>>> Is it necessary to charge on the byte? For Internet access at 512k+,
>>> people download or upload gigabytes and terabytes of data.
>> My experience from having run this - yes. People will run something
>> funny to measure their traffic and when that does not match the
>> you have measured - you have a problem.
> Even if they are charged for _less_ than their actual usage? Most
> would probably think they've cheated the ISP for a few bytes and keep
> about it, no?
Most customers I dealt with considered any difference to prove the
model of volume based billing wasn't working. Even if they did not
understand the model.
- kurtis -