Is Telecom really doing this?

Combine three recent pieces of news: 1: Telecom got fined $500,000 by the Commerce Commission for offering “unlimited data usage and all the internet you can handle”, paying another $8.4m in compensation to customers. The offering was less than unlimited in speed after everybody jumped on board – oh and they were shaping as well. […]

What’s wrong with Telco pricing and how to fix it

Via the tidbits newsgroup an Aussie (amacbell) succinctly points out the problem with Telco pricing: I know of no other industry where you need to prepurchase on the basis of a best guestimate of the volume of units required for the month ahead. If you guess wrong and don’t use all the units you bought […]