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AT&T, T-Mobile First To Switch On Database To Track Stolen Cellphones

In a second day of AT&T, T-Mobile news, the two companies have announced they are the first to switch on a joint database to track stolen cellphones. First announced back in April, the companies hoped that the establishment of such a database would help “deter smartphone thefts and protect the personal information on them.” All four major US carriers agreed to the database in April, with CTIA executive Chris Guttman-McCabe saying AT&T … [read full article]

Nationwide Carriers Join Forces To Battle Smartphone Theft, Hallelujah

All I have to say about this is…”it’s about time” as the nations top four wireless carriers band together with the FCC to develop a nationwide database of stolen smartphones to battle smartphone theft. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and our beloved T-Mobile USA represent 90% of the nations wireless subscribers and have jointly announced in coordination with the FCC and police departments around the country the creation of a national database utilizing unique smartphone … [read full article]