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Subject: Re: UKNM: freeserve numbers - comments anyone?
From: Stefan Magdalinski
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 17:39:03 +0000 (GMT)

Nabil Shabka wrote:
> I agree, it is a whole new approach to access and the implications are
> not to be underestimated. What happens to fee based ISP's as by this
> time next year all connectivity becomes 'free.'
> As well as this, imagine how this development potentially leap frogs the
> UK ahead of the US. Eventually there will have to be data charges as
> opposed to time based charges, no problem for UK users switching models,
> we're used to paying 'usage' charges. Imagine how these charges will go
> down in the US where they are stuck on flat fees....

I know I've been banned from this thread, but I'd like to point out that
all-you-can-eat pricing was a UK (read: demon) innovation that was only
adopted in the US when ISP competition started to heat up.


> Dominic Riley-BU wrote:
> >
> > It doesn't really matter whether Freeserve has 400,000, 500,000 or 600,000
> > subscribers, they've opened up a terrific segment of the market in a very
> > short time.
> >
> > Dominic Riley
> > Head of Marketing - BBC Online

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