Location data can be a contentious subject, especially when it comes to who has access to it. Where that data goes beyond, say, a wireless carrier, is important. And now the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is demanding more information regarding that data from the biggest wireless carriers in the U.S.
FCC Demanding More Information From AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Regarding Phone Location Data
Right now, wireless carriers offer a set price and customers expect the best possible network speeds when available. If a plan is tiered, it’s usually based on the amount of high-speed data you get on a monthly basis (with reduced speeds after that set allotment). But if AT&T’s CEO has any say in the matter, there might be even more tiers for phone plans in the future thanks to 5G.
AT&T officially welcomed what it calls “5G Evolution”, which is showcased with a “5G E” label on some smartphones, not too long ago. And it immediately led many to call out nonsense.
Sprint has taken out a full-page open letter ad in the Sunday’s edition of The New York Times calling out AT&T for its misleading “5GE” network indicator. With the iOS 12.2 beta update, iPhones on AT&T network have started showing the ‘5GE’ indicator instead of LTE. Some Galaxy phones will also receive a software update to make this change.
The Apple TV app can be pretty helpful, as long as you have the right apps. Now DirecTV owners can say they do.
It feels like it was so long ago now that AT&T’s planned acquisition of Time Warner was just a rumor.
What started out on some Android phones has now rolled over to some iPhones, and, as a result, Sprint is ready to throw down the gauntlet in front of AT&T.
iOS 12.2 just saw its second developer beta get seeded, and while four new Animoji is the main new feature, there’s some misleading marketing happening with the software, too.
One of the pieces of the giant data puzzle that carriers are able to routinely obtain from a smartphone on its network is geo-location, but unfortunately for customers that data hasn’t been handled all that well.
Password sharing is a thing. There’s no denying that. Whether it’s a college campus or family and friends, services like Netflix, Hulu, and others have their content shared all the time.