Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-27 Thread Robert West
Exactly. Depends on the circumstances and your market. Since we have a retail store front, that's just bait to bring in customers. We pay almost zero for advertising other than the yellow pages so I do what I can to elevate the word of mouth traffic. Offering a cheapo dial-up service at a rate

Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-27 Thread Robert West
Thanks. And let's face it, there are people out there who only want dial up for whatever reason. We still manage to pull money out of their pockets regardless. We also have a free wireless hotspot in the parking lot of the retail store. Usually being used by the local porn fans..

Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-27 Thread Robert West
We have plenty of competition but the hook in what we do with the dial up is, they have to come into the store. We aren’t faceless and almost every time when they come in we tell them we have wireless in their area if they are ever interested. So, with that we get there first! Especially when

Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-26 Thread Richey
I've heard the You guys are great! You answer the phone, you're reliable, blah, blah, blah then two weeks later Well I got an offer I couldn't refuse and you look at the offer and they end up paying more over the lifetime of their contract. Richey -Original Message- From:

Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-25 Thread Patrick Leary
Love it. Good stuff and very savvy. Patrick Leary Aperto Networks 813.426.4230 mobile -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Robert West Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:20 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA]

Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-25 Thread RickG
Bob, Not putting you down but it depends on your circumstances. If you want walk-in traffic and to spend time on a $5.99/month account then great. For me, I'd rather work on high dollar accounts. What works for some, may not work for others. Thats what makes the world go round! On Thu, Mar 25,

Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-25 Thread Jason Bailey
Bob,what a great tool!When grandma comes in and says..Facebook is running so slow???Well,for customers such as yourself,we offer this High-Speed option,let me tell you about it,and btwyou can set-up recurring payments to make your life easier!!!Were here to help you --- On Thu,

Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-25 Thread RickG
Around here they would call and say cancel my account, you're internet is slow and I switched to DSL or cable. And then I'd say but you can have faster if you buy our... click - lost connection. No second chances around here. Give them speed and reliability or they switch in a heartbeat. I just

Re: [WISPA] Make a profit with lower pricing? Was: how tocompete with $15 DSL

2010-03-25 Thread Jason Bailey
Hmmm,good point,I guess it works both ways,I think it is that way everywhere.Not sure what market Bob is working,I guess it depends if he has competition.Either way,well put Rick..One must remember to look at both sides! --- On Thu, 3/25/10, RickG rgunder...@gmail.com wrote: From: RickG