Altnet’s MP3 Micropayment Plan


Australians could be paying for MP3 files over the telephone following the announcement of plans by peer-to-peer provider Altnet to use controversial internet dialer technology as a micropayments system. Drilliant Digital Entertainment, parent company of Altnet, is pushing for alternatives to credit-card sales. BDE CEO Kevin Bermeister said internet dialers, which disconnect users from their ISP and reconnect to a premium-rate or international number, were an option.

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