Finnish operator DNA lets you use your phone as you wish

DNA & JoikuSpot

Acknowledging what customers want and then proving the right bundle is key as a service provider and mobile operator DNA in Finland seems to be doing just that. Seeing Joikuspot partered with a carrier is awesome! Of course they recommend a flat rate for data service and offer a nice 2mbps connection to go with it. This is the way it should be done!

I keep looking at a mobile data package to add onto my AT&T plan, but I am having an issue rationalizing the price (in these times) which would be $60/mo for 5GB. I could definitely make use of it … that’s hardly the issue. There are obvious benefits to a dedicated device – battery drain being the main one. But when you can easily connect your phone over bluetooth or wifi using Joikuspot it’s hard to see paying such a high premium.

via IntoMobile

8 comments for “Finnish operator DNA lets you use your phone as you wish

  1. 1/28/2009 at 7:17 pm

    The population of Finland is about the same as that of the state of Alabama in the USA, operators here are VERY relaxed about unlimited data since it is next to impossible to flood their networks. That being said, I was in the city center one day, Labor Day, one of the BIGGEST party days in the year, and mobile data didn't work and a text message took about 3 minutes to go through.

  2. 1/28/2009 at 7:28 pm

    3 minutes is still pretty acceptable in my book. It's not an IM afterall. Unlimited data is still something a lot of carriers are afraid of as they don't want to be dump pipes, though the typical services offered are not ones power users want anyway. In my limited experience in Finland the quality of the data network has been awesome – minimal latency and very fast.

  3. 1/28/2009 at 7:41 pm

    If you're not using AT&T who are you using as your data provider?

  4. 1/28/2009 at 9:07 pm

    domestically I use my ATT sim from my original iPhone. Traveling I use a TMO sim provided by work …

  5. 1/29/2009 at 7:52 am

    Ouch. 60 Us dollar for unlimited data? on my HSPA card I pay around 24 US Dollar a month for totally unlimited data and on my cellphone I pay around 12 US Dollar for unlimited 3G.

  6. 1/29/2009 at 7:53 am

    exactly it's a brutal price … plus a contract of course. You can do a pay as you go plan for a phone and add data to that, but ATT recently removed unlimited data as an option. Love the greed.

  7. 1/29/2009 at 12:52 pm

    Ouch. 60 Us dollar for unlimited data? on my HSPA card I pay around 24 US Dollar a month for totally unlimited data and on my cellphone I pay around 12 US Dollar for unlimited 3G.

  8. 1/29/2009 at 12:53 pm

    exactly it's a brutal price … plus a contract of course. You can do a pay as you go plan for a phone and add data to that, but ATT recently removed unlimited data as an option. Love the greed.

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