Kenneth R Hoefle (unregistered)
Without clear knowledge of the Verizon case, I think the company's strategy in the abortion case ended correctly and may have begun with this 'endgame' in sight.
The possibility of Verizon taking a long-view of 'giving in' to the 'abortions-right group,' while at first opposing them, could have been a decision for "positioning" the company's brand.
Verizon would have been aware that their opposition could be supported by Wireless' not being subject to regulatory rule or legal requirements imposed by state or local governments who must stand aside in favor of the regulatory power granted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by the "Telecommunications Act of 1996." i.e. "Must Carry" could not be imposed on 'Wireless Carriers' as it was intended for 'wire-line' companies.
The 'Telecom Act' principally sought to provide competition in communications and holds that Wireless Telephony is not regulated in the same manor as Wire-line Telephony. This, so that a single National system might emerge rather than a quilt-work of "Telecoms" regulated at the state or local level for things like pricing, services and much more. HENCEFORTH, "MUST CARRY," a rule for Wire-line, wold not apply to wireless and Verizon would have know this.
It will be interesting to see how T-Mobile's case is handled by the courts if this is the end-game they seek rather than Verizon's strategy of avoiding the court.
(Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
this is a direct violation of freedom of speech. I want to file suit against EZ Texting for that.
i hope they do go under. they have absolutely NO right at all. NONE what so ever to tell me what i can and cant say though text, and what i can receive. its not right at all.
as long as this is how they are going to be, good bye EZ Texting. i hope they do go under.
(Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)
I think u have your sides mixed up, T- Mobile is the one saying they have the right to choose what you say though text , EZ Texting is the one whose defending your freedom of speech
bob unregistered (unregistered)
Freedom of speech only protects you from the govt. Privately held companies are not bound by the first amendment.
(Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)
Not in this admistration. Cmon, did you just come back from a 20yr old long comma? Welcome back. Things have change a little.
T-Mobile says it has the right to censor text messages running through its network