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T-Mobile sued after baby dies without 911

The family of an infant who died after his babysitter's repeated attempts to reach 911 failed is suing T-Mobile, saying the carrier is partly to blame for his death. (Courtesy: CNN Newsource)

DALLAS - The family of an infant who died after his babysitter's repeated attempts to reach 911 failed is suing T-Mobile, saying the carrier is partly to blame for his death.

Six-month-old Brandon Alex's babysitter tried for 40 minutes in March to call 911 after the baby rolled off a daybed onto the floor.

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A problem with T-Mobile's technology at that time caused phones in the Dallas area to clog the city's emergency dispatch system with so-called "ghost calls" -- duplicate calls generated from legitimate 911 calls, city officials have said.

In the lawsuit, the boy's mother, Bridget Alex, claims that her son's babysitter could not connect with 911 after trying several times on March 11, and that T-Mobile's software failed to provide the dispatch service with the call's location.

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