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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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Tue 28th Aug 2012 03:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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why I don't own a cell phone.
(Well, that and cellphone plans are expensive here in Canada and Google Now is just plain creepy.)

You know, owning a cellphone is just plain... prudent.
(you don't even need to have a mobile plan, nor even prepaid - any old, passed down for free by somebody, GSM phone will dial 112... even without a SIM card inside, or even if its locked)

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