Getting ready for this season's banter....
Did you see that ludicrous display last night?
21 posts • joined 6 May 2009
I vaguely recall that Vodafone's contract has a clause that says the phone is separate from your contract. I believe they did this to try and weasel out of warranty issues...
If the phone is not part of the rental agreement, and is therefore YOURS, doesn't that mean they have no right to infect your phone with something irremovable.
I suspect that such logic would only apply to phones that didn't have the crapware to begin with though
Or we could of course put our faith in the market place.
Now that we are seeing some competition - which should have been there from day one. All it will take is one network offering official unlocks and it will happen - o2 would suffer.
Of course this assumes rational people (not bloody likely) and non - cartel. So the usual economic assumptions with the usual pitfalls
What makes me laugh is how Microsoft's Modus Operandi of getting behind someone to stab them in the back has always remained constant - and yet we still fall for it. One day government will force this company to commit to open standards so we don't have to play their games..
Sorry, just woke up
It could be a wild stab here but maybe since the appeal isn't going so well they realised the entire legal system and not just one corrupt judge in the initial trial doesn't understand their defence. When the road ahead is so clearly leading to destruction they've taken the sensible approach - find some sucker and bail out now.
I await the days when true freedom comes, when we don't need sites like TPB becasue the entertainment industry stops raping the consumer with region coding, price discrimination and price exploitation.
If they let go of old marketing, embrace the low marginal cost of digital media and give legitamate users the freedom to use the media they've bought - the freetards will be manageable. Acceptance that people will breach copyright - and adjusting to support the "right" way is the only long term strategy.
You strike this one down and another will grow back - must like the damn weeds in the garden - time to get the flamethrower out
Someone tell me that I'm not dreaming but I do believe that they are suggesting something to protect the consumer? Would our european overlords look into this as well? I for one would like to have a camera in the room when an o2 exec is told the iphone must be allowed on any network without outrageous penalties...
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