Tag: Sprint

Cybersecurity, Networking & Wireless, Tech

T-Mobile confirms it was hacked after customer data posted online

August 17, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

T-Mobile has confirmed “unauthorized access” to its systems, days after a portion of customer data was listed for sale on a known cybercriminal forum. The U.S. cell giant, which last year completed a $26 billion merger with Sprint, confirmed an […]


Verizon, AT&T to pay $127M for allegedly overcharging government agencies

September 28, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon and AT&T have agreed to pay a combined $127 million to settle lawsuits alleging that they overcharged California and Nevada government entities for wireless service. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 and resulted in a settlement approved on Thursday […]


T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T still selling your location data, report says

January 9, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In June 2018, all four major US wireless carriers pledged to stop selling their mobile customers’ location information to third-party data brokers. The carriers were pressured into making the change after a security problem leaked the real-time location of US […]


Sprint calls on open source analytics to prevent cyberfraud

August 16, 2018

Via: CIO

Mobile phone-related fraud is big business. Fraudsters, hackers, and other bad actors employ creative techniques to compromise networks, hijack user information, and piece together customer identities that are then sold for big bucks on the dark web. To protect its […]


Sprint Strikes Out As Charter Declares ‘No Interest’ In Merger, Reveals Its Own Wireless Plans

August 1, 2017

Via: CRN

Wireless carrier Sprint, which has been publicly on the lookout for merger partners since April, can’t seem to find any takers. Sprint on Friday proposed a full merger with cable giant Charter Communications that would create a media and communications […]

Federal, Policy

Sprint sues government over elimination of broadband price caps

May 12, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Sprint and Windstream sued the Federal Communications Commission this week over a decision that will help AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink charge higher prices for certain business Internet services. The FCC last month voted to eliminate price caps for the so-called […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Closing The Mobile Network Gap: T-Mobile Gains On Verizon, Sprint Falls Behind

February 15, 2017

Via: CRN

OpenSignal’s February 2017 “State of Mobile Networks Survey” found that T-Mobile, the so-called “uncarrier,” is giving the incumbent carriers a run for their money. The latest report from OpenSignal measured network performance of the four major U.S. carriers: AT&T, Sprint, […]

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Sprint is as desperate as ever, so it’s offering cheaper phone plans

November 19, 2015

Via: ArsTechnica

Sprint’s struggle to compete against Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile US could be your gain. The fourth-place mobile carrier is giving big discounts to customers who switch from the top three carriers. From this Friday until January 7, 2016, customers […]


T-Mobile looks to unseat Sprint as third-largest U.S. carrier

July 10, 2015

Via: itCurated

T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Thursday shared preliminary results showing that 2.1 million customers were added in the second quarter of 2015. As a result, he predicted T-Mobile will displace Sprint as the nation’s third-largest carrier, bumping Sprint to fourth. […]


LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

June 30, 2015

Via: itCurated

A carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let the big wireless providers mess with your home connection and push you on to their networks, according to comments filed today with the FCC by several watchdog […]


Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

March 30, 2015

Via: itCurated

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation. LTE Advanced has the potential of delivering 100 Mbps wireless download speeds. The impact on the […]