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I have made my debut on CNNMoney website, with my first story, Breaking down VoIP’s Walls. You might have read my rant from yesterday, and this one adds more details. Interesting aspect while reporting it out yesterday, most equipment makers say, the VoIP carriers are making them do it.
“We make it very clear to the consumer (on the boxes) that the phone works with a specific service,” says Brett Morrison, manager for VOIP and business communications group at Uniden. “Service providers are not giving us the option to interoperate.”
But the best quote for the story came from Jeff Pulver, who is clearly upset about this trend.
“As someone who has fought for open standards in VOIP, I think this trend totally defeats the purpose.”