Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Pigs Can Fly
Which headline amazes you most?
‘Congress puts country before party’
‘Simon Cowell gives all his money to charity’
‘Mobile operator gives up roaming charges’
The gob-smacking news in The New York Times this morning is that T-Mobile is to abolish its roaming charges.
T-Mobile’s new roaming charges:
Data: Unlimited and free.
Texts: Unlimited and free.
Calls: 20 cents a minute.
T-Mobile customers get this automatically without having to sign up for it.
“T-Mobile’s CMO refers to “these bloated 90 percent profit margins” for rosming charges.
You could knock me down with a feather.
Maybe pigs really can fly.