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The ‘Race to 5G’ Is Just Mindless Marketing Bullshit

Buried beneath the hype around 5G rests a growing sense that wireless carriers are aggressively over-selling the technology’s potential.
Karl Bode
5.4.18
T-Mobile
T-Mobile

The T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Will Be Terrible For Consumers

Eliminate one of four carriers and the incentive to compete on price is reduced proportionally. Of course, T-Mobile and Sprint executives spent most of the weekend trying to claim the exact opposite.
Karl Bode
4.30.18
telecom
telecom

The Jobs-and-Competition-Killing T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Is Back On

Here comes yet another competition and job-killing mega-merger that nobody asked for.
Karl Bode
4.13.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Stores Part of Customers' Passwords In Plaintext, Says It Has 'Amazingly Good' Security

A T-Mobile Austria customer representative made a shocking admission in a Twitter thread.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.6.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

'Critical' T-Mobile Bug Allowed Hackers To Hijack Users' Accounts

A security researcher discovered a flaw in a T-Mobile website that let hackers log in as any customer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.18
security
security

‘I Lived a Nightmare:’ SIM Hijacking Victims Share Their Stories

Nine victims of SIM hijacking—an increasingly popular scam—share their stories.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.12.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.5.18
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

At the Behest of T-Mobile, the FCC Is Undoing Rules That Make it Easier for Small ISPs to Compete With Big Telecom

The rules around the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum were changed in 2015 to make it easier for wireless ISPs to license space, but might be changed right before they are useful.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.11.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Alerted ‘A Few Hundred Customers’ Targeted By Hackers

T-Mobile has called customers targeted by hackers who were trying to take control of their SIM cards, alerting them of the hack attempts, and suggesting ways to secure their accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.27.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

There’s ‘No Excuse’ for the T-Mobile Bug That Helped Hackers Steal Accounts

Bugs happen to everyone, but the company failed to monitor for simple signs of abuse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.11.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Website Allowed Hackers to Access Your Account Data With Just Your Phone Number

The bug exposed customers’ email addresses, their billing account numbers, and the phone’s IMSI numbers. T-Mobile has patched the bug.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.10.17
net neutrality
net neutrality

Trump's New FCC Chief Just Opened the Floodgates for Zero-Rating

The Republican also revoked a series of pro-consumer Obama era regulations.
Sam Gustin
2.3.17