Verizon Verizon, you and AT&T seem to like to block most anything that threatens your revenue streams don't you.
said by jc100:I'm sure they do, but they are new to the lobbying game; the Ma Bell companies are old hats at lobbying, and have been funding many of these politicians before there was something called the internet.
Google needs to "pay up" on their bribes a bit better it seems if the refs are in ATT and Verizon's court. You'd think Google would have a team of lobbyists on its side, too.
| |cdruGo ColtsPremium,MVM
Fort Wayne, IN
said by jc100:Ok, I'll revise my statement:
You forgot to add ATT + Verizon Vs. Google. Both Att and Verizon are unified against Google.
AT&T: 193b market cap, $3.9b 2011 net income
Verizon: $127b market cap, $2.4b 2011 net income
Google: $230b market cap, $8.5b 2011 net income
Part of my point is also that at these numbers, there isn't really a "bigger" team to pay off the refs. It's an irresistible force meeting an immovable object scenario.
| |amarryatVerizon FiOSReviews:
said by workablob:I was going to say the exact same thing. I had a Blackberry at the time and called to complain. They said it was a security issue. And then they unlocked them a year later.
This reminds me of when V blocked Google Maps from accessing the GPS on the phones while trying to get users to pay for VZNavigator.