Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Aug 2012 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I always see The Netherlands - my home country - as a small, easily graspable version of other, larger and more important western countries and even the west as a whole. In light of this, Tweakers.net's Arnoud Wokke points to a very interesting report about the Dutch telecommunications market. This reports notes a trend that, if present in the rest of the world, could have serious effects for phone makers.
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EU operators to drop subsidies totally
by JAlexoid on Fri 17th Aug 2012 23:35 UTC
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There is a lot of talk among all of major EU operators to drop the subsidised prices altogether. The operators get much more flexibility and you get better plans.

I doubt that the subsidies will be dropped, but more and more operators are going for leasing model(where you pay for your plan and separate payment for your phone - like you would paying out a lease with 0% interest)

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