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T-Mobile UK censors EF

I was sitting in my hotel room in London and thought I would pass the time on EF. No such luck....

T-mobile UK considers EF to have contents that is only suitable for adults and blocks the page. Not having a UK credit card I was unable to access it at all...i went to the pub instead.

Big Brother etc....

Considering the even China lets me access EF, what else can one say?
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Old 17.06.2012, 12:36
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Re: T-Mobile UK censors EF

I can ask our tech boffins to apply to have the default lock removed since we are a moderated site.

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Types of websites we prevent access to include:
  • Unmoderated social networking sites
  • Unmoderated chatrooms
  • Sites with persistent bad language
  • Visual material of a sexual nature
  • Horror content
  • Extremely violent content

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Old 17.06.2012, 12:48
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Re: T-Mobile UK censors EF

That's really quite sad actually.

(the censoring thing, not the pub thing! )
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Old 17.06.2012, 12:59
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Re: T-Mobile UK censors EF

The whole nonsense of protecting youth from “unsuitable content” and the obviously ridiculous rating of EF aside, what takes the cake here IMHO is the requirement of a UK credit card for a service at a hotel. Makes one wonder what brainless corporate drone came up with that brilliant idea.

I would have given the hotel management an earful and let them know that I’ll happily do without their services in the future if they continue to do business with providers enforcing such ridiculous policies.
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Old 17.06.2012, 19:41
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Re: T-Mobile UK censors EF

i had this when i was in the UK. a lot of websites are blocked unless you ask to remove the lock.
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Old 17.06.2012, 20:09
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Re: T-Mobile UK censors EF

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I can ask our tech boffins to apply to have the default lock removed since we are a moderated site.

Types of websites we prevent access to include:

Unmoderated social networking sites
Unmoderated chatrooms
Sites with persistent bad language
Visual material of a sexual nature
Horror content
Extremely violent content
That'll me and the naked guys I guess......
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Old 17.06.2012, 21:15
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Re: T-Mobile UK censors EF

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The whole nonsense of protecting youth from “unsuitable content” and the obviously ridiculous rating of EF aside, what takes the cake here IMHO is the requirement of a UK credit card for a service at a hotel. Makes one wonder what brainless corporate drone came up with that brilliant idea.

I would have given the hotel management an earful and let them know that I’ll happily do without their services in the future if they continue to do business with providers enforcing such ridiculous policies.
I'm not sure this has anything to do with the hotel. The OP was in a hotel trying to access the T-mobile network and not the hotel network from what I understand.
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Old 17.06.2012, 21:19
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That'll me and the naked guys I guess......
ie. "horror content"...
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Old 17.06.2012, 21:31
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The whole nonsense of protecting youth from “unsuitable content” and the obviously ridiculous rating of EF aside, what takes the cake here IMHO is the requirement of a UK credit card for a service at a hotel. Makes one wonder what brainless corporate drone came up with that brilliant idea.

I would have given the hotel management an earful and let them know that I’ll happily do without their services in the future if they continue to do business with providers enforcing such ridiculous policies.
To be fair. I wasn't using the hotel internet @ GBP 16/day... I was using a T-mobile pay as you go dongle (GBP 10/week).
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Re: T-Mobile UK censors EF

Next time whilst in the UK, use 3´s 1GB prepaid data Sim

Valid for 30 days, good with any unlocked HSDPA dongle and allows you access to EF for sure
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Re: T-Mobile UK censors EF

I got this in Italy on a site that I frequent. It surprised me as it was nothing bad, just a video game website. I just used TOR to get around it.
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