Tag Archives: FCC

FCC proposes measures to tighten SIM swap requests

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Last month, T-Mobile encountered one of the largest data breaches ever. The hacker was able to access the information of around 50 million users. And not only that, the Un-Carrier has since been dealing with SIM swap and port out attacks. This is pretty common with users who have a Coinbase account. And now, it looks like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is stepping in to fight the problem.  Earlier today, the FCC released a statement[read full article]

FCC releases broadband coverage map

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that they have launched a new broadband map that details cellular coverage throughout the country. According to their announcement, the map displays the areas covered by the four major wireless carriers in the country: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and US Cellular.  Through the map, users can see where they can expect 4G LTE broadband service with at least 5Mbps download speed and 1Mbps upload speed. There are separate layers … [read full article]

T-Mobile makes history with RCD

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Earlier today, T-Mobile revealed a new milestone they have accomplished when it comes to protecting its customers against scammers. The Un-Carrier has achieved this by making Caller ID even more trustworthy.  Of course, this is all thanks to the technology companies and voice service providers that T-Mobile has partnered with. These include the likes of CTIA, Everbridge, First Orion, iconectiv, NetNumber, Numeracle, and Twilio. Through the partnership, T-Mobile has completed its first ever wireless call combined with … [read full article]

T-Mobile: Now 100% compliant with FCC’s STIR/SHAKEN protocols

T-Mobile has completed its implementation of the Federal Communications Commission’s STIR/SHAKEN protocols. And along with its completion, the Un-Carrier has filed for a certification of completion. Once it obtains the certification, T-Mobile promises that all calls coming from its network are 100% compliant with the FCC’s Robocall Mitigation Database.  Apart from the STIR/SHAKEN protocols’ Number Verification, T-Mobile also provides free Caller ID under its Scam Shield protection. These features both give customers an assurance that the calls … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile joins FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

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T-Mobile and its prepaid arm, Metro by T-Mobile, have unveiled that they will be participating in the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Through this program, households that are struggling with their internet service bills during the pandemic can continue to stay connected to education, work, and healthcare services. Enrollment to the program will open on May 12th. If you are a qualified T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Assurance Wireless, or … [read full article]

T-Mobile responds to Dish’s FCC filing over premature CDMA shutdown date

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In the latest Dish Network and T-Mobile news, the two camps have submitted opposing comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the latter’s plan to shut down its CDMA network by January 2022.  Earlier this month, Dish sent a letter to the FCC complaining about the premature shutdown date citing that this would cause “significant device/chip shortages that make it even more difficult to acquire compatible replacement devices prior to the shutdown.” This was backed … [read full article]

T-Mobile: First US network to comply with FCC’s STIR/SHAKEN protocol deadline

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For years now, US carriers have been doing their best to protect their customers against scam callers. It has gotten so bad that the government has even implemented rules against it and encouraged carriers to take the concern seriously. As their response, companies have rolled out their own security measures to safeguard their customers against these callers. The latest to take action is T-Mobile with its Scam Shield protection.  And today, T-Mobile revealed that they are the … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s C-Band auction win further solidifies company as 5G leader

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In the midst of a pandemic, T-Mobile has chosen to invest over $9.3 billion in the recently conducted C-Band auction by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As a result, the company has been able to acquire additional mid-spectrum that can further their 5G leadership in the country.  Today, T-Mobile’s 5G network covers 287 million people with Extended Range 5G and 125 million people with Ultra Capacity 5G. Their goal is to cover 200 million people with Ultra … [read full article]

T-Mobile showing interest in 2.5GHz spectrum auction

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One of the reasons why T-Mobile decided to merge with Sprint is so it could expand its 5G network with Sprint’s spectrum. As revealed today, it looks like there is an extra 2.5GHz spectrum being sold in the market. And according to reports, T-Mobile wants to obtain this too.   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be holding an open meeting agenda on Wednesday where they would be seeking comment on bidding procedures for Auction 108. This … [read full article]

T-Mobile to pay $200 million penalty related to Sprint misuse of Lifeline program

Last year the FCC announced that Sprint had claimed subsidies for Lifeline subscribers who weren’t using the program. Now T-Mobile has agreed to pay a settlement for this issue related to its merger partner. T-Mobile will pay a $200 million penalty as part of a settlement following the FCC’s investigation into Sprint and its use of the Lifeline program. This is the largest settlement that the FCC has ever gotten when resolving an investigation. In addition … [read full article]