AT&T intros new $40 unlimited data plan for connected cars; Samsung Pay supports loyalty cards in U.S.

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> AT&T is touting its progress in the auto industry with new agreements with auto makers and a new ad campaign called "A Whole New Ride." The company also announced that its unlimited data customers can add select connected cars or a ZTE Mobley vehicle Wi-Fi plug-in device to their plan for $40 each month for unlimited data. Release

> According to new findings, Brazil is the most expensive place to buy an iPhone and the United States is the cheapest. 9to5Mac article

> Samsung Pay now supports loyalty cards in the United States. Cnet article

Telecom News

> Verizon has not yet come to an agreement with the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW, but a top company executive says they are getting closer to a resolution as the strike enters its sixth week. Article

> Verizon's recent announcement to bring FiOS to Boston -- one of the cities that was initially left out of its initial build target -- was driven by a desire to fulfill its wireless LTE and business service desires, its top financial executive said. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Those in the wireless charging business are probably not surprised to hear that Apple has been hiring people with expertise in wireless charging, including two former uBeam staffers. Article

> As expected, Google and Federated Wireless threw their hats into the FCC's Spectrum Access System (SAS) ring, joining several other entities in the aim to provide spectrum sharing capabilities for the 3.5 GHz band. Article

Cable News

> A top Comcast executive said that marketers have begun to take a keen interest in getting their advertisements displayed in the company's X1 user guide. Articles

> Addressing a depleted, surprisingly docile general assembly crowd today at INTX, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler steered clear from the specifics of three controversial proposals targeting the cable industry. Article

And finally… The conservatives who met with Mark Zuckerberg still believe Facebook is biased. Article