Apple may have snitched on Verizon and AT&T for the eSIM collusion investigation

  • Tucked inside the usual Friday news dump last week, was a story that the Department of Justice is investigating Verizon, AT&T, and the GSMA organization for ganging up on the new eSIM standard. It is a virtual SIM card that is supposed to replace the plastic bits we are swapping now, and be programmable for any carrier you wish, and the Pixel 2 was its torch bearer. The two big US carriers reportedly were unsatisfied with that fact, and wanted to be able to lock phones to their networks to prevent fraud and theft, bypassing the eSIM tech.

    At the time, a Verizon spokesman …

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