With payment shift, AT&T; misses estimates

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 1:59 a.m.

AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, missed earnings estimates as more customers chose smartphone installment plans, paying lower charges for wireless service in exchange for buying devices at full price over time.

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