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AT&T points finger at Apple for rejection of Google Voice App

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Aug 2009 11:54 User comments (4)

AT&T points finger at Apple for rejection of Google Voice App AT&T has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that Apple Inc. is to blame for the rejection of the Google Voice application from the iPhone app store. According to AT&T, the company does not manage to approve any applications for the App Store at all. The FCC had asked Apple and AT&T to explain the process by which Apps are approved or rejected, and to what extend AT&T is involved in any given decision.
AT&T's claim that is does not approve or reject applications for the App Store is not entirely true however, as it clearly had some sway over App limitations at least. The Slingbox and Skype apps have been forced to go WiFi-only in order to be listed in the App Store, largely due to network congestion fears from AT&T.

Even Apple CEO Steve Jobs stated that AT&T is "policing" VoIP applications, attributing Skype's limitations to the carrier. The new issue highlights what is being seen as a rift between both companies in recent times which even saw Apple accused of making several swipes at AT&T at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

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4 user comments

15.8.2009 12:37

This is why i hate the iphone. I'll stick to my touch.

25.8.2009 15:17

Originally posted by bam431:
This is why I hate the iPhone. I'll stick to my touch.
You should hate AT&T not the iPhone. If you hate the iPhone because of Apple banning certain apps form the app store the your statement doesn't make any since. Being as how the iPod Touch suffers just as much as the iPhone from Apples banning certain apps from it's App store. AT&T is the problem....I have my iPhone on T Mobile with little or no problems.

35.8.2009 17:00

Quote:
Originally posted by bam431:
This is why I hate the iPhone. I'll stick to my touch.
You should hate AT&T not the iPhone. If you hate the iPhone because of Apple banning certain apps form the app store the your statement doesn't make any since. Being as how the iPod Touch suffers just as much as the iPhone from Apples banning certain apps from it's App store. AT&T is the problem....I have my iPhone on T Mobile with little or no problems.
My guess is he is talking about his HTC Touch phone, not the iPod Touch. Which I also have, and agree 100%, I will stick to my Touch.

46.8.2009 10:37

I have no doubt Apple does dictate certain apps, but one that directly competes with their business partner seems more like AT&T shaking its head. On the plus side maybe this will finally kick the FCC into banning per carrier locked phones. I would have gotten a Pre months ago if AT&T were to offer it.

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