Police called on parents during heated meeting for T-Mobile tower at elementary school in Wyandotte
Furious over the tower, they came out to the school Thursday night for what was billed as an informational meeting. When they were told they would not be allowed to speak, the meeting devolved into yelling, with Superintendent Catherine Cost walking out.
T-Mobile hacked: Data on 37 million customers stolen
By FRANK BAJAK, AP Technology WriterBOSTON (AP) — The U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile said Thursday that an unidentified malicious intruder breached its network in late November and stole data on 37 million customers, including addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. It said the data exposed to theft — based on its investigation to date — did not include passwords or PINs, bank account or credit card information, Social Security numbers or other government IDs. In July, T-Mobile agreed to pay $350 million to customers who filed a class action lawsuit after the company disclosed in August 2021 that personal data including Social Security numbers and driver’s license info had been stolen. It also said at the time that it would spend $150 million through 2023 to fortify its data security and other technologies. It reported having more than 102 million customers after the merger.mlive.com
T-Mobile says data on 37 million customers stolen
The U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile said Thursday that an unidentified malicious intruder breached its network in late November and stole data on 37 million customers, including addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. T-Mobile said in a filing with the Security and Exchange Commission that the breach was discovered Jan. 5. It said the data exposed to theft — based on its investigation to date — did not include passwords or PINs, bank account or credit card information, Social Security numbers or other government IDs.news.yahoo.com
Man faces federal charges for robbing downtown Ann Arbor T-Mobile store at gunpoint
ANN ARBOR, MI – A man accused of robbing a downtown Ann Arbor cellphone store at gunpoint is now facing a federal felony charge. Related: Gunman robs downtown Ann Arbor T-Mobile store in middle of dayPolice were called shortly after 2:55 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, to the T-Mobile store located at 200 E. Washington Street in downtown Ann Arbor for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred, according to the Ann Arbor Police Department. Police contacted T-Mobile’s asset protection department and were able to track the phones location to a cellphone store in Hamtramck, records show. Bell is currently being investigated by the ATF in an unrelated incident, according to the federal affidavit. More from The Ann Arbor News:Brazilian-American restaurant coming to Briarwood MallFormer Eastern Michigan football player leading 1K Thanksgiving meal donationsAcorn Farmers’ Market & Café temporarily closes in Manchestermlive.com
Scammer gets credit card in man’s name, charges $6K. Bank says it’s not fraud.
You need to notify lenders of any fraud, change account numbers and passwords, carefully monitor your accounts and keep a close eye on your credit reports. Around the same time, he received a new Visa card from USAA, of which he is a member. But then the next month, there was a pending $3,000 payment to USAA Visa on his Wells Fargo checking account. The same day, Carbonara received a call from USAA. “Our records indicate that the credit card account is closed as fraud and you will not be receiving any calls regarding the account,” it said.mlive.com
Prepare to pay more for Amazon Prime, here’s why
Amazon Prime customers will see an increase in the service’s cost in the coming months, for both annual and monthly memberships. The service, which provides access to faster delivery, PrimeVideo streaming and other benefits, will increase from $119 for an annual plan to $139. The monthly rate is rising from $12.99 to $14.99, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Higher costs related to wages, transportation, expansion of benefits under memberships were cited as the reason for the price increase. CNBC notes there are a few ways to save on the Prime membership, including using the service’s 30-Day free trial when you sign up, and Metro by T-Mobile’s cell service plan that provides complimentary access to Prime.mlive.com
Little League to livestream games
GROSSE POINTE WOODS, SHORES — T-Mobile, the official partner of Little League, launched a program in partnership with GoDog Sports that allows select Little Leagues nationwide to livestream games free of charge. With Woods council approval Monday, Jan. 24, the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League became one of these select leagues — and the first in Michigan — that will […]grossepointenews.com
3G network shutdown in 2022: What this means for your phone
Major mobile carriers will be shutting down older 3G networks in 2022, making older phones and some other devices useless. AT&T will finish shutting down its 3G network by February 2022 while Verizon’s changes will be complete by Dec. 31, 2022. T-Mobile will finish shutting down Sprint’s 3G CDMA network by March 31, 2022 and Sprint’s 4G LTE network by June 30, 2022. It also announced it will shut down T-Mobile’s 3G UMTS network by July 1, 2022 but has not yet announced a shutdown date for its 2G network. First, contact your mobile provider or look at its website for individual shutdown plans and whether your phone, or another connected device, will be affected.mlive.com
T-Mobile store robbed by men with guns in Barry County
BARRY COUNTY, MI – Two people robbed a T-Mobile store Tuesday afternoon. The two men entered T-Mobile, 1450 W. M-43 Highway, with guns around 12:35 p.m., Dec. 21 in Hastings, Michigan State Police said. They stole an undetermined amount of merchandise from the store before leaving in a black SUV, police said. The men have not been found. More from MLive:Victim in Norton Shores bar shooting was new boyfriend of alleged shooter’s ex, prosecutors sayWoman injured after shooting in Kalamazoo Northside neighborhoodWestern Michigan professors secure $29.5M grant to support Grand Rapids-area childrenmlive.com
2 of 5 Brighton T-Mobile robbery suspects arrested after pursuit to East Lansing, police say
A surveillance image from a robbery at the Brighton T-Mobile store on Jan. 9, 2021. BRIGHTON, Mich. – Two of five men suspected of robbing a T-Mobile store in Brighton were arrested after the group led a pursuit involving seven different police departments to East Lansing, according to authorities. Five men walked into the T-Mobile store at 8712 West Grand River Avenue in Brighton around 1 p.m. Saturday, police said. A surveillance image from a robbery at the Brighton T-Mobile store on Jan. 9, 2021. A couple of hours after the incident, police said they recovered the stolen Fusion a short distance from the T-Mobile store.
T-Mobile offers up yet another TV streaming service
Yet another service provider is jumping into the TV streaming wars. This time it's T-Mobile and its TVision service with live news, entertainment and sports channels, starting at $10 a month. And most similar streaming services have found it difficult to sustain low prices over time. And TVision Channels, which lets you sign up for individual channel streaming services, starting with just three: Starz, Showtime and Epix. A slew of new streaming services started to challenge traditional TV providers and dominant streaming services like Netflix over the past year, including Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max and Comcast’s Peacock service.
Japan tech giant SoftBank's profits rise on investments
TOKYO Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp.'s said Tuesday that its profit rose 12% in April-June from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of its shares in U.S. carrier T-Mobile. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported Tuesday a fiscal first quarter profit of 1.2 trillion yen ($11.5 billion), up from 1.1 trillion yen in the previous fiscal year. Quarterly sales inched down 2% to 1.45 trillion yen ($13.7 billion). The company compared the crisis to the hard times of the Great Depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s. It already operates in Tokyo, as well as Nagoya, Fukuoka and other urban areas in Japan.
FCC calls hours-long T-Mobile service outage 'unacceptable'
NEW YORK The head of the U.S. communications regulator said T-Mobile's nationwide, hours-long outage Monday was unacceptable and that the Federal Communications Commission will investigate. T-Mobile, one of the country's three largest cellphone service providers, said it had a voice and text wireless issue" that began around noon EDT Monday. The company blamed an internet-traffic issue that caused problems with its network for the outage. But calls between their customers and T-Mobile customers could have run into trouble because of T-Mobiles issues, creating the impression of a widespread communications failure. T-Mobile paid a $17.5 million fine for two nationwide service outages on the same day in August 2014, which together lasted three hours and prevented customers from being able to call 911.
Detroit men arrested for stealing $16,000 worth of iPhones, Air Pods in Redford Township, police say
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two Detroit men have been arrested for stealing $16,000 worth of iPhones and Air Pods from a store in Redford Township, police said. Deandre Donte Williams, 27, and Christopher Ron Magee, 30, robbed the T-Mobile store at 25037 Grand River Avenue at 1:29 p.m. Thursday, according to authorities. Deandre Donte Williams (WDIV)Christopher Ron Magee (WDIV)Police said a third suspect is still at large. Williams is charged with armed robbery, resisting a police officer and third habitual offender. Apple products stolen Feb. 6, 2020, from a Redford Township store.
MetroPCS (Metro by T-Mobile) customers reporting service outage
Published: January 28, 2020, 8:24 am Updated: January 28, 2020, 8:32 amThousands of MetroPCS (now called Metro by T-Mobile) mobile phone and mobile internet service customers were reporting an outage Tuesday morning. According to DownDetector, thousands of MetroPCS problems started to be reported about 5 a.m. (ET) Tuesday. There were MetroPCS service problem reports flooding istheservicedown.com, too. Customers on social media said they have been waiting for an explanation from the provider.
T-Mobile promises consumer benefits if Sprint deal OK'd
NEW YORK, NY T-Mobile promises a new $15 wireless plan if its $26.5 billion Sprint deal goes through. T-Mobile is also promising free internet to emergency first responders for 10 years and to low-income households with children for five years. The $15 plan is for anyone, but comes with just 2 gigabytes of data per month. T-Mobile has already made promises to get the deal done, including providing coverage in rural areas and not raising prices for three years. Regulators could fine T-Mobile for breaking the earlier promises, but T-Mobile isn't legally required to fulfill the new ones.
T-Mobile says close of Sprint deal delayed until next year
(Bebeto Matthews, Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. T-Mobile says it expects its combination with Sprint to close next year as it awaits a December antitrust trial with a group of state attorneys general. The company previously planned to complete the deal this year. The states' group has lost Colorado and Mississippi, which reached agreements with the companies. T-Mobile and Sprint announced their deal in April 2018.
How life has changed in Northern California's power shutoff
Stop signs are displayed at an intersection where traffic lights are out due to a PG&E power outage in Napa, California. (CNN) - California's biggest utility has cut power to hundreds of thousands of residents to prevent wildfires, catching some by surprise despite months of warnings. PG&E cut power Wednesday to nearly 800,000 customers in Northern California, beginning a series of planned outages. And major cell phone companies say they're working to ensure the cell service does not go off, too. "We have permanent generators in key cell sites to ensure they remain in service and other sites are prepared with battery backup," T-Mobile says.
DOJ approves T-Mobile's mega-merger with Sprint
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CNN) - T-Mobile's mega-merger with Sprint can move forward, the Justice Department said Friday, paving the way for an unprecedented combination of America's third- and fourth-largest wireless providers. For weeks, Sprint and T-Mobile have been negotiating an agreement with the DOJ to address concerns that the merger may harm competition. Those airwaves could help rural Americans gain access to mobile Internet, according to the Justice Department. The Sprint and T-Mobile merger would help fulfill those goals, he said. The states, Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to a trial date of Oct. 7 in federal court in New York.