Yesterday I bought my first application from OVI Store , the QIK Premium video streaming application and paid Rs 233.99 for it or approximately USD 2.75 in Pakistan
My Online friend and fellow blogger @MickyFin bought the same app some hours before me and paid Euro 5 / $ 6.78 for it while All About Symbian another blogger Steve ___ reported it to be $5.00 and I wonder what the price in UK will be 5 British Pounds ?
Mr Niklas Savander - Executive Vice President Nokia Services talked about Nokia having different prices on OVI Store as per the purchasing power of the counntry so I guess it pays to live in a developing country while @MickyFin sitting in Finland is picking up my tab and people in US are paying the intended price i.e $5.00
Is this differentiated pricing justified ?
I think Nokia should charge everyone the same as Mikey can understand me sitting in Pakistan paying a lower price but people in USA also paying lower than him , now that could cause some customer satisfaction issues . Beside people in developed countries especially the Euro Zone may try to bypass the country detection by using IP Changing software to change their IP to Pakistan and India and buy their software at a lower price causing losses to Nokia and developer alike .