German court bans iPhone VoIP app Sipgate


Good luck trying to use VoIP app Sipgate on your iPhone in Germany, since a court there just effectively banned it.

T-Mobile, which is Germany’s exclusive iPhone provider, had argued in court that the application encourages users to jailbreak their iPhone. By jailbreaking the iPhone, users would be violating T-Mobile’s terms and conditions, apparently punishable under pain of death.

Any German readers—look at me, pretending we have German readers—willing to shed some light on this? Like, does T-Mobile there have so much influence that it can convince courts to rule against some dopey iPhone app? Seems a bit harsh, no?