[LINK] iPhones, Skype and Net Neutrality

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sat Apr 4 20:27:18 AEDT 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.

Kim Holburn
IT Network & Security Consultant
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