When you are finished recording, tap “Back” to go back.4.Receiving messages Tap “Save” to save changes to your profile.And for the coup de grace, the local exchanges then split AT&T's fees -- which amount to millions of dollars every month -- with the phone sex companies which then turn around and use that money to advertise their services, completing the self-perpetuating cycle.
Customizing your profile The next screen allows you to customize your profile.
Enter each of the following fields: “Sex” , “Love Interest” , and “Message Recording.” (This is a pototype version, and you can ignore “Message Duration” feature for now.)2.1 Sex Identify your gender.2.2 Love Interest Select which gender you would like to send/receive messages.2.3 Voice message This is the message that people around you can listen to. Creating your voice message You can record a 5 second long voice message.
But why all the interest in Google Voice from AT&T, Congress and now the FCC?
After all, Google Voice is available by invite only, and only a relative handful of people are using it. And why is AT&T expending so much energy to create roadblocks to its tiny new rival?
"Indeed, if one were to replace 'Google' with 'AT&T,' and call blocking' with 'no pay' in AT&T's [letter to the FCC], Northern Valley and Sancom would have little to add to describe AT&T's unlawful campaign." "Without a hint of irony, AT&T concludes that 'the Commission cannot, through inaction or otherwise, give Google a special privilege to play by its own rules,'" Buntrock added.
AT&T and the other major carriers "are in desperate need of reminder of their obligations under the law." "For AT&T to invoke rural America to seek common carriage regulation of online applications, while rural carriers say AT&T isn't even paying its bills, is the height of cynicism," said Mistique Cano, a Google spokesperson.
All of which have a single purpose: to artificially stimulate massive increases in traffic." In other words, AT&T knows this dispute isn't about getting Google Voice to provide service to rural America -- it's about porn.
Naturally, AT&T does not want to pay these exorbitant fees, and yet it's urging the FCC to require Google Voice to connect such calls and pay the fees.
An AT&T spokesperson told Reuters that policymakers would determine if Google is enjoying a "double-standard." Some of the local exchanges have accused AT&T of simply not paying its bills.
In fact, just last week, two local South Dakota carriers, Northern Valley Communications and Sancom, sent a letter to the FCC accusing AT&T of hypocrisy by complaining about Google's ability to block such calls.
This is something AT&T has tried to avoid, but was required to do by the FCC in 2007.