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AT&T Statement on Disabling SlingPlayer Over 3G

AT&T Statement on Disabling SlingPlayer Over 3G

Posted May 12, 2009 at 10:23pm by iClarified
AT&T has released a statement explaining why they have disabled SlingPlayer from operating over their 3G network, according to Engadget.

According to the company...

"Slingbox, which would use large amounts of wireless network capacity, could create congestion and potentially prevent other customers from using the network. The application does not run on our 3G wireless network. Applications like this, which redirect a TV signal to a personal computer, are specifically prohibited under our terms of service. We consider smartphones like the iPhone to be personal computers in that they have the same hardware and software attributes as PCs.

That said, we don't restrict users from going to a Web site that lets them view videos. But what our terms and conditions prohibit is the transferring, or slinging, of a TV signal to their personal computer or smartphone.

The Slingbox application for the iPhone runs on WiFi. That's good news for AT&T's iPhone 3G customers, who get free WiFi access at our 20,000 owned and operated hot spots in the U.S., including Starbucks, McDonalds, Barnes & Noble, hotels, and airports. AT&T is the industry leader in WiFi."

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Rick Astley
Rick Astley - May 14, 2009 at 9:56am
You can now use Tricker ThreeG specifically designed for the SlingPlayer Mobile. It tricks it to run on 3G.
Corbett - May 13, 2009 at 1:28pm
Why is AT&T able to control apps for users in other countries? I'm in Canada, why should I suffer the same restriction when I'm not on the AT&T network? Give me a sling player that works over 3G please.
wrp - May 13, 2009 at 1:56pm
What I'm confused about is the fact that ORB "slings" a tv signal and does basically everything slingbox can do yet it is permitted and works over 3G, Edge, and Wifi.
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