T-Mobile Says It Has Recovered Most Sidekick User Data
Today T-Mobile posted a message in its Sidekick forums announcing that it has recovered most of the user data that was feared lost over the weekend. In the statement, T-Mobile says, "We are pleased to report that we have recovered most, if not all, customer data for those Sidekick customers whose data was affected by the recent outage. We plan to begin restoring users’ personal data as soon as possible, starting with personal contacts, after we have validated the data and our restoration plan. We will then continue to work around the clock to restore data to all affected users, including calendar, notes, tasks, photographs and high scores, as quickly as possible." T-Mobile says the problem was caused by system failure that wiped out information in its core database and the back-up. Microsoft rebuilt the database one step at a time and was able to recover data as it went. T-Mobile asks that users who did experience data loss continue to check in with the T-Mobile forums for more information.
T-Mobile Customer Data Exposed in Hack
T-Mobile today said the personal data of some 15 million customers and applicants was lifted through a hack of Experian, a third-party credit agency that performs services for T-Mobile. According to T-Mobile, the hack exposed customer and potential customer records, including names, addresses, birthdates, and social security numbers between September 2013 and September 2015.
T-Mobile Intros Rollover Data, Called Data Stash
T-Mobile today announced Data Stash, a way for customers to retain unused data from month-to-month. Rather than allow unused data to expire, T-Mobile will let customers keep access to that data for up to a year.
AT&T Debuts Rollover Data
AT&T today responded to T-Mobile's recently launched Data Stash feature by introducing Rollover Data. According to AT&T, Rollover Data is available to all its Mobile Share Value plan users, which represent the majority of its customers.
Boost Mobile Extends Double Data Promo
Boost Mobile today extended a promotion that offers customers twice as much mobile data for a reduced price. The promo was originally announced in September and meant to expire on November 3.
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Now T-Mobile should work on improving their 2G and 3G coverage and then we can talk.