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Many people are currently concerned that with the high prices of the UMTS licenses, mobile phone users will soon pay a lot more for their phone use. The german Mobilcom chief Gerhard Schmid, who is known for his high flying remarks and is considered the "enfant terrible" of the mobile phone companies in Germany, thinks this is not true.

He thinks that you might soon pay nothing for your voice calls, but that the partners of the providers will pay to market and sell their products via the mobile phone networks. He said: "We will have to say good buy completely to the old price method." (something like that, I translate from german here :)).

He continued: "Economically, the real voice calls are not important anymore. We will make money via our partners that will want to contact our users.
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Sounds interesting I think. Here is the story in german:

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/jk-20.08.00-001/

Oliver
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