t-mobile bans user's own apps

Dean Collins Dean at cognation.net
Tue Feb 27 20:48:06 CET 2007

Yep saw that in Slashdot, bit of confusion are they cracking down on
existing data levels for cheaper data offerings (something called TZones
or similar) or if totally banning.

Point is, vote with your feet and go to cingular or someone else.



Dean Collins
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org [mailto:community-
> bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Wolfgang S. Rupprecht
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 February 2007 2:26 PM
> To: community at lists.openmoko.org
> Subject: t-mobile bans user's own apps
> 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
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