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Attorney General Frosh: AT&T, Cricket Wireless violated Maryland’s Consumer Protection Act, ordered to pay restitution

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced that Cricket Wireless, LLC and AT&T, Inc. were found to have deceived consumers into buying cell phones that the companies planned to stop servicing shortly after they were sold. AT&T and Cricket’s actions violated Maryland’s Consumer Protection Act, and as a result, the companies have been ordered to pay back …


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Major AT&T outage hits Baltimore area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A major outage at AT&T was affecting many Baltimore-area residents on Wednesday. The problems were first reported between 9 and 10 a.m. and were still being reported as of Wednesday afternoon. Many AT&T customers reported that their mobile navigation apps had stopped working and that they weren’t able to make phone calls or send/receive text messages. Some users reported …


Cell phone store robbed in White Marsh, carjacking reported in Overlea

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating two local crimes that were reported over the past week. At just before 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, an individual entered the AT&T store at White Marsh Plaza, located in the 7900-block of Honeygo Boulevard (21236), produced a handgun, and stole several cell phones. The suspect then fled the scene. At just before 7 p.m. …

Maryland launches statewide text-to-911 service [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Effective Thursday, August 20, 9-1-1 call centers across Maryland will begin accepting text messages via text-to-911 service. Customers of the three major wireless carriers (AT&T, former Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) who are enrolled in their carriers’ text messaging and/or data plan can send text messages to 9-1-1 in an emergency when they are unable to place a phone call. …

Attorney General Frosh announces charges against Cricket Wireless and AT&T for deceptive marketing practices

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Monday that his Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Cricket Wireless, LLC and AT&T, Inc. for violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act. Among other charges, Cricket and AT&T failed to inform consumers that the cell phones they purchased would no longer work when Cricket switched cell phone networks after …

Nottingham AT&T store burglarized, stabbing reported in Essex

Police are investigating a robbery, an assault, and a burglary that were reported this week. At just after 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, an individual entered the vacant location next to the AT&T store in the 7600-block of Belair Road in Nottingham (21236). The suspect then broke through the drywall that separates the two locations to gain access to …