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Hacker Claims Responsibility for Massive T-Mobile Breach

John Binns, 21, says he wanted to 'generate noise'

(Newser) - John Binns seems to be an unusually chatty cybercriminal. The Wall Street Journal reports that Binns—a 21-year-old US citizen who lives in Turkey—has claimed responsibility for a massive T-Mobile data breach , saying he was able to steal data on more than 50 million customers because "their security...

T-Mobile's Data Breach Is a Sizable One

Social Security numbers of more than 40M former and prospective customers exposed

(Newser) - The names, Social Security numbers, and information from driver's licenses or other identification of just over 40 million former and prospective customers that applied for T-Mobile credit were exposed in a recent data breach, the company said Wednesday. The same data for about 7.8 million current T-Mobile postpaid...

Yet Another Company Joins Streaming Wars

T-Mobile is rolling out TVision next week

(Newser) - Yet another service provider is jumping into the TV streaming wars. This time it's T-Mobile and its TVision service with live news, entertainment and sports channels, starting at $10 a month. T-Mobile says it's aiming to offer a simpler and and cheaper service for people dissatisfied with cable....

Huge Wireless Merger Now One Step Closer

Judge approves T-Mobile's takeover of Sprint

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint, rejecting objections from a group of states and removing a major obstacle to a shake-up in the wireless industry. After the deal closes, the number of major US wireless companies would shrink from four to three....

Did You Get a Weird Text This Week? This May Be Why

Telecom glitch caused people to get 'ghost' texts from people who didn't send them

(Newser) - If you recently received a strange text that doesn't make any sense from someone you know, you're not alone—and a Maine radio station appears to have helped solve the mystery. Per Popular Mechanics , lots of head-scratching has been happening over the past couple of days, with people...

DOJ Approves $26.5B Deal. Now, a 'Disruptive Force in Wireless'

T-Mobile greenlit to take over Sprint, while Dish now enters the arena as 4th big wireless company

(Newser) - US regulators are approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts. Friday's approval by the Justice Department and five state attorneys general comes after Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to conditions that would set up satellite-TV provider Dish as a...

US Hits Huawei, CFO With Criminal Charges

How this affects the US-China trade war will remain to be seen

(Newser) - The US Department of Justice unsealed a 13-count indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday, including against two of its affiliates and its chief financial officer, the AP and Fox News report. The felony charges, which came in the form of two separate indictments—one a 10-count grand jury...

Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Is Back On
US Wireless
Landscape
About to Change

US Wireless Landscape About to Change

But customer-friendly plans may get nixed

(Newser) - T-Mobile and Sprint announced Sunday that they reached an agreement to combine into a new company that would reshape the US wireless landscape by reducing it to three major cellphone providers, the AP reports. The deal would help the companies slash costs and could make them a stronger competitor to...

Sprint, T-Mobile Are Never, Ever, Ever Merging Again

Wireless carriers end talks after years of dancing around a merger

(Newser) - Sprint and T-Mobile called off a merger, reports the AP , saying Saturday that they couldn't come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders after years of dancing around a merger. "The prospect of combining with Sprint has been compelling for a variety of reasons, including the...

Mom Sues T-Mobile Over Baby's Death
Mom Sues T-Mobile
Over Baby's Death

Mom Sues T-Mobile Over Baby's Death

Suit claims glitch prevented babysitter from getting through to 911 after Brandon Alex fell

(Newser) - The mom of a baby who died after his babysitter was put on hold with 911 for more than half an hour has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile for a system glitch that may have contributed to the boy's March death. The Dallas Morning News reports the complaint filed...

Infant Dies After 911 Put Sitter on Hold for 31 Minutes

T-Mobile glitch plaguing 911 operators in Dallas since November

(Newser) - A glitch that has been plaguing Dallas T-Mobile customers who call 911 since November may have contributed to the death of a 6-month-old boy Saturday, WFAA reports. For an unknown reason, when a T-Mobile customer calls 911 the system creates multiple "ghost calls" to 911 that register as hangups....

T-Mobile Offering Miniature Cell Towers for Your Home

But do you actually need one?

(Newser) - Starting Wednesday, T-Mobile customers can get their hands on their very own miniature cell tower to boost the signal inside their homes, USA Today reports. T-Mobile claims the new CellSpot— which plugs into customers' Internet routers—creates 3,000 square feet of full-bar 4G LTE coverage for all T-Mobile phones....

Personal Info Stolen From 15M T-Mobile Customers

Hack apparently did not affect payment card or banking info

(Newser) - Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birthdates, and other personal information. The hackers got the information from credit reporting agency Experian, which T-Mobile uses to check the credit of its customers. Experian said T-Mobile customers who applied...

Sprint, T-Mobile Chiefs Go at It on Twitter

A sample: 'I am so tired of your ... bullshit'

(Newser) - The claws are out in the telecom world: T-Mobile CEO John Legere—who the Wall Street Journal reports is not one to shy away from a dispute—took to Twitter this week to blast rival Sprint's new "All-In" service plan and ended up getting a rather feisty reply...

Dish May Merge With T-Mobile: 3 Reasons to Care

Purchase price hasn't been agreed upon

(Newser) - Today's merger rumblings: Dish Network and T-Mobile are in talks to merge, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . Though details, including a purchase price, have yet to be finalized, the companies agree that Dish CEO Charlie Ergen would be chairman of the combined company, while T-Mobile CEO John Legere...

FTC: T-Mobile Crammed Bogus Charges Onto Bills

And made hundreds of millions in the process

(Newser) - If you're a T-Mobile customer, the following is unlikely to deepen your love for your mobile carrier. The FTC today filed a complaint alleging that T-Mobile has for years "crammed bogus charges onto customers' bills," making hundreds of millions in the process, per a press release on...

T-Mobile: Join and We'll Pay Your Termination Fees

New users can get up to $650 in credit

(Newser) - Wireless carriers know it can be a pricey headache to switch from one provider to another—and T-Mobile is hoping to get a leg up on its competitors by covering those costs, the New York Times reports. Engadget explains the process, for which customers of AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint...

NSA Able to Decode Most Calls, Texts Worldwide

Washington Post unveils latest Snowden material

(Newser) - The NSA is capable of breaking the encryption used on most phone calls and text messages worldwide, the latest Edward Snowden leak shows, though it's not certain how often the agency actually does it. Under US law, the NSA can't eavesdrop on citizens' conversations without a court order....

T-Mobile Eliminates Contracts
 T-Mobile Eliminates Contracts 

T-Mobile Eliminates Contracts

But company's new wireless plan also nixes phone subsidies

(Newser) - T-Mobile is ditching a once-inescapable part of wireless life: the contract. The company had been offering contract-free plans as an option alongside two-year contracts, CNET reports; now, according to the T-Mobile website , contract plans are a thing of the past. An example of a new plan: For $50 a month,...

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Agree to Merge

The move leaves Sprint in a tough spot

(Newser) - Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, has agreed to a merger with the smaller MetroPCS Communications, a move that inches the two struggling competitors closer to industry leaders Verizon and AT&T, reports Reuters . The company will retain the name T-Mobile, and Deutsche will hold 74% of the...

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