RE: [Emerald] Per second charging

Ronnie Franklin ( (no email) )
Sat, 19 Feb 2000 00:13:52 -0600

How can any user expect an ISP to keep track of per second charges....

I think that anyone would be in big trouble to tell there customers that
they charged by the second... it takes several seconds to get the start and
stop records across the network and into the database!!!!!!!

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Danny Sinang
> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 11:42 PM
> To: Emerald;
> Subject: [Emerald] Per second charging
> Hello.
> How does Emerlad keep track of (and charge for) login durations ?
> Our dialup customers would like a per-second charging mechanism in place.
> For example, if customer "jake" logins in for 30 seconds the 1st time, and
> then logs in for 15 seconds the next time, his total consumtption
> should be
> only 45 seconds.
> So, we want to sum up all his seconds spet online, convert it to hours +
> minutes and then determine houw many minutes he exceeded.
> Can Emerald do this ? If not, why ? How do we solve this problem ?
> - Danny Sinang
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