Originally Posted by samab
Prove what? It is impossible to independently verify your claims (or a million other people's claims) that they somehow gets an extremely cheap pricing on their cell phone plans. I don't speak Japanese or Swedish, how would I be able to verify that such and such plans are really true.
It isn't impossible or even difficult. Again: Regular pricing. I as others have shown you several before in other discussions with links, but as it doesn't suit your view, you find excuses or switch topic. You don't need to understand Fremch, Swedish or German or Japanese as long as you understand symbols like , £, $, min, SMS etc.
As an example:http://saunalahti.fi/gsm/
Some sites even speak English if you care to press the button, where it says "In English":
Looking at iPhone plans in US, Canada, HK and UK because their sites are in English is conveniently ignoring 98% of the market out there, thus making wide assumptions about telecoms legislation and policy on a few percentage points of a total market is, well... Not to mention that pricing is affected by more than one policy (like bill-and-keep).
As for bill-and-keep. Now that the market is more mature, it makes more sense than before, when penetration growth was more important. Bill and keep has always been used in roaming scenarios.
It may very well be (quite likely) that for the next 20, the US is at the forefront of mobile communication. But: if the US system is so brilliant without a SINGLE flaw, why was the last 20 years the way it was?
If modus operandi is anything to go by, you won't answer this one but here's hoping: Since you're so set in the premise that the US system is without flaws and that the rest of the world should adopt the US system as is , please outline a few mistakes/flaws/reasons, why the US took 20 years to catch up in the mobile space and what caused the current momentum change (changes in US market or Other world markets?) that may eventually make the US lead in most parts of the Mobile space? Did Europe and Asia stop innovating, have they invented laws that stifle development and competition? The Turtle and Hare doesn't really fit, because the change in the US market dynamics has been massive in the last years (The US is the hare right now).