19 April 2007
O2 has strongly criticised rival operators Orange and Vodafone over their decision to remove VoIP functionality from Nokia's N95 handset, claiming that such a move causes a "bad customer experience".
The feature-rich Nokia N95 supports SIP,
which enables integrated IP telephony capabilities, a service that
business users are increasingly demanding. However, Orange and Vodafone
have disabled that feature on their N95 handsets.
James Tagg, chief executive of Truphone,
which provides VoIP clients for mobile handsets, told ZDNet UK on
Thursday that Orange and Vodafone's decision was anti-competitive and
"causes problems to the market".