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,'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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Same thing in France
by renox on Sat 18th Aug 2012 12:52 UTC
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Due to the arrival of a new telecom provider (Free) which no phone bundling at first so the cost of the phone bundling is now shown in cost comparison.

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RE: Same thing in France
by spiderman on Sat 18th Aug 2012 16:26 in reply to "Same thing in France"
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The french market is very different now than it was 6 months ago indeed.
Currently, the people with a subsidized phone are those who are stuck in a contract since before the arrival of free. New contracts are more often without a phone than with a phone. I was a bouygues customer with a 2 years contract when free entered the market. I just called Bouygues and asked what they would do with my overpriced contract. Result: they migrated the contract to B&YOU for free. So now I'm no more tied to my 2 years contract and I won't pay for my subsidized phone. I can even freely move to free if I want to.

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