First U.S. cell phone carrier to release transparency report

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First U.S. cell phone carrier to release transparency report

Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:00 pm

I actually used to be a customer of these guys; they're great. Just wish their pricing was more competitive:

Ever since we learned that the country's phone companies were handing vast amounts of data to the government under court order, pressure has been mounting for them to publish a Silicon Valley-type transparency report detailing how exactly they're complying.

Now the first such report is out. But instead of coming from industry mainstays such as Verizon or AT&T, the disclosure comes from a little-known, left-leaning service known as CREDO Mobile.

For the unfamiliar, San Francisco-based CREDO is a progressive organization that supports causes like marriage equality and environmental activism. Its wireless service arm is a small part of that, with around 125,000 subscribers. But the operation helps subsidize the broader organization's political activity, and it's probably safe to say that CREDO Mobile customers are generally in it for ideological reasons.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/01/09/the-first-phone-company-to-publish-a-transparency-report-isnt-att-or-verizon/

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Re: First U.S. cell phone carrier to release transparency report

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:41 am

Wish we had something like it!

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