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    Default UK cell phone owners spend more on games than ringtones

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    A recent market study revealed that consumers in the U.K. are spending more money on downloading games than ringtones, music, or videos. Research firm GfK M estimates the mobile gaming market is worth nearly four times the current value of music downloads and eight times the video download market.

    Surprisingly, much of this growth has taken place over the last year, says GfK. In 2006 there was "less activity in the mobile gaming market as well as poor phone functionality, limited game offerings and perceived high prices". Even though most game downloads in the U.K. go for 5 or more, gamers seem happy to pony up the cash. It's only a matter of time until free ringtone sites convert their annoying banner ads and "give away" cheesy game knock-offs.

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    well they are cheap and good


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    I get my Games and Ringtones FREE (via bluetooth exchanging), well Ringtones not exactly FREE cause I own the CD's that I convert into ringtones...

    ...I don't see how they make so much money when people have bluetooth and infared for exchanging data/ringtones/games

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    when people have bluetooth and infared for exchanging data/ringtones/games
    Isn't that illegal?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKKDARK View Post
    Isn't that illegal?
    Not that I'm aware of?

    Bluetooth exchanging is very popular in the UK, one time I was on the train and I received a whole load've items from an unknown sender. I always have a picture of something weird and funny on my phone (like a random picture of my poo), which I feel it's nice to share! (cause I'm strange)

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    Well i just play freeware PocketPC games.

    And i have MP3 ringtones off my CD's.
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    i rarely go near my mobile yay!

    i turn it on once a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdf View Post
    i rarely go near my mobile yay!

    i turn it on once a week.
    lmao, I bet you only topup once every year or two! lol

    I topup something like 30-40 a month, which I only spend when my girlfriend makes me call her cause she can't be bothered to get her own credit to call me

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