MOBILE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MOBILE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343966-79/mobile-china-percent-data.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343966-79/mobile-china-percent-data.html.csp">China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T14:19:02.22-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 02:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China Telecom Ltd., one of the country’s three main state-owned carriers, said Wednesday its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet and mobile data businesses grew. The Beijing-based company earned $1.9 billion, or 2 U.S. cents per share, in the six months ended June 30. Revenue rose 5.3 percent to $27.2 billion. Profits for China Telecom and its rivals, China Mobile Ltd. and China Unicom Ltd., have been squeezed by intense competition and the costs of r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583439662014-08-27T14:19:02.22-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T14:19:02.22-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343966@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:02 MDT Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293843-79/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293843-79/story.csp">Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end</a></h4>

By ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">AP Technology Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:12:02.928-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US-TEC--Digital Life-Tech Tips-Phone Plans,1025 Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end AP Photo NYBZ169, NYBZ170 (Eds: With AP Photos.) By ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer MALVERN, Iowa • As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company’s various promotions and discounts. In accepting the offers, I’d have to give up Verizon’s unlimited data plan, which lets me use the phone’s cellular data connection as much as I want without overage f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582938432014-08-22T18:12:02.928-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T18:12:02.928-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293843@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:12:02 MDT Tech Tips: Sprint’s good rates come with a price http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323324-79/sprint-data-plans-verizon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323324-79/sprint-data-plans-verizon.html.csp">Tech Tips: Sprint’s good rates come with a price</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T11:30:02.409-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • In revamping its prices and plans this week, Sprint is joining Verizon and AT&T in letting families share pools of data. The new Sprint plans were available starting Friday and reward families that need a lot of data. But the company is also keeping an unlimited-data plan that’s beneficial for individuals — and competes with a similar T-Mobile offering. Now that most Americans have cellphones, wireless companies have been trying to lure consumers with lower prices. And to increase rev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233242014-08-22T11:30:02.409-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T11:30:02.409-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323324@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:30:02 MDT Verizon regains title as fastest U.S. wireless service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312764-79/verizon-mobile-service-sprint.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312764-79/verizon-mobile-service-sprint.html.csp">Verizon regains title as fastest U.S. wireless service</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott Moritz</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:23:01.763-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Verizon Communications Inc. recaptured the wireless speed crown it lost to AT&T a year earlier, after adding capacity to relieve network congestion that lowered service quality in major cities like New York. Verizon was the fastest national service in the first half of the year and retained its No. 1 spot in overall quality, reliability, calling and data service, according to a study by RootMetrics released Tuesday. Verizon’s network was second only in text messaging, behind AT&T. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312764@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:23:01 MDT China Mobile first half profit falls 8.5 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296809-79/china-mobile-percent-profit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296809-79/china-mobile-percent-profit.html.csp">China Mobile first half profit falls 8.5 percent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:59:02.155-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China Mobile Ltd., the world’s biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, said Thursday its first-half profit fell 8.5 percent as the company rolled out fourth-generation service. China Mobile, one of China’s three major state-owned phone carriers, earned $9.4 billion in the six months ending June 30. Operating revenue rose 7.1 percent to $54.1 billion. Profit margins at China Mobile and its two major rivals, China Telecom Ltd. and China Unicom Ltd., have been squeezed since Beiji...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582968092014-08-14T09:59:02.155-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:59:02.155-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296809@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:59:02 MDT Facebook to study shopping habits of its users http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58294110-79/facebook-users-device-mobile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58294110-79/facebook-users-device-mobile.html.csp">Facebook to study shopping habits of its users</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sarah Frier</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T17:03:02.118-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Facebook will let advertisers know where a promotion was first viewed and when it led to a purchase by tracking users between their electronic devices, a tool that may reignite privacy concerns. Marketers will be able to see the number of users that clicked on an ad, whether they used a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, and which device was used to buy a product, Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said in a blog post Wednesday. Facebook has been bulking up advertising se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294110@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:03:02 MDT Games, WeChat boost quarterly profits at Tencent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292727-79/online-tencent-games-mobile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292727-79/online-tencent-games-mobile.html.csp">Games, WeChat boost quarterly profits at Tencent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:42:01.99-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BEIJING • China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business. The company based in the southern city of Shenzhen earned $949 million in the three months ended June 30, or 10.2 cents per share. Revenue rose 37 percent to $3.2 billion. Tencent and other Chinese Internet services are spending heavily to expand mobile services as the country’s Web surfers ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582927272014-08-13T11:42:01.99-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T11:42:01.99-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292727@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:42:01 MDT Amazon debuts mobile payment app, card reader http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292302-79/amazon-payment-card-app.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292302-79/amazon-payment-card-app.html.csp">Amazon debuts mobile payment app, card reader</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T10:52:10.235-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. The move places the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer in competition with Square and other established mobile payment processing systems such as PayPal Here and Intuit’s GoPayment. Shares rose 3 percent early Wednesday, the biggest percen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582923022014-08-13T10:52:10.235-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T10:52:10.235-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Marcelo Claure, the CEO of Miami-based cellphone distributor Brightstar, will replace Dan Hesse on Monday, Sprint Corp. said Wednesday. Claure, 43, had been CEO of Brightstar Corp., which is part of Softbank Corp. of Japan. Softbank bought 70 percent of Sprint last year. Sprint shares plunged in midday trading as its chairman and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582670832014-08-06T13:59:14.211-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T13:59:14.211-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267083@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:59:14 MDT Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232741-79/samsung-tizen-developers-mobile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232741-79/samsung-tizen-developers-mobile.html.csp">Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T12:55:42.972-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul • Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. The South Korean company had planned to start selling the phone, the Samsung Z, in Russia this quarter. But Samsung indicated more time is needed to expand Tizen’s following of app developers and apps. In a brief statement, Samsung said the postponement is to further enhance the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327412014-07-28T12:55:42.972-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T12:55:42.972-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232741@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:55:42 MDT Facebook’s quarterly earnings and revenue soar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216769-79/facebook-percent-revenue-mobile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216769-79/facebook-percent-revenue-mobile.html.csp">Facebook’s quarterly earnings and revenue soar</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T16:28:14.124-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Menlo Park, Calif. • Facebook is on a roll. The world’s largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often. The company’s shares climbed nearly 4 percent in extended trading after the results came out, signaling that they could hit a record high when the stock market opens on Thursday. Investors who bought — and held on to — Facebook stock during the company’s initial public offering ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582167692014-07-23T16:28:14.124-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T16:28:14.124-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216769@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:28:14 MDT Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T’s profits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216570-79/billion-plans-cents-cheaper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216570-79/billion-plans-cents-cheaper.html.csp">Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T’s profits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER SVENSSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T15:00:03.364-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NEW YORK • AT&T posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US. The Dallas company says it earned $3.55 billion, or 68 cents per share. That was down from $3.82 billion, or 71 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Excluding some one-time items, AT&T’s earnings were 62 cents per share in the latest quarter, a penny shy of the average estimate of analyst polled by FactSet....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582165702014-07-23T15:00:03.364-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T15:00:03.364-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216570@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:03 MDT Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207727-79/yahoo-flurry-mobile-analytics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207727-79/yahoo-flurry-mobile-analytics.html.csp">Yahoo buying app and analytics company Flurry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T17:11:09.671-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets. The deal announced Monday is the latest in a wave of mostly small acquisitions that Yahoo Inc. has made during the two-year reign of CEO Marissa Mayer as the company’s tries to attract more traffic on mobile devices. The shopping spree hasn’t yet provided Yahoo with the means to boost its revenue growth at a time more advertisi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582077272014-07-21T17:11:09.671-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T17:11:09.671-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207727@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:11:09 MDT Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194167-79/microsoft-nokia-company-move.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194167-79/microsoft-nokia-company-move.html.csp">Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN NAKASHIMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T17:36:14.122-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor’s drive for the company to make its own devices. Although some cuts had been expected ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile-device unit, the number amounted to 14 percent of the Microsoft workforce — about twice what analysts had estimated. The cuts will include some 12,500 jobs associated wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581941672014-07-17T17:36:14.122-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T17:36:14.122-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194167@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:36:14 MDT Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58193768-68/microsoft-nokia-company-move.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58193768-68/microsoft-nokia-company-move.html.csp">Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ryan Nakashima</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T19:19:40.875-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor’s drive for the company to make its own devices. Although some cuts had been expected ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile-device unit, the number amounted to 14 percent of the Microsoft workforce — about twice what analysts had estimated. The cuts will include some 12,500 jobs associated with the Nokia un...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581937682014-07-17T19:19:40.875-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:19:40.875-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58193768@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:19:40 MDT Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190355-79/internet-ipo-app-messaging.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190355-79/internet-ipo-app-messaging.html.csp">Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T10:25:02.192-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul • Line Corp., the operator of a popular mobile messaging app, has submitted an IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange but might also seek a New York listing, its parent company Naver Corp. said Wednesday. Naver, South Korea’s largest Internet company, said the plan for an initial public offering in Tokyo is not final. Line, which is also the name of the app, could list in either New York or Tokyo, or both. The move highlights the growth of Asian mobile messaging apps, driven in large ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581903552014-07-16T10:25:02.192-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T10:25:02.192-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190355@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:25:02 MDT Two-year slump of PC shipments bottoms out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166351-79/sales-shipments-idc-demand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166351-79/sales-shipments-idc-demand.html.csp">Two-year slump of PC shipments bottoms out</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T14:34:02.445-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 02:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe. PC sales have fallen in recent years, hurt by surging demand for tablets and other mobile devices. Tough economic conditions around the world have also disrupted sales. But quarterly figures released Wednesday by the research firms Gartner Inc. and International Data Corp. show the global slump is easing. During the April to June quart...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581663512014-07-09T14:34:02.445-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T14:34:02.445-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166351@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:34:02 MDT Deal creating top German mobile company gets OK http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142133-79/telefonica-company-mobile-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142133-79/telefonica-company-mobile-deal.html.csp">Deal creating top German mobile company gets OK</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUERGEN BAETZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T09:02:01.49-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • In a deal that creates Germany’s biggest mobile phone company in terms of customers, the European Union’s antitrust authority on Wednesday approved network operator Telefonica’s bid to buy its competitor E-Plus under certain conditions. The move comes as analysts argue Europe’s fragmented telecommunications sector needs consolidation to shoulder the investments needed for faster networks and to offset losses from the EU’s crackdown on lucrative surcharges leveled on cross-border use o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581421332014-07-02T09:02:01.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T09:02:01.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142133@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:02:01 MDT Regulators accuse T-Mobile of reaping millions from bogus billing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139405-68/mobile-ftc-customers-charges.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139405-68/mobile-ftc-customers-charges.html.csp">Regulators accuse T-Mobile of reaping millions from bogus billing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE FLAHERTY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T20:20:14.592-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider. The lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission, which fueled a separate federal investigation, demands that T-Mobile refund the money to consumers for subscriptions to premium text services such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder. The FTC alle...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581394052014-07-01T20:20:14.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T20:20:14.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139405@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:20:14 MDT FTC: T-Mobile made millions in bogus charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139156-79/mobile-charges-ftc-customers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139156-79/mobile-charges-ftc-customers.html.csp">FTC: T-Mobile made millions in bogus charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE FLAHERTY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T15:37:02.645-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint likely to mar the reputation of a household name in wireless communications. In its complaint filed in a federal court in Seattle, the Federal Trade Commission claimed that T-Mobile billed consumers for subscriptions to premium text services such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581391562014-07-01T15:37:02.645-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T15:37:02.645-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139156@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:37:02 MDT