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Verizon Wireless Sued Over V710 Bluetooth Limitations

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Replying to:  This is the reason for disabling bluetooth capabilities!!!! by bkw79   Jan 17, 2005, 11:33 PM

Re: This is the reason for disabling bluetooth capabilities!!!!

by PhoenixAshes    Jan 18, 2005, 12:55 AM

bkw79 said:
If Verizon enabled file transfer with bluetooth, people could and would rip verizon off. Verizon offers it's GETITNOW services for ringtones and games and wallpapers. If file sharing through bluetooth was enabled, that would give one customer full freedom to pay for a download, and send them to as many other customers that he or she wants, instead of everyone purchasing it if they want it. Its just like me buying computer software, and making a copy for my buddy, instead of him buying his own. It would hurt the software company, and its illegal. Yes people burn illegal copies all the time, but is it really fair? All customers may not go to get it now and buy a ringer, or game, and send it to others, but I guarantee you that majority of people would. I'd be tempted myself.

That's all well and good but why does every other carrier allow you to use the full bt function of the phone? Alltel and US cellular allow Full BT on the same phone. Cingular offers full BT on it's BT phones. 90% of reps would have told you that you can do file sharing with the phone, but customers were misinformed, hence the suit. I have seen some here say "They had a 15 day trial" which would seem reasonable except both Motorola and Verizon offered future "fixes" to this "problem" instead of telling customers that they had disabled the function. It was more than a month before Verizon went public with the fact that they disabled those functions. More than likely, we are going to hear witness testimony saying the same thing. Account notes will be subpoenaed and when the notes show that customers were told the problem would be fixed, then Verizon will probably lose a few cusomers and get pinched by the courts.

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