Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Dec 2011 23:05 UTC
Legal I guess this is something many Americans hope would happen in the United States: the Dutch competition watchdog has raided offices of T-Mobile, Vodafone and KPN, the three Dutch carriers. The three carriers are accused of illegal price fixing, something they've already been found guilty of about ten years ago.
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In Spain
by iagorubio on Wed 7th Dec 2011 08:29 UTC
iagorubio
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2011-10-28

There is fierce competition as the main - and only from most of my life as it was a state monopoly - carrier Telefonica is bleeding customers to the newcomers Yoigo and Orange.

Said that, the "competition" does not bring us good prices as they are competing with the overly inflated prices of Telefonica.

In 2007 there were fines for price fixing among Telefonica and Vodafone but were waived on appeal - Telefonica's monopoly was broken on 1995. After that prices were almost fixed between those 2 companies until those newcomers got their licenses.

Now prices are coming quickly down, and I hope it keeps going down because they are expensive still compared with Europe.

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RE: In Spain
by Tractor on Fri 9th Dec 2011 16:56 in reply to "In Spain"
Tractor Member since:
2006-08-18

Spain is one of the rare countries were the Regulation Body is cheating in favor of the local champion, Telefonica.
And as a consequence, prices there are much higher than in most other comparable countries. What a shame.

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