Pricing FAQ gets revamp


One of New Zealand's most popular and influential Internet FAQs is being revamped and will now be the work of a team of volunteers.

The typical user profile FAQ (TUPFAQ) guide to New Zealand Internet pricing was founded by Wellingtonian Tony Sutorius as a way of comparing the often confusing charging regimes of local Internet providers. It works by defining four user profiles - Maggie, Bart, Lisa and Homer - and adding up how much each charging scheme at each ISP would cost each "typical user".

The proliferation of ISPs and account types meant that Sutorius fell behind on updating the TUPFAQ last year, but a new version is being compiled now and Sutorius says it will appear next month on its own Website. He is still keen to hear from any potential volunteers for "Team TUPFAQ", especially those who can offer technical skills or Web server resources.

Tony Sutorius can be contacted by email at or by phone on 025 479 683.

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