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Antonio Rafael Rodrigues
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I'm doing the OCMJEA assignment, my project is about a Wireless Phone company.
I have a doubt about a business term that is in the assignment. I don't live in United States, hence I'm not sure about how do you say some Wireless Phone terms in english.
Basicly, my doubt is:
Are "Wireless Plan" and "Rate Plan" the same thing?
I have this two terms in diferent parts of the assignment and i'm not sure if I can treat these two as the same thing.

Can someone help me?

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Yes, they are the same thing.
 
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Naren Mangat
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Hello ,

I just cleared the first part of OCMJEA and working on the Part 2 assignment , Wireless Phone Company.
There are a coupe of things which is really confusing me.

The domain model shows there is a many to many relationship between MonthlyBill and payment. Does it mean, user can do multiple payments for a given Bill? Also, is is it that, One payment transaction can be done against multiple bill. But the basic usecase of Paybill doesnt talk about any such things, so I am not sure if it is ok to go ahead with my assumption. I also dont want to over complicate it if that is not intended.

Another thing is, model shows many to one relationship between MonthlyUsage and TextMessages. Which means, one TextMessage(s) can relate to multiple Monthly Usage. It did not make any sense to me.

Appreciate if you can throw some light on this. I am assuming, I am not disussing solution here, but clarification on the problem itself. So I guess I am not breaking any rules here. Thanks for your help.

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Naren
 
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Naren,
Congrats on passing part 1.

Many to many between MonthlyBill and payment makes sense to me. Suppose your bill is $50 ad you pay $20. The phone company accepts your payment, but you still owe $30. Maybe you pay it next month (late). Or fix it and pay later in the month. Also, suppose you pay $60 (overpay.) Now you have a $10 credit. So the next month's bill has two payments. The advance payment of $10 plus the one you next pay of $40.

For MonthlyBill and TextMessages, that relationship sounds backwards. You can always reverse it and list the fact that you did that (and why) as an assumption.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Naren,
Congrats on passing part 1.

Many to many between MonthlyBill and payment makes sense to me. Suppose your bill is $50 ad you pay $20. The phone company accepts your payment, but you still owe $30. Maybe you pay it next month (late). Or fix it and pay later in the month. Also, suppose you pay $60 (overpay.) Now you have a $10 credit. So the next month's bill has two payments. The advance payment of $10 plus the one you next pay of $40.

For MonthlyBill and TextMessages, that relationship sounds backwards. You can always reverse it and list the fact that you did that (and why) as an assumption.


Thank you Jeanne for your valuable time and response. I think I will have to go with making that assumption, hope they honor it!. Thanks again!
 
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