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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T-Mobile USA does this. Based on your credit score (and from my understanding their policy is very liberal) they give you an interest-free loan to get a more expensive phone. Your payments are spread out over the first six or so monthly bills.

Of course, the reason they do this is obvious; they want to sell you the most expensive phone they can. I'm very careful with my credit so I declined that offer back when I first joined T-Mobile, and opted to buy a lesser phone with the cash I had on hand. I didn't regret it as I was very satisfied with the phone (BB Curve 8520).

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