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HOW MUCH WILL MY ONLINE SEARCH COST? A REVIEW OF THE CHANGING POLICIES OF THE ONLINE HOSTS

J.E. Rowley (Crewe+Alsager Faculty, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe Campus, Crewe Green Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 1DU, UK)

Online and CD-Rom Review

ISSN: 1353-2642

Article publication date: 1 March 1993

Abstract

The pricing tariffs adopted by the online hosts are full of hidden complexities, such that it is difficult to estimate in advance the cost of online searching. Potential elements of costs are: subscription charges and discount plans, connect time charges, display/print charges, telecommunications charges, session rates, charges for special facilities and charges for special services. The complexities of each of these elements are considered in relation to a number of online hosts. The review offers an insight into the estimation of the costs of online searching.

Citation

Rowley, J.E. (1993), "HOW MUCH WILL MY ONLINE SEARCH COST? A REVIEW OF THE CHANGING POLICIES OF THE ONLINE HOSTS", Online and CD-Rom Review, Vol. 17 No. 3, pp. 143-148. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb024437

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MCB UP Ltd

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