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T-Mobile Finally Opens Blocked Ports for Blackberries

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Those who follow TinyScreenfuls.com know that this has been an ongoing issue for T-Mobile Blackberry users. On Dec. 1, 2004, T-Mobile starting blocking non-standard ports for Blackberry users, causing third party applications like IM and SSH clients to stop working. For weeks, T-Mobile was oblivious to customer complaints. I started what amounted to a web campaign to get T-Mobile to sit up and take notice of the issue. Their silence was damning them.

Well, I don’t know how much websites like ours had to do with it, but people are reporting that T-Mobile has unblocked all ports for Blackberry users. Too bad it only took them two and a half months…

I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet (for some reason, when I install midpssh on my Blackberry, it wants to uninstall Verichat, and vice versa). I’ll definitely do some verification, and report here (and probably in the next TinyPodcast show).

Let’s hear it for the power of the blogosphere! Could it be that T-Mobile finally caught the Cluetrain?

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