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T-Mobile provides unlimited data on all plans for 60 days during coronavirus spread

T-Mobile provides unlimited data on all plans for 60 days during...

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Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. T-Mobile will provide unlimited smartphone data across all mobile plans for current customers for the next 60 days during the spread of the novel coronavirus. This includes T-Mobile and Metro customers. The company will also be providing an additional…
Comcast and T-Mobile upgrade everyone to unlimited data for next 60 days

Comcast and T-Mobile upgrade everyone to unlimited data for next 60...

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Enlarge / A Comcast service vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. Comcast announced late Friday that it is suspending enforcement of its data cap and overage fees for 60 days during the coronavirus pandemic. "With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the Internet without thinking about…
FCC issues wrist-slap fines to carriers that sold your phone-location data

FCC issues wrist-slap fines to carriers that sold your phone-location data

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Getty Images | Nakhorn Yuangkratoke/EyeEm The big four mobile carriers face fines of between $12 million and $91 million each for selling their customers' real-time location data to third-party data brokers without customer consent, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's office announced today. These are "proposed" fines, meaning the carriers can dispute them and try…
Ajit Pai: Carrier sales of phone-location data is illegal, FCC plans punishment

Ajit Pai: Carrier sales of phone-location data is illegal, FCC plans...

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Getty Images | Nakhorn Yuangkratoke/EyeEm Mobile network operators who sold their customers' real-time location data violated US law and the Federal Communications Commission will try to punish carriers that did so, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wrote today. "[T]he FCC's Enforcement Bureau has completed its extensive investigation and... it has concluded that one or more wireless…
T-Mobile/Sprint deal is good actually, Feds tell court in states’ lawsuit

T-Mobile/Sprint deal is good actually, Feds tell court in states’ lawsuit

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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. Federal regulators that want to let T-Mobile complete its acquisition of rival wireless carrier Sprint are pushing back on a collective effort by some states to block…
FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G coverage

FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G...

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Enlarge / Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during an interview in New York, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular exaggerated their 4G coverage in official filings to the Federal Communications Commission, an FCC investigation found. But FCC officials confirmed that Chairman Ajit Pai does not plan to punish the…
Why 168,149 Valentine’s day text showed up in November

Why 168,149 Valentine’s day text showed up in November

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Did you get a Valentine's Day text message on November 7? If so, you can blame a company called Syniverse, which provides text-messaging services to major mobile carriers. Syniverse helps deliver text messages via its intercarrier messaging service and boasts that it is "Connected to more than 300 operators" and processes 600…
T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to combine in 3-2 party-line vote

T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to combine in 3-2 party-line...

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Enlarge / Federal Communication Commission Republican members (L-R) Brendan Carr, Michael O'Rielly, and Chairman Ajit Pai participate in a discussion during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to approve T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint, an FCC spokesperson confirmed to Ars today. Republican…
T-Mobile City shops offer utilized phones as brand-new, charge “phony taxes,” New York City states

T-Mobile City shops offer utilized phones as brand-new, charge “phony taxes,”...

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Enlarge / The logo of Deutsche Telekom, owner of T-Mobile, seen at Mobile World Congress in February 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The New York City government sued T-Mobile yesterday, alleging that its Metro stores routinely use "abusive sales tactics" such as selling used phones as if they are new and charging customers for services they…
Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “excellent 4G”

Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “excellent...

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Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. 5G won't be much different from 4G outside dense urban areas, a Verizon executive said yesterday. The massive hype around 5G has focused on speed improvements expected on millimeter-wave spectrum, which wasn't previously used on mobile broadband networks. But…

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