Fragmentation of the market is not good for infrastructure services. Mobile infrastructure should be kept and maintained as a public asset that operators could hook up to and deliver services for. With operators building individual networks none of them have the resources to do it properly.
Another issue is the quality of the radios in our handsets. When did we last see a review of a mobile phone where the reviewers did a proper test of its radio. The gadgets telephone capabilities are hardly mentioned at all anymore. This may be a consequence of the fact that just about every journalist in the ad-financed press have become corporate whores, but it is no good for consumers. Factual consumer information is severely lacking. How can consumers work out which phones are good and which are bad when nobody care to inform them?