to conceal the obvious... that the viral-growth medium they've been distributing for decades is the -real- problem.
I was *praying* to not have to see that word. Fuck that spaghetti monster.
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Totally correct; In Germany it's 3GB on a no-contract no-commitment prepaid SIM for €20/mo. (if you go over, you still get service, but 56k-ish speeds)
This is on the Deutsche Telekom network, probably the best in that market.
MORE importantly, in lower-use cases, you can get 200MB/500MB/1GB for €8/10/13 per month. Most users in the US really use little data, and have to pay out the ass for mandatory 'data plans'. This is where the real theft is in this FreedomLand scam.
"Gizmo5 is writing to let you know that we will no longer be providing service starting on April 3, 2011. A week from today, March 11, 2011, you will no longer be able to add credit to your account.
Although the standalone Gizmo5 client will no longer be available, we have since launched the ability to call phones from within Gmail at even more affordable rates."
For those who don't know, Gizmo5 is an intergrated SIP/online phone service, spanning Skype, GTalk, and other services, which allows users to call out or in from a variety of devices-- that is, a service which allowed me to call in or receive calls with a single or multiple phone numbers on a PC, a SIP-enabled phone, and other devices.
In particular, Gizmo5 allowed me to route incoming GTalk and other SIP numbers worldwide, back to my handheld (via SIP) or PC, in a single solution.
GIzmo5's purchase by Google, which closed it to new sign-ups, and ultimate mothballing is highly disappointing — as Google does not seem to have a commitment to maintaining the same service, and has provided next-to-no information until now.
What obligations to companies have to maintain services that customers have grown used to, besides a "thirty day notice?" And do readers have suggestions, for Gizmo5 alternatives?
You should be banned to Pen Island.
There, a wide variety of writing instruments are available.
Because you are not allowed to bring any with you!
This is more like the concept behind DVD-region codes. Which are generally unpopular outside the actual media industry itself.
I worked in Downtown Seattle for 14 years, ending a few months ago. Never got a parking ticket. Take the bus, or a bike, Señor Mantecapo.
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A simple search on the subject reveals that HBO programming and, in my case Braveheart on AMC, are among the many selections now restricted for playback or recording by Windows Media Center Edition. What's next, restricting every piece of programming on television? One thing is for sure, there won't be much left to watch.