Skype for iPhone blocked by T-Mobile in Germany
Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile, the smartphone’s exclusive carrier in Germany, does not allow the use of VoIP applications on its network. And since Skype is such an application, T-Mobile Germany’s customers can’t enjoy its features – unless they want their contract agreements to be cancelled.
Chicago Tribune reports that Deutsche Telekom’s spokesman Alexander von Schmettow says Skype “could slow down T-Mobile’s network” and that’s why it won’t permit its use.
Unfortunately, Skype can’t do anything regarding the carrier’s decision.
However, Robert Miller, General Council at Skype, declared that customers should have “open access to the Internet, everywhere, on any device, on any network,” so he hopes this will happen sometime in the future.