Monday, October 01, 2007

Ad-Supported Cell Phones

Tyler Cowen is blogging on the concept here. The idea is that you would enroll in a service that instead of charging you a certain amount for you phone service would buffet you with ads before you are able to call. I think this has niche market potential but nothing more. Those, who hardly use their cell phone and thus don't want to pay for a subscription service might be inclined to get such a phone. However, by the same token you could get a drug dealer phone where you pay as you go. This the premise of the GooglePhone which makes me think it will be a flop.

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