News draft to go on the front page. Let me know if there's anything to add. Then we can formally submit to tech blogs to try to spread the news. I am not comfortable with the wording I'm using yet... * * * Since January, T-Mobile has placed a restrictive data block against the Huawei Ideos S7, forcing customers to switch to their more expensive plans for data plans despite the phone capabilities of the unlocked smartphone tablet hybrid device. The Huawei Ideos S7 is a 7" Android device sharing internals with the Nexus One in the Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250. Users of the S7 previously were able to use the Pay as you go plan along with the Web Day pass package, until T-Mobile blocked the device without explanation. T-Mobile has been unwilling to change their stance for the last few months. Having blocked data access of active members without warning, some users have in turn has to abandon the device. Users are frustrated that that T-Mobile is blocked the store unlocked S7 in favor of their contract devices such as the Dell Streak 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. T-Mobile is imposing a restriction on the Huawei Ideos S7 so that it is identified as a 'mobile internet device' instead of a 'smartphone'. This restricts the S7 for use with smartphone plans, which are much more consumer friendly. T-Mobile has actually blocked data use for any S7 owners without warning or compensation, although it is possible to receive compensation after a painful process of bickering to T-Mobile. There has been limited action against T-Mobile in the form of an FCC filing. At least a few users have attempted to contact T-Mobile, but have been ignored.