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T-Mobile's Next Big Move Is... a Checking Account?

While it’s not quite a pivot, it seems more and more tech companies are straying out of their lane and into the finance world. T-Mobile has decided to join the collection of startups and legacy tech players that want to handle your banking with a new checking account product simply called T-Mobile Money.Read more...
Tags: Science, Banking, Money Money Money, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Checking Accounts, T Mobile Money, Samrtphones


Verizon Cuts Online Upgrade and Activation Fees, Raises Its 'Full Service' In-Store Fee to $40

Verizon is upping the prices of in-store phone activations—though it’s also lowering the cost of ordering and activating phones using its app or online services, per CNET.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Sprint, Wireless, Att, Fees, Cnet, T Mobile, Verizon Cuts Online Upgrade


Speed Test Company Calls BS on AT&T's Claim '5G E' Is the Fastest Wireless Network

AT&T’s claim that its “5G E” network—which is a regular 4G network boosted with some technical tricks, misleadingly rebranded as next-generation 5G—has helped make it the fastest carrier in the country has come under skepticism, the Verge reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Sprint, Wireless, Att, 4G, 5g, Service Providers, T Mobile, 5g E Is Not 5g


FTC Orders Top Internet Providers to Reveal How They Collect Your Data and Why

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued orders to seven major broadband providers on Tuesday seeking wide-ranging information about how the companies collect and profit from the personal information of their American customers. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Att, Ftc, T Mobile, Federal Trade Commission FTC, 6b Study


FTC Orders Top Internet Providers to Reveal How They Collect and Use Your Data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued orders to seven major broadband providers on Tuesday seeking wide-ranging information about how the companies collect and profit from the personal information of their American customers. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Att, Ftc, T Mobile, Federal Trade Commission FTC, 6b Study


Phone Companies Are Finally Doing Something About Our Robocall Hell

We live in a robocall hell with an epidemic of 26.3 billion fraudulent calls made to U.S. numbers in 2018. Tired of con artist robots, no one picks up the phone for strangers anymore. My voicemail is filled with Chinese-language scammers using my area code and telling me that I’m about to be deported. I already got…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Comcast, Sprint, Att, Robocalls, T Mobile, Ajit Pai, Shakenstir


T-Mobile Admits It Spent $195,000 at Trump Hotel in DC While Feds Weighed Sprint Merger

T-Mobile is trying to merge with competitor Sprint in a hotly contested, $26 billion mega-deal that could be blocked by the Federal Communications Commission or the Department of Justice’s anti-trust division. T-Mobile has also spent $195,000 at a DC hotel operated by President Donald Trump, who has refused to divest…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Wireless, Antitrust, Dc, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, T Mobile, Trump hotel, Hmmm, T Mobilesprint Merger


Huawei Now Just Trolling U.S. by Dredging Up Edward Snowden

“Prism, prism on the wall, who’s the most trustworthy of them all?” said Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping on stage on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress 2019. But Guo wasn’t talking about Snow White. He was poking fun at the massive surveillance programs maintained by the United States.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Cold War, United States, Edward Snowden, National Security, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, New Cold War, Soviet Union, T Mobile, Guo, Ren Zhengfei, Corporate Espionage, Guo Ping


T-Mobile CEO John Legere Sure Loves Trump's Hotels Now, and Boy, What a Coincidence That Is

T-Mobile is still cruising towards a $26 billion merger with Sprint, a deal that would combine the third- and fourth-biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. into one massive company. And after the deal was announced in April 2018, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, T-Mobile executives quickly grew fond of a D.C.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Washington Post, Sprint, Telecoms, Mergers, Antitrust, Donald Trump, Trump, John Legere, T Mobile, Coincidences, Tech Policy, Emoluments, T Mobilesprint Merger


Report: Feds Are Preparing Trade Theft Case Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

Federal prosecutors “are pursuing a criminal investigation” of Chinese tech giant Huawei for allegedly stealing the trade secrets of U.S. firms, with the case in part based on allegations raised in civil lawsuits, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Spying, Law Enforcement, Espionage, Intellectual Property, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, T Mobile, IP Theft, Chinese Tech Giant Huawei


Huawei Is Target of U.S. Criminal Probe for Trade Secrets Theft

The investigation is tied to civil suits filed against the Chinese telecommunications giant, including a case in which a federal jury in Seattle in 2017 found Hauwei liable for the theft of T-Mobile’s robotic technology, said the person, who asked not to be named because the matter isn’t public. The investigation is at an advanced stage, and an indictment could come soon, according to the person familiar with the matter.
Tags: Science, Seattle, Huawei, T Mobile, Hauwei


The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean


House Committee Calls for Emergency FCC Briefing After Damning Report of Phone Location Data Abuse

Responding to reports this week of unlicensed use of consumer phone location data, House Democrats have moved to call for an emergency staff briefing with the Federal Communications Commission to gauge its progress on addressing an issue that first surfaced eight months ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, House, Federal Communications Commission, T Mobile, Location Data, Principals Office, House Committee Calls for Emergency FCC


Phone Companies Pinky Swear They'll Stop Selling Your Location Data, For Real This Time

Last May, T-Mobile promised to stop selling its subscribers’ location data after reports surfaced that it was being funneled to law enforcement officers who’d otherwise need a warrant to get it. But that hasn’t happened so far.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Sprint, Att, T Mobile, Where Im At


T-Mobile Is First Out the Gate With This Spam-Fighting Caller Verification Tech

As recent industry reports show that nearly half of U.S. calls this year could be scams, there’s finally a glimmer of hope. A major carrier has begun to deploy one of the most effective tools at fighting the plague of illegal calls—but so far, it works on just a single phone model.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robocalls, T Mobile, Spam Calls


Report of Bounty Hunters Buying Phone Location Data Leaves U.S. Senators Seething

Senate Democrats called on federal agencies Wednesday to investigate the practice by major telecommunications companies of selling location data generated by subscribers’ mobile devices following an undercover investigation by a security reporter that shed new light on a black market trade.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Senate, Surveillance, T Mobile, You Are The Product


Black Market for Your Location Data Apparently Thriving Despite Privacy Vow by T-Mobile's John Legere and Others

After vowing to end the practice of selling their customers’ location data to “shady middlemen” last summer, we now know that at least there major wireless carriers—T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint—were completely full of shit. That practice has continued, and Motherboard on Tuesday produced the receipts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Sprint, Ron Wyden, John Legere, T Mobile, Black Market Location Data


Report: T-Mobile's Merger With Sprint Is the Latest Battleground Over Huawei

As part of T-Mobile’s impending deal to buy Sprint (which reportedly could be approved as early a next week), one of the final hurdles the two companies need to clear is a national security review. And wouldn’t you know it, with all the stuff that’s been going on with Huawei, the U.S. government is reportedly taking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sprint, Mergers, Huawei, 5g, T Mobile, Wireless Carriers, China Is Bad Ok


Democratic Senators Press Carriers Over Allegations of Video App Throttling

Following recent research that found U.S. telecom companies were throttling video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, three Democratic senators are now calling for a response from those major mobile carriers in letters to their respective company heads.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Net Neutrality, Youtube, Netflix, Sprint, Att, Streaming Video, Throttling, T Mobile


This Is the iPhone Xs You Should Buy

The iPhone Xs will be available for preorder in just a few short hours on September 14th. While we haven’t had the chance to actually review the thing yet, we’re pretty sure a lot of people have already made up their minds that it’s time for a new phone.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Verizon, Science, T Mobile, iPhone 8, iPhone X, Iphone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs Max


It Sure Looks Like Wireless Carriers Got Busted Throttling Netflix and YouTube

Anyone holding out hope that the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules wouldn’t affect their internet better brace for some bad news. New research from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Northeastern suggests that all of the major U.S. telecom companies have been throttling…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission, Att, Throttling, T Mobile, Ajit Pai, Big Telecom


T-Mobile Hacked In Data Breach That Hit 2 Million Customers

T-Mobile released a statement on Thursday informing customers that it has experienced a data breach in which attackers were able to gain access to “certain information.” Limited details were immediately available but a spokesperson confirmed that around 2 million customers are believed to have been affected.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacks, T Mobile


DHS-Funded Researchers Say They've Found Security Flaws in Phones With All Major Carriers

Department of Homeland Security-funded research by Virginia-based security firm Kryptowire has allegedly discovered major security flaws in numerous phones, according to a report on cybersecurity site Fifth Domain.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Technology, Privacy, Virginia, Smartphones, Dhs, Cybersecurity, Sprint, Att, Department Of Homeland Security, T Mobile, Kryptowire


How to Prevent Robocalls and Minimize Phone Spam

It’s the Year of the Robocall, it seems. I haven’t noticed this directly, but a number of friends, colleagues, and internet posters seem to be inundated with bullshit phone calls now more than ever before. What great times we live in, where anyone with an auto-dialer can blast out millions of calls to people who don’t…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Spam, Phone, App, Google Voice, Sprint, Att, Annoying, Block, Number, T Mobile, Hiya, Do Not Disturb, RoboKiller, Robocallers Suck


The FCC Wants Your Comments on the T-Mobile–Sprint Deal, Not That They'll Read Them

In a move that was almost assuredly designed to garner less than normal attention, this week in the middle of summer the FCC quietly announced that it would now be taking comments from the public about the upcoming T-Mobile/Sprint merger. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Smartphones, Cellphones, Sprint, Mergers, Carriers, Wireless Plans, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Mobile Sprint, Its Time To Speak Up Or Shut Up


A Bug in Samsung's Default Texting App Is Sending Random Pics to Other People

Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone’s texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Texting, Samsung Galaxy, T Mobile, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Note 8, Time To Check Your Texts, Samsung Messages


T-Mobile Adviser Mocks 10-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Seized at U.S. Border

During a heated televised debate Tuesday evening, a T-Mobile adviser and disgraced former Trump campaign employee derided a 10-year-old child with Down Syndrome while defending the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Trump, T Mobile, Corey Lewandowski, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Hey You Hired Him


Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Pledge to Stop Selling Your Real-Time Location to Data Brokers

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon say they won’t provide their customers’ location data to third-party data brokers, AP reported on Tuesday. A New York Times report in May touched off a major scandal by describing the ways location data, which all four major carriers in the U.S. share with data brokers like…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Ap, Sprint, New York Times, Att, T Mobile, AT T Sprint T Mobile, Verizon AT amp ; T T Mobile


Here's How Limited Your Carrier's 'Unlimited' Phone Plans Really Are

At this point, anytime you see the word unlimited in relation to phone plans, you should probably just assume you’re being misled. And after seeing the hijinks Verizon is trying to pull with its latest “unlimited” cell phone plan, it seemed like a good time to check in on the other major carriers to get a sense of how…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Smartphones, Sprint, Att, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Wireless Carriers, Phone Plans, Unlimited Is Meaningless


Sure Seems Like Trump's DOJ Has No Interest In Blocking the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to a merger earlier this year that would create a single, massive telecom company and would shrink the already-limited US marketplace for mobile carriers... and it looks like President Trump’s Department of Justice is just fine with that. The government’s top antitrust official hinted Friday…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Sprint, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Doj, Trump, T Mobile, T Mobilesprint Merger



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