AT&T Wants FCC to Probe Google Voice
In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T has asked the agency to look into Google's Voice product. AT&T alleges that Google Voice blocks customers from calling certain numbers, thereby violating FCC regulations. AT&T likens the call-blocking to the call for net neutrality, and says that if phone companies need to all play by the same rules, then so do internet companies such as Google. Google Voice is a call-forwarding system that lets users give out one central phone number and have it ring other phone lines when called. It allows users to maintain some degree of privacy, as well as consolidate services. Google does block Voice customers from calling adult chat lines and some conference call systems due to the high fees levied by those services. Neither Google nor the FCC have commented on AT&T's letter.
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I must be the only one..
While I can appreciate the desire for people to get stuff cheaper, (especially in these times) from a business standpoint I think thats pretty crappy of the Feds to do. Why should I be forced by the govt to allow a 3rd party to effectively give away the services that I provide for free?
If you had a pie stand, and the govt told you that anyone who wanted a free pie had to get one, how would you feel?
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Of course AT&T should be able to challenge this. If they're going to be forced to allow this service then Google shouldn't be able to pick and choose which calls they can offer for free. Its ridiculous to think that its right to be able t...
GoogleVoice is free as a service
GoogleVoice App is free as a program
GoogleVoice Web is free as a web page
GoogleVoice DOES NOT circumvent anyone from using "anytime", "night and weekends" or other minu...
Second google voice offers voip. When you bu...
Leave Google Voice Alone AT&T!!!
S ure Gr ps AT&T
AT&T does not allow 900 etc call's and no cell phone cann accept prision collect call's... etc... this is what Google Voice is blocking and hey...
S ure Gr ps AT&T
You are pathetic, AT&T...
Who is your wireless carrier... Mine is Sprint, who pretty much lets its customers do what they want, when they want... Much like the former T-Mobile.
In the end, they have the right!
I'm my opinion (because really, thats all we can post about on this topic), AT&T has just as much right to point at Google as the FCC had (and google) had the right to point at AT&T.
AT&T (and Apple?) didn't want Google Voice. The FCC stepped in and said "Hey, you cant do that". Now AT&T is saying, ok, we allowed it but now, why is Google saying no to some calls?
Thats a very valid question. More so, "IF" some of those calls you cant use Google Voice to make, your able to make without it.
Anyway, my opinion on the matter is; AT&T has the right to do this and should excersise that right. This is America ...
Someone mentioned "The level playing field". The went as far as to mention that Google has tilted it a little away from AT&T (not necessarily toward Google). If this is true, in anyway, the FCC should get involv
I have read everyone's response up to the time of this post and thus far, 95% of the posts are Anti-AT&T filing this complaint.
I'm my opinion (because really, thats all we can post about on this topic), AT&T has just as much right to p...
The FCC did not say "Hey you can't do that." What they did is...
As the number one wireless carrier, and the only carrier to offer the iphone, we try to act seriously and take our position very seriously. Oops. Sorry. We meant to say number two. Hehehe. Oh well.
Butt aNYway, wee r trying 2 b mature and handle dis hole ting lyk an adult. Wee R not happy leeving an epissode of Sponge Bob Sguare pantz 2 right dis letter. But google just kicked us and wee waNT u 2 puNiSh dem. YestUrday thay toOk r Yo-yo anD broak da string. Now thEY r trying 2 steel our bLocks. Wwee don,t waNT 2 starT trouble, butt wEE R goin on a FielD trip neXt week 2 Dizny woorld and wood lyk tis all takin carE of. Pleez FCC, Help Us.
Oops we meant to say "DAMN IT WE DIDNT BUY UP ALLTEL GSM AND ARE #2 AGAIN"
AT&T: Champion of the Little Guy
AT&T is The Matrix
"I know that you're afraid...you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."
AT&T is effectively The Matrix. And AT&T is very afraid of a world in which it is nothing more than a "dumb pipe." But what a much better world for teleco...
LOL Probe Google Voice
At&t wants a refill....
Expensive plan low life company. I hate them, they lied to everyone in my area
Free Vs. Paid Calls
AT&T surely isnt offering any free solutions or products like Google.
Lets also not forget that AT&T also blocks calls to 900, 976, 700, and other numbers as well...
So... whats the issue here?
I guess if I just got MMS up and running on one of the best selling devices in the country Iâ€™d try to shift the spot light too.