A security vulnerability in T-Mobile’s website let anyone gain access to the personal details of any T-Mobile customer using just a phone number, reports ZDNet.
An internal T-Mobile employee tool, promotool.t-mobile.com, had a hidden API that provided T-Mobile customer data when a customer’s cell phone number was added to the end of the web address. Data that was available included full name, address, billing account number, and for some customers, tax identification numbers.
Account data, such as service status and billing status was also included, but it does not appear that credit card numbers, passwords, or other sensitive information was [...]
Sprint and T-Mobile have finally reached a merger agreement, which means if approved by regulators, two of the four major carriers in the United States will combine into one entity in an all-stock deal worth billions.
The new combined company will be named T-Mobile and current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will serve as the Chief Executive Officer. Sprint and T-Mobile say the company will be a „force for positive change“ in the U.S. wireless, video, and broadband industries, supercharging T-Mobile’s Un-carrier strategy and allowing the new company to „lead in the 5G era.“
The New T-Mobile will have the network capacity to rapidly create a [...]
Earlier this month, reports suggested Sprint and T-Mobile had once again resumed merger talks, and now it appears the two U.S. carriers may be close to inking a deal.
According to Reuters, Sprint and T-Mobile have „made progress“ negotiating merger terms and are aiming to complete deal talks as soon as next week.
T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom and Sprint parent company SoftBank are said to be discussing an agreement that would „dictate how they exercise voting control over the combined company.“ This could allow Deutsche Telekom to consolidate the combined company on its books, even if it does not have a majority stake in the [...]
T-Mobile will pay $40 million to the U.S. Treasury for failing to correct ongoing issues with call delivery to rural areas and fooling customers with false ringtones, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced today.
The FCC decided that T-Mobile violated the Communications Act following an investigation launched after T-Mobile subscribers were unable to reach customers served by three rural carriers in Wisconsin. T-Mobile claimed it had fixed the issue, but the FCC continued to get numerous complaints from T-Mobile callers attempting to reach at least 10 rural areas. From FCC chairman Ajit Pai: „It is a basic tenet of the nation’s [...]