Stephen1: It amazes me the how passionate people get about these issues. The issue is about how conscious people are about the link to how regulations and commercial decsions effect the lives of people in very real ways.
I take exception to the comments about vodafone "getting" charities to speak up. We are substantial businesses that speak up because we deal with the down sides of these decisions all the time.
And yes we do get information from those that we have a commercial relationship with. That is one good thing about the environment we work in. For the first time in 40 years we have had a choice about who we do business with and that has resulted in substantial savings.
Perhaps we need to move away from the dualistic thinking we there are good guys and bad guys and ponder the effects of decsions.
some of the comments have been very uesful in unpacking the issues others are just simplistic insults.
Why did you come to Geekzone to post about these issues? Did you even know about Geekzone before you got 'educated' by Vodafone? If you did, why didn't you come here to get advice/spark a discussion before posting your press release?
You based a large portion of your press release on Vodafone's point of view, people here are just calling it as they see it - if you take exception to that maybe you should step outside your environment for a moment and consider how we might see things.