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jcstearns

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Jul 19, 2007
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The iPhone is great, but it’s best features just point out the weaknesses of our current wireless system. We all know about the way cell phone companies lock you into exclusive deals for the newest phones and levy big fees for early termination. We have come to accept that once you are signed up, they can force you to use their slower-than-dial-up networks; cripple new features like Wi-Fi, video, music and games; and make you buy “preferred” content from their services.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Think about it – does your gas company make you buy a certain stove? Does your electric company make you buy a certain microwave? Does your cable company make you buy a certain TV? Does your home phone company make you by a certain phone?

Exclusive deals, big termination fees, disabled features, limited access. It all comes down to bad policies. FreetheiPhone.org is about celebrating a great device by pushing the FCC to develop better policies that serve our put people before big companies.

Last Friday Free Press launched FreetheiPhone.org, and by Monday morning more than 10,000 people had signed the petition for wireless freedom. Go check it out and add your name to the list: http://www.FreetheiPhone.org.
 

aggieman

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Jul 6, 2007
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#2
The iPhone is great, but it’s best features just point out the weaknesses of our current wireless system. We all know about the way cell phone companies lock you into exclusive deals for the newest phones and levy big fees for early termination. We have come to accept that once you are signed up, they can force you to use their slower-than-dial-up networks; cripple new features like Wi-Fi, video, music and games; and make you buy “preferred” content from their services.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Think about it – does your gas company make you buy a certain stove? Does your electric company make you buy a certain microwave? Does your cable company make you buy a certain TV? Does your home phone company make you by a certain phone?

Exclusive deals, big termination fees, disabled features, limited access. It all comes down to bad policies. FreetheiPhone.org is about celebrating a great device by pushing the FCC to develop better policies that serve our put people before big companies.

Last Friday Free Press launched FreetheiPhone.org, and by Monday morning more than 10,000 people had signed the petition for wireless freedom. Go check it out and add your name to the list: http://www.FreetheiPhone.org.
people can sign all the petitions they want contracts are never going away. we might as well deal with it and save our breath.