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    Default Will this end Telco dominance?

    http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/prem...artup-20140805

    "Its app provides all mobile calls at no charge, including those made to non-nanu mobile users and even landlines."

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    thanks for sharing Unclefei ! this time you are "updated" than me/us. no kidding. thanks again.
    Objection !!!

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    Singtel will buy out Gentay.......

    back to square one.

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    by 2nd quarter , whatsapp also can call free. let see if Singtel can afford to buy it or not,.
    Objection !!!

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    suppose it use mobile date network (GPRS/3G/4G), so telco will lower the date bundle even more?

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    Default Re: Will this end Telco dominance?

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    by 2nd quarter , whatsapp also can call free. let see if Singtel can afford to buy it or not,.
    They can buy them or start charging them. The govt still has a stake in Stinktel for a good reason..... they make $$$

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    our market shares is too small for the competitor to make an impact.

    take petrol prices for example. one up/lower price, the rest follow suit within an hr or so.

    there isnt much we can do sometime.

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    Default Re: Will this end Telco dominance?

    Thanks for the update, very interesting.
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    I tried Viber once and I still went back to a plan. This one supposed to work on poor network environment but you still need a data plan. At this rate the telcos will unilaterally reduce our data from 12GB to 2GB to 1GB and still increase the price.

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    no matter what these *free* VOIP services offer, they still need some form of packet-data services as the backhaul, be it wifi or GPRS/3G/4G services to work. so Telcos will increase the price for data subscription and it is still LPPL.

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    Default Re: Will this end Telco dominance?

    As long as we still need to use Teleco's 'Data Plan'... they'll survive...

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    Default Re: Will this end Telco dominance?

    With almost everyone using some form texting more than voice communication.
    Free voice communication doesn't save us a lots.

    QQ, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, Skype, FaceTime, etc already have free voice & video communication but how many of us really fully utilize it ?

    In order for Telco to make more money on subscribers, they just have to increase data plan charges from time to time.

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