Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 09:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless European carriers are dissatisfied with the Nokia Lumia phones, Reuters has found out. According to the carriers, the Lumia phones are simply "not good enough" to compete with the iPhone and Android phones. Nobody comes into stores asking for windows phones, and one carrier executive said "if the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell". Ouch.
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RE: Lazy carriers
by glarepate on Tue 17th Apr 2012 22:58 UTC in reply to "Lazy carriers"
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What does your use of the phrase "equivalently priced" come down to? Because I'm pretty sure that you simply cannot buy the 710 for retail. You must start up or extend to a 2 year contract. Once you do that you get a nice phone for $100 and you can get your money back on the mail-in rebate.

For the $350 'list price' of the 710 you can get a pretty nice Android phone. But the carriers don't want people buying their own phones and not being bound to them with that fidelity contract. That's not because they are lazy it's because that's where the money is.

Churn was the #1 issue when I worked for Cingular years ago. I suspect it's still pretty important. That's why the subsidies aren't going away any time soon.

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