Originally Posted by adam917
In 1999 was the minimum increment even that high for typical GPRS rates (I think think this was available in the US yet, so how was it in, say, the UK)? Wasn't it all just pay per use & just simply high per-KB rates due to the mentality that only basic text was passing through the connection? 100 KB on a text-only WAP site is a lot of data. Each page works out to either 1 KB or less.
I'm pointing out more the fact they´ll charge you for every connection than the actual incremental amount of data. These days is almost impossible to know when your smartphone is connecting or not connecting to the net, so a per byte tariff sounds a lot more fair to me.