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Offline WorldSpot

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Re: WorldSpot.net is GREAT!
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2006, 09:59:20 pm »
I've had a look at their upgrade page.
There is only a single very light "upgrade" page which doesn't say much about what you will get more when you will pay the 180$, except that you just have the right to exploit your hotspot commercially.
I would never give my money expecting to use several hotspots.
I would not consider them as serious competitors.

100 users a day is a HUGE hotspot. For me an average hotspot will better be 3 to 10 users a day.

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Re: WorldSpot.net is GREAT!
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2006, 01:35:19 am »
I currently evaluating several hosted hotspot solutions. 

Each one has it's advantages and disadvantages, which I won't go into here.

As for pricing structure, they generally have either a set price/month/site or price/ticket or some sort of combination.

I have several hotspot already, using a "hotspot in box" (Zyxel G-4100) solution.  Some are profitable, and others are very quiet. 

The sort of solution I'm looking for is one where I pay per ticket, upto a monthly limit, per site.  This accommodates the low usage sites and limits expenses on the high volume sites.  Also a flat price per ticket would be advantage.  One of the above services a three day ticket is more expensive then a 1 week tick

I use pre-paid tickets, and another shortfall of the pay per ticket solution, is that I would need to supply 50-60 pre-printed tickets to a new location, which I may not see any returns for several months.  If I could pay as the ticket are used, rather than when they are generated.

This is just a couple of ideas for you.  Everyone has different needs and I don't believe there is one "perfect pricing structure", just the "perfect pricing structure" for me.

Cheers

Dog
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Re: WorldSpot.net is GREAT!
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2006, 11:09:21 am »
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Each one has it's advantages and disadvantages, which I won't go into here.
It would be interresting to know...
I'd like to compare worldspot to all the comptetitors, and make it the best offer.

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The sort of solution I'm looking for is one where I pay per ticket, upto a monthly limit, per site.  This accommodates the low usage sites and limits expenses on the high volume sites.  Also a flat price per ticket would be advantage.  One of the above services a three day ticket is more expensive then a 1 week tick

I use pre-paid tickets, and another shortfall of the pay per ticket solution, is that I would need to supply 50-60 pre-printed tickets to a new location, which I may not see any returns for several months.  If I could pay as the ticket are used, rather than when they are generated.
This is a good idea. I will probably do that one day.


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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2006, 02:14:23 pm »
"The Best", is such a difficult goal to achieve.  Everyone has different needs, and you will never have every feature that everyone wants.  I suggest you have a look around, to see what the others are doing.  Try to identify a market which isn't catered for, or services currently not provided, or make HotSpot management simpler, or provide a solution at a competitive price.

I still have develop a feature matrix to really compare each of the services.


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Re: WorldSpot.net is GREAT!
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2006, 02:55:19 pm »
You are right.
I already changed my original goal for online billing with revenue sharing which would better fit the non professionnal hotspot usages.
I went to the ticket system which is a very different customer base (not the easiest... ;))