t-mobile bans user's own apps

justin hugh daly justinhughdaly at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 20:48:15 CET 2007


        but their hypocrisy is painfully clear when you
        remember that these apps work fine on T-Mobile's
        network, using T-Mobile SIM cards, if you buy your
        phone directly from a manufacturer like
        NokiaUSA.com [or fic ;)].

caveat emptor -- don't buy your phone from t-mobile

hurray for openmoko!


On 2/27/07, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang.rupprecht+gnus200702 at gmail.com>
> It appears that T-Mobile has just started banning third-party
> applications from running on phones they provide cellular service to.
> Grumble.  Before this they seemed to have the best GSM deal in this
> part of the world (San Francisco Bay Area, USA).
>     http://www.gearlog.com/2007/01/tmobile_disses_opera_says_get.php
>     "This means T-Mobile feature phone users are prohibited from
>     surfing the Web with Opera Mini, checking maps on Google Local for
>     Mobile, listening to podcasts with Mobilcast, and using any other
>     form of software not pre-approved by T-Mobile."
> I wonder how they'll react to an open phone where code like this comes
> as a "factory option".
> -wolfgang
> --
> Wolfgang S. Rupprecht                http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/
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