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Skype iPhone Restrictions and your thoughts

It appears that an open-Internet advocacy group is complaining about AT&T and Apple Inc placing a halt on VoIP, and wants regulators to look at if Apple and AT&T are breaking federal rules by not allowing the widespread use of low cost calling services on the Apple iPhone states an article on bizjournals.

This is obviously about Skype and that its service on the Apple iPhone has been restricted to WiFi rather than using AT&T high speed network.

Over here in the UK 3UK is fully allowing Skype on their network as they see no problem with it, so what is the problem with Apple and AT&T?

What do you think readers; is it simply a matter of greed and that customers will gain cheaper calls via Skype? Does AT&T see Skype as a threat? Should the government step in and look closely at AT&T’s motives for the restrictions? Or should Skype be allowed unhindered on mobile networks?

Drop us a comment with your views.

Comments

4 thoughts on “Skype iPhone Restrictions and your thoughts”

  1. Terho Kasurinen says:

    “What do you think readers; is it simply a matter of greed and that customers will gain cheaper calls via Skype? Does AT&T see Skype as a threat? Should the government step in and look closely at AT&T’s motives for the restrictions? Or should Skype be allowed unhindered on mobile networks?”

    Yes, yes, yes and yes. How do the two latter ones contradict each other?

  2. Sam says:

    Pure greed… nothing else.

    I hope they will have skype similar to UK in Canada also.

  3. abe says:

    skype IS a threat but a very small one. ( what you want to be paying for a phone line with at&t , then ALSO pay for skypeoutand in services ? or just call people oin computers ? ..who does that? and its more expensive anyway! ..its really a very silly thing to worry about for at&t in terms of it being a serious threat) … AND if you think about it overall it may bring more subscribers to At&t and be better for them to make themselves more attractive by allowing skype unrestricted features on the iphone. (same for apple).

    personally, i would only use skype on an iphone to make calls i would never make on my cellphone anyway! ones that i could do without, like needing to talk to someone halfway across the world while im not nessicarily at my computer to use skype.