Saturday, June 30, 2007
Oh, Just Wow!
In the midst (mist?) of iPhone coverage, one piece on VentureBeati caught my attention. CellSwapper allows people to trade what's left of their phone contract. People can use it to get out of their old plan and jump into a 2 year exclusive voice contract (yikes). The implications of this are really quite significant. Take services such as USwitch that enable you to compare service prices, and then switch. Well, if you have a contract with about two months to go, but a great introductory offer comes up elsewhere, your barriers to exiting the relationship have just been removed. I am sure their are legal and regulatory issues in they way of such free-flowing contractual commitments, but the market will find a way. The concept is excellent and reminds me why I read Sean over at The Park Paradigm, Sean loves markets. Read him to see how you can insure your business against the effects of the weather! For me, Cellswapper just reinforces the mantra that value delivery is a continuous process, and that free market forces will have their way.