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Uber strikes partnership deal with AT&T, will move drivers to AT&T network

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that starting this summer, his company's call-a-car-anywhere app will be embedded in AT&T's Android phones.

Uber will also move its drivers to AT&T's network--though they will be allowed to use other services.

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The announcement came at the tech-centric Code Conference in southern California.

Source: Recode

The company's goal is to "make sure that anyone can open the Uber app anywhere and be able to connect with a safe, reliable and seamless ride through the Uber app," said a release.

The announcement came at the tail end of a long, interview with Re/code co-founder Kara Swisher, where Kalanick took aim at regulations protecting taxi companies across the country.

"When we started Uber it wasn't a war, but that war was brought to us," he said.

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