Vodafone Blocking Video Content… For The Good Of The Customer

The walled garden mentality of operators sometimes makes them delve into fairly twisted logic. Last year there was the folks at UK mobile carrier 3, saying that their customers would be “nuts” for wanting to actually surf the internet outside of 3’s walled garden. Now, Vodafone (also in the UK) is trying to defend its position for blocking all video content that isn’t Vodafone improved, once again in the name of “protecting the customer.” In this case, it’s protecting them against “bill shock” — which is only a problem because of the bizarre data pricing they offer.

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