The second-largest U.S. carrier,
), has extended its mobile content storage facility for
smartphones running on
) Windows Phone8 OS (operating System).
Termed as AT&T Locker, the storage facility is based on
the cloud and offers 5GB of back-up space for mobile content. The
new application comes with an easy upload feature, which allows
AT&T customers to upload images, videos, documents and music
files automatically from the Windows Phone to AT&T
The photos and documents are transferred via AT&T wireless
network or Wi-Fi and are stored on the cloud-based facility, in a
secured location. Customers can also share their images on social
media like Facebook and Twitter directly from AT&T
The application is already available for AT&T customers
) iPhone or
) Android-based smartphones. AT&T Locker is available for
free to Windows Phone8 customers, with an option to buy
additional space for high data users.
Presently, AT&T's website does not show the Locker option
for Windows' customers. AT&T customers can download the
storage application from the Windows phone app store. Navigating
the application is also quite easy. Apart from having dedicated
pages for images, music and files, users can access the 'More'
page to set up their own social media sites.
Arch rival, Verizon wireless, has already introduced
cloud-based data storage and restoring facility for its Android
and iOS customers, with the former having an additional ability
to save call logs and messages. However, Verizon offers only 500
MB free storage and charges for additional space.
Such apps will satiate the demand for high data storage
capacity of the U.S. customers, who use their smartphones to
share and store photos and videos extensively. Additionally,
AT&T Locker will be beneficial for customers who are not
satisfied with the 7GB of free storage provided by SkyDrive.
Currently, AT&T carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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