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08-19-2009, 12:25 PM #1
SlingPlayer 1.1 to Support 3G Except in US
Word is that SlingPlayer for iPhone 1.1 has been submitted for App Store approval. This update provides a few new features including 3G streaming worldwide minus the US AT&T users. The initial release of SlingPlayer was delayed repeatedly presumably because Sling Media wanted to submit the application with 3G streaming but was delayed repeatedly due to Apple's close relationship with AT&T. AT&T doesn't like applications that use up so much bandwidth and resources on their network.
If SingPlayer 1.1 is approved for the AppStore including streaming over 3G everywhere besides the US it would just further support the notion that Apple and AT&T are interfering with competitive practices which they are currently under investigation for with the FCC.
SlingPlayer 1.1 is more than just 3G streaming, it also fixes some 1.0 annoyances with the ability to play 16:9 content all the way to the edges of the iPhone screen. DVR control is a totally new feature for Dish Network users allowing them to navigate their DVR to download etc etc remotely.
08-19-2009, 12:28 PM #2
Thanks for nothing at&t
08-19-2009, 12:47 PM #3
I have one thing to say: THANK YOU 3G UNRESTRICTOR!!
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08-19-2009, 12:50 PM #4
ha! I totally forgot about 3G Unrestrictor,
AT&T pwned again
08-19-2009, 02:14 PM #5
This is only sad if you're NOT jailbroken.
08-19-2009, 02:14 PM #6
08-19-2009, 03:09 PM #7If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
08-19-2009, 03:14 PM #8
08-19-2009, 03:50 PM #9
That being said, I am just as annoyed as you are at this.
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08-19-2009, 04:39 PM #10
I couldn't be happier with AT&T as a network, unfortunately their business practices cater a lot more to themselves than to that of their customers so we continually end up with the short end of the stick :/
08-19-2009, 04:43 PM #11
If I could get mine to work outside my own network I would be happy , even with or without the 3G support .
08-19-2009, 06:22 PM #12
i hate AT&T a little more each day
08-20-2009, 12:35 AM #13once again, "unlimited" isn't unlimited...
Just like with Comcast, any anyone that sells an 'unlimited' service with limits that are not very well publicized.
I am sick and tired of this BS. Someone needs to hit all these f*ckers with a nice set of class-action suits where they are advertising in the big print, UNLIMITED INTERNET and then in the fine print, 'Unlimited Internet' limited to 90GB/month. Comcast may not, now, be specifically advertising 'unlimited' (they just talk about FAST), however they do not provide ANY information about limits in their marketing information. AT&T is trying to skirt the issue of not telling you there are limits by doing everything else they can to make sure you can't use the service in an unlimited fashion (not allowing high-bandwidth apps, making DIY tethering against the ToS, etc.)
Screw AT&T and the other providers that do this -- and if you think your non-AT&T provide is oh, so much better, wait until they start to see the ramping 'smartphone' volumes of data on their network and they start doing the same thing. US providers lock your phone to a provider because they think they can get away with it (and they do.) Customers need to push back. And if they marketplace won't adapt, then I say bring on the FCC or the SEC. You want to scare these a**holes into 'change'? Tell them you want to increase regulation and oversight -- that does it every time.
Look how much $$$ the health industry is spending on astroturf and lobbying organizations in the US to try to stop 'change'.
Mobile providers don't have that kind of money. They will roll over faster than AT&T did for the NSA in San Francisco.
08-20-2009, 10:10 AM #14
Whatever, long live 3G Unrestrictor.This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
08-20-2009, 04:07 PM #15
1.1 is no good for me if O2 won't let me use it over 3G without signing up for the extra £15 a month 3GB limit tethering option.
Agree with the poster above, we need to draw a line in the sand with this whole "unlimited" marketing ploy
08-20-2009, 04:24 PM #16
T-Mobile in the UK is, AFAIK, the only network decent, fair policy.
You can have a 1Gb limit and only 3G (not HSDPA) and no tethering or streaming for £7.50/month or for £12.50/month you can have a 3Gb limit everything (except VoIP). If you want VoIP you have to pay more and get a 5Gb limit.
You pay your money and take your choice.
That's why I use them
And the fact that their HSDPA network is very good.
And the fact that I get some very good discounts from them.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
08-20-2009, 06:12 PM #17
God forbid people use the networks they actually pay AT&T for. This is such BS.Check out the iPod Nano 4th Gen case. I submitted the design! I know its not the best but its still exciting to see a product you helped design being sold.
08-20-2009, 07:40 PM #18