T-Mobile bans VoIP and IM from super-3G service
News story at ZDNet
T-Mobile bans VoIP from super-3G service
T-Mobile announced a flat rate 3G super service, in UKÂ called web n walk professional service that can give users around 1MbpsÂ to 1.8Mbps.Â Unlike its current web n walk service where the users are allowed to do whatever they want, VOIP and IM applications are banned on this service. As per Analysts, T-Mobile may start its own VOIP service and at that point it might allow users to use VOIP services.
Some believe that we do not need net neutrality as Law, since telecom companies areÂ anyway not going to ban any specific IP traffic for the users. But if there is no law, this is what happens. Network operators decideÂ what applications to run and what applications to use. Â This is exactly why we need net neutrality as a fundamental law,
When a user pay internet data plan subscription to Tmobile, user is paying for bandwidth. User should be allowed to use that bandwidth whatever way he/she likes it. Not the way T-Mobile likes it.