I work for them and, while people may not believe me, it is indeed accidental. Fido embraces the millenials and I frankly fail to see why any carrier would want to interfere with Uber's business.
In the last few weeks, we had reports from many customers about receiving spam messages. The fact that the word "Uber" was blocked probably had to do some tweaks made to the anti-SPAM system.
They shouldn't have filtered it out for sure, I agree, but it's not thr conspiracy theory many would like to believe.
Great system during a riot, revolution or even election. Block out opposition message and prevent them from organize.
Yeah it was just a mistake. By the way, no need to dwell too much about the fact we actually have the capability to censor your texts -- and most likely already are doing that in some way.
You know what they say about censorship, the worst part about it is (blank/censored).
What kind of mistake is that? Like if someone accidentally pushed a big glowing red button with a description saying: Instantly block SMS containing Uber word. People can just say Ubeer or Ubeurre .