Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 08:29 UTC
Apple "AT&T is defending its decision to limit the use of Apple's video chat feature, FaceTime, to its Mobile Share data plans by saying that the limitation does not violate the FCC's net neutrality rules. The company wrote in a blog post on Wednesday that some groups had 'another knee-jerk reaction' to AT&T's limitation, but the company argues that its decision meets all FCC requirements." You can expect Verizon to follow suit soon. Carriers don't do things like this unless they know the competition will tag along. This also happens to explain why Apple probably can't do much about it; if both Verizon and AT&T give FaceTime the boot like this, there's little Apple can do. For what it's worth - I'm happy The Netherlands (and Chile!) has unconditional net neutrality. This would not fly here, further illustrating the need for net neutrality.
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Sounds familiar
by Drunkula on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 13:02 UTC
Drunkula
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2009-09-03

Reminds me of all the new fees airlines have been loading on to customers. Pillow fees, carry-on baggage fees, checked baggage fees.

Unlimited means unlimited - no exceptions (unless a law is broken of course).

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RE: Sounds familiar
by Johann Chua on Sat 25th Aug 2012 09:38 in reply to "Sounds familiar"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

I hate buying airline tickets online since the website only gives the real total when you're ready to pay. The "low" fares are always padded with surcharges, like fuel and taxes. Contrast with buying in a supermarket where tax is already figured into the sticker price.

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