t-mobile bans user's own apps

Steven ** montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 02:15:14 CET 2007

Why would you sign a contract?  My understanding was that the only
benefit to a contract was a subsidized phone.  If you're using the
Neo1973, you're not going to need that crippled, subsidized phone.
Then, since you're not bound by a ridiculous contract, you could
switch to another provider if they tried to restrict your data usage.


On 2/27/07, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <wolfgang at wsrcc.com> wrote:
> The part that scares me about the "Data Connect" is the wording at the
> top-level data page that includes the phrase "Requires usage with a
> Cingular Wireless PDA."
>     http://www.cingular.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-plans/data-cell-phone-plans.jsp?_requestid=82997&_requestid=104169
>      "Data Connect
>      Access your e-mail, corporate intranet, and the Internet while on
>      the go by wirelessly connecting your PDA to the
>      Internet. Requires usage with a Cingular Wireless PDA. Service is
>      not available at all times in all places. View Map and Coverage
>      Limitations.  View all 4 Data Connect Cingular Plans"
> I'm a bit worried that they will accept the 2-contract only to turn
> around after a few weeks and point out that this plan only allows me
> to use a Cingular PDA.
> The "Smartphone Connect" only talks about "browsing the internet".
> That has the potential liability that they only allow a proxied
> port-80/tcp connection and nothing else.
> Perhaps I'm reading too much into it, but I recall the same thing
> happened with cable internet service.  "Running a server" initially
> just meant running a server that was serving lots of people.  Before
> the year was over it came to mean running your own sendmail which only
> accepted mail for yourself.
> -wolfgang
> Steven ** writes:
> > Seems like you'd want either the "Data Connect" plan
> > (http://www.cingular.com/cell-phone-service//cell-phone-plans/data-connect-plans.jsp)
> > or the "Smartphone Connect" plan
> > (http://www.cingular.com/cell-phone-service//cell-phone-plans/smartphone-connect-plans.jsp).
> > I'd go with the "Smartphone Connect" unlimited for $20.
> --
> Wolfgang S. Rupprecht  <wolfgang at wsrcc.com>  http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/
>    sip:wsr at wsrcc.com                             ISN: 6001*308

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