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Email Charge

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by teprodic, Apr 3, 2003.


  1. Just yesterday I heard that starting on Friday April 4th they would start charging 1 cent for each email you send or open to read. I wanted to know if this is true? If it is thoughts and opinions would help...
     
  2. Which email server thingy are you using?

    I haven't heard of it; a smart money-making scheme, indeed, but I should think the usage of these "free" email providers would seriously drop. Free email's a lot better than PAYG email.
     
  3. Well I heard this in a radio station in the morning and Rick Dees had announced it. So yeah I was just wondering. But he didn't say which company in particular. I think he was talking about all types of email companies.
     
  4. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    I cant see the ISP based email accounts charging,, such as AOL if your interents provided by them. Then again, I suppose some of the dosh you pay each month goes to this, so in effect your already paying maybe 1 cent an email.
     
  5. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    That one is actually pretty old.
     
  7. :bag:

    I think we need to have an :embarrassed: smilie.

    I can't believe I fell for that...

    :bassist:
     
  8. You mean this is a joke? I'm still kind of confuzed. And yeah if it is a joke I agree we should have an embarrased smile. :confused:
     
  9. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Yes this is a joke... and an old one.
     
  10. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    very,,,very, old. and the embarresed smilie is :oops:
     
  11. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I believe the original joke said the USPS was going to charge $0.05 per email. Looks like the joke has been updated.
     
  12. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
    But it's not quite right... it looks more like someone singing.

    See:

    :bassist: :oops: :bassist:
     
  13. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    RIGHT NOW AT TALKBASS WE ARE DOING A CHECK UP FOR OLD UNUSED ACCOUNTS TO DELETE

    IF YOU DONT QUOTE MY POST, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IN 48 HOURS
     
  14. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Oh my god. Is this true? I can't believe it. Anybody else hear about this? :D
     
  15. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I heard about it too.... just to be safe...