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Old 04-30-2009, 06:34 AM   #1
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Unhappy Amazon now charges per MB for whispernet delivery of own personal content!

Boy, it does look ever worse for the kindle...

from gizmodo.com ( http://gizmodo.com/5233959/kindles-w...y-the-megabyte)

"The way things used to work, a single dime would grant you a Whispernet delivery of anything from a simple JPEG photo to a 120-page manuscript of your Xena: Warrior Princess fanfic novella. Now, Amazon has introduced a progressive payment scale, based on the size of the converted document. It's pretty simple: $0.15 for every megabyte transferred over Whispernet, rounded to the next whole megabyte. In effect, this means that the minimum transfer charge is $0.152

Well I guess it was to be expected...


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Old 04-30-2009, 06:45 AM   #2
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It certainly looks like Amazon are entering the "screw your customers for as much as we can get before they go elsewhere" phase
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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It certainly looks like Amazon are entering the "screw your customers for as much as we can get before they go elsewhere" phase
Well, maybe they had to learn first that such services can grow to a major expense factor.
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