Consumers on the internet have been charged £1,400 per month to access the social networking site Twitter, after the company changed the way users connect to it.
The price hike comes after a backlash to the decision over the weekend, with Twitter users saying that the move to charge people for the privilege of using their phone on their own terms was ‘ridiculous’.
However, it seems that people who pay to have their own social network set up will now be treated just like any other user.
This comes after Twitter announced last week that it was planning to start charging for the ‘network effect’ of its service, meaning that if a user signs up to Twitter and logs in using their own account, they will get paid to do so.
In the future, users will be able to sign up to one of three different services, such as Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.
Twitter says it has ‘designed our network effects so that it is a fairer, more equitable and more affordable way for consumers to connect and share information than a paywall’.
But what do these new fees actually mean for the UK’s £30bn internet bill?
According to a report from IT Pro, consumers will now pay an average of £1.50 per month for a basic connection, which includes all the basic services such as a text messaging account, Twitter, and YouTube.
The figure rises to £2.50 for premium plans, which include a separate social networking service, plus all the other things such as YouTube and Skype that people will need to use to communicate on the web.
The cost of internet connection The figure of £2 for a monthly basic connection is just slightly more than the £1 bill from a traditional paywall, but it is higher than the bill for most other services, including Facebook.
As a result, the internet service that people pay for on the social network may be costing the UK more than its £30 billion bill for the next few years.
In addition to the increased costs for the social networks, the increased charge for the internet is likely to have a knock-on effect on the price of the UK internet, according to the report.
‘It’s a major cost increase for consumers,’ David Leach, managing director of online research firm Ovum, told TechCrunch.
‘This is the first time we have seen an increase in this price in years.
It’s the first of its kind in the UK and the first to be driven by a social network service.’
‘There’s no doubt that this price hike is going to have an impact on the UK Internet market, and the UK will see the biggest price hikes in a very long time,’ said Mr Leach.
However, some of the higher internet costs will be offset by the cheaper pricing on premium services.
‘There are three social networks on offer now, so it’s the premium network that is going up the most.
But that’s offset by a price increase on the other services,’ he added.
It is not yet clear how much of the increase will be due to the higher price, and how much will be from the increase in network effects.
Twitter users have been vocal in their opposition to the changes to its pricing model.
They have said that the company’s decision to charge for social network access is unfair and a ‘biggest mistake of the Internet industry.’
‘It feels like a big waste of money,’ one Twitter user wrote.
‘I’m not just talking about the costs associated with social media, I’m also talking about social media’s ‘network effects’ that are already taking a huge toll on the bottom line of the company.
If you’re going to charge more to use Twitter than you would for Facebook, it’s a shame that you have to do it.’
The change to Twitter’s pricing model was originally introduced in October, when the company launched its free-to-start mobile app, but the price has been raised to £1 a month for everyone with an account on the service.
The move has also seen Twitter’s mobile app become the cheapest in the world, with the cheapest price available for iPhone users in the US, and $1.75 for Android users in Brazil.
‘What’s a social networking website?
It’s a service that lets you post links to others,’ a Twitter spokesperson told Tech Crunch.
‘The people who sign up and connect with each other are doing that on their mobile phones, so they can see all the links they are making to others.’
‘The cost of using the app is a bit higher than other social networking services because of the network effects that you will incur from subscribing to a social networks.’
However, the spokesperson also said that ‘the increase is more about fairness and fairness alone.’
‘We believe that there is a significant and growing market for our services in the United Kingdom, and it’s important that we make it easier for users to get