GreatCall Adds Identity Protection to Jitterbug Service
GreatCall today announced that it is offering a free, one-year membership to Experian's ProtectMyID service to customers who purchase new Jitterbug devices. The ProtectMyID service includes an Experian credit report to check for unauthorized accounts; monitoring of 50 identity theft indicators; early warning surveillance alerts for fraudulent activity; free access to Experian's identity theft resolution agents; and $1 million in identity theft insurance.
New Big-Screen Jitterbug Smart Made by Alcatel
GreatCall has released the Jitterbug Smart, a new smartphone made by Alcatel. It replaces the Jitterbug Touch3 by Samsung.
T-Mobile Partner Experian Hit with Class Action Lawsuits
Experian has been served with a number of lawsuits related to its privacy breach of T-Mobile customers. The company maintains that the breach was isolated and only impacted a single server.
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 Adds Free AppleCare to Its Device Insurance Plan
T-Mobile today improved its monthly insurance program by offering AppleCare at no additional cost. Customers who subscribe to T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection and Jump!
AT&T Agrees to Pay $25 Million Over Privacy Debacle
AT&T today agreed to pay the FCC a fine of $25 million in order to settle an investigation into consumer privacy violations at its call centers. The data breaches, which took place in early 2014, exposed the personal data of some 280,000 AT&T customers at call centers in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines.