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  • WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming." T-Mobile USA received 35 to 40 percent of the amount charged, the Federal Trade Commission said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming." T-Mobile USA received 35 to 40 percent of the amount charged, the Federal Trade Commission said in its complaint.

  • T-Mobile bogus charges in 'hundreds of millions' Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET
    Ad from home page of T-Mobile website

    The FTC filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA, alleging that the wireless provider added unauthorized charges customers' bills.

  • EU caps roaming charges: What does it mean?     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Simon Weeden, telco analyst at Citi, discusses the European telco sector after a new roaming charge cap was introduced and says the package to completely eliminate roaming charges may not get through.

  • Half of Americans can't go without phone: Study Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    In a new study, 47 percent of Americans surveyed admitted they wouldn't last a day without their smartphone. NBC News reports.

  • Can telecom bounce back?     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Kevin Smithen, Macquarie Securities, explains why he believes telecom will perform better in the second half of the year.

  • Google courts the business phone market Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    To make the Android system more business friendly, Google is developing a means for separating personal and business phone data. Re/code reports.

  • NSA fears prompt Germany to end Verizon contract Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Germany is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting US intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications.

  • Cops need a warrant to search your phone: Court Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without getting search warrants, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- AT&T Inc's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry because the companies largely provide different services, AT&T's chief executive told lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • AT&T: The DirecTV deal is not Comcast/Time Warner Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    AT&T's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- AT&T Inc's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry because the companies largely provide different services, AT&T's chief executive told lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • Google's in your car, in your house—where next? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page

    Investors will be looking for answers to what Google plans to do with its moonshot endeavors at the developer conference on Wednesday.

  • *After losing out on SFR, Bouygues finds Alstom solution. Martin Bouygues, the 62 year-old tycoon who runs the politically influential construction-to-television group founded by his father, has chalked up a win on the Alstom takeover saga only two months after losing a battle to buy larger mobile operator rival Vivendi's SFR.

  • Is Amazon's new Fire phone scorching or all smoke? Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    Is releasing a premium smart phone with features like simulated 3D dynamic perspective and streaming music a home run for Amazon?

  • EU sets deadline for Germany to scrap mobile rate plan Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    *Germany given 3 months to lower mobile connection rates. BRUSSELS, June 20- The European Commission gave Germany three months to abandon its plans to hike the fees mobile operators can charge each other for connecting calls on Friday, saying they lead to rates more than 80 percent higher than in other countries.

  • June 20- Verizon Communications Inc unit Verizon Wireless is looking to buy satellite-TV operator Dish Network Corp's spectrum to improve wireless internet speeds, the New York Post reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Verizon Communications shares were little changed at $49.39.

  • Sprint closer to $40B-plus T-Mobile deal financing Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    Sprint has lined up eight banks to finance its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile US.

  • Could the next telco IPO come from Africa? Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 5:37 AM ET
    BlackBerry remains the most popular smartphone on the African continent.

    With stock markets overflowing with new offerings, Bassim Haidar, the founder of Channel IT Group, has indicated that his African telecoms company could be next.

  • Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor Group, says the Norwegian government¿s decision to cut its stake in Telenor gives the group some opportunities and discusses the European telecom regulatory framework.

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