>Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2000 19:12:03 +0100
>From: Gustaf Rosell <gustaf_at_xpedio.com>
>Subject: Re: Question for the group:
>At 19:40 2000-12-04 +0200, you wrote:
>>On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Zimran Ahmed wrote:
>> > I've recently been in correspondence with Andrew Odlyzko, a research
>> > scientist at AT&T Research. He has published a large and well researched
>> > paper on how pricing has historically influenced usage of communication
>> > technology. In particular, he says that:
>> > >Flat rates are the simplest form of pricing. Although they have
>> Interestingly Sonera in Finland is opening their gprs
>> network for public this month. The initial pricing will be
>> flat rate 99 fim per month (99 FIM = 1641.74 JPY, 14.83 USD).
>> Although AFAIK the reason is not clever pricing but their
>> inability to do billing per packet basis.
>In Sweden Europoliatn has just launched. Somewhat confliciting pricing,
>mixing megabytes and minutes. Either $30 fixed (until April, the additional
>$2 per megabyte (?)) or $14 per megabyte.
great. it would be great if you could let us know which caught on. it
seems that $30 fixed would be more popular, even if the $14/Mbyte would
work out cheaper for many people.
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Received on Tue Dec 5 18:48:09 2000