A ConnexCS subscription comes with two main tariffs used for billing: per minute and per channel.
ConnexCS Billing Per Channel¶
Billing per-channel is the traditional approach, where the consumer pays for a set number of channels or ports. It's like the VoIP equivalent of per-line billing in mobile networks.
Advantages of Billing Per Channel¶
- Cheaper than per-minute billing in systems with consistent traffic and high usage.
- Free servers are available for several tiers of service.
- Predictable costs allow for more stable billing cycles and simplified cost-benefit analysis.
Disadvantages of Billing Per Channel¶
- Inconsistent traffic often leads to higher costs.
- Capacity planning is inherently less flexible.
ConnexCS Billing per minute¶
In per-minute billing, the number of seconds you use gets tallied daily. Its combined with the per-minute cost, and then subtracted from your account.
Advantages of ConnexCS Billing per minute¶
- Channels come with peripheral considerations that make it more challenging to scale a billing unit. But per-minute rates are exact enough to scale with the system.
Disadvantages of ConnexCS Billing per minute¶
- Expensive with consistent traffic.
- Multiple servers are more expensive.
All accounts must spend a minimum of $20 per-month / per-server to remain active. This helps to prevent incurring losses from stagnant accounts.
Capacity planning is a way to extend our services in an advisory capacity.
It helps our customers choose the setup that works best for their business.
Shifting usage and the growing demands for scalability are always a consideration. But there is also the active management of changing traffic.
See Capacity Limiting for tips on limiting usage.