Former Rochester Postal Employee Arrested For Stealing Smartphones From The Mail

2/22/17 ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Bobby Bullard, Jr., 35, of Rochester, NY, was arrested and charged in a criminal complaint with theft by a government employee. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Gestring, […]

Sprint to cut service to USPS smartphones Feb. 28

  January 6, 2016 Updated January 7, 2016 Sprint will drop service to Postal Service smartphones Feb. 28. Employees with USPS-issued Sprint phones must switch to another approved carrier — such as AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile — before service is cut. The process for switching is now underway. Information and instructions can be found online. […]

USPS to end support for BlackBerry devices

The Postal Service is ending support for its BlackBerry devices, so employees who still use them must switch to another smartphone. “As the Postal Service continues to make strides to become an increasingly mobile workforce, the BlackBerry just does not provide us with the flexibility we need,” said Enterprise Access Infrastructure Manager Brian Carnell. The […]

Ex-Abington PA postal worker admits scamming customers via smartphone

Ex-Abington PA postal worker admits scamming customers via smartphone April 16, 2015 – A Pennsylvania postal worker pleaded guilty Thursday in Montgomery County Court to credit card fraud stemming from his now former employment at the U.S. Post Office in Abington. Rashaad Schell, 25, of the 5500 block of North 3rd Street, pleaded guilty to […]

USPS to offer wider array of smartphones

USPS has introduced MobileACE — a phased rollout of smartphones providing employees with more options. “Smartphones will enable our employees to stay connected, informed and organized while on the go,” said CIO Jim Cochrane. Starting in April, and continuing in phases over the next few months, BlackBerry users will receive emails with detailed instructions for […]

FYI: Senator Signs Agreement to “Opt-Out” Before Retailers Can Track Shoppers Via Smartphones

This is non-postal but readers may find the info useful. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) signed a deal in October 2013 that allows customers to opt out of location tracking via smartphones in retail stores According to the deal: Many major retailers use technology that allows them to trace activity in their stores by following Wi-Fi […]