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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

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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…
Female takes legal action against T-Mobile after staff members apparently sleuth on racy personal video

Female takes legal action against T-Mobile after staff members apparently sleuth...

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Enlarge / A T-Mobile logo on the window of a retail store in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A New Jersey woman has  sued T-Mobile in state court last week for sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, and other counts. She claims that, when she went to trade in her iPhone 7 at a…
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

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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…
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...

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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…
Millimeter-wave 5G will never ever scale beyond thick city locations, T-Mobile states

Millimeter-wave 5G will never ever scale beyond thick city locations, T-Mobile...

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Enlarge / T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. 5G mobile networks have started arriving but only in very limited areas and amidst misleading claims by wireless carriers. While all four major nationwide carriers in the United States have overhyped 5G to varying degrees, T-Mobile today made a notable admission about 5G's key limitation. T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville…
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

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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…
For 5G, AT&T and T-Mobile purchase $1.8 billion worth of 24 GHz spectrum throughout United States

For 5G, AT&T and T-Mobile purchase $1.8 billion worth of 24...

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Getty Images | SOPA Images AT&T and T-Mobile committed to spend nearly $1.8 billion, combined, on high-frequency spectrum for their 5G networks in a Federal Communications Commission auction that sold airwave licenses covering the whole US. Verizon committed to spend $506 million in a separate 5G auction. AT&T's winning bids in the 24GHz auction totaled…
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…
T-Mobile opponent Meal might assist in saving the T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile opponent Meal might assist in saving the T-Mobile/Sprint merger

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Enlarge / A field service specialist for Dish Network prepares to install a satellite TV system at a residence in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 6, 2013. Getty Images | Bloomberg T-Mobile US and Sprint are reportedly near a deal to sell spectrum, wholesale network access, and Sprint's Boost Mobile subsidiary to Dish as part of…

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