AT&T Locker hopes to compete with other cloud-based services

November 1, 2012
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While AT&T Locker has been available for Android devices for a while now, with the app hitting Apple’s App Store today, it seems that AT&T is ready to begin the marketing push behind the cloud service.

AT&T has been trying to insert its own apps in place of pre-existing apps for some time now. AT&T Navigator is but one example. Since AT&T can bundle the software on phones it sells, the company stands a somewhat better chance of persuading customers to use its own apps instead of Google’s, for example. AT&T Locker seems to be the company’s latest step in this direction.

The app is available for devices running Android 2.1 and higher, and now iOS devices as well. Like Google Drive, AT&T Locker provides 5GB of free space, which is more than the 2GB Dropbox offers, unless of course you got more Dropbox storage with your new Galaxy Note 2. Photos and videos stored in AT&T Locker can also be shared via Twitter and Facebook.

As with apps like Dropbox, AT&T Locker can automatically back up your photos and videos to the cloud. In today’s press release, Senior Vice President, Data and Voice Products for AT&T Mobility Mark Collins says “With Easy Upload, every photo and video is uploaded directly to AT&T’s cloud, which can be accessed safely and securely anytime from a customer’s smartphone or the Web.”

Do you see yourself using AT&T Locker? Or are you planning to stick to an option that isn’t tied to a specific carrier?

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DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Never lose a photo again – AT&T Locker, a free and easy-to-use photo and video sharing service for AT&T* customers, is now available in the App Store.  AT&T Locker users get 5 GB of storage for free – enough for up to 5,000 average sized photos.

AT&T Locker provides users the ability to upload images and video to secure online storage and quickly share on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or e-mail.  Users can create and customize albums for photos and video on the device or online from a laptop or home computer.  Customers can also store music and other files in their AT&T Locker storage. The app is compatible back to iPhone 3GS.

Users can make sure they never lose a photo again with Easy Upload feature, which allows you to automatically upload the photos on your device to the AT&T Cloud. With AT&T Locker, users can choose to upload new photos and video via Wi-Fi, wireless or both. Customers can manage those photos and share them through the app on the smartphone or on the AT&T Locker web page.  AT&T plans to incorporate additional features in future versions of AT&T Locker.

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“Customers use smartphones to capture special moments in their lives.  That’s why we designed AT&T Locker to help you store those memories,” said Mark Collins, senior vice president, Data and Voice Products, AT&T Mobility. “With Easy Upload, every photo and video is uploaded directly to AT&T’s cloud, which can be accessed safely and securely anytime from a customer’s smartphone or the Web.”

For more information, visit www.att.com/locker.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

AT&T Locker

Requires compatible iPhone 3GS or higher or Android 2.1 or higher smartphone, or internet access from computer.  You must enable the Easy Upload feature in order for your content to be automatically uploaded to the AT&T cloud. Download and usage from wireless device may consume data. Service intended for US based customers only. For terms, see att.com/wirelesslegal.

About AT&T

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Comments

  • vertical2010

    AT&T Locker is horrendous software. Example: You can only view TINY, barely viewable thumbnails of your photos, as opposed to Dropbox, where you can view them full screen or in a slide show.

    Even worse is the fact that AT&T reneged on the 23GB additional Dropbox space that everybody else in the world gets with the HTC One X phones, after initially advertising it as a feature (it’s even in the AT&T phone user manual).

    AT&T also downgraded the phone to a 16GB version, as opposed to the international 32Gb version, and ONLY about 8GB is useable for storage.