"Pay as You Go" or "All You Can Eat"? Pricing Methods for Computing and Information Services


This paper examines the ubiquitous "Pay as you Go" (per unit pricing) and "All you can Eat" (buffet pricing) schemes widely adopted for SAAS and other computing services, and compares these against three-part tariff (3PT), widely used in cell phone industry. We establish the conditions under which one plans works substantially better than other. The 3PT… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2016.648


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