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Why you don't need a 5G phone just yet

Sep. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No 5G iPhone? No problem. You probably don't want one anyway. For most people, it's smart to stick with a smartphone that isn't compatible with speedier 5G wireless networks, which are just starting to roll out. That's the case even if you think you'll be hanging on to your next phone for a...

Bangladesh's leading cellphone companies in legal tussle

Sep. 18, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's two leading cellphone companies are negotiating with a regulator over claims of about $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes as they face a possible loss of their licenses amid a legal battle that could hurt investor confidence. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory...

New York City sues T-Mobile for tricking customers

Sep. 5, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is suing T-Mobile for what it calls "abusive sales tactics" at Metro by T-Mobile stores, the wireless carrier's prepaid phone brand. The city's lawsuit says dozens of stores sold used phones to customers as new, charged fake taxes and unexpected fees and offered financing for...

Bangladesh bans cellphone services in Rohingya camps

Sep. 3, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's telecommunications regulatory body has asked operators to shut down cellphone services in sprawling camps in the southeast where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar live, citing a security threat and illegal phone use, an official said Tuesday....

Correction: Storm Area 51 Event story

Aug. 30, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Aug. 29 about rural Nevada counties making emergency plans in case crowds arrive for "Storm Area 51" events, The Associated Press reported erroneously that organizers of festivals in two Nevada desert towns hope people will try to make their way into the once top-secret U.S. Air...

India plans massive hiring drive for govt workers in Kashmir

Aug. 28, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it plans to hire tens of thousands of government workers in its part of Kashmir after revoking the disputed region's special constitutional status, under which it had autonomy and outsiders could not buy land or hold private-sector jobs. Satya Pal Malik, the New Delhi-appointed...

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

Aug. 22, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country's state attorneys general say. It's the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem . Americans get nearly 5 billion automated calls from scammers, telemarketers, debt...

New blackout for Venezuela's capital compounds energy woes

Aug. 20, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Parts of Venezuela's capital and at least one state endured a power blackout on Tuesday lasting several hours, in an occurrence that has become commonplace in the crisis-stricken nation beset by energy woes. The power went out in a wide swath of Caracas during the early afternoon,...

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Aug. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that's home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the "Storm Area 51"...

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei

Aug. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war between Washington and Beijing, with President Donald Trump...