Two Countries, Two Vastly Different Phone Bills

  • metta

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    Aug 24, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    Two Countries, Two Vastly Different Phone Bills

    In a 2010 study, the institute found that the minimum cost of a complete cellphone package, which features voice, data and text, was $59.99 a month in the United States, compared with $32.40 in Britain.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/business/two-countries-two-vastly-different-phone-bills.html
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    Aug 24, 2014 10:22 PM GMT
    Bigger country, bigger network, bigger bill?

    Then again, it could be those meddling 'Euro-socialists' and their pesky consumer-protection regulations.
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    Aug 25, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    Even cheaper in France. Around 25 dollar for unlimited use.
    It used to be the same price as in the US a few years ago because the 3 main phone companies had monopolistic agreements to make it expensive and fuck everyone. But a 4th company entered in the business and offered cheap contracts. The prices were divided by two in a few weeks.
  • Apparition

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    Sep 01, 2014 5:32 AM GMT
    america and canada will be behind because europe got there first because landline local calls were not charged by the minute so there was no incentive to switch to a cell phone before phones became an internet screen. cell prices should be almost zero if the government would get off their asses and relase the old analogue tv spectrum so everyone could just use their modems from their homes at long range and not need cell phone plans.