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  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.
  • T-Mobile Eliminates Contracts

    03/26/2013 7:22:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Matt Cantor
    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, you get unlimited talk, texting, and web, plus 500MB of high-speed data. Unlimited high-speed data will run you $70 a month. But that's not the full picture: You've also got to pay for your phone without the subsidies normally associated with contract plans, which knock pricey phones (new models can...
  • T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Merge

    10/03/2012 2:57:33 PM PDT · by Heavyrunner · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/3/2012 | ANTON TROIANOVSKI AND ARCHIBALD PREUSCHAT
    T-Mobile USA will merge with smaller rival MetroPCS Communications Inc., a deal that would give the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier more scale as it tries to compete with the industry's leaders.
  • T-Mobile to Contribute $25,000 to Same-Sex Marriage Referendum Campaign

    08/20/2012 4:30:43 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 24 replies
    Bellvue Patch ^ | Aug 20 2012 | Venice Buhain
    Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA will support Washington's Referendum 74, which would affirm the legislatively backed same sex marriage law. Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA will support Washington's Referendum 74, the company announced Monday. The referendum, which would affirm the legislatively backed law that legalizes same-sex marriage, will be on the ballot in November. The company will contribute $25,000 to Washington United for Marriage, the group campaigning to pass the referendum, according to company officials.
  • AT&T to FCC over T-Mobile's job cuts: 'We told ya so'

    03/23/2012 3:05:44 PM PDT · by Altariel · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNET News ^ | March 23, 2012 | Marguerite Reardon
    AT&T is using T-Mobile's recent layoffs as an excuse to bash the Federal Communications Commission, and the agency's rejection of its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA. On Friday AT&T's head of legislative affairs Jim Cicconi issued a statement offering a big fat "I told you so," to the FCC. T-Mobile recently announced it was laying off 1,900 workers in seven call centers around the country. Cicconi said in his statement that AT&T had planned to keep those very same call centers open if it had been allowed to merge with T-Mobile. Part of AT&T's argument for the merger...
  • FCC in uncharted terrain on AT&T-T-Mobile

    11/25/2011 10:03:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/11 | KIM HART
    Faced with an unprecedented turn of events, the Federal Communications Commission must figure out how to handle the AT&T/T-Mobile deal now that the companies have asked to withdraw their applications from the agency. AT&T and T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom asked the FCC on Wednesday night to dismiss their merger applications without prejudice, which means the companies would be free to refile an amended application at any time. The companies made clear that they plan to continue to fight to win approval from the Justice Department, either at trial or through a settlement. FCC officials have three options: • They can...
  • Woman charged $201,000 for phone bill

    10/18/2011 11:55:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | 10-18-2011 | CBS/AP
    Cue the outrage button. A South Florida woman got a shock when she opened a recent cell phone bill: she owed $201,000. Say what! It was no mistake. Celina Aarons has her two deaf-mute brothers on her plan. They communicate by texting and use their phones to watch videos. Normally, that's not a problem. Aarons has the appropriate data plan, and her bill is about $175. But her brothers spent two weeks in Canada and Aarons never changed to an international plan. Her brothers sent over 2,000 texts and also downloaded videos, sometimes racking up $2,000 in data charges. T-Mobile...
  • DoJ not meeting with members about AT&T

    09/20/2011 2:44:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 9/20/11 | TONY ROMM
    House Republicans should not expect a briefing soon from the Department of Justice on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, now that the agency is proceeding with a lawsuit to block the deal on antitrust grounds. The agency on Monday declined a request made earlier this month by Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, Greg Walden of Oregon and Joe Barton of Texas, key Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee. The lawmakers asked both DOJ and the FCC in a letter for a meeting so members could learn more about their proceedings. The lawmakers also said they had “specific concerns” at...
  • AT&T looking to make a deal with DOJ on T-Mobile (watch for the DNC payoff)

    09/02/2011 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 22 replies
    cnet ^ | 2 September 2011 | Marguerite Reardon
    AT&T could divest up to 25 percent of its T-Mobile's assets to keep its $39 billion bid to buy the No. 4 carrier alive, news service Reuters reported Friday. On Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department filed suit to block AT&T from buying T-Mobile USA, which is owned by the German phone company Deutsche Telekom. AT&T vowed to fight the lawsuit, but sources close to the deal who didn't want to be named, told Reuters that AT&T is also trying to line up more meetings with the DOJ to work out a deal. Officials at the DOJ said that they would...
  • Justice Department blocks AT&T-T-Mobile merger

    08/31/2011 8:05:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Justice Department is blocking AT&T’s $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices. The deal has faced tough opposition from consumer groups and No. 3 carrier Sprint since it was announced in March. AT&T could challenge the Justice Department’s action in court.
  • U.S. files to block AT&T bid for T-Mobile: source

    08/31/2011 8:04:59 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:59am EDT | Reuters
    The Obama administration on Wednesday filed to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of wireless rival T-Mobile USA ...
  • Has CA Public Utilities Commission Jumped on the ‘Media Reform’ Astroturf Bandwagon?

    07/22/2011 8:54:45 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 22nd | LibertyChick
    The media reform cabal is at it again. The same professional Soros-funded astroturfers who brought us Van Jones to demand “media justice” and SaveTheInternet and Net Neutrality have been focused on a new target. For months now, Free Press, Media Access Project, Public Knowledge, Consumers Union, and the New America Foundation have been thwarting the proposed merger of cell phone providers AT&T and T-Mobile, saying the move would raise prices for consumers and cost jobs. As the deal sits with the FCC, which just this week temporarily halted its review of the proposal, AT&T and T-Mobile have tried to reassure...
  • FCC temporarily halts review of AT&T merger with T-Mobile

    07/21/2011 6:24:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/21/11 | Cecilia Kang
    The Federal Communications Commission has stopped its 180-day review “shot clock” for AT&T’s proposed merger with T-Mobile, saying it needs more time to evaluate new information AT&T promises to deliver to the commission later this month.
  • AT&T gave cash to merger backers

    06/10/2011 8:10:31 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/10/11 | ELIZA KRIGMAN
    AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they’ve received big piles of AT&T’s cash. In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance, and the National Education Association have each issued public statements in support of the deal. The groups all say their public positions have nothing to do with the money they received from AT&T.
  • The 'Royals' Get Spoofed.

    04/16/2011 8:34:48 AM PDT · by chickadee · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/15/2011 | Mike Krumboltz
    We'll be the first to admit that the oh-so-serious nature of the Royal Wedding can be a bit much. Credit T-Mobile for finding a fun way to poke fun at the hype. The impending nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton get spoofed in this two-minute ad featuring look-alikes for Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth, Camilla, and, of course, the happy couple. (Video at link)
  • Mommy’s Home!

    03/30/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-30-11 | Pino
    In the news last week was the surprise acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T. NEW YORK/FRANKFURT, March 20 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc (T.N) struck a $39 billion deal to buy Deutsche Telekom AG’s (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile USA, to create a new U.S. mobile market leader and bolster its constrained network against a near insatiable appetite for videos and data from Apple iPhone and iPad users. The reaction was as big as the news with the largest reaction coming from those who claim that the merger will reduce choice and stifle competition. The newly formed corporation would boast the largest collection of cell...
  • Barbarians At The Gate

    03/24/2011 4:40:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 24, 2011 | Staff
    Commerce: Lawmakers, bureaucrats and busybody groups have expressed reservations about AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile. Why should a voluntary, peaceful agreement between private groups be any of their concern? AT&T, the country's second-largest wireless carrier, has agreed to buy T-Mobile, the fourth-largest, for $39 billion. The combined company would become the biggest wireless carrier in the nation, serving more than 40% of the cellphone market. But first, the deal must be OK'd by meddlesome legislators and useless regulators. The acquisition needs the approval of the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department, as well as the...
  • FCC takes stand on T-Mobile, AT&T merger

    03/25/2011 7:55:48 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 39 replies
    TG Daily ^ | 25 March 2011 | Raven Lovecraft
    The regulatory committee that needs to approve the merger between T-Mobile and AT&T may give the companies a hard time, due to potential antitrust concerns. The biggest news worth talking about over the past week has been AT&T's announcement that it plans to buy rival mobile carrier T-Mobile. Much of the analysis and speculation has surfaced as though the deal is a fait de compli, but now the FCC is telling everyone to take a step back. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, an FCC official said, "There's no way the [FCC] chairman's office rubber-stamps this transaction. It...
  • AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA

    03/20/2011 2:08:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Sunday, March 20, 2011 · 3:07 pm
    AT&T press release follows verbatim: AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA provides an optimal combination of network assets to add capacity sooner than any alternative, and it provides an opportunity to improve network quality in the near term for both companies’ customers. In addition, it provides a fast, efficient and certain solution...
  • AT&T To Buy T-Mobile For $39 Billion — If Regulators Agree

    03/20/2011 3:20:57 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 25 replies
    IBD's Click ^ | 3/20/2011 | Reinhardt Krause
    AT&T announced on Sunday that it has agreed to purchase T-Mobile U.S.A. from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock. If regulators approve the deal — a big if — it would combine the No. 2 and No. 4 U.S. wireless phone companies. Consumer groups will surely oppose the deal. They’ll argue that Verizon Wireless, co-owned by Verizon Communications (VZ) and U.K.-based Vodafone (VOD), will be waiting in the wings to swoop in and buy Sprint Nextel (S). That hypothetical deal would marry the No. 1 and No. 3 wireless firms in the U.S.
  • AT&T to buy T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom

    03/20/2011 12:07:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 03.20.11
    AT&T said Sunday it would be buying rival T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for cash and stock valued at $39 billion. In a press release AT&T said both companies boards had approved the deal.
  • 4G Decoded: WiMAX, LTE and the Next Generation Cell Phone Networks

    02/15/2011 2:25:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    SWITCHED ^ | February 1, 2011 at 01:30 PM | Terrence O'Brien
    Part of being a smart consumer is understanding how technology works, why we use it the way we do, and what that barrage of acronyms and PR jargon means. We're here to help you make sense of it all, and to give you a better appreciation of how those transistors, pixels, and antennae come together to deliver the conveniences of the modern world to you. If you thought our guide to 3G tech was confusing, the 4G scene is about as convoluted as 'Jersey Shore' sleeping arrangements. As was the case with 3G, there are different technologies competing to become...
  • Modifying APN settings on an iPhone 3GS

    02/10/2011 5:12:01 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 17 replies
    02/10.2011 | GopsterinMA
    Hello FReepers, Would anyone mind giving a step-by-step on how to edit the APN (or any other settings) on an iPhone (3GS w/iOS 4.1) to run on TMobile's network? The phone has been jailbroken and unlocked; I talk on it and can get on the internet with it via WiFi. Being a TMobile customer, it won't run 3G, so I need to run it with EDGE, which I want to set up. Thank you very much!
  • 2 men arrested; SUV searched for bombs near military housing

    11/27/2010 9:06:25 PM PST · by BuckyKat · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 11/27/2010 | Star Advertiser Staff
    Honolulu police shut down the Ala Kapuna off-ramp along Moanalua Freeway Honolulu-bound for about two hours this afternoon to investigate a suspicious vehicle that may contain explosives, police dispatch reported.
  • Hacker Builds $1,500 Cell Phone Tapping Device

    08/01/2010 4:08:56 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 22 replies · 5+ views
    Slashdot ^ | July 31, 2010 | Soulskill
    "A security researcher created a $1,500 cell phone base station kit (including a laptop and two RF antennas) that tricks cell phones into routing their outbound calls through his device, allowing someone to intercept even encrypted calls in the clear. Most of the price is for the laptop he used to operate the system. The device tricks the phones into disabling encryption and records call details and content before they are routed on their proper way through voice-over-IP. The low-cost, home-brewed device ... mimics more expensive devices already used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies — called IMSI catchers —...
  • Apple's iPhone predicted to find home at T-Mobile U.S. in 2010

    12/02/2009 8:09:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 899+ views
    AppleInsider ^ | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 | Kasper's Automated Slave
    While rumors of a possible Verizon-compatible iPhone in 2010 persist, one analyst has predicted that Apple will instead bring the iPhone to another GSM-based carrier in the U.S.: T-Mobile. In a note to investors released this week, Doug Reid of Thomas Weisel Partners said his firm believes that T-Mobile, and not Verizon, will be the beneficiary when Apple's exclusive agreement with AT&T expires next year... AT&T's exclusive contract with Apple for the iPhone is due to expire in 2010... While the iPhone in its current iteration is compatible with T-Mobile's network, it is not capable of connecting to its high-speed...
  • Sidekick Users See Their Data Vanish Into a Cloud

    10/13/2009 1:49:30 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 1,523+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2009 | Rob Pegoraro
    A server meltdown over the weekend wiped out the master copies of personal data -- including address books, calendars, to-do lists and photos -- accumulated by users of T-Mobile's formerly popular Sidekick smartphone. This computing calamity allows Sidekick owners only a faint hope of backing up the information currently on their devices, and none of recovering anything they'd trusted to online storage. And it leaves T-Mobile and the operator of the Sidekick's data service, a Microsoft subsidiary formerly known as Danger Inc. -- oh, the irony! -- with serious explaining to do. A statement on T-Mobile's site phrased things a...
  • Microsoft server fails, Sidekick users lose their address book

    10/12/2009 11:38:01 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 641+ views
    seattletimes.com ^ | Oct. 12, 2009 | Sharon Chan
    Users of the Sidekick, a popular mobile device, lost ther contacts, calendar items and photos because of a Microsoft server failure, according to MocoNews. T-Mobile, which sells the device, notified Sidekick users on Friday after a week of problems, MocoNews said. The Sidekick belongs to Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and the public failure is a blow to Microsoft as the company is trying to building up its reputation as a mobile player. The company recently launched a line of Windows Phones, which runs the latest Windows Mobile 6.5 software, and has been panned by many critics.
  • Unconscious Carroll man found after 11-hour search[Verizon: "Pay your bill or die"]

    05/22/2009 6:29:27 PM PDT · by HikikomoriWarrior · 30 replies · 2,204+ views
    The Times-Reporter ^ | May 21, 2009 | By Nancy Schaar
    ... Williams said he attempted to use the man’s cell phone signal to locate him, but the man was behind on his phone bill and the Verizon operator refused to connect the signal unless the sheriff’s department agreed to pay the overdue bill. After some disagreement, Williams agreed to pay $20 on the phone bill in order to find the man. But deputies discovered the man just as Williams was preparing to make arrangements for the payment. ... “I was more concerned for the person’s life,” Williams said. “It would have been nice if Verizon would have turned on his...
  • Android to Debut in T-Mobile's G1 Smartphone

    09/23/2008 11:21:14 PM PDT · by anymouse · 13 replies · 326+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | September 23, 2008 | Tom Yager
    When Google announced the Open Handset Alliance (a group of wireless industry players looking to get their names associated with Google's Android open mobile platform project), true open-source smartphones were a great idea that seemed far from commercial realization. This will change on October 22, when the T-Mobile G1 – the product of an exclusive partnership among T-Mobile, Google, and Asian handset manufacturer HTC -- becomes the first shipping mobile device based on the Android platform. The Android platform is open source -- Google has committed to publishing the source code for the entire platform, not just an application-level SDK....
  • First Look at the T-Mobile G1

    09/23/2008 11:12:20 PM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 373+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | September 23, 2008 | Tom Yager
    The first smartphone based on Google's Android marries a sophisticated HTC handset with software features that outmaneuver iPhone On October 22, T-Mobile will reap the benefits of its founding membership in the Open Handset Alliance. Through an exclusive partnership with Google and Asian handset manufacturer HTC, the T-Mobile G1 will become the first shipping mobile device based on the Android platform. Google and company have worked hard to make the T-Mobile G1 both affordable and easy to use. And while it's too soon to know how far developers will take the open source Android platform, we now know what to...
  • First Google Android phone to launch next month, along with T-Mobile 3G service

    09/19/2008 7:22:42 AM PDT · by webschooner · 8 replies · 143+ views
    Victor may be excited about HTC's upcoming Windows Mobile phone, but I'm far more curious about a model that will run on Google's Android operating system. The stars all seem to be lining up just in time for a major launch, rumored to be slated for Oct. 17. Google is finally finishing work on the operating system itself, and although developers say Google is a pain to work with, they also report that the platform's deep integration of GPS, Internet and search technology makes it a powerful platform for exciting software. T-Mobile, meanwhile, should be offering 3G service in 21...
  • Starbucks Sued By T-Mobile On Wi-Fi Access

    06/07/2008 4:07:33 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies · 131+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 7, 2008 | Jupiter Kalambakal
    Bellevue, WA (AHN) - T-Mobile USA is suing popular coffee chain Starbucks Corp. for allowing AT&T to provide customers free Wi-Fi access using T-Mobile's lines and equipment. The company is accusing Starbucks of breach of contract, interference and unfair competition. In its complaint filed June 5 in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan., T-Mobile said Starbucks' deal with AT&T is in violation of a contract that gives T-Mobile exclusive Wi-Fi Internet access rights to at Starbucks until Jan. 4, 2009. "The conduct of Starbucks has caused T-Mobile monetary damages and such damages will continue should Starbucks continue its breaching...
  • Bjarne Riis (former Tour de France champion) admits doping

    05/25/2007 3:31:02 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Svenska Dagbladet ^ | 05.25.2007 | TT-Ritzau
    Excerpts translated from Swedish: Eleven years ago Bjarne Riis was the hero of all of Denmark when he won the Tour de France bicycling event. This Friday Riis admitted that he had cheated using blood doping. [Actually not - but he used epo. SB] ..... The Dane said he was not a worthy winner of the Tour in 1996. He also said that he had used doping preparations between 1993 - 1998. This is just the last in a row of recent admissions by former top cyclists that they have used performance enhancing drugs. On Thursady Riis's former team-mate Erik...
  • Consumer Reports Tests Cell Phone Carriers

    12/08/2006 4:11:05 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies · 506+ views
    CBS 4 BOSTON ^ | 08 DECEMBER 2006 | AP
    (CBS4) BOSTON -- Picking a cell phone service can be pretty confusing. They all offer deep discounts and big promises but which one will really work when you need it? Consumer Reports just tested the biggest cell phone service. It's an ongoing battle. Cell companies are going head to head claiming to be the best. Rosalind Tordesillas says a recent survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows one in four people are looking to change their cell service providers. The survey asked almost 43,000 subscribers in 20 major cities about the five major carriers. "Poor phone service, like...
  • Apple's iPhone Would Undermine Carriers' Handset Domination

    11/19/2006 3:56:21 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 474+ views
    SeekingAlpha.com ^ | November 19, 2006 | Andrew Schmitt
    The big deal isn’t the iPhone itself, which is what the mainstream investment, gadget and tech media is focusing on. It’s the way that it will fundamentally challenge how carriers have coupled services with connectivity with a hardware distribution monopoly. There never has been ‘net neutrality’ when it comes to mobile phone hardware. The Apple iPhone would be the first big test. The new (rumored) iPhone will be sold (rumored) directly from Apple and (rumored) require the user to pull the GSM SIM card from their device (only T-Mobile or Cingular use GSM domestically) and insert it into the...
  • Can I use a Palm Treo 700w with T-Mobile service?

    07/02/2006 8:53:49 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 1 replies · 299+ views
    My wife likes the Palm Treo 700w. However, we have T-Mobile service and would like to keep it if we can. Can the 700w be used with T-Mobile? I didn't see, in the 700w user manual, any references to SIM cards, and I thought that a device needed a SIM card to be able to be used with T-Mobile. What facts are important in this regard? Thanks.
  • Best cell phone service provider (Vanity)

    03/12/2006 2:43:21 PM PST · by manwiththehands · 45 replies · 799+ views
    3/12/06 | Manwiththehands
    I've been carrying the same cell phone from the same service provider (Sprint) for over 6 years. People are starting to give me funny looks because my phone looks like a small black brick. I've had the money to replace it ... it just hasn't been that important. Now I'm ready to get a new phone and contacted Sprint. The best they can do is give me a lousy $150 rebate on a new phone! I've been with them for 6 years and the best they can offer is $150?! Since I can own my number now I'm planning on...
  • Sun shines on identity management

    08/25/2005 7:52:23 PM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 1 replies · 232+ views
    Tech Target ^ | 2005-08-18 | Luke Meredith and Matt Stansberry
    Sun Microsystems Inc. has tapped into the pulse of the identity management market. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has recently taken its Web single sign-on (SSO) offering open source, while at the same time announcing high profile implementations of its Java-based identity management software. Identity management is software that automates administrative tasks, such as resetting user passwords. It can also reduce the time it takes IT managers to provision numerous user accounts and can automatically expire old user passwords, which often raise security concerns. Sun's plan to open source its Web SSO -- a major component of its identity management...
  • Deutsche Telekom may sell T-Mobile USA

    07/04/2005 5:12:45 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 6 replies · 379+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 4, 2005 | Boris Groendahl
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) has been sounding out institutional investors on whether to sell off U.S. mobile operator T-Mobile USA or spend billions of dollars to expand the business, according to fund managers. Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA (TMOG.UL) officials declined to comment on what they called market rumors. In a series of one-on-ones meetings with major investment funds, Chief Financial Officer Karl-Gerhard Eick and other executives of Europe's biggest phone carrier told fund managers a decision would be made by the end of the year. But many investors are skeptical a buyer will emerge and question whether...
  • T-Mobile Terrorist Strikes Again: Another Celebrity Hacked..

    02/25/2005 8:30:34 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 71 replies · 3,228+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 2.25.05 | Matt Drudge
    developing story..
  • PARIS HILTON PHONE HACKED; PHONE NUMBERS OF STARS FLOOD INTERNET

    02/20/2005 6:46:27 AM PST · by new cruelty · 243 replies · 22,016+ views
    DRUDGE ^ | Sun Feb 20 | Matt Drudge
    Private telephone numbers of celebrities have been unleashed on the Internet after an apparent hacking into Paris Hilton's T-MOBILE SIDEKICK Address Book, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The DRUDGE REPORT has confirmed the authenticity of many of the unlisted and super-secret numbers: Private phone numbers and email addresses of Eminem, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Aguilera, Andy Roddick, Ashlee Simpson, Victoria Gotti, Vin Diesel, Anna Kournikova and many others! One top star reached Sunday morning expressed total outrage at Paris. "I gave her my number after we met in Miami, I did not know she f**king kept it on her cellphone!" the...
  • Hacker penetrates T-Mobile systems

    01/12/2005 7:03:09 AM PST · by Prime Choice · 12 replies · 990+ views
    SecurityFocus ^ | 01/11/2005 | Kevin Poulsen
    A sophisticated computer hacker had access to servers at wireless giant T-Mobile for at least a year, which he used to monitor U.S. Secret Service e-mail, obtain customers' passwords and Social Security numbers, and download candid photos taken by Sidekick users, including Hollywood celebrities, SecurityFocus has learned. Twenty-one year-old Nicolas Jacobsen was quietly charged with the intrusions last October, after a Secret Service informant helped investigators link him to sensitive agency documents that were circulating in underground IRC chat rooms. The informant also produced evidence that Jacobsen was behind an offer to provide T-Mobile customers' personal information to identity thieves...
  • Deutsche Telekom Donates 1 Million Euros

    12/30/2004 2:41:32 PM PST · by to_zion · 20 replies · 459+ views
    Deutsche Telekom ^ | December 30, 2004 | Deutsche Telekom
    Deutsche Telekom donates 1 Million Euros As the death toll from the Indian Ocean tsunami catastrophe rises and fears of epidemics mount, Deutsche Telekom has donated immediate aid worth one million euros to the victims. December 30, 2004 / As the company's Board Member for Human Resources, Heinz Klinkhammer said: "Deutsche Telekom and its employees are shocked by the pictures from the disaster region. We hope that our donation will help to ease the suffering in a speedy way." The money was sent to 'Aktion Deutschland Hilft', an association of German aid organizations which pool their resources and long experience...
  • Rush Limbaugh really dished T-Mobile today

    12/01/2004 10:41:55 AM PST · by rawhide · 130 replies · 6,499+ views
    Rush Limbaugh | 12/01/04 | Self
    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh's first hour today, and boy did he go off against T-Mobile today. He says he has a Blackberry and it does not work for 12 hours at a time, claiming T-Mobile has major, major server problems. He flat came out and said, 'DO NOT BUY T-Mobile, and use it with a Blackberry'. He was psst! Who wants to bet that he get a very quick response to fixing his problems after this dishing on national radio?
  • Complaints Over Cell Phone Service Abound

    06/04/2004 5:01:34 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 29 replies · 1,148+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 4, 2004 | ELLEN SIMON
    NEW YORK - Your cell phone company knows you hate it. Mobile phone service was the second-lowest ranked industry — beating only cable providers among the 40 rated — in the University of Michigan's newest customer satisfaction index. And there's more: mobile companies were the No. 2 sector in complaints last year to Better Business Bureaus, dropping from first place in 2002. Only auto dealers did worse. "The industry claims that people love their cell phones and they're very happy with the service," said Carl Wood, a commissioner on the California Public Utilities commission who fought the industry for four...
  • Bill targets phone spam

    02/11/2003 12:10:17 PM PST · by Eala · 3 replies · 321+ views
    HonoluluAdvertiser.com ^ | 1/20/2003 | By B.J. Reyes, AP
    <p>With the proliferation of such mobile devices as two-way pagers and text-enabled cellular phones also comes the advance in commercial technology that allows advertisers to send unsolicited messages, or spam, straight to wireless gadgets.</p> <p>As the issue gains widespread attention in Europe and Japan, some consumer advocates say it's only a matter of time before U.S. consumers are left with having to delete, block or otherwise deal with wireless spam.</p>