Satellite sales leads to begging

Rohde, David
March 1999
Network World;03/08/99, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p28
Trade Publication
Discusses the pricing of satellite telephony vendor Iridium. Problems with the company's price-point strategy; Difficulty in obtaining information on the telephone units on the company's web site.


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