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News Nokia teams up with Skype

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Feb 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    I think the extortianate prices they charge for text messages probably make up the majority of the bottom line to be honest!
     
  3. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Data "Flats" for mobile devices are so expensive over here, it's not worth considering this unless you phone A LOT.
     
  4. MajestiX

    MajestiX New Member

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    isnt the price of mobile data more expensive than a call?

    here is Aus if you go over your limit they charge like 50c a MB or sometimes upto $2

    theres no suprises with bills of $500+ because people go and play around on their mobile phone and never signed up for any "web access packages" even though all the phones they offer are web enabled.

    I see that as heres a phone it was Skype we wont tell you to sign up to any special plans or the user doesn't have skype.
    user goes home and gets curious about skype.
    user uses the service.
    gets a bill on $300.
    gets force onto a data plan for voip service and pays extra fees everymonth

    how exactly don't phone companies win?
     
  5. Bursar

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    If you're out and about, then yeah, data is going to be expensive. But most phones are now coming with wifi, which means you can use your home (or office) wireless network to make free calls.
     
  6. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Seems like a good deal for me. Dataplans are only around 10€ around here, but you cant get a dataplan without a phone plan of atleast 10€. And the free wifi in the city center is almost everywhere.
    I need to get a new phone :)
     
  7. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    as long as the phone have wi-fi, having skype on mobile is fantastic.

    always i used skype on my iphone to call 0800 (use +44800) and other friends who are on skype. saves battery, quick, no computer needed and best of all, free.
     
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