FCC's Now Investigating Apple For Google Voice Shenanigans

YES. The FCC is now looking into Apple's chickenshit shenanigans with Google Voice, asking whether AT&T was involved, why it was rejected and what the hell's going on with this Google Voice thing.

The request is part of a broader-ranging inquiry by the commission on exclusive deals between cell phone carriers and handset manufacturers for hot phones. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Thursday that the FCC wants to look into rural areas where customers can't buy the latest fancy phones because of such exclusive deals.

This doesn't signal, by any means, that Google Voice is going to get onto the iPhone, but it does put some pressure onto Apple to not pull moves like this in the future. [WSJ]

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