Is Bell Canada Going To Purposely Screw Up GPS Signals To Harm Competitors?

from the get-lost dept

It's good to have market power, apparently. Remember how Bell Canada started throttle bandwidth to its reseller partners without telling them? And then told them to shut up and take it when they complained? Oh, right, and then tried launching its own video download store just as it was making it more difficult for anyone else's to work? Apparently, the company may be doing that again... Michael Geist points us to reports that Bell Canada is looking to purposely degrade the GPS signal on certain Blackberrys for anyone using third party mapping programs, such as Google's. However (wouldn't you know it?), Bell is promising to allow the GPS to work properly if you pay the company $10/month and use Bell's own mapping solution.

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    Shuryno, 25 Sep 2008 @ 1:49pm

    Anyone suprised by anything Bell does

    Is exactly the kind of customer they're looking for.

    Bell is a plague, everyone should be educated and stay clear of Bell Canada, Canada's largest Crook. Tell your friends!

    This company will keep us in the dark age, keeping us from innovations, trying to pull a Microsoft on us.

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