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Should the UK move to make handsets unlocked — like Chile has done?

The one key benefit of handset subsidies is that it does make the decision a lot easier or cheaper than it would otherwise ordinarily be. I’m certain that — from one point of view — handset subsidy has been highly beneficial to the evolution of the wireless industry in the UK. However — and it’s […]

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Operators

Just how important is carrier subsidy in the marketplace? Huge.

Carrier subsidy is one of those areas of the marketplace that is traditionally overlooked — completely — by many commentators, especially those with a rather large partisan axe to grind (e.g. iOS fanboys vs Android fanboys). During discussions about Nokia’s future, many a time I’ve indicated that executives privately point out they are hearing good […]

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Devices News

Apple offers 6-month iPhone payment plan

For all those clamouring for an iPhone — and yes, dear reader, there are still millions waiting to get their mits on one — there’s another finance alternative: Apple. Yes, Apple has recently started making it very, very clear to readers of their website that you shouldn’t bother with an operator subsidy. Just pay for […]