Well this is interesting. Fresh off a wave of good karma following the revelation that ... Smartphone News forum
AT&T Goes After Google Voice, Net Neutrality And Double Standards
Well this is interesting. Fresh off a wave of good karma following the revelation that it was not behind blocking Google Voice on the iPhone, AT&T appears to be looking to draw the ire of consumers with regards to the service once again. The telco giant has sent a letter (attached below) to the FCC asking them to investigation Google Voice. Yes, you read that right. But this actually goes much deeper than that. Once again, this is about net neutrality.
While AT&T may have not blocked Google Voice from being on the iPhone, it clearly does not like the service (no surprise there). “The phone giant accused Google of violating federal rules designed to ensure phone companies connect all calls, as well as “net neutrality” principles, which are designed to ensure consumers can use any legal Internet services they want,” The Wall Street Journal reports today. Yes, AT&T is calling out Google for violating net neutrality principles.
Here’s where this gets pretty interesting. AT&T is really upset because they tried to do the same thing a couple years ago. Back in 2007, AT&T and the other telecos were trying to block access to some rural phone customers because the giants felt local carrier fees were too high. Google has acknowledged that it does block some access, but says that it’s to things like adult voice lines. That’s obviously a big difference, but AT&T is claiming that Google doing exactly what it was banned form doing by the FCC two years ago.
Full Article & Letter from: TechCrunch
I need to go get my tall boots, it's getting deep in here. So Google fires back at Apple, accusing them of lying and now AT&T is firing back at Google saying they're violating federal law. I really feel for those who are stuck with AT&T as their only option. This company it seems will spare no expense to aggravate their customers.
Approve GV and this all never happened. Funny how things progress.