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T-Mobile is the 3rd largest U.S. wireless carrier behind Verizon and AT&T. Owned by German parent company, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile has been using its “Uncarrier” marketing campaign to grow its market share since 2013.

With what seems like a good amount of success over the past few years, T-Mobile continues to announce new initiatives like discounted plans for seniors, Netflix included with service, and pushing competitors to bring back unlimited data plans.

As of April 29, 2018, T-Mobile has joined forces with Sprint and will now be re-branded to simply T-Mobile, with the Sprint brand completely going away.

T-Mobile Stories January 10

T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

Update: AT&T now says it will also stop selling user location to aggregation services, according to CNET.

After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile and Sprint have made some fresh promises. They say they will end the practice of selling users’ data to third-party aggregators that often have little to no oversight.

T-Mobile Stories January 8

User location data sold by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint is making its way to bounty hunters, says report

A new report from Motherboard today takes a look into the practices of US wireless carriers selling user location data to third-parties. While it’s often credit card and other financial companies buying the location data for fraud detection and more, Motherboard says some rogue third-parties have access to user location data and it’s landing the hands of bounty hunters and the black market.

T-Mobile Stories December 19, 2018

T-Mobile’s ‘disruptive’ TV streaming service reportedly delayed until 2019

T-Mobile has gone relatively silent over the last several months regarding its upcoming TV streaming service. Planned to compete against the likes of YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu TV, and others, the uncarrier may be delaying the launch of its service for a bit longer.

T-Mobile Stories December 17, 2018

How to activate eSIM on a T-Mobile postpaid account

T-Mobile released an app that allows users to activate a plan with an eSIM. The one caveat is that the app only allows users to activate a prepaid plan, leaving most of its customers out in the dark with no support for postpaid. However, there is a workaround that has seen some success over the past few weeks.

T-Mobile Stories December 14, 2018

T-Mobile and Sprint have shared the news today with CNBC that their merger deal is expected to be cleared by a US national security panel. The approval is said to stem from both parent companies of the carriers agreeing to reduce their use of Huawei devices.

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T-Mobile Stories December 6, 2018

Both AT&T and Verizon have confirmed that they will be supporting eSIM on iPhone within the next week, if not already. Notably missing is T-Mobile, America’s third largest carrier, but that may change soon…

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