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DannyCalgary

join:2011-01-19
Calgary, AB
reply to noUBB

Re: New Prices, New Bundles, Unlimited Bandwidth

Doubtful right off the bat, like I said I dont work for shaw, so you'll have to find out when it comes time. Also there is UBB, but these are better packages.


adiabatic

join:2009-01-24
Victoria, BC

I've always said I could stomach UBB with reasonable caps and speeds... I don't like the precedent that UBB sets but this isn't so bad.



noUBB

@shawcable.net
reply to DannyCalgary

Sorry Danny but I read the pdf and I don't see UBB anywhere.

On the current plans they will use the same policy as now - which is to contact people who go over the limit and ask them to manage their usage or upgrade packages. No UBB.

On the new packages they will upgrade to the next higher package if you go over. No UBB.

And they have new packages that are UNLIMITED. No UBB.

Sorry, my name still stands. NO UBB!


DannyCalgary

join:2011-01-19
Calgary, AB

That is still in a way UBB. Just because its not a $/GB thing, doesn't mean you aren't being charged based on usage. If you go over during the month, they will put you to the next package sure, but you will pay for it, therefore you are being billed for going over on your usage.



noUBB

@shawcable.net

I don't agree. UBB implies that you pay more per GB as you use more at the same speed.

The new Shaw packages will automatically upgrade you to the next higher package - including the higher speed and the larger cap - for the remainder of the month. There is no "per GB charge". There is simply an upgrade. I prefer that to downgrading my speed if I go over.

Besides, for the big users there are UNLIMITED packages with no limit.

I don't consider it UBB.



pcguy

join:1999-10-15
Winnipeg, MB
reply to DannyCalgary

said by DannyCalgary:

If you go over during the month, they will put you to the next package sure, but you will pay for it, therefore you are being billed for going over on your usage.

Right but if you go over the plan's cap on the 15th of the month and your billing period ends on the 22nd then you would be billed for 7 days at the next plan's rate, UNLESS you mange in 7 days to exceed it's cap as well.


pkarlos_76

join:2004-08-24
Edmonton, AB
reply to noUBB

said by noUBB :

Sorry Danny but I read the pdf and I don't see UBB anywhere.

On the current plans they will use the same policy as now - which is to contact people who go over the limit and ask them to manage their usage or upgrade packages. No UBB.

On the new packages they will upgrade to the next higher package if you go over. No UBB.

And they have new packages that are UNLIMITED. No UBB.

Sorry, my name still stands. NO UBB!

In 2012 they will implement a semi auto upgrade system that notifies the user, they are still working on the details. They call it Bump Up right now but won't launch till 2012.


NoLuckChuck

@teksavvy.com
reply to noUBB

Out east you have to update by moving to another country as updating to a business version only ensures 300 gigabytes a month... barely enough to use netfilx without using it for anything else.


beachside

join:2009-06-28
reply to noUBB

said by noUBB :

I don't agree. UBB implies that you pay more per GB as you use more at the same speed.

The new Shaw packages will automatically upgrade you to the next higher package - including the higher speed and the larger cap - for the remainder of the month. There is no "per GB charge". There is simply an upgrade. I prefer that to downgrading my speed if I go over.

Besides, for the big users there are UNLIMITED packages with no limit.

I don't consider it UBB.

You may not consider it UBB, but it is. Its just a different way of implementing as compared to the more basic strict metering approach.

You're still paying based on usage, ie, usage based billing


pkarlos_76

join:2004-08-24
Edmonton, AB

said by beachside:

said by noUBB :

I don't agree. UBB implies that you pay more per GB as you use more at the same speed.

The new Shaw packages will automatically upgrade you to the next higher package - including the higher speed and the larger cap - for the remainder of the month. There is no "per GB charge". There is simply an upgrade. I prefer that to downgrading my speed if I go over.

Besides, for the big users there are UNLIMITED packages with no limit.

I don't consider it UBB.

You may not consider it UBB, but it is. Its just a different way of implementing as compared to the more basic strict metering approach.

You're still paying based on usage, ie, usage based billing

Oh please..............then all the OLD plans and packages we had were UBB and we really had nothing to complain about with your way of thinking.

jaig58

join:2011-06-19
New Westminster, BC
reply to noUBB

UBB , no UBB, Doesn't Matter @noUBB and @DannyCalgary

Same outcome, You Use More -> You PAY More !!!! Sounds good to me.
I'm not a high user, but people paying the same as me, $39 /Month for High Speed internet, downloading 300-600 GB was crap. Now they're at least paying $10-$70 More Than Me, to Shaw each Month, hopefully causing Shaw not to increase the price of My internet too much in the next couple years.


treebeard

join:2011-04-18

FYI Jaig58
It only costs an isp pennies per GB for each user. Making the high users pay more doesn't make them use less or magically make your node less congested.



someshawguy

@shawcable.net
reply to jaig58

said by jaig58:

hopefully causing Shaw not to increase the price of My internet too much in the next couple years.

This is perhaps the most dumbest post I've ever read.


tanker

@telus.net

Jaig, I am paying 10$ extra per month for double the speed of my internet, not for the stupid 400GB monthly limit. When i want to downlaod things i want them faster. I've just checked my monthly caps and i average around 100GB per month for the last 5 months, why would i want to go to BB50 for the monthly cap ?