Flat rate test from 49DM from AOL
America Online, the world's largest provider, is now sending CDs to randomly selected customers who are lucky enough to be able to surf the web for a flat rate of between DM 49 and DM 99.
From now on, AOL will be sending CDs to randomly selected customers who are then lucky enough for a flat rate between DM 49 and DM 99, surf the web. This is supposed to be a test on different groups of people with the task of examining the acceptance of different pricing models, but the number of users who are to be included in this test was not disclosed. Customers should then be able to use this offer indefinitely as soon as they have registered for the new tariff within two months. However, a later expansion of the test is not planned. A real flat rate should only be available if Telekom refrains from billing by the minute and introduces a wholesale tariff.