reply to WhatNow
Re: You know, this should happen more often
said by WhatNow:I would go for that, or an online system that allows you to swap out your usage tiers for a month or day, or etc so it doesn't count against your cap, all online, that would be more simplified and give choice, because I would bet my life that the whole goal of caps and overages is just to have certain groups paying more for data than others, and the average, and it's a joke in the investor/CEO/higher manager community because people actually fell for it....
The fair way to do it is have you pick a speed tier and a usage tier. Then the 3Mbs would not be subsidizing the expense for the faster speed or the heavy users if they are not a heavy user. Now when they do upgrades the lower tiers bill increase even when though they may not be creating more demands on the system.
The current setup worked in the past because your equipment and the content provider did not have equipment that would handle the speeds and usage you can today.
They could go to a system like the power company bill by the bit or byte.
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