @ATT on Instagram and spread the #ATTGiftSweeps giveaway!



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A winner will be randomly selected and notified on December 14th 2015.

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Want to win more awesome gifts this season?  AT&T is hosting the #ATTGiftSweeps Holiday sweepstakes –  a 12 days daily sweepstakes running between December 1st and 12th. Entrants will have a chance to win daily prizes that include fitness wearables, smartphones, tablets and accessories. You can learn how to enter at

Texting While Driving Is Wack, It’s Deadly And IT CAN WAIT! @ATT #Tag5ToSave5 #ItCanWait

September 18th, 2015 by Christen

Before you get ready to check out for the weekend, stop and think – What if the next few seconds you spend on social media could save a life?


The It Can Wait program has celebrated September 19th as an annual Day of Action urging drivers across the country to take the pledgeThis Saturday, and in honor of the Fifth Year Anniversary of the It Can Wait program, it’s our responsibility to help spread the word and encourage readers to keep eyes on the road, not on your phones!



What if the next few seconds you spend on social media could save a life?  New research from AT&T shows how we can influence our closest contacts. And tagging these people on social may be the perfect way to get their attention. While many of us have hundreds of smartphone contacts, 2-in-3 people have almost all or most of their smartphone communications with just 5 people. The research also showed that people and their “top 5” have a lot of influence over each other.

More than 9-in-10 respondents believe it’s dangerous for drivers to send and receive smartphone communications from behind the wheel.

The research shows they’re missing a real opportunity to help keep their “top 5” safe:

  • More than 8-in-10 said they would likely stop or reduce their smartphone use while driving if one or more of their “top 5” contacts asked them to;
  • More than 7-in-10 said they would likely download an app to reduce their smartphone use behind the wheel if one or more of their “top 5” asked;
  • Nearly 85% of people would be likely to stop sending smartphone communications to their “top 5” when they know they’re driving … if only their “top 5” would ask!


“It Can Wait” To Battle The 100 Most Deadliest Days Of The Year


So how can you spread the word this weekend?  Tag your “top 5,” whether it’s a best friend or co-worker, in a social post encouraging them to keep their eyes on the road, not on their phone. It takes just a few seconds, but #Tag5toSave5 could literally save lives! This quick post could make a big difference in the lives of your favorite people! Share the following tweet and tag your friends online as a friendly reminder about texting while on the road now!


No post, glance, email, search or text is worth a life … It Can Wait. #Tag5ToSave5 #ItCanWait


I’m proud to be a long time supporter and blogger ambassador of the “It Can Wait” program.  Sure technology makes life easier, but using tech and gadgets from behind the wheel could be costly.  It’s your responsibility to keep your friends, family and top 5 safe!  Let’s spread the word this weekend and continue to encourage those around us to keep safe behind the wheel and remember, when it comes to texting while driving…It Can Wait!



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FINALLY! An @ATT Wireless And TV Deal That Customers Will LOVE!

August 3rd, 2015 by Christen

With many wireless companies offering wireless, internet and tv services, it was only a matter of time for one to step up and start offering major deals with customers taking advantages of all services available. Just two weeks after AT&T acquired DIRECTV, AT&T pioneers an unprecedented offer in tv and wireless that’ll make customers very happy, very soon!

Discover the details on the latest AT&T wireless and tv deal below…


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Beginning August 10, AT&T will deliver the first-ever nationwide package of TV and wireless services – all from a single provider on one bill and special discounts. The offer includes HD and DVR service for up to four TV receivers (DIRECTV or U-verse where it’s available), unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines, and 10GB of shareable wireless data – all for $200* per month, an annual savings of $600 or more in the first 12 months.
Additionally as part of the launch on August 10, new DIRECTV subscribers will have immediate access to programming on their mobile devices via a walk out and watch TV experience. Customers can view DIRECTV using the DIRECTV app on their compatible mobile devices after leaving the store – before TV service is installed in their home. AT&T sales representatives will help customers set up the app on their wireless device in the store.

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Learn more about the All-in-One offer at  Learn how AT&T is changing the future of television at

AT&T is the only single provider revolutionizing the way customers view their home and mobile entertainment experience.  Now that they’re delivering nationwide TV and wireless services with one point of contact for customer care on a single monthly bill and selling DIRECTV in more than 2,000 AT&T retail stores nationwide. What’s next?

What would you like to see from your wireless providers? More mergers and savings deals like this? Share what you want to see from your wireless provider in the comments section below!

AT&T + ENJOY Has Partnered To Deliver A New Way To Buy, Set Up And Explore Your Smartphone And Gadgets

June 11th, 2015 by Christen

If you’ve gifted mom, dad or a recent grad with a smartphone or tablet and struggled as a tutor while setting up wifi, email, social media accounts and more – AT&T and ENJOY has now made your life a whole lot easier!


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AT&T now provides free hand-delivery and in-person support service through a partnership with ENJOY, the startup launched by ex-Apple exec Ron Johnson., provides a personal commerce platform, built to revolutionize the way people buy and enjoy the world’s best technology products. Customers can select from a small assortment of items including notebooks, drones, Sonos systems, Xbox One consoles, pedal-assisted bikes and GoPro cameras, and have them delivered and demonstrated by highly-trained staff at no extra cost.


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Last week, I got the opportunity to participate in the ENJOY delivery experience first-hand.  Upon, purchasing an eligible product on (in this case, it was the Samsung Galaxy S6) – you then receive an email to schedule delivery to your home, office or local coffee shop. At your scheduled meeting time, an Expert will help you unbox your phone, give you a guided tour of the device, and show you software features. If you’re interested, the Expert can suggest apps that are relevant to your interests or help connect your smartphone to other devices you own.

(ENJOY appointments last about an hour so it’s best to come prepared with any and all questions you have about your new device.)




During my experience with my ENJOY expert – Gio, I had plenty of questions regarding photo editing apps, using the cameral in manual mode and even using the cool virtual shot, slow motion and animated gif camera features.  Gio was very knowledgeable about the S6 and provided great suggestions, tips and tricks to use to make the most out of my user experience.


ENJOY appointments aren’t just for new buyers either, consumers can also purchase the personal support service separately for already-owned items (no matter the wireless carrier) for only $99.  There are even options to gift an ENJOY appointment to mom, dad a recent grad or grandma that could use a little help getting the most out of what they already own. Like ENJOY, AT&T’s offer for the free ENJOY delivery service is only available to customers in New York City and the San Francisco Bay area for now, with plans to expand the service in the future.


I’m looking forward to the ENJOY service expanding to other cities, and and gifting an appointment to few family members (ahem, my dad and grandmother) very soon.  How do you get through getting acclimated to a new device? Could you or anyone you know benefit from ENJOY? Share your thoughts below.


Take The @ATT Pledge Against Texting While Driving (#ItCanWait Winner Announced!)

May 27th, 2015 by Christen

Remember last week when we shared the startling news of the ridiculous things smartphone users are doing behind the wheel?  New research from AT&T shows nearly 4-in-10 smartphone users tap into social media, video chats and more while driving on the road!  That’s not all that users are doing from behind the wheel.  AT&T has put together an infographic detailing some of the craziest things that users have admitted to doing behind the wheel.  How many of these distracted driving moments can you admit to?




In order to join the fight against distracted driving, I’ve become dedicated to spreading the word about the dangers of texting, snapping selfies, checking Facebook and Twitter from behind the wheel – No smartphone distraction is worth a terrible accident, or worse – losing a life. has teamed up with AT&T to help spread the #ItCanWait message against distracted driving and give away an amazing prize pack which includes a Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, selfie stick, Beats By Dre Pill and more (EST value: $1000).  We had close over 500 entries for the contest with many readers sharing their pledge against distracted driving on Twitter and Instagram – but there can be only one winner…

The winner is….

Brittany W.


Stay tuned of more awesome giveaways and help spread the message that when it comes to using your smartphone while on the road, “No text, tweet or video is worth a life” – It Can Wait!
This sponsored post & giveaway is brought to you by AT&T – It Can Wait and Distracted Driving.

Tweeting + Texting Behind The Wheel? #ItCanWait + @ATT Giveaway

May 19th, 2015 by Christen

If you’ve been reading for a few years, then you know how year after year – AT&T has been leading the change to educate and advocate against the dangers of distracted driving.  As a matter of fact, AT&T has invested thousand of man hours and dollars in programming events, research and even partnering with Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile to spread the message that when it comes to multitasking while behind the wheel – It Can Wait.

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AT&T has expanded the It Can Wait campaign from a focus on texting while driving to include major smartphone driving distractions like tweeting, snapping selfies and checking email from behind the wheel.


[Must Read: “It Can Wait” Battles The Most Deadliest Days Of The Year]


New research from AT&T shows nearly 4-in-10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving. Almost 3-in-10 surf the net, and surprisingly, 1-in-10 video chat.  7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. While texting and emailing are still on the top of the list for distracted driving activities but now Facebook tops the list, with more than 25% of those surveyed admitted to using the app while driving.



AT&T is using the survey findings to help drive awareness of the dangers of smartphone use behind the wheel, and to encourage life-saving behavior change. AT&T’s  working with social platforms and will launch a nationwide virtual reality tour this summer to show smartphone users that there’s no such thing as safe driving while using a smartphone. Twitter has even jumped on board with AT&T to share messages about the dangers of smartphone use behind the wheel.

Samsung, Bose and Google will support the immersive tour experience, which will be delivered through Samsung Gear VR, with premium sound from Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. Google Cardboard will make it possible for people to use their own smartphones to see the 3D virtual reality program.

Since 2010 the “It Can Wait” program has helped drive awareness of the dangers of texting while driving and has inspired more than 6.5 million pledges not to text and drive.



[Must Read: Take The Pledge #ITCANWAIT]


This next chapter in the fight against distracted driving is dedicated to spreading the word about the dangers of texting, snapping selfies, checking Facebook and Twitter from behind the wheel – No smartphone distraction is worth a terrible accident, or worse – losing a life.

To help spread awareness about the new leaders of distracted driving, has teamed up with AT&T to give away an amazing It Can Wait prize pack which includes a Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, selfie stick, Beats By Dre Pill and more (EST value: $1000).  Enter for your chance to win below and help spread the message that when it comes to using your smartphone while on the road, “No ___  is worth a life”It Can Wait!

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This sponsored post & giveaway is brought to you by AT&T – It Can Wait and Distracted Driving.

New @NokiaUS Lumia 830 And @HTC One Windows Powered Smartphones Arrive At @ATT

November 3rd, 2014 by Christen


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AT&T currently offers the largest and most advanced portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 devices – all connected to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,6 covering more than 300 million Americans. Today AT&T announced two new Windows – powered smartphones (one exclusively) available at AT&T stores nationwide and  If you love the Windows operating system and looking for a new smartphone for as little $0 down on the AT&T Next Plan check out the new Windows powered Nokia Lumia 830 and HTC One (M8) below.





The thinnest Lumia smartphone to date, the Lumia 830, available on Nov. 7 online exclusively at and in AT&T retail stores. The Lumia 830 has an attractive design blending metal and polycarbonate that feels slim and sleek in your hand. Built for a life on-the-go, the smartphone takes outstanding pictures with the 10 MP PureView™ camera and allows you to enjoy your favorite Windows experiences, including Xbox, Skype, Office and Bing. You can also sync your digital life with OneDrive, while sharing special moments on your favorite social media networks and enjoy popular Windows Phone apps.

Want to add a little personality to your device? Cortana, available on Windows Phone 8.1, is the only smartphone assistant who learns your interests and can set reminders by people, in addition to time or location. Plus, with Fitbit you can tap into a custom Cortana experience inside the Fitbit app to make tracking faster and easier. By speaking to Cortana, you can quickly log any of the 350,000 foods in the Fitbit database by saying things like, “Fitbit, I ate lasagne for dinner,” or “Fitbit, I had coffee with breakfast.” You can also create silent alarms for Fitbit trackers and, coming soon, you’ll be able to use Cortana to log activities.

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Online exclusively at and in AT&T retail stores on Nov. 7 and for a limited time (while supplies last) anyone who purchases a Lumia 830 will also receive a free FitBit Flex! The Fitbit Flex is an activity and sleep-tracking wristband that tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes and sleep, helping you to achieve your fitness goals.5 You can wirelessly sync and view your data with the top downloaded Fitbit app, available for free from the Windows Phone Store.  
You can purchase a Lumia 830 for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan including $18.75 a month with Next 182 and $22.50 a month with Next 12.2 You can also purchase the Lumia 830 for $99.99 with a two year commitment3 or $449.99 with no annual commitment. 


The HTC One (M8) for Windows can help you take amazing pictures with the HTC Duo camera, which features two cameras that work together so you can choose what parts of the scene you’d like to highlight, even after you’ve taken the shot. You can blur backgrounds, change focus, or add 3D-style dimension and depth.

The Windows powered HTC One (M8) also includes key features such as:

  • Storage –32 GB of on-board storage (portion of memory occupied by existing content), with the option to expand it by 128 GB via MicroSD card slot packs a serious memory punch.
  • Display – Made for making the most of your entertainment experience, the HTC One (M8) for Windows has a 5-inch full High Definition display with 440 pixels per inch. 
  • Microsoft Office – Microsoft Office super users can stay productive outside the office with the suite of Microsoft Office mobile apps. You can view and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the move without losing important formatting when you switch from your computer to your smartphone. 


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The all-metal HTC One (M8) for Windows will be available on Nov. 7 online at and in AT&T retail stores. You can purchase the HTC One (M8) for Windows at $0 down on an AT&T Next plan including $27.92 a month with Next 182 or $33.60 a month with Next 12.2 You can also purchase the smartphone for $199.99 with a two year commitment or $669.99 with no annual commitment.

Are you thinking about upgrading to your next Windows phone soon?  What are some of your favorite features of the new Windows powered devices available at AT&T?  Share your thoughts below.



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