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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multiplr price points
by pos3 on Sat 18th Aug 2012 05:51 UTC
pos3
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2010-06-25

We have paying the full price for mobile for a long time in India. Hence having mobiles at various price point is good idea here. Nokia rose to no.1 with that strategy and samsung is following it.
iPhone share is very very low here, with Android leading the segment.

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RE: multiplr price points
by tonny on Sat 18th Aug 2012 14:48 in reply to "multiplr price points"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

Indonesia. Same here.
And I won't go for high-end phone, cause it's overpriced. When I want to buy high-end phone, then my choice is absolutely: xiaomi mi one. ;)

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RE: multiplr price points
by OSbunny on Sun 19th Aug 2012 17:08 in reply to "multiplr price points"
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2009-05-23

I live in Pakistan and we pay full price for the phone too. The biggest advantage is in the cost of airtime. We have some of the lowest mobile network charges in the world!

80% of the phones sold in Pakistan are under $30 in price. Basically dumb phones of Chinese origin.

Only the elite can afford smart phones and they usually go for Android phones I think.

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RE[2]: multiplr price points
by pos3 on Sun 19th Aug 2012 17:37 in reply to "RE: multiplr price points"
pos3 Member since:
2010-06-25

Network charges are low here as well. Data charges are costly but increased competition has already halved the price. I don't even pay monthly rental. Just charge when i need it.

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