Posts Tagged ‘T-Mobile’

G2 Comes with a Free ‘Rootkit’ – Designed to Prevent Users from Jailbreaking Device

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

It almost sounds like they’re begging potential customers to choose another, more flexible cell in lieu of the G2 …


According to the New American Foundation, the freshly-launched HTC G2 on T-Mobile comes with an interesting secret: an embedded system that prevents G2 owners from jailbreaking the device. According to the group, should a user try to customize their phone, an embedded rootkit (though the group appears to use this term loosely) jumps into action and will re-install the default Android version, and all of the carriers settings and restrictions. The Foundation isn’t particularly impressed:

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T-Mobile Sued For Offering Limited Unlimited Service – User files suit over 10 GB limit buried in fine print

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Ten Gigs is a lot of data … but there’s still a big difference between “ten gigs” and “infinity” …


For years wireless carriers have had played fast and loose with the word “unlimited,” advertising their services as such but then quietly imposing caps (usually 5 GB) or other restrictions. While Verizon Wireless had their wrist slapped back in 2007 for the practice by New York’s Attorney General, that still didn’t stop many carriers from continuing the practice. Now T-Mobile is being sued in California for inaccurately advertising their limited (10 GB) data services for smartphones as unlimited. Complains the suit:

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