My old and now long retired argumentation professor at Temple University, Dr. Towne, often referred to the class as Confusion 101, and that his title, as the sign on his office door made him "Chief of Confusion."
One of Towne's rules of argumentation, to which there were many, was when you can't win, obfuscate the truth. That means mask, hide, or cast the pebble in the opposite direction.
In reading this story about the masking of VoIP functions by some British mobile operators I couldn't but help remember back to Towne's class where all we did was focus on obfuscation. There is a direct parallel to FUD too here, but in reverse. The carriers are scared of VOIP and instead of embracing it, they want to hide it.
A spokesman for Orange said VoIP had been disabled to avoid confusion for customers as it was a new function that had not been properly tested.
B.S. VoIP on the N95 is tested and working every day, reliably and dependably. I've got both Truphone and GizmoProject running fine, in all kinds of WiFi environments. Maybe what they are saying is it's not tested on their 3G networks, and candidly, none of the providers have even made any claims that it will work on those networks.