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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

News Flash, Consumers want Low Prices

You may find it unbelievable, but its true.

The European Commission will tomorrow release a Eurobarometer survey which shows that 70 pct of mobile users support intervention on roaming charges.
Seeing that 70 percent of mobile users do not regularly travel around the EU, one wonders why they care so much. But having said that, when faced with a pollster asking if you would like lower prices, who is going to say no? It proves nothing. Its also the cover the EU wants to interfere with the market, a process which is akin to a third person instructing two people having sex, as to which position they are allowed to use.

8 comments:

james higham said...

Nice analogy.

Colin said...

"a third person instructing two people having sex, as to which position they are allowed to use."

Good point, Serf. Any recommendations?

Ellee said...

Will it have any impact on reducing charges while overseas?

Snafu said...

"But having said that, when faced with a pollster asking if you would like lower prices, who is going to say no?"

Erm, 30% did!!

James.R.Skinner said...

True, but clearly that 30% have never realised the benefits of a capatalist market! Trust Europe.

Serf said...

Ellee,

Yes it will

Snafu

Good Point

chris said...

I bet the questions was along the lines of 'do you want cheaper roaming charges' which leads to the answer of yes. Everybody wants everything cheaper. What they won't say anything about is that the other bills will have to go up to compensate, since the money to subsidise roaming calls has to come from somewhere. So for a reduction in the price of a service you use maybe once a year the price of the service you use all the time goes up. The only people that this would benefit are people that do a lot of international (or should that be inter-regional?) travel around Europe. Such as MEP's and Eurocrats. All hail the great benevolence of the EU.

Beachhutman said...

It owuld have no effect. Just as the Euro has not removed "exchange charges", the banks just replaced them with interbank charges.