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T-Mobile confirms customers’ personal data accessed in hack

T-Mobile has confirmed that a recent “criminal hack” accessed personal data of some prepaid wireless customers’ accounts. The company said in its disclosure to affected users that its security team had shut down “malicious, unauthorized access” to prepaid data customers. The data exposed appears to have been: Name Billing address Phone number Account number Rate, […]

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AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard

All four major US carriers AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint have each issued the same joint press release announcing the formation of “a joint venture” called the “Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative” (CCMI). It’s designed to ensure that the carriers move forward together to replace SMS with a next-generation messaging standard including a promise to launch a […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint merger approved by Justice Department

The United States Justice Department has approved the $26 billion merger deal between T-Mobile and Sprint. After over a year in regulatory limbo, the merger received the green light from the last federal agency to hold out, with the Federal Communications Commission already signaling that it will approve the deal. The companies will have to […]

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T-Mobile won’t sell the Galaxy Fold

Despite Samsung finally announcing a release window for the Galaxy Fold, it is still not looking good for the struggling foldable phone. Reports indicate that T-Mobile has backed away from being a retailer for the phone. “T-Mobile will not carry the Galaxy Fold because we already offer customers a wide range of the latest smartphones,” […]

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Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling Customers’ Location Data

The lawsuits come after a Motherboard investigation showed AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile sold phone location data that ended up with bounty hunters, and The New York Times covered an instance of Verizon selling data. On Thursday, lawyers filed lawsuits against four of the US major telecommunications companies for their role in various location data scandals […]

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T-Mobile rolls out its ‘Money’ checking account to all US customers with some good perks

T-Mobile has officially launched its Money checking account for all US T-Mobile customers, following its soft launch back in November 2018. If you’re wondering why you would want to sign up for a T-Mobile checking account to begin with, the company is hoping to sway you with an annual interest yield that’s considerably higher than […]

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T-Mobile and Comcast partner to combat robocalls

T-Mobile and Comcast announced new robocalling protections, saying calls made to and from each other’s networks will be able to be verified as legitimate. To rid the world of scam calls, the FCC and telecom industry are banking on a forthcoming technology called STIR/SHAKEN, which would authenticate calls by exchanging certificates so that your phone knows […]

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T-Mobile unveils home TV service which it is calling TVision Home

While the pay-TV bundle is getting slimmer, major telecom company T-Mobile is placing a strategic bet that customers will still spark to a hardware-based, higher-priced offering. T-Mobile TVision Home is an upgraded version of Layer3 TV that’ll launch first in eight markets including Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington […]