Victory for Dutch consumers subsidized phone payments.

So a Dutch woman refused to pay for her "free" phone for she claimed it was free.

KPN (biggest Dutch provider) claimed she should pay for the device by paying the normal monthly contract fee but since they claim the contract costs are ONLY for calls and data, not the phone, this is a bit weird.

High Counsel (I think) ruled providers now MUST tell customers of the teal price of the "free" device with contract.

They ruled the cost of the device is put into the contract price and thus the contract pays for the device and is a "pay by term" service. By those rules if the consumer is not told the "real" prices by law they can get out of their contract.

Don't know the ramifications of this, but HURRAY!

Result: phone price must be communicated clearly to customers by law. (I think)