Please tell AT&T to stop its Monopolistic and Abusive Actions
  • Petitioning Randall Stephenson

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Please tell AT&T to stop its Monopolistic and Abusive Actions

    1. Petition by

      Citizens for Good Governance of Tukwila

AT&T has blocked Google’s Digital-Wallet GoogleWallet from all Android phones and successfully demanded Nokia to remove wireless battery charging technology (Qi Wireless) from its smartphone (Lumia 1520). AT&T actions is 100% anti-competition.

AT&T says it supports PMA over Qi-Wireless and AT&T has an investment ISIS (digital-wallet) therefore it decided to block GoogleWallet and demanded Nokia to remove integrated Qi-Wireless battery chargering tech. from all Nokia smartphones.

AT&T isn’t a Hardware manufacturer nor is it a software company. AT&T is Wireless Telecommunication Provider and it shouldn’t abuse its market dominant position (110-Million subscribers).

Smartphone/Device markers (OEM) can't afford ignoring AT&T's 110+ Million subscribers and it also becomes cost-prohibitive to manufacture two or three versions (for example: one with PMA, one with Qi and one with A4WP) of a same model of a smartphone or device. If AT&T or and Verizon arbitrary ban(s) a standard or technolgy, that standard or technology is essaintailly DEAD.

Now, there are even more exciting wireless power standards and technologies that already in the market or just about to come to the market. Here are some of those: Rezence by A4WP, WiTricity & Cota by Ossia Inc. Please, google them and I assure you, you won't want AT&T's anti-competition policies to kill those technologies or make them very expensive for you and me to purchase.

Most dominant desktop operating systems are made by Microsoft (Windows) and Apple (IOS) and if we had allowed them to block Google Search, we wouldn’t have Google today. Think about Facebook vs Myspace, we, the consumers picked the winner (Facebook) NOT Microsoft or Apple.

Less competing devices and technologies in the market means consumers will pay more and it also means less innovation. Please, sign this petition to help to protect your consumer rights.

1- (The US Lumia 1520 has the wrong kind of wireless charging. Thanks, AT&T!)
http://bit.ly/1do20aE via Pocketnow.com

2- (AT&T Removed Wireless Charging from Lumia 1520 to Shore Up PMA)
http://bit.ly/1eAM4Ws via gottabemobile.com

 

A Brief History: The Bell System http://www.corp.att.com/history/history4.html

To:
Randall Stephenson, AT&T CEO
Eric H. Holder, Jr., US Attorney General
Thomas Wheeler, FCC Chairman
Washington Governor
President of the United States
Washington State House
Washington State Senate
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Sen. Jeff Merkley, Oregon
Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington-07
State Rep. Cyrus Habib, Washington-048B
Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts
Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia
Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington
Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon
Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida-09
Dear Eric H. Holder, Jr.,

Please, demand AT&T to stop blocking perfectly fine software (Google-Digital-Wallet) and demanding Smartphone/Device makers (Nokia) to remove competing technologies and standards (integrated Qi-Wireless Battery Charging Tech.) Furthermore, leave the business of choosing Technology Standards to the Device & Smartphone makers (OEM).

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • matt jackson FRESNO, CA
      • 14 days ago

      i have a lumia 920 and accessories that use QI. A no for lumia 1520 with no QI.

      i also think that a Telecommunication Provider should not have the power to decide what Tech should or shouldn’t be used in a phone. AT&T's anti-competition policies will be the downfall of future technologies and a inconvenience for customer.

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    • Chris Saltness MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • 5 months ago

      Was Really Waiting on that Qi Charging since previous AT&T phones have had it...

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    • Dean Halstead HAY MARKET, VA
      • 6 months ago

      Changing wireless standard & RAM was not disclosed and it is available internationally. Last, I already had Nokia wireless Qi chargers which I could use. I refused to buy the PMA accessories.

      Overall, customers should have the choice.

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    • John Tripp SEVERN, MD
      • 7 months ago

      AT&T has ruined the Nokia Lumia 1520 and I cannot accept PMA. I will not throw out all my Qi equipment just to let AT&T and Incipio get their way!

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    • victor leon AVALON, CA
      • 7 months ago

      i own a lumia 1520 and i hate how att litelly cripples one of the best phone ever made

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