AT&T Fingered In Google Voice/App Store Fiasco

Another person suggests communications giant responsible

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The accusations are still flying when it comes to Google Voice getting banned from the iPhone App Store.  Andy Kessler, a former hedge fund manager, has even gone so far as to say that AT&T "killed" the service.

Kessler wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal and gave it the straightforward title "Why AT&T Killed Google Voice."  In the article, he explained that Google Voice, with its suite of features and price tag of "free," posed a serious threat to the more traditional communications company.

Kessler then continued, "What this episode really uncovers is that AT&T is dying.  AT&T is dragging down the rest of us by overcharging us for voice calls and stifling innovation in a mobile data market critical to the U.S. economy."

Anyway, we should hear by the end of Friday what Google, Apple, and AT&T have to say about the incident, since that’s the response deadline the FCC set for the three companies when it launched an inquiry.

For what it’s worth, AT&T’s already issued a statement that (in part) read, "AT&T does not manage or approve applications for the App Store."

AT&T Fingered In Google Voice/App Store Fiasco
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    This is just shocking! Ok, not really.

    This is just the way alot of businesses work, if anything seems like it might become a threat to you and you can kill it. Then kill it, as soon as you can, as fast and you can, and as quiet as you can. Now if you can’t kill it really soon, not fast enough, or it wouldn’t be very quiet, then buy it up and then kill it. Well atleast that’s the way I seem to understand it when observing these entities. Atleast with t-shirts and hoodies, I really don’t have to worry about any of this stuff. Well atleast not as much as google does.

  • http://www.dataplus-svc.com Bonnie

    Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty. I’m as wary of the big guys as anyone but were did this come from and what’s the evidence?

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