AT&T plans to eventually link Apple's iPhone to its high-speed internet and video service called U-verse, and introduce new features like using the phone as a remote control, a Reuters report said.
AT&T emphasized that in the future, consumers should be able to use their phones, computer and television in more interesting ways, the Reuters report said.
'We're looking at the whole landscape, of what people use, and what's out there in the home,' said AT&T chief technology officer John Donovan, adding that some of the services may be launched by the end of the year.
AT&T is currently the sole US carrier for the iPhone,an advantage over other mobile providers like Verizon Wireless, owned by Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group, as well as over cable television providers, the Reuters report said.
For example, consumers will be able to listen to their voice mails on their screens, and download shows from their digital video recorders onto their iPhones.