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Comparison of Costs

The following calculations are based on "Every One" and "Best One GPRS" rate plans from Connect Austria, a mobile phone, internet, and wired telephone service provider in Austria/Europe. Traffic depends on your contactlist size/activity.

Short Message Service (SMS)

  • Send 10 Short Messages
  • Cost per sent Short Message: € 0.15
  • Receive 10 Short Messages
  • Cost per received Short Message: € 0
  • Total cost: € 1.50

Jimm over GPRS

  • Log onto the ICQ network (takes ~ 5 KB)
  • Stay 30 minutes online (~ 11 KB)
  • Send 10 Instant Messages (~ 4 KB)
  • Receive 10 Instant Messages (~ 4 KB)
  • Log off the ICQ network (~ 1 KB)
  • Total traffic: ~ 25 KB
  • Cost per 1024 KB: € 2.50
  • Total cost: € 0.06
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