Mobile Connectivity: Unaffordable

Vinnie Mirchandini complains about the cost of being (and staying) mobile while on the road.

Benn there, done that, got the bills to prove it.

It’s not like this couldn’t be easier. It’s not a matter of technology, either. It’s just a repetition of what happened with landline internet access: rip off the customer as long as you can, then at some point somebody offers a cheap alternative, and the floodgates open. This happened with telephony, mobile telephony, ISDN internet, and now it’s WiFi and mobile.

Already we’re beginning to see mobile flat data tarrifs appearing, and the EU is going to crack down on roaming charges soon. One year, maybe two years, and we’ll see pan european or even world wide flat rates for mobile professionals.

Mark my words.


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