Mobile operators threaten Nokia over Skype support

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A pair of U.K. mobile service operators are furious over Nokia’s plans to support Skype in its upcoming N97 handset, Mobile Today reports.
Quoting anonymous sources, the report says Orange and O2…

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“This is another example of them trying to build an ecosystem that is all about Nokia and reduces the operator to a dumb pipe”. When this is available in an English translation, I shall perhaps understand it. Until then I shall use Skype

Good! The mobile operators have had it their way for far too long. They charge ripoff prices for phonecalls, bandwidth and monthly contracts. If they are so upset they should factor in the actual cost of the phone in their contracts instead of trying to say you get the phone for free then raping you in call charges etc.