[LINK] Ombudsman welcomes Aust drive against Internet dumping
Mon Nov 11 11:01:26 EST 2002
On Mon, 11 Nov 2002 Bob.Smart@csiro.au wrote:
> > unknowingly lured into copping excessive telephone bills
> Companies shouldn't be allowed to induce people
> (or other companies) into infinite liability
> arrangements. There should always be an explicit
> maximum rate per day (or month or year) and it
> should be up to the provider to cut them off
> when they go over.
Hullo. What has providers got to do with dumping. Many mugs download the
dumping software and it then dials IDD to Diego Garcia or similar. I
agree some dials 190 numbers, but a lot don't. It has nothing to do with
the mug's normal Internet provider, and the whole purpose of dumping is to
keep the mug on an expensive connection as long as possible.
> I have had with broadband providers:
> "Now let me see, you're going to give me
> a 10 Mb/s Internet link, then charge me
> per packet received even though I have no
> control of the rate at which other people
> on the Internet, including you, send me
> "Yep, what's wrong with that?"
Exactly, what is wrong with that? You're paying for volume not speed,
which latter is irrelevant.
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