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All T-Mobile smartphones with Carrier IQ revealed by a leaked memo

All T-Mobile smartphones with Carrier IQ revealed by a leaked memo
With the Carrier IQ scandal making more and more headlines lately, you might be wondering whether the smartphone in your hand does indeed have the controversial software installed or not. One way to do that is by using an Android app that can detect Carrier IQ, but if you are a T-Mobile customer, checking out this leaked memo from the carrier's internal system might be easier.

Below is the list of all T-Mobile devices that are currently on sale and have Carrier IQ installed. The carrier, however, states that the software is not used to eavesdrop on people, rather to collect metric data in order to improve the overall user experience. Here is the list of smartphones that are mentioned in the leaked memo:

The leaked T-Mobile memo

The leaked T-Mobile memo

T-Mobile is one of the three national carriers that confirmed using Carrier IQ for statistical purposes, the other two being AT&T and Sprint. But while proof exists that the software is well capable of tracking text messages, calls, and data activity, none of the three carriers admitted using it in such a way. Instead, it is things like dropped calls, signal strength, and battery performance what carriers are more interested in, or so they say. And it all complies with their privacy policies – if you are not certain, get your magnifying glass out and go over the fine print in your contract. Whether using Carrier IQ is okay with the manufacturers of the devices, however, is a whole different story.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 05 Dec 2011, 03:53 1

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Interesting that no Motorola phones are listed as having the software. I've been running Voodoo after each update to check my Atrix, and in no instance has it been found. Seems like no matter the carrier, Motorola's your best bet besides a Nexus for not having CIQ watch you masturbate.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 08:16 2

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

these are all recently launched phones. Not one of them is more than 3 months old. So anyone that hasnt recently upgraded has nothing to worry about. Thats the good news anyways.

Now better news would be Tmo dropping them like a bad habit. Hey while ur at it, drop that hercules and bring us a real SGS2. :)

Sniggs.. Tmo doesnt have any recent moto phones on the line up at all. not one. they are all discontinued and/or on closeout.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 08:57 1

4. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)

i actually ran the lookout carrier iq on the GS2 at work and it said it wasnt on the phone which kinda blew my mind. So if lookout isnt showing it, does it mean its not sending certain data?

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 19:22

7. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Which SGS2 are you running? Its carrier specific so that would make a difference.

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 08:31 1

3. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Check (free) and remove ($0.99) Carrier IQ data from Android device:

Turn off sending usage data to carrier on iPhone:

posted on 05 Dec 2011, 09:04 1

5. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


posted on 05 Dec 2011, 09:29 1

6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

My g2x is suprisingly not on the list.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 17:30

8. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

What I find interesting is this, didn't BlackBerry say they don't have CIQ in their phones? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they were one of the fastest to let the world know they were clean...

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