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    Default calls from DR to USA WILL BE CHEAPER!!!

    TRICOM IS LOWERING THEIR RATES. (The effects of DR-CAFTA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich17
    TRICOM IS LOWERING THEIR RATES. (The effects of DR-CAFTA)
    What DR-Cafta?. I'd be surprised if it is implemented by the end of this year.

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    DR-Cafta is Dominican Republic - Central America Free Trade Agreement with USA.

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    DR-Cafta is an agreement that is not implemented yet. And it will take awhile to implement it. It is not in effect currently, it is not being utilized and no-one knows when it will go into effect.

    Have a look http://www.dominicantoday.com/app/article.aspx?id=14970

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich17
    TRICOM IS LOWERING THEIR RATES. (The effects of DR-CAFTA)

    This has to do with DR-CAFTA, and its only from their wireline phone residence phones not Celulars or centros. Now if there were only thousands of residence phones provided by TRICOM. Won't make much difference unless Verizon? matches. even if they drop the cost of Cel calls their market presence is not that great. Largest Provider for Cells is Orange, followed closely by Verizon?

    Tricom slashes price of US calls
    As of today, Tricom has lowered the rate of international long distance calls to the United States to only RD$0.95 per minute when made from its residential lines. This is the same price as a local call, according to a report by Diario Libre. The announcement was made by Marketing Vice President Jose Salce who highlighted that this will represent a significant benefit to thousands of Dominicans who have relatives in the US.

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    They must be hurting if they are going that low.

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    I cannot think it is the effects of DR-Cafta, as we have yet to see the implementation, effects are still far in the future. What am I missing? What part of DR-Cafta has already had an impact on the telecom industry?

    This has more to do with trying to gain or regain lost marketshare. Skype is still cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    I cannot think it is the effects of DR-Cafta, as we have yet to see the implementation, effects are still far in the future. What am I missing? What part of DR-Cafta has already had an impact on the telecom industry?

    This has more to do with trying to gain or regain lost marketshare. Skype is still cheaper

    Has nothing with CAFTA, and won't help their marketshare either, They have bleed enough ink to start a blood bank or 3. Last I heard they had about 40.000 wire customers nationwide. Maybe a few more.
    And they are not doing to well in the Stock Market either this is almost a penny stock

    TRICOM SA ADR (NYSE:TDR)
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    Talking VoIP ? ? ?

    * I suspect that this may be resulting from VoIP?
    * Many foreigners with PCs & DSL connections, myself included, have switched to VoIP. I'm using Vonage. Works fine; 500" for US $17 / month. Works fine with cell phones or land lines. Reception, etc. as good as Verizon land lines.
    * The wave of the future? Verizon will have to lower USA call prices. When? 3 - 6 - 9 - 12 months?
    * Or, . . as soon as the internet cafes begin widespread use of VoIP. Some huge web sites are offering or threatening free VoIP. Check www.Netzero.com VoIP will come to the Bronx, soon! Then the war is over!
    * The law of supply & demand rasies its sovereign hand. Thank you, Adam Smith. Thank you, Great Britain!

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