This post is to facilitate a discussion about the negative ramifications of such a service.
I was thinking about services such as skype or a chat client that would incur a fee every time the user would PUT data onto the network. And since they would be doing this constantly with a highly variable amount of data month-to-month or day-to-day, what would be the ramifications if a service came along that offered a reoccurring fee?
Say a service requires many PUTs (like a chat client or a forum) and they sold subscriptions on a fixed reoccurring basis? Well first, how would that work?
I was envisioning a type of PUT insurance if you will. The user will be PUTting data onto the network continuously, no doubt about that, but what if the business model was for the company to pay for all of those PUTs? In exchange, the business would charge a fee - monthly, daily, annually, etc - to the user.
In essence, it would be akin to “betting” that the user would not use all of that PUT allowance and end up paying the company more than they would the network. Casual users, but more commonly other companies are quite attracted to this style of business, because it allows them to be lazy and budget appropriately, even though they may be at a disadvantage in the long run. Regardless of the morals of this business model, it is - if the company sets advantageous, calculated prices - profitable. (As anyone who has been in the insurance industry will tell you) While this is a pretty common business model for the centralized internet and centralized infrastructure nowadays, what would it look like on the SAFE Network?
Here are my main concerns: What is the minimum level of access that the company could have to the data being PUT? What is the maximum? How can this break the security of the SAFE Network, while still appearing to conform to it’s values and morals?
 Given that the user interfaces of competing clients are seamlessly integrated into the client for payment process, this is still a valid way to go, as people like to see a “dollar amount” up front. It’s not in their best interests, but to them it’s familiar. Why do you think many people now rely on cell phone plans now instead of minutes.