Paul Jardine writes about Value Based Pricing this morning, and links to Dean Bubley’s prior post on the topic. He makes the argument that for marginal applications like SMS and voice, flat rate pricing is the only sensible way to go. In general, I agree. However, I am currently back to usage based pricing for my home line, instead of flat rate. Why? At $.02/minute, NuFone is costing me far less than Vonage’s flat rate plan did. I switched when i installed PhoneGnome. NuFone is a prepaid system, which I charged up with a PayPal transaction. Since October 12, 2005, I have spent $21.76 for long distance.
My opinion — voice will soon be an un-metered commodity.