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AT&T rejects that offering phone area information was unlawful as FCC examines

AT&T rejects that offering phone area information was unlawful as FCC...

Getty Images | Witthaya Prasongsin AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all told the Federal Communications Commission that they recently stopped selling their customers' phone location information to other companies. Sprint said it is phasing out the sales and will shut them down by the end of this month. The details came in letters to FCC…
Refunds for 300 million phone users looked for in suits over location-data sales

Refunds for 300 million phone users looked for in suits over...

The four major US wireless carriers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits accusing them of violating federal law by selling their customers' real-time location data to third parties. The complaints seeking class action status and financial damages were filed last week against AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint in US District Court for the District of Maryland. The…
T-Mobile/Sprint merger remains in risk of being turned down by DOJ

T-Mobile/Sprint merger remains in risk of being turned down by DOJ

Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere (left) and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2018. T-Mobile US and Sprint are facing potential rejection of their proposed merger at the US Department of Justice. DOJ staffers "have told T-Mobile US and Sprint that…
Sprint steps up battle versus AT&T’s “phony 5G” with full-page Sunday NYT advertisement

Sprint steps up battle versus AT&T’s “phony 5G” with full-page Sunday...

Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. Sprint is warning customers not to be fooled by AT&T's "fake 5G" claims. One month after suing AT&T, Sprint took out a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times to spread the word that AT&T's "5G E" is really just 4G. The ad takes the form of…
AT&T taken legal action against by Sprint, should safeguard choice to inform users that 4G is “5G E”

AT&T taken legal action against by Sprint, should safeguard choice to...

Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. Sprint is suing AT&T, alleging that AT&T's misleading "5G E" advertising campaign violates laws prohibiting false advertising and deceptive acts and practices. AT&T renamed a large portion of its 4G network, calling it "5G E," for "5G Evolution." But as we've written, what AT&T calls 5G E consists…
T-Mobile/Sprint merger turns 2 disruptors into one “mega business,” Dems caution

T-Mobile/Sprint merger turns 2 disruptors into one “mega business,” Dems caution

Five US Senate Democrats today warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal's potential harms. The Democrats sent a letter to Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) asking him to schedule a hearing on the proposed merger. The committee has "jurisdiction…
T-Mobile CEO, officers remain at Trump hotel while lobbying Trump administration

T-Mobile CEO, officers remain at Trump hotel while lobbying Trump administration

Enlarge / Entrance to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. T-Mobile's CEO and other executives have repeatedly stayed at President Trump's hotel in Washington, DC while lobbying the Trump administration for approval of T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint, according to a Washington Post story published today. The Post's investigation is titled, "T-Mobile announced a merger…
After damaged guarantee, AT&T states it’ll stop offering phone area information

After damaged guarantee, AT&T states it’ll stop offering phone area information

Getty Images | Witthaya Prasongsin Mobile carriers are again promising to stop selling your phone location data to other companies—this time for real. The four major carriers pledged to stop selling customer location data to third-party data brokers in June 2018, but a Motherboard investigation published this week found that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T were…
T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still offering your place information, report states

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still offering your place information, report states

In June 2018, all four major US wireless carriers pledged to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers. The carriers were pressured into making the change after a security problem leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users. But an investigation by Motherboard found that "T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are…
How a phone app discovered Sprint’s supposed throttling of Skype

How a phone app discovered Sprint’s supposed throttling of Skype

The US government killed off its net neutrality rules in June of this year, but that doesn't mean no one is monitoring whether carriers are blocking or throttling online services. Northeastern University researchers led by computer science professor David Choffnes recently determined that Sprint was throttling Skype. Their finding was based on an analysis of…
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