I hate to see when the extra-low usage prepaid subscribers are literally snowballing the balance month after month... only it will not likely to be used up anytime soon. But for the sake of keeping it current - and more importantly, for the sake of not losing the big fat balance they have already paid for, they have to keep on topping up.
I think this case may set a precedence in the industry. The 7-Eleven SpeakOut wireless has been bragging about its 365-day expiry date with any denomination of top up... if regulatory changes come to this, it may take away this significant selling point. My prediction, it will blur the line between prepaid and postpaid rate plans. Reactive business models like with the Newer-3 unlimited calls for a fixed monthly rate may become more dominant. You can still top up manually or pre-authorized with your credit card.
HC - NO "i"
I am NOT "the" HC, we are TWO different individuals!
"If we amplify everything, we hear nothing!" - Jon Stewart, Comedian