Jump Starting GPRS

GPRS is quickly on its way to becoming a flop just like WAP before it. Consumer are confused and put off by expensive per megabyte pricing. To help get around this Orange France is introducing a limited time offer of unlimited GPRS service for 6 euros per month through September. After September there will be a 10MB cap, which is still quite competitive. The program will start in France, but will spread to other Orange European markets by the end of the summer. This should put pressure on carriers through out Europe, but of course won’t help us in the US. We’re probably not going to get any price relief till SprintPCS launches their 1XRTT later this summer.

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