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posted 13 September 2008 03:52 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A German court has sided with wireless carrier T-Mobile and banned the use of Voice over Internet Protocol on Apple Inc.'s iPhone.

The Higher Regional Court of Hamburg issued an injunction on Thursday preventing the download of an application called "Sipgate," which allows iPhone owners to place calls over the device's internet connection rather than over T-Mobile's cellphone network. Users could then make free calls from wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection, saving themselves airtime, which they must pay T-Mobile for.

The court said the application, which was in beta test phase, would lead users to "jailbreak" their iPhones.

Sipgate's Thilo Salmon told the VoIP and Gadgets blog the company was not allowed to argue its case before the Hamburg court prior to the injunction being issued, and that T-Mobile had spent two months trying to find a court that would side with it. The injunction prevents Sipgate from advertising and distributing the software.

From here. I wonder how long before Rogers pulls that off here?

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