Recommended Cellular Ratesby Colin Berkshire in Telecom
Let me throw out how I would price service if I was the Wireless Product manager:
Charges would have two parts:
- A charge for every connected device.
- A charge for data usage.
The charge to connect a device would be $10 for data devices or $22.50 to include unlimited calling and texting on any phone.
Data would cost $7.50 per gigabyte. Buy all the data you want. We love it when you buy data.
It would work out to roughly this for one device:
- 1 GB of data: $30
- 3 GB of data: $45
- 5 GB of data: $60
- 10 GB of data: $97.50
See, pricing really can be simple, understandable, and fair. Just add the phones you want, and pay a simple fair price for data. Easy as pie.
Let me also offer that if they offered a fair price for international service that would be compelling:
When traveling internationally, you get ½ gigabyte for the $7.50 charge. So international data is just two times the normal price when you roam. Phone calls are 25-cents per minute when outside the United States. Bon Appetit!