Want to block apps. What no one mentioned was that Verizon (and MetroPCS) want to CONTROL (block) applications, siting it's "First Amendment" This post is only a couple days old.
"Verizon Wireless (VZ) and MetroPCS (PCS) have filed paperwork to appeal a Federal Communications Commission policy that prevents carriers from controlling apps and other services on devices that run on their networks. The FCC decision, which went into effect in December 2011, has already forced Verizon to stop its practice of blocking tethering apps while also fining the carrier $1.25 million. Both mobile operators, however, argue that the FCC is overstepping its mandate and look to reverse the decision. Verizon and MetroPCS argue that the ruling is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment, claiming that broadband networks are the modern-day microphone by which their owners engage in First Amendment speech. The carriers state that the rules are arbitrary and capricious, and also violate the Telecommunications Act of 1996."
Thats one part of the reason why i left MetroPCS. They would block any tethering,video chat and streaming if you weren't part of a specific plan. Mind you their LTE plans for 50 didn't work if you tried any of that. Instead they always wanted you to jump to the 60.