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Thislilfishy

join:2008-10-28
Orangeville, ON
kudos:1

More bell thievery!

The roaming charges would have come from Bell Canada (check DSL reports for reviews on these crooks!). Then AT&t would have added a few points mark-up to the bill. Thus the bill Adam got. It doesn't make it right, and Bell is just this side of a Mafia in Canada. Rogers Cable in Canada actually states very clearly in the sign up pages that 3g devices should NEVER be taken outside of Canada, as Rogers cannot control what other data providers will charge them for data transfers. Rogers, is also not typically well respected around here, but obviously they've run in to this problem before and have at least taken a bit of an effort to warn their customers.

All of this is likely a case of "well they do it to us, so screw em, we'll do it to them" mentality between large corporations. Trying to make the other company look bad by forcing them to send outrageous bills to their customers. Regardless of TOC, or EULA's, no one can tell me that 9G of data transfer costs anywhere near $11G! I don't give a flying 'F' where you did that data transfer from!

Ian

Adam20
Premium
join:2007-07-19
Sarnia, ON

Re: More bell thievery!

The roaming rates would not come form bell canada, ATM bell uses cdma technology and att uses gsm/hspa(or hspda whatever you want to call it), its rogers who is charging crazy rates.
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Thislilfishy

join:2008-10-28
Orangeville, ON
kudos:1

Re: More bell thievery!

said by Adam20:

The roaming rates would not come form bell canada, ATM bell uses cdma technology and att uses gsm/hspa(or hspda whatever you want to call it), its rogers who is charging crazy rates.
I stand corrected, although I am a bit surprised. As I did mention though, neither company is well liked. Unfortunately if you want a smartphone it's one or the other, (or one of the companies they own/sell too) at least here in Canada. I wanted an Iphone but it's either Rogers or Fido and Fido is getting the short end of the stick from Rogers...so their rates are a bit wonky.

Ian
soitgoes2
Premium
join:2005-01-14

Re: More bell thievery!

said by Thislilfishy:

I wanted an Iphone but it's either Rogers or Fido and Fido is getting the short end of the stick from Rogers...so their rates are a bit wonky.
Fido is owned by Rogers.
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fido_Solutions
Thislilfishy

join:2008-10-28
Orangeville, ON
kudos:1

Re: More bell thievery!

said by soitgoes2:

said by Thislilfishy:

I wanted an Iphone but it's either Rogers or Fido and Fido is getting the short end of the stick from Rogers...so their rates are a bit wonky.
Fido is owned by Rogers.
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fido_Solutions
Yeah, I couldn't remember if it was owned by Rogers, or if they just purchased the data bandwidth from them. Either way, their base plans are pretty decent, but the data plans are horrible (1G per month!!).

Ian
patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
said by Thislilfishy:

Regardless of TOC, or EULA's, no one can tell me that 9G of data transfer costs anywhere near $11G! I don't give a flying 'F' where you did that data transfer from!

Ian
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