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T-Mobile goes Apple/Google route by separating phone numbers and devices

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Re: So innovative

Google and Apple like it cos it moves the operators one step closer to being a dumb pipe, this is another attempt to put the brakes on that on T-Mo's part.

They need to adopt the approach slowly being forced upon OpenReach in the UK - infrastructure provider (pretty much the dumb pipe) terminating at the telco/ISP of your choice. So T-Mobile would morph into two parts, the airtime provider and the content provider. It would be even better if the cable operators could be forced to do the same, so you could deal with the part that provided an internet pipe and had them route packets to your choice of ISP as the end point. I use none of the added services of my ISP, they are just a dumb pipe to the internet.

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