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en103

join:2011-05-02

DSL - ATM overhead

I almost suspect that customers are being charged for AT&T's ATM overhead of ~15% on both inbound and outbound.
Basically - AT&T is charging you for their encapsulation bits on 'their' end, not the actual bits that are on the LAN side.


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And the USPS charges you for the weight of both the letter itself and the weight of the envelope in which the letter is packaged. This is a commonly accepted method of charging for the cost of sending information. Why should AT&T not use the same method of measurement that works so well for the USPS?
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mackey
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Because although the "letter" is already in an envelope (IP encapsulated), AT&T decides they want to stuff it into another package, a package they will also remove before delivering, and charge you for the weight of your letter + their packaging.

The USPS charges you for the weight of the letter (and envelope) as received and delivered, not the weight of the letter (and envelope) plus the weight of whatever they feel like cramming it in.

/M


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said by mackey:

Because although the "letter" is already in an envelope (IP encapsulated), AT&T decides they want to stuff it into another package, a package they will also remove before delivering, and charge you for the weight of your letter + their packaging.

The USPS charges you for the weight of the letter (and envelope) as received and delivered, not the weight of the letter (and envelope) plus the weight of whatever they feel like cramming it in.

/M

Exactly.


OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
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reply to mackey
More specifically USPS charges for the item tendered for shipment as is, not the % share of the pallet/tub/bag, ect they will combine others with. Would if like if USPS charged 44 cents for the letter the $.00000795 for the Bin the letter will be transported in.