Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Nope, AT&T isn't selling a Huawei phone

Nope, AT&T isn't selling a Huawei phone

An AT&T spokesman declined to comment, noting that the company hasn't commented on this rumor for the past few months. Samsung and Apple officials could be breathing a sigh of relief because people close to a specific amount of information have stated that Huawei is not going to be officially selling phones in the USA and when we say officially, we mean through the carrier AT&T.

Huawei was expected to announce its agreement with AT&T this Tuesday at CES in Las Vegas, which would have been its first partnership with a major U.S. mobile provider, according to The Wall Street Journal. It's said that Huawei was planning to announce the news Tuesday, aka tomorrow, but now the company's deal with AT&T is no more.

AT&T has backed off of a deal to sell Huawei phones in the US.

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Huawei already tried selling its flagship Mate 9 phone in the USA via e-commerce websites like Amazon.com Inc., but working directly with wireless partners would give China's No. 1 phone maker a wider presence across the United States through retail stores, carrier websites and TV commercials.

For many consumers it can be simpler to buy their smartphones directly from their mobile carriers where the handsets can be set up with a SIM card, data transfer services and related application services that make it easier to switch to a new phone brand.

The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that AT&T walked away from a deal to sell Huawei phones.

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