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Re: Cheaper doesn't always mean better
Ok, saying he is calling them evil might be a bit of an exaggeration, but he definitely tries to paint them as being stupid.
said by Karl0:Or being an abusive monopoly:
The initial response by competitors is somewhat amusing with incumbent operator France Telecom apparently deciding that the right reaction to the shake up of France's stale wireless sector is to pretend it isn't happening:
said by Karl0:The quoted material (summarized) basically says that if they were to match the lower price, they would be reducing investment.
And by "innovation," they apparently mean not being innovative when it comes to service price tags, something made possible by the previous lack of real competition.
Now I agree, by failing to be competitive, they'll lose customers to those who want the cheapest option, but there is a healthy balance between "cheap crap" and "overpriced rip-off". Karl seems to diss anyone who refuses to sell any service at the "cheap crap" price.
My opinion is that I do think Karl is twisting the words around to make them look ignorant or evil. To me, good reporting has personality, but focuses on facts. Karl's writing is usually heavy on the bias, and light on the facts.