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I'm using "My Account" on my Vibrant -- it's a T-Mobile app to assist me with my phone. I just got a "Wi-Fi alert" telling me that it detected Wi-Fi connection and that for security reasons from account information and some downloads are not available over Wi-Fi. It is offering to disable Wi-Fi for the session. This seems to be a rather naive view of security. If anything this would seem to be one of the simpler applications of encryption -- one for which simply using https would be appropriate. After I said OK, I then got a 502 error for http://pda.callertunes.com/index.jsp?source=myaccount. Eventually I did connect but declined to pay $1.49/month for the ability to annoy my callers with custom tunes. Would it even work with Google Voice? Yet another entry in my list of how the carriers don't get it. "My account" seems to be T-Mobile's attempt to compete with Google in owning my experience -- but no competition.