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    Lightbulb Change in billing matrix?

    I am looking on price of my application in Ceska koruna CZK
    And price simple changed. I selected price level 2 ( 2 ovi euros )
    And now it is 30 CZK => 1.18 EUR
    It was 36 CZK yesterday

    I really think that all exchange rates in ovi store are just magic
    Why we can't simple set up price for every country ???

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    Re: Change in billing matrix?

    One key limiting factor (against doing it simpler) is operator billing.

    Operators do not usually allow arbitrary pricing for content (especially not with Premium SMS, P-SMS), but one must choose specific price points. With P-SMS it is limited by P-SMS pricing (multiples of a single P-SMS price agreed with the operator).

    The price points vary also by operator and by country (country regulators/lawmakers also often - at least in the EU - control allowed price points and upper limits). And all (the same) price points/brackets are not available through all operators (not even all operators in a single country).

    And the operator price points must be negotiated per service provider (like Nokia/Ovi, and are not very dynamic or easy to change quickly.

    On top of that, there's the variations in operator revenue share, taxation,...

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    Re: Change in billing matrix?

    and there is also the issue with currency exchange.... i dont know if you followed it but the euro has gone down vs most of the currencies in the world over the past several weeks... so if 2 euros was once 36 CZK it may very well be now 30 CZK

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    Question Re: Change in billing matrix?

    Quote Originally Posted by xlazom00 View Post
    I am looking on price of my application in Ceska koruna CZK
    And price simple changed. I selected price level 2 ( 2 ovi euros )
    And now it is 30 CZK => 1.18 EUR
    It was 36 CZK yesterday

    I really think that all exchange rates in ovi store are just magic
    Why we can't simple set up price for every country ???
    Hi,
    You have a similar problem to every country that is outside the Euro here in the UK when Ovi Store open there was a need for 1.96 Euro to GBP sterling. Now due to collapse of value of GBP this needs only 0.7 euro to pound. The conversion rate is affected by political forces that means the worse your country local economy does the BETTER Euro exchange rate is. This means that a buyer in the UK pays £6 for a SMS premium text gets this remaining £4 GBP sent to Nokia as Euros and because the exchange rate is AGAINST our purchase only 3 euro get to Nokia the finally this gets back to UK to be converted from Euro to UK GBP and so we loose more money. This is because the purchase was in pounds an not in Euros. This will mean the tax/VAT is taken off the remaining amount sent to you by Nokia.

    I would suggest that these problems are outside Nokia control and that they only set the currency conversion rates once every three months in common with many Tax Authorities in Europe.
    Thanks

    Jim

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