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T-Mobile teaming up with Verizon and AT&T to donate phone chargers to hospitals

It’s not often that we see T-Mobile team up with Verizon and AT&T, but this week the three carriers are getting together for a good cause. T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T are partnering up with iHeartMedia to donate phone chargers to hospitals across the US so that patients in need can stay connected with their friends and family. T-Mo says that it’s already donated 20,000 chargers to hospitals in Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, New … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon will reportedly be fined at least $200 million for selling customer location data

After the FCC confirmed last month that U.S. wireless carriers broke the law by selling customers’ real-time location data, a new report says that all four major operators will face fines. T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon are all expected to be hit with fines that could be at least $200 million in total. The fines will be officially announced by the FCC on Friday, reports Reuters, and the carriers will be able to challenge the fines … [read full article]

T-Mobile and AT&T team up to fight robocalls with cross-network call verification

Normally when T-Mobile is talking about AT&T, it involves John Legere mocking the big blue carrier. But today T-Mobile and AT&T are teaming up. T-Mobile and AT&T today launched cross-network call authentication using the SHAKEN and STIR standards. These are the technologies that power T-Mo’s Caller Verified feature, and they verify that an incoming call is actually from the number listed on your caller ID and not a robocaller or a scammer spoofing the number to … [read full article]

T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint customer location data being bought by bounty hunters

T-Mobile was a part of a location data scandal last year in which a website allowed anyone to track the location of any phone, and now it looks like another location data issue has popped up in 2019. A new report from Motherboard details how T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to customer location data. Specifically in the case of T-Mobile, a bounty hunter was paid $300 and was able to get the a … [read full article]

T-Mobile pokes fun at AT&T and its new 5G E icon

AT&T has been the target of a lot of criticism in recent weeks after confirming that it would roll out a “5G E” icon to Android phones that support its 5G Evolution network, which actually uses 4G LTE technologies like 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM, and 3-way carrier aggregation to boost download speeds. Now that 5G E icon has begun rolling out, and T-Mobile decided to poke fun at it. In a brief video [read full article]

U.S. carriers talk more about Mobile Authentication Taskforce and Project Verify

Details on the major four U.S. carriers’ Mobile Authentication Taskforce have been trickling out over the past year, and today a little more information has been revealed. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon gave a preview of their Mobile Authentication Taskforce’s Project Verify effort this week, detailing how they plan to beef up user security that’s less dependent on passwords. The prototype uses the carriers’ proprietary, network-based authentication features and other methods to verify a user’s … [read full article]

Two new reports say T-Mobile is the fastest carrier in the U.S.

Ookla and OpenSignal both released reports today on the state of U.S. mobile networks, and T-Mobile did pretty well for itself in both. T-Mobile was the fastest carrier in the U.S. in the first and second quarters of 2018, says Ookla. T-Mobile finished with a Speed Score of 27.86, with Verizon coming in second at 26.02, AT&T in third with 22.17, and Sprint in fourth with 20.38. The Speed Score is a metric that incorporates … [read full article]

T-Mobile announces WTH Deal in response to AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited data plan price increase

One week after AT&T announced that it will soon increase the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plan — the third price hike on that plan to date — T-Mobile has revealed a new deal to tempt those with AT&T’s grandfathered plan to jump ship. T-Mobile’s WTH (Why the Hike) Deal will launch on June 20th. With this offer, AT&T customers with a grandfathered Data Unlimited for iPhone on 4G LTE with Visual Voicemail plan … [read full article]

NAD recommends T-Mobile stop “Best Unlimited Network” ad claim

T-Mobile has had a few encounters with the National Advertising Division (NAD) in the past, and today the group is going after T-Mo once again. The NAD today recommended that T-Mobile stop using its “Best Unlimited Network” advertising. This ad tagline came under NAD review due to a complaint from AT&T. In its recommendation, the NAD explains that carriers should be free to promote the advantages that it offers to consumers. When a … [read full article]

T-Mobile customers spend less time on Wi-Fi than those on other U.S. carriers, says report

OpenSignal normally gives us info on the state of U.S. carrier networks, but this week the group put out a slightly different report. According to OpenSignal, T-Mobile customers spend less time on Wi-Fi than customers on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. T-Mo customers spend 41 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, which is down from 43 percent one year ago. To compare, AT&T customers spend 49 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, Sprint customers spend 51 … [read full article]