tjc at wintrmute.net
Mon Dec 5 16:09:27 GMT 2005
On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 03:47:57PM +0000, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 15:30, David Cantrell wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 10:30:00AM +0000, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 13:48, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> > > > hipps wrote:
> > > > > intervention (power-cycle the router) to bring it back up. Plus,
> > > > > although Demon have lowered the price on may of their products for new
> > > > > customers, I remain at their old rates which, frankly, are verging on
> > > > > the extortionate these days.
> > > > To their credit Nildram have automatically a) put the line speed up to
> > > > 2MBps b) dropped the price to what's quoted on the website.
> > > > That kind of grandfathered pricing scheme is sleazy, IMO.
> > > Also a real pain in the arse for the people maintaining the billing
> > > system most of the time
> > Why? You just put the new tariffs on a different product code surely?
> Precisely. Then you end up with 689 different product codes ....
But the database backend doesn't care how many there are, surely?
Although points should go to whatever system allocates the codes at my current
work - one recently came to us as ...-10-O010. (One of these things is not
like the others)
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