[Off-Topic] Ubersmith

matt kelly mjkelly at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 02:14:05 UTC 2014

I'm also a bit leary of them now, considering they are owned by internap
after the voxel acquisition. I like their software and used it for years.
It just seems like they're trying to compete in the market of zuora and
others when they are something completely different.

I'm also surprised there have been no competitors to ubersmith in the data
center space.

On Jan 9, 2014 9:08 PM, "Jimmy Hess" <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Aaron <aaron at wholesaleinternet.net>wrote:  > We rolled our own.  A friend is migrating to WHMCS from Ubersmith.
>> Aaron
> 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
> you."
> "Customer: Wait...  I also need to receive calls from 3 important business
> clients"
> "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."
> --
> -JH

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