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Why does wireless plan price keep going up?

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:18 pm
by jjjasont
Why the plan's price keep going up when wireless connection is becoming more and more common?

Back in the old days, the basic plan was

$0.00 monthly fee with 1.5 cents per Mb. Calls were $0.15 per 30 seconds

Then it went to $5.00 monthly fee with 1.5 cents per Mb

Now it's $5.00 monthly fee with 2.0 cents per Mb. Calls were $0.25 per 30 seconds

Why the price in Exetel keep going up while there's a downtrend in wireless price in the society.

Re: Why does wireless plan price keep going up?

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:59 am
by Ravenous
Possible those initial prices were unsustainable.

I think the downtrend in wireless is to do with other wireless ISPs jamming as many people on as little bandwidth as possible to save costs (i.e. heavily under-provisioned).

Re: Why does wireless plan price keep going up?

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:08 am
by CoreyPlover
As Ravenous says: it is the aggressive pricing, bundling of large quotas, and over-provisioning of other providers that makes it seem like wireless is cheaper when in actual fact, underlying costs have actually risen.