Saturday, May 14, 2011
Dutch mobile operators are very busy these days in trying to optimize their revenues. While KPN is said to be the first operator that will charge subscribers by application (here), Vodafone and T-Mobile maybe following (here), Tele2 decided to just join the industry mainstream and move to usage based billing.
The Wireless Federation site reports that "Tele2 Netherlands has renewed its mobile internet bundles, replacing the fair use policy with a price per MB. The bundles [see below] can be applied to any type of smartphone, although the operator has a separate rate for BlackBerry devices". Without a bundle, the cost is 1 Euro/MB, while a MB above quota is 5 Euro cents (for most plans).
See "Tele2 NL brings price per MB in place of mobile fair use policy" - here.
On March 31, 2011 Tele2 had 334K mobile subscribers in the Netherlands, a YoY decrease of 13%.