frotac wrote:Exetel should consider a option for users that want to have a little more to download per month. Such as for $15 extra you can apply online when ever you want an extension you get 10 gig peak and 10 gig off peak. I think with this it is fair but also gives users more flxibility. Because to pay $30 for 10 gig is not appealing at all. These extra downloads that are paid for also do not carry until the next month! This option would be awesome!
Awesome, yes. But it would be SOO infeasible.
$3/Gb is already the cost (with the necessary profit margin) of delivering traffic. Regardless of whether $30 for 10Gb is appealing to you, that is the market price of such excess usage.
The reason why the base monthly offering of 8Gb-48Gb + 48Gb off-peak is relatively cheaper is because of all the users out there who only use internet for browsing and mail. Their unused quota go towards subsidising the costs of high usage users.
If Exetel were to offer additional "prepaid data" you can be assured that the ones electing to purchase this would be those high usage users. Hence there would be no subsidising effect and such prepaid data would have to be offered at close to $3/Gb anyway. So it would not be feasible.
If you REALLY want more data for cheap, you could install and activate a second, third, etc phone line and pay for multiple ADSL services. With a router that auto-switches between phone lines, you could have 10 phone lines and 10 ANYPHONE A plans giving you 560Gb of bandwidth per month (80Gb peak + 480Gb off-peak) for the low price of $400 per month (that's 71c/Gb). But you would incur upfront costs of about $1,500 phone line installation + $880 ADSL activation + cost of router. Amortised over 12 month, this works out at about $1.07 per Gb (plus cost of router)