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A coalition of civil rights, consumer, and labor organizations are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate misleading advertisements and abusive debt collection practices at T-Mobile.

Data from wireless analyst Chetan Sharma shows that the U.S. wireless market is saturated with fully 81 percent of the population using a smartphone, revealing an important trend in the wireless sector: growth for wireless companies is going to come from new services, not from adding new subscribers.
According to the most recent report from the CDC, more than 47 percent of American homes have only wireless telephones for voice service, an increase of 3.4 percent since 2014.
The new survey finds that 54 percent of adults in the U.S. have looked for job information online, 45 percent have applied for a job online, and American job-seekers are ?just as likely to have turned to the internet during their most recent employment search as to their personal or professional networks.?
AFA-CWA met with FCC officials to oppose a proposal that would allow cell phone calls on airline flights, arguing that in-flight cell phone calls would be disruptive and enhance terrorist and cyber-warfare capabilities.
T-Mobile is introducing a new video plan to allow ?unlimited? streaming of selected video service. But consumer advocates say the plan may violate the FCC's new net neutrality rules.
The carrier was charging customers for messages they didn't want, hiding charges with vague language, and taking a cut.
The FCC is closing loopholes and strengthening consumer protections against unwanted calls and texts.
As the Pew Internet Center said last week, ?Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.?
Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law.