Bell Atlantic's Proposed ISDN Pricing

Bell Atlantic Proposed Residential ISDN Pricing for Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia

As is indicated in the chart, the Callpack options are actually 50% less than the amount of time BA claims. This is because BA's rates are based upon use of a single B channel, rather than the full speed 128 Kbs of both B channels. This is equivalent to buying a sport coupe and disconnecting 4 of the 8 cylinders or running a race using only one leg. Of course people will want to use ISDN's high speed capabilities--that is the primary point of ISDN--and to advertise pricing based upon a subscriber choosing to use 50% of its capacity is at best, wrongheaded, and at worst, purposefully deceptive.

(B Hours)                  Monthly Rate           
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Measured**                   $23.50+usage fee***     
20 Hours  (10 hours of 2B)   $31.00                   
60 Hours  (30 hours of 2B)   $45.00                   
140 Hours (70 hours of 2B)   $60.00                   
300 Hours(150 hours of 2B)   $90.00                  
500 Hours(250 hours of 2B)  $120.00                 
Unlimited                   $249.00                 

**Not available in Delaware or Pennsylvania.
***Voice and data usage will be charged at a rate of 2 cents per minute per B channel M-F 7am to 7pm (peak) and 1 cent per minute per B channel all other times(off-peak).