Cell Phone Companies Shouldn’t Be Able to Censor Your Access!
Droid-life ran a story a day or two ago that stated that using an AT&T sim card in the Galaxy Nexus will enable you to see the Google Wallet app in the Android Market. While this is great news for Galaxy Nexus owners that are on AT&T, the news isn’t quite as dandy for T-Mobile customers using a Galaxy Nexus. T-Mobile apparently is actively blocking Google Wallet from appearing in the Android Market. This is a part of a larger problem. and that problem is the censoring of smartphone content. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Go to the Android Market’s website and search “wireless tether for root” and you’ll see the app show up. Now go to the market app on your phone and search the same thing and the app is nowhere to be found. Cell phone companies block that app because they know it competes with the tethering packages they sell. Honestly, I am surprised AT&T allows Google Wallet to show up, considering that AT&T is invested in the ISIS system. All in all T-Mobile blocking this app from being visible is yet another example of the cell phone companies censoring your smartphone experience. What else is being censored? What else is out there that we may be unaware of? Why is it acceptable for the cell phone companies to block out what they consider to be competition? I for one do not find it to be the least bit acceptable. What do you think?