Verizon billing department on crack!
I just listened to the post on the Geek News Central about how Verizon quoted a Internet Access rate of .002 cents a kilobyte and charged .002 dollars per kilobyte.Â The customer in question used 71,000 kilobytes of bandwidth.Â This sounds like a lot but once you translate it to megabyte, we are talking about 70 megabytes.Â This is the equivalent to downloading 2-3 podcasts, which could easily be done in the matter of a few minutes on a normal Internet connection.Â With the amount of downloading I do, I would expect a rate of .002 cents per kilobyte, since I could easily go through a Gigabyte of data a month.Â So, think about this…
1 Gigabyte of data through Verizon at the .002 cents rate, would be $20, reasonable monthly fee
1 Gigabyte of data through Verizon at .002 dollars rate, would be $2000, this is completely unreasonable.
1 Gigabyte of data in a month could easily be used simply by downloading Windows updates, reading E-mail, download and install a large application such as OpenOffice, downloading podcasts, viewing some pictures on flickr, watch a video on YouTube about how Verizon does not understand math and you got your Gigabyte used up.