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Some U.S. carriers deny accusation they refused to install ‘kill switch’ on cellphones

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Dec
2013

(Reuters) – U.S. wireless operators on Wednesday fought back against an accusation from the New York State attorney general that they refused to install software that would act as a kill switch to discourage theft of smartphones. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to top executives of ATT Inc, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Corp, T-Mobile US Inc and U.S. Cellular Corp, asking why they prevented Samsung Electronics Co from putting kill switch technology in their smartphones.

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