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Got a weird text? A telecom vendor says it's to blame

Nov. 8, 2019 4:15 PM EST

If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting. Others briefly...

People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why

Nov. 7, 2019 9:03 PM EST

If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to each other in months were jolted into...

State probes cell outage in Burlington during storm

Nov. 5, 2019 3:53 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is seeking more information about a cellphone outage in the Burlington area during a recent storm. The Verizon Wireless outage happened between about 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday. "We are definitely looking into the event, the cause of the event and what exactly...

Hungary says Huawei to help build its 5G wireless network

Nov. 5, 2019 9:15 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chinese tech company Huawei will take part in the construction of Hungary's next-generation 5G wireless network despite concerns among key allies like the U.S. about potential snooping by Beijing. Speaking at China's International Import Expo in Shanghai, Hungarian Foreign Minister...

No Kashmiri flag, constitution under Indian-imposed changes

Oct. 31, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India on Thursday formally implemented legislation approved by Parliament in early August that removes Indian-controlled Kashmir's semi-autonomous status and begins direct federal rule of the disputed area amid a harsh security lockdown and widespread public disenchantment. The...

China accuses US of 'economic bullying' over equipment ban

Oct. 29, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused the U.S. of "economic bullying behavior" after U.S. regulators cited security threats in proposing to cut off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks. China would "resolutely oppose the U.S. abusing state power to suppress specific Chinese...

US proposes cutting off funds for Chinese telecom equipment

Oct. 28, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

U.S. regulators have proposed cutting off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks, citing security threats. The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month on a proposal to bar telecom companies from using government subsidies to pay for networking equipment from Huawei and...

AT&T makes changes in response to activist investor push

Oct. 28, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T said it will look for more parts of its business to sell off and add two new board members after pressure from an activist investor. The moves are part of a plan to boost results that also includes paying down debt from its $81 billion Time Warner acquisition. The activist...

Verizon adds more cellphone customers in 3Q

Oct. 25, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon added more cellphone customers after trimming prices for unlimited plans this summer. The country's largest wireless company said Friday that it gained 444,000 phone customers who pay a monthly bill in the third quarter, up from a gain of 295,000 in the same period last year....

The FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint deal in party-line vote

Oct. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the $26.5 billion combination of Sprint and T-Mobile on a 3-2 party-line vote. The wireless merger still faces opposition from a coalition of state attorneys general, who argue the deal is bad for competition. The companies won't merge while litigation persists....