On mobile service providers being evil.

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Yesterday Farhad Manjoo from Slate wrote an article about the need for a “Cell Phone Bill Of Rights”. I think it’s great. Also comes on the heels of news about a Hedge Fund Manager’s Plan To Take on Verizon and AT&T.

Here’s the question I have for everybody. Why is it that we can’t put together our collective wisdom to defeat these voice service providers? They’re just dumb pipes! How do they continue to have such a vice grip on our mobile capabilities? The VoIP technology is there… Skype is nearing 10 years old, now. What gives? I would love to see more companies doing what people like www.yeigo.com and www.line2.com are doing, but much more aggressively.

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