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The Telecom Digest for September 15, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 250 : "text" Format

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EPIC Alert 17.18(Monty Solomon)
Re: In the pursuit of new customers, wireless companies forget their existing ones (Scott Dorsey)

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:41:44 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: EPIC Alert 17.18 Message-ID: <p06240843c8b59c421fe4@[]> ======================================================================= E P I C A l e r t ======================================================================= Volume 17.18 September 14, 2010
Published by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, D.C.
http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_1717.html "Defend Privacy. Support EPIC." http://epic.org/donate ======================================================================= Table of Contents ======================================================================= [1] EPIC Challenge to Body Scanner Program Progresses in Federal Court [2] Ralph Nader and EPIC Urge Senate Hearings on Airport Body Scanners [3] EPIC Files Suit for Documents Regarding Google/NSA Partnership [4] Google Settles Buzz Lawsuit, Announces New Privacy Policy [5] Questions Remain about Future of Iraq Biometric Databases [6] EPIC's Marc Rotenberg Named to ICANN Advisory Committee [7] News in Brief [8] Upcoming Conferences and Events ... http://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_1718.htmlhttp://www.epic.org/alert/epic_alert_1718.html
Date: 14 Sep 2010 16:49:17 -0400 From: kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: In the pursuit of new customers, wireless companies forget their existing ones Message-ID: <i6on4d$kal$1@panix2.panix.com> John Mayson <john@mayson.us> wrote: > >Am I missing something? We often hear the big telecom companies are >evil. They may be, but they're not stupid. Why allow a good customer >to stroll out the door over pocket change? Because that customer will be back later on when they have an even lower rate than the folks that the customer has moved to. It used to be that few people had cellphones, and providers made money by signing on new customers. These days, the market is saturated and almost everyone has a cellphone. So providers make money by signing on their competitors' customers. Keeping their own customers? Who cares about them, they'll probably leave anyway. Poaching customers is so common and so blatant that it has become expected. --scott -- "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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