Parting thoughts: Sometimes, government actually is the solution

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The Inquirer published my final consumer column on Sunday (you can read it here). Now it’s time to take leave from this blog, which I... Read more

Verizon, AT&T, and the Gentleman's Triple

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Remember that old joke told about George W. Bush and other scions of the rich and famous who later find success on their own - that "he was... Read more

Robocall blockers tested by Consumer Reports

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Inquirer and Philly.com readers continue to ask how to block the incessant robocalls that plague home phones and even many wireless lines -... Read more

Pa., 44 other states push phone carriers to help block robocalls

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Forty-five states' attorneys general, including Pennsylvania's Kathleen Kane, are pushing for five major phone companies to follow through... Read more

CFPB: Citibank will refund $700M to deceived cardholders

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Seems like credit-card companies are a bit like proverbial old dogs. They can't learn new tricks, so they just keep trying old ones. What... Read more

Did Comcast stiff some overly polite Minnesotans? You betcha

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So far as I know, Philly's First Corporate Citizen, also known as Comcast, has never offered a senior-citizen discount here in Philadelphia... Read more

T-mobile CEO to Trump: Who needs a wall?

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T-Mobile has been roiling the U.S. wireless market for more than two years with a series of what CEO John Legere calls its "Un-carrier moves... Read more

T-Mobile's new 'Jump' plan: Great deal for impatient

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When T-Mobile launched its "Uncarrier" campaign more than two years ago, CEO John Legere's main target was "pain points" in the wireless industry... Read more