Last week it was found that the FCC had initiated an investigation in to the unofficial banning of applications from the App Store for Google Voice. Now the questions asked of AT&T have been made public, and underscore the concerns of the FCC and much of the iPhone-using public.
With uncharacteristic swiftness of a government organization, the FCC says they are now investigating the removal of all Google Voice applications from the App Store. Specifically, they say they are focusing AT&T's possible involvement in it's removal. The FCC submitted three letters to Apple, AT&T and Google asking why the apps were removed from the App Store and why the official Google Voice app was rejected. It also asks if AT&T was "consulted" prior to the decision.
When Skype for iPhone was announced back in January, we knew it would be one of the most highly anticipated apps in the App Store. We were right, with the app reaching over one million downloads just two days after it was released earlier this week. Now, however, the app has sparked a great deal of controversy, resulting in a war between carriers and consumers.