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.
Package (B Hours) Monthly Rate --------- ------------- 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).