T-Mobile Takes Out Some Handset Unlockers

T-Mobile Takes Out Some Handset Unlockers

T-Mobile has won damages and an injunction (via Phone Scoop) against several companies that were taking bulk quantities of its prepaid handsets, unlocking them, and then reselling them. The company calls such activity “prepaid phone trafficking,” when it’s really just exploiting a poor business model. As in other suits filed by other operators, it sounds[…]

European Parliament Committee Backs Further Hack Of Roaming Charges

European Parliament Committee Backs Further Hack Of Roaming Charges

The European Union has been interfering in the market for international mobile-phone roaming rates for some, taking the populist position that the charges were too high, and forcing caps on the wholesale rates operators charge each other, hoping to drag down retail prices. But the effect was, as we predicted, baloon squeezing: while intra-Europe roaming[…]