Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Oct 2013 09:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

I think many who extol Android's flexibility fall into the tinkerer category, including some tech bloggers. They love all the ways they can customize their phones, not because they're seeking some perfect setup, but because they can swap in a new launcher every week. That's fun for them; but they've made the mistake of not understanding how their motivation differs from the rest of us.

A whopping 70%-80% of the world's smartphone owners have opted for Android over iOS. You could easily argue that 3-4 years ago, when Android was brand new, that it was for early adopters and tinkerers. To still trot out this ridiculous characterisation now that Android is on the vast majority of smartphones sold is borderline insanity.

Choice is not Android's problem. People who assume out of a misplaced arrogance that they represent the average consumer are the problem.

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RE[8]: It's cheap
by sicofante on Thu 17th Oct 2013 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: It's cheap"
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I got a call from my landline carrier yesterday. They offer me a mobile plan with unlimited calls and 1GB of (HDSPA) data for €10 (plus 21% VAT, that's €12,10) a month. Of course that goes tied to the landline contract, but I need that for ADSL internet access anyway. A second mobile line for my wife will be 300 min / 500 MB for the same €10+taxes. I'm free to move to any other carrier any time (no two years contract whatsoever).

Another well known carrier will offer the same unlimited calls + 1 GB for €20, with no ties at all and no need to use their landline services. This is becoming a pretty common offer here lately and I'm sure it's only going to get cheaper and cheaper.

This is Spain what I'm talking about. Not exactly an inexpensive market when it comes to telecommunications, BTW.

Edited 2013-10-17 00:45 UTC

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