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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by gfx1 on Tue 21st Aug 2012 01:44 UTC
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Carriers don't really subsidize. You pay for your phone, just add up the monthly bills.
I guess they get a decent discount on a large order of iPhones. The 600 euro retail price is a bit inflated.

In the Netherlands you could get a decent enough internet abo for 10 euro a month but all companies increased the price at the same time.
Because the big earner of 25/35 cents per sms(text)
which cost them nothing disappeared and they now have to find other ways to keep the money flowing in.

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