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September 13, 2011


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What a load of crap. Telecom companies will adjust. They've already started adjusting. The biggest carrier in the US has Skype on their blackberry phones. Carriers will just have to move towards selling data instead of voice minutes which they're raping us with anyways.

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This article is a bunch of rambling bullshit. Besides, at the end of the day, Microsoft could ream carriers with Lync, Messenger, Skype, and Windows Phone. Microsoft could essentially put out a phone that doesn't need a carrier or expensive ass data plans, and they could threaten carriers with that, if they refuse to play ball. That's not to mention how Microsoft could screw carriers with Windows 8.

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So... is this why you can't change the Skype ringtone on android devices, because the carriers mandated the feature loss?

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So let them (the carriers) die. ALL of them. At once.

Someone will come from their ashes and create data networks that does what people need at prices where everybody is happy, including the customers. When they have one of the biggest business of the planet and providing so little, it is time to let them burn to the past they represent.

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To everyone in this thread

Today May 3, at the Nokia annual shareholder event, CEO Stephen Elop was asked directly about the carriers/operators rejecting Lumia because of Skype. He admitted this problem exists with some carriers/operators.

This matter has now been PROVEN to be true, by Nokia's CEO. I rest my case. I would ask all who commented on this thread, whether agreeing with me, or disagreeing with me, to go re-read the article I wrote for you in September, then go read the rest of published materials in the mobile industry, and consider, did I bring value to you, my readers. I took the heat here by all the Microsoft fanboys who tried to argue this is not happening. I know the carrier community. I think now with hindsight, this article was incredibly insightful in providing underestanding of Nokia and Microsoft relationships with carriers and why they have grown so poisoned during 2011 and into 2012. Also, obviously, Windows 8 will make this matter only worse

BTW, I will no longer tolerate any comments posted that suggest there is no resistance by carriers about Lumia or Windows Phone or Windows 8, because of Skype. Once the Nokia CEO has openly admitted this problem exists, the matter is now closed. I will delete any comments that waste the time of my readers, that suggest this is not happening.

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I have been following you closely over the last few months. I own not one but two Lumia 900a's, and have proved everything you say correct to my dismay.

Nevertheless, don't you think that if Microsoft/Nokia can get into the carrier industry it is the only thing left to take over the smartphone world?

Doesn't it make sense the horse has left the barn as somebody else pointed out, and the carriers are irredemably doomed, and will over the next couple of years be forced to sell off their 4G/LTE services to Microsoft/Nokia?

If there is one thing th Lumia does well is replace my cell through skype, even though the version of skype is totally crippled.

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There is no reason Carriers hate Nokia for Skype, on youtube there was a lot videos Android phone showing using skype - even at that time they didn't really work well with skype. Iphone user also use skype.

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ios and android is great for skype maybbe because of its 3g capaility?

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