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Old June 26th 03, 04:52 AM
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Old June 26th 03, 06:18 AM
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Wow, well I must say it's about time. TTYL

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Old June 26th 03, 09:23 PM
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#Fido has found the simplest way to charge prepaid customers while
#they are connected to the Web. The basic principle is easy: one
#voice minute is equal to one data minute.

How is connect time measured on GPRS ? (since one is "always on") ??????


Well the only WAP allowed AFAIK right now (officially) is GPRS. It does
bring up a VERY interesting point:

Since, on prepaid, 1min = $0.30 =~375kB (assuming constant downloading, and
a transfer rate of 50kbps, perhaps a little high but...)
On post paid, that same amount of downloading would cost (now correct me if
I'm wrong): 375kB*$0.03/kB = $11.25??!??

All of a sudden prepaid has become WAY cheaper for data (if you are data
hungry, if you just sit there it might not be worth while.

Please, correct me if I've missed something here. TTYL


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Old June 26th 03, 09:24 PM
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you're charged time when you're downloading only.


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http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/104/C1789/


#Fido has found the simplest way to charge prepaid customers while
#they are connected to the Web. The basic principle is easy: one
#voice minute is equal to one data minute.

How is connect time measured on GPRS ? (since one is "always on") ??????



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Old June 27th 03, 09:19 AM
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I'd have to check on this, but a thing is sure.. You'll probably never get
50 kbps with a regular, cheap WAP phone. There is multiple classes (such as
Class 10, for high end GPRS devices). The higher the class, the faster is
the GPRS. Most cheaper phones will have an average speed of 24 kbps.

Also, you'll rarely do 375 kb on WAP in one session. At a limit of 3 kb per
wap page, that's a hell lot of browsing... Whereas via regular GPRS on a
monthly plan through a PDA or a laptop or a P800... you'll easily bust that
with HTML pages and graphics downloads, etc.



~Deep Blue~

repatch wrote:
Well the only WAP allowed AFAIK right now (officially) is GPRS. It
does bring up a VERY interesting point:

Since, on prepaid, 1min = $0.30 =~375kB (assuming constant
downloading, and a transfer rate of 50kbps, perhaps a little high
but...)
On post paid, that same amount of downloading would cost (now correct
me if I'm wrong): 375kB*$0.03/kB = $11.25??!??

All of a sudden prepaid has become WAY cheaper for data (if you are
data hungry, if you just sit there it might not be worth while.

Please, correct me if I've missed something here. TTYL




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Old June 28th 03, 01:30 AM
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So the slower the network gets the more you pay?? Sounds wrong to me.

"bigdog" wrote in message
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you're charged time when you're downloading only.


"JF Mezei" wrote in message
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"ouch" wrote in message
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http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/104/C1789/


#Fido has found the simplest way to charge prepaid customers while
#they are connected to the Web. The basic principle is easy: one
#voice minute is equal to one data minute.

How is connect time measured on GPRS ? (since one is "always on") ??????





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Old June 28th 03, 06:25 AM
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So the slower the network gets the more you pay?? Sounds wrong to me.

maybe it IS wrong but how does that differ from any
internet account that is not unlimited hours?




you're charged time when you're downloading only.



#Fido has found the simplest way to charge prepaid customers while
#they are connected to the Web. The basic principle is easy: one
#voice minute is equal to one data minute.

How is connect time measured on GPRS ? (since one is "always on")

 




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