• Apple sets the Justice Department on AT&T and Verizon due to e-SIM-thwarting collusion attempt

    1 month ago - By WMPoweruser

    ESIMs are at the heart of Microsoft's Always-Connected PC initiative, and Windows 10 Redstone 4 is set to make it easy to buy data plans from carriers simply by downloading an app from the Microsoft Store, similar to how one can buy a WIFI data plan. If it was up to carriers however users will...
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  • Verizon, AT&T Being Investigated Over eSIM Collusion

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    Verizon and AT&T are reportedly being investigated over eSIM collusion according to the New York Times. In addition to the two largest carriers in the U.S. the G.S.M.A. is also said to be under investigation, while T-Mobile and Sprint are named as being included according to a different report from CNBC.
    Currently nor formal statements surrounding the matter have been issued by AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or the G.S.M.A., but the investigation is said to be centered around collusion between the carriers and the G.S.M.A. to make it more difficult to switch between carriers with devices that...
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  • Justice Department investigating collusion among U.S. wireless carriers

    Justice Department investigating collusion among U.S. wireless carriers

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    The Justice Department is investigating an alleged case of collusion, but this has nothing to do with President Donald J. Trump and Russia. Instead, the DOJ requested information from all four major U.S. carriers back in February as the agency started an antitrust investigation into the wireless business. The Justice Department originally followed up on a complaint made by Apple in 2016, but ended up dropping the investigation. Apparently, the DOJ has reopened its collusion investigation.
    According to reports, the carriers got together to put the kibosh on technology that would allow...
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  • Verizon, AT&T under investigation for allegedly colluding to block eSIM tech

    Verizon, AT&T under investigation for allegedly colluding to block eSIM tech

    1 month ago - By Digital Trends

    The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly investigating possible collusion between Verizon and AT&T, who have been accused of trying to block the development and implementation of eSIM technology.
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  • AT&T and Verizon reportedly being investigated by U.S. Justice Department over eSIM collusion

    AT&T and Verizon reportedly being investigated by U.S. Justice Department over eSIM collusion

    1 month ago - By PhoneDog

    AT&T and Verizon are reportedly the target of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
    The DOJ is investigating AT&T, Verizon, and the GSMA over antitrust concerns. According to sources speaking to The New York Times , AT&T and Verizon may have colluded with the GSMA to make it more difficult for people to switch carriers by establishing standards that'd let carriers lock a device to a network, even if it had an eSIM.
    eSIMs are a new technology that are built into devices like the Apple Watch Series 3 and Google Pixel 2 , and they're meant to make it easier for consumers to switch...
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  • NYT: AT&T, Verizon and GSMA are being investigated over eSIM

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Everyone's favorite word "collusion" has arisen once again, as the New York Times cites multiple sources reporting that the Department of Justice is investigating AT&T, Verizon and the GSM Association (GS...
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  • U.S. said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: source

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has opened a probe of potential coordination by AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications , a telecommunications standards organization and potentially other providers to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.
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  • Report: AT&T and Verizon have been working together to screw you

    Report: AT&T and Verizon have been working together to screw you

    1 month ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    According to a New York Times article that landed Friday afternoon, the Department of Justice has opened an antitrust investigation into collusion between Verizon and AT&T's wireless arms. According to the report, investigators suspect that the two companies worked together to make it harder for consumers to switch between networks, primarily by thwarting the adoption of electronic SIM cards, known as eSIM.
    The technology, which is already available in Apple's iPads, makes it possible to switch between carriers without having to change out a physical SIM. That would remove one of the...
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  • Department of Justice reportedly investigating AT&T and Verizon over collusion against eSIM technology

    Department of Justice reportedly investigating AT&T and Verizon over collusion against eSIM technology

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    The US Department of Justice has reportedly opened an antitrust investigation to determine whether AT&T, Verizon, and mobile industry group GSM Association colluded to prevent consumers from easily switching carriers with devices that support eSIM, according to The New York Times. All four major carriers received requests for information about the investigation, according to CNBC .
    The Times reports that the DOJ "demanded" details from the three over potential steps taken to impede the adoption of eSIM, which lets wireless customers switch carriers without requiring a physical SIM card to...
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  • Justice Department Launches Antitrust Investigation Into AT&T, Verizon

    1 month ago - By Phone Scoop

    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating AT&T and Verizon for secretly colluding to put carrier-locking ability into the new eSIM industry standard, according to the New York Times. eSIM technology eliminates the physical SIM card that gives a phone its number and identity on the network, replacing it with a virtual SIM that can be loaded and replaced over the network. The Apple Watch and Pixel 2 already include eSIM, but the standard is new and evolving. As originally designed, eSIM could make it easier for consumers to switch their existing phone to a different wireless carrier. AT&T...
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  • DOJ investigating AT&T and Verizon for collusion - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The US Department of Justice is looking into whether AT&T and Verizon coordinated efforts to make switching service providers more difficult, according to the New York Times.
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  • DOJ said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: source

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe of potential coordination by AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications , a telecommunications standards organization and potentially other providers to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.
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  • DOJ said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: NYT

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe into potential coordination by AT&T , Verizon and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing six people with knowledge of the inquiry.
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  • U.S. Said to Investigate AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    Complaints to the Justice Department allege that the companies and a standards group worked together to restrict eSIM technology, a cardless way to easily switch carriers.
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