Marketing fodder for Neo: FCC presentation

Nathan Eckenrode Nathan at
Thu Feb 22 19:02:45 CET 2007

Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:

> On Thursday 22 February 2007 18:21:51 Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
>> Now, while I'm not fan of Skype with their anti-open standards stance
>> (with their proprietary and secret signaling), I do see this action as
>> a good thing for the open source community.  Skype is the 800
>> lb. gorilla of voice over the Internet.  With Ebays billions available
>> to them, perhaps they will be able to convince the FCC to change the
>> current stranglehold carriers have over phones and software.
> Do US GSM carriers *really* stop you from using your SIM in a phone you
> bought yourself?
> I could see it applying to CDMA but that's another issue, really.
They do disable phones to only work with their network, which has spawned a
side industry of people who will 'unlock' your phone for you.

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