Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 15, including the finalized version of the Sprint-T-Mobile US merger, what consumer groups are saying AT&T and Verizon do to artificially raise costs, the leaders of the expanding M2M market, bringing mobility to the great outdoors in England and the way homegrown smartphones are disrupting the markets overseas.
In a textbook example of how not to respond to a textbook example of how not to issue an indictment, the defendant's CEO says his company "IS" (all caps) not engaging in cramming, "FULL STOP!"
On its face, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's formal complaint against T-Mobile last Tuesday alleges that the telco charged customers for unnamed data content provided by third parties, that those customers never consented to or more likely, never actually received. It goes on to allege that the carrier pocketed as much as 40 percent of those overcharges.
Despite its portrayal as being a new kind of carrier focused on the customer, T-Mobile USA is being accused by the FTC and probed by the FCC for the time-honored carrier practice of "cramming" customers' phone bills with bogus charges.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for June 20, including the charging pants of the future, China on the precipice with LTE, Startup Path's newest acquisition, a picture's worth a thousand scents and the creative way T-Mobile is trying to recruit customers.
Expanding your customer base with a merger is now bad; expanding it with rural carrier deals is good. Or is it the other way around?
Following last month's report that Deutsche Telekom had accepted Softbank's offer to buy T-Mobile US comes word that Softbank's U.S. carrier Sprint is finalizing details of a merger with T-Mobile.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 29, including Apple finally confirming the Beats Electronics deal, DT and SoftBank's tenative offer on T-Mobile, IDC rethinking its tablet forecast, Symantec's acquisition of NitroDesk and the creative selfie contest Turtle Wax is running.
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier in terms of subscribers, could be looking to acquire a U.S.-based carrier to gain a foothold in the lucrative U.S. market.
T-Mobile halted an update to the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone after data speeds dropped precipitously, according to posts at the XDA Developers Forum.