Not that I can afford them, but the prices seem completely reasonable to me. Voice calls at 60 cents per minute? Heck, we paid more than that for cellular calls 20 years ago. More like $4/minute if long distance and roaming were included, it was only 60c/minute for local calls. And if you needed to place a high seas radio
call, that was $5? a minute as well.
As for the data, this is a strictly luxury market. You charge what the market will bear, after a careful study of how to maximize capacity versus price
. If itinerant programmers and retired sailors can't afford it...you know, TFB but they aren't the business case to base a couple of billion dollars of investment and payback on.
Anyone else remember plain long distance calls, over a dollar a minute, and double that if you placed the calls before 11PM?