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(keitai-l) Re: Dutch i-mode hit hard by Vodafone Live!

From: Joao Paulo Silva <joao.silva_at_mail.sitepac.pt>
Date: 12/18/02
Message-ID: <015401c2a684$eb736f60$6800000a_at_netcabo.pt>
Well, not in Portugal for instance.

Each MB of data costs around 15 Euros!!!

And MMS, ringtones and games stoped being free even before the launch of
Vodafone live.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Whelan" <john.whelan_at_alatto.com>
To: <keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 10:24 AM
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Dutch i-mode hit hard by Vodafone Live!


>
> IMHO Vodafone Live is going very well in Europe with sales of handsets in
> line with or exceeding expectations. In particular the Sharp and Panasonic
> handsets are selling well and eating into Nokia's dominant poition in the
> h/s market.
>
> Regarding pricing not fair to say the prices are "outrageous" when all
> Vodafone Live! services (including data packets, MMS, ringtones and many
> games) are free in many markets until 1st February.
>
> John
>
> www.alatto.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
> [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]On Behalf Of Joao Paulo Silva
> Sent: 17 December 2002 11:39
> To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Subject: (keitai-l) Dutch i-mode hit hard by Vodafone Live!
>
>
> Can anyone confirm this?
>
> I thought that in most of the countries where Live! was launched, it had
not
> been able to raise much more that disappointment, given the current
> outrageous price for handsets, packets and services.
>
> "The two services are pitched head to head, and according to a report in
> Dutch business newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, Vodafone's MMS
capability
> is attracting subscribers to the Live! platform. The newspaper reports
that
> subscribers are choosing the Vodafone platform due to its superior
> interactivity and simpler pricing packages. Mobile retailers in the
country
> are claiming it is the MMS capability which is attracting customers."
>
> Source:
>
http://www.mobilecommerceworld.com/Tmpl/article.asp?CID=1&AID=17727&TCode=NW
> &PmID=m17727&T1=17/12/2002
>
> Joao
>
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Received on Wed Dec 18 13:13:52 2002