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Re: [Off-Topic] Ubersmith
From: Jimmy Hess <mysidia () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 20:08:19 -0600
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Aaron <aaron () wholesaleinternet net> wrote:
We rolled our own. A friend is migrating to WHMCS from Ubersmith.
I would be standoffish, due to Ubersmith alleged recent history of price
increases. Admittedly... I am very skeptical about the concept of
datacenter management or billing software providers charging a big
monthly fee, plus extra per-client and extra per managed-device.
That doesn't mean it's always a bad idea; it's just really annoying.
If smart phones were sold like Enterprise software....
"Customer: How much for this smart phone?"
"Sales clerk: How many people do you plan to call with it?"
"Customer: Uh, 5 or 6 friends and family members."
"Sales clerk: I see... well that will be $300 plus $25 per contact, so
the total comes to $450. In 5 years the newer model will be $499 for
"Customer: Wait... I also need to receive calls from 3 important business
"Sales clerk: In that case, the same smart phone costs $2500, plus an
extra $100/month license fee for each business contact, and a 30% annual
maintenance -- if you fail to renew before the end of the 12 months, it
will deactivate and it will be full price to turn it back on."