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    It appears TracFone Wireless? recent introduction of Straight Talk has some analysts and commentators crying price war.

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    Re: Tracfone Disrupts with Straight Talk

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    It appears TracFone Wireless? recent introduction of Straight Talk has some analysts and commentators crying price war.

    Interesting,

    No doubt, price wars has begun and is in full warp speed ahead. Why, simple, the industry is now being threatened by all the VOIP over mobile applications, so when AT&T was pressured over not allowing VOIP over their data network, it created an issue which was recently resolved, AT&T is no longer blocking VOIP mobile applications, makes you wonder why?

    If not for FCC tough talk, one would have to assume they would have blocked VOIP over mobile knowing it would be bypassing their standard voice network. We all know VOIP is going to be the future in telecom, and wireless mobile is the real profit center for industry for years, but this is all about to change with new technologies being released.

    Watch for GSM networks to double data plan prices as T-Mobile recently did to counter these VOIP mobile applications taking away the profits of GSM carriers. Verizon announced increased early termination fees, so yes, cell wars are heating up and I suspect it will follow the same path as traditional telecom went through when deregulation went into effect.

    With more WiFi, WiMax and COIP phones coming into market, it *****s the end of high profit wireless industry for current carriers. Just as Google jumped into the industry with the Android Verizon deal, similar to what Apple and AT&T deal, now we see Google's plan which is obviously leaning towards the internet applications, and away from telecom carriers. As I see it, especially with new Cellular Over Internet Protocol hitting the market, the days of massive profits for the big cell carriers is about to come to an end, similar to how VOIP is exploding with cable companies all offering internet phone plans now which is giving telecom industry fits. lol



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