I admit that I only made it halfway through the comments of this post because I was turned off b the signal to noise ratio but, I thought that it was post worthy because I have been personally bitten by this on more than one occasion.
Those who know me know that I am an early adopter and one to use more than the standard 2% of a phones features. It may be just me getting lazy but, I have all but given up on trying to make a mobile phone do what the feature set and specifications claim that it can do.
I have only recently been able to use Gmail and Google Maps on my Motorola handset. It was network blocked by T-Mobile until about 6 months ago and by the sound of this article it may be blocked again in the future.
T-Mobile Disses Opera, Says "Get Less!"