George, So what are you running now, for CPE? I like JohnnyO's idea of a replacement charge/Mo. - Nextel charges 2.95, and if your radio goes in the toilet, they just give you another.
Ron Wallace ---- Original message ---- >Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 22:03:44 -0800 >From: George <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Subject: Re: [WISPA] Insurance / Service Plan Offerings >To: WISPA General List <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >I feel for ya JohhnyO, seriously. > >I've changed out every Smart bridge I ever installed except two and >dittto for tranzeos. > >The EZ Bridges were great for a while, but going past 2 years now with >them and we're starting to replace them as well. >I'm not sure how many rados I've replaced this year, but it seems lately >it's more and more. > >At almost 700 subs, the replacement rate grows, but then again the >revenue does as well. > >I bet I have a couple hundred dead or upgraded cpes in my collection. > >George > > > > > > >JohnnyO wrote: >> George - that may work in your neck of the woods and I have been doing >> the same since day 1. This past year - we replaced over $8,000 worth of >> CPEs - that is almost a full months revenue for us.... Mind you - we >> dealt with hurricanes and severe lightning - but - - - we can no longer >> as a company sustain those types of hits.... That is 8k in equipment >> costs - not the additional 5k worth of labor for the trips to the CPE. >> >> I am In an area that will constantly have severe lightning issues, >> hurricanes, wicked thunderstorms and high winds. >> >> How many CPEs did you replace in the last 12 months ? I have tracked and >> count 43 here. >> >> JohnnyO >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On >> Behalf Of George >> Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 11:03 PM >> To: WISPA General List >> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Insurance / Service Plan Offerings >> >> >> JohnnyO wrote: >> >>>We're coming into our 3rd year of operation soon. I am curious how >>>others are doing combat against the replacement / repair / service >> >> call >> >>>costs associated with having to replace CPE end equipment. >>> >>>I was thinking about offering a service plan like DirecTV / Cellular >>>Companies etc, but not sure how to introduce or impiliment this. >>> >>>Help and suggestions would be appreciated. >>> >>>Regards, >>> >>>JohnnyO >>> >> >> >> I am eating it. >> I bet if I told every customer who's radio died that they had to pay for >> >> a new one, we'd have less subs. >> >> I own all the radios and accept the responsibility. >> >> another way I look at it, it's cheaper to give an existing sub a 100.00 >> radio and get 500 for the next 12 months than it is to go without >> revenue and have to pay for advertising to get new subs to replace the >> one that I just lost. >> >> But, it's the way I do this in this market. >> >> George > >-- >WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com > >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: >http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > >Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ Ron Wallace Hahnron, Inc. 220 S. Jackson St. Addison, MI 49220 Phone: (517) 547-8410 Mobile: (517) 605-4542 e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/