Regional carrier US Cellular has sent out an internal memo stating that they do not use Carrier IQ. The tracking software has caused an uproar in the mobile landscape, with claims that it can track everything – including personal data. Major wireless providers AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, have all admitted to using the software, however they claim that it is not used for spying on its customers.
US Cellular has received a number of inquiries from concerned customers and has informed their employees with the following response:
Many of you may have received inquiries from customers regarding USC’s usage of Carrier IQ Software that has been in news articles the last few days. At U.S. Cellular, we take customer privacy very seriously. None of our devices have this software/applications embedded. If you receive any further customer inquiries please let them know that our devices do not have this and we do not monitor this type of information.