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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA

"Steep Overages"?

Twenty cents per gigabyte?

Really, Karl?

Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Re: "Steep Overages"?

I think the real issue is that its not just 20 cents per gig its that the customer has to buy it in a 50gb block. its not like they hit the cap, and the as they go over it gets charged per gig. which would actually be reasonable because if the cap is for example 100gb and someone uses 101gb they pay ten bucks not their bill plus twenty cents.
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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA

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Ten bucks ain't steep. Its gentle and flat.

Steep would be a punitive rate, wherein you paid substantially more per GB than is included in the basic charge, much like we used to see with cellular bucket plans.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to elray
said by elray:

Twenty cents per gigabyte?

Really, Karl?

it's 20 cents per GB assumimg you happen to use all 50 GB. If you go 1 GB over you're paying $10 per GB which is what mobile carriers charge which eveyone feels is total BS.

This is how the scam works. Say it's "only" 20 cents per GB but it's really going to be MUCH more most of the time. Why not just charge 20 cents per GB overage or have overage in smaller blocks like says $1 per 5 GB?


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to elray
By pricing it in tiers it becomes very steep. You go a few MB past the cutoff and have to pay for 50 GB you never used. Bill jumps $10.

Since the base expenses are all covered by the service base price anyway, additional bandwidth is at best a few pennies, so yeah, "Steep" is accurate.
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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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said by KrK:

By pricing it in tiers it becomes very steep. You go a few MB past the cutoff and have to pay for 50 GB you never used. Bill jumps $10.

Since the base expenses are all covered by the service base price anyway, additional bandwidth is at best a few pennies, so yeah, "Steep" is accurate.

But you aren't buying bandwidth by the bit. You're buying it by the bucket.
Would you prefer a granular system, wherein you were billed for every bit?

The rates are more than fair, assuming the metering is accurate - which I'm not.
And they are not, by any sane definition, "steep".


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
Massively steep.