We expect to see a marked slowdown in revenue growth in three of Vodafone's major European markets: Germany, Italy and Spain. Each has experienced significant termination rate cuts ... and this will have hit service revenue growth.
We need to be advised as to whether there will be the termination of service on the grounds of redundancy for some or all of the workers as a result of the ownership change. If that is not the case, the matter needs to be settled as to whether there will be a renewal of the existing contract of employment, or the re-engagement under a new contract.
The law is extremely restrictive in constraining the development of civil society in Iraq; it vests excessive, unwarranted authority in government officials to control the establishment, operation and termination of non-governmental organizations. While there are worse examples out there, this is one of the most restrictive laws we've seen recently.
Without the early-termination clause, people would be gaming the system. People would walk away with a $500 phone for virtually nothing. An early-termination fee allows the wireless provider to recoup the costs of giving a phone to a consumer for a steep discount. Without it, you simply have an economic model that doesn't work.Joe Farren
I hope the community will read the reports and make its own judgment about whether the record warrants the suspension or termination of the program. We didn't think so. We feel the decision ought to be made on the basis of the facts: We did not find racist behavior. We did not find sexual assault. We didn't find harassment.
[Better terms. Contracts with steep termination fees are another barrier to dumping a carrier. Carriers could initially roll out longer contracts with higher termination fees, but may compete over the long run by offering fewer binding contracts.] It's going to be hard for carriers to stick with a system that punishes consumers, ... Consumers just won't accept that.Adam Goldberg