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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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Justice Department examining possible antitrust collusion by AT&T, Verizon to limit eSIM

Justice Department examining possible antitrust collusion by AT&T, Verizon to limit eSIM

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

One notable feature of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL announced last fall was eSIM support that allows for cellular service without the need of a physical SIM card. Very few other devices have adopted the technology, so much so that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating claims that AT&T and Verizon colluded to restrict eSIM.
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Report: Apple's complaints about AT&T and Verizon may have led to DOJ eSIM investigation

Report: Apple's complaints about AT&T and Verizon may have led to DOJ eSIM investigation

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Mac

News has broke this afternoon that the US Department of Justice has opened an investigation over antitrust concerns and potential collusion between Verizon and AT&T in efforts to prevent eSIM adoption and progress. Apple Watch and iPad both use eSIM technology and Apple is reportedly one of multiple manufacturers who has raised concerns with the DOJ. more...
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U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Claims AT&T, Verizon and GSMA Colluded to Prevent Customers From Easily Switching Carriers

U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Claims AT&T, Verizon and GSMA Colluded to Prevent Customers From Easily Switching Carriers

1 month ago   |   By Mac Rumors

The United States Department of Justice today launched an antitrust investigation to determine whether U.S. carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, have coordinated to prevent consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, reports The New York Times .
AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA, an industry group that sets mobile standards, were asked in February for documents related to their efforts to hinder the implementation of eSIMs. An embedded SIM, or eSIM, is a standardized chip that's designed to replace a physical SIM card.
A physical SIM card slot in an iPhone, via iFixit
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