German court bans iPhone VoIP app Sipgate

Next Story

MySpace Will Allow Direct Uploads, But Is It Too Late?


Good luck trying to use VoIP app Sipgate on your iPhone in Germany, since a court there just effectively banned it.

T-Mobile, which is Germany’s exclusive iPhone provider, had argued in court that the application encourages users to jailbreak their iPhone. By jailbreaking the iPhone, users would be violating T-Mobile’s terms and conditions, apparently punishable under pain of death.

Any German readers—look at me, pretending we have German readers—willing to shed some light on this? Like, does T-Mobile there have so much influence that it can convince courts to rule against some dopey iPhone app? Seems a bit harsh, no?

blog comments powered by Disqus