In message <19990518153546523.AAB322.289@jcochrane_ws>, Jeff Cochrane writes:
> US$0.22 per minute cell time
> 38,400bps average throughput
Who told you that? Who tried it?
> 25 MB per month volume
> 125 minutes per month online
Comes to 35156.25 MB for 125 minutes on my calculator.
> US$27 per month online time
If the above were true I'd belive this.
> So this user could expect to pay US$102 per month for email only.
> Do the calculations look correct?
> Do the claims make sense?
As far as I am aware GSM can do something like 2400bps.
And than an *AVERAGE* thoughput of 38400?
What software would that be? PPP needs at least a minute to connect
and you'll never get that kind of throughput.
UUCP would be much better if taylor `i' were to be used with
compression and batching, but still I don't believe that *AVERAGE*.
> Are there readers of this forum who use cellular in Africa who see
> monthly bills at this level?
I'd like to hear from anyone, anywhere who does email via GSM.