[LINK] iPhones, Skype and Net Neutrality
kim at holburn.net
Sat Apr 4 20:27:18 EST 2009
So you can get skype for free apparently on your iPhone, at least in
the US. But there's a catch, you can only use it on a wifi LAN, not
on the wireless data network, 3G or whatever.
> Apply Net Neutrality to Skype on Smartphones, Group Asks Feds
> In order to gain Apple's and AT&T's approval, Skype had to restrict
> its cheap and free calling application to work only on Wi-Fi — and
> not on the phone's wireless data connection. The only easy way to
> get add-ons for the iPhone is through Apple's online store — which
> means they need approval from Apple.
> Wireless carriers have been hobbling their internet-connected
> devices and blocking innovative applications for years, and the net
> neutrality backing group says it's time for the Federal
> Communications Commission to step up and stop it.
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