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|reply to Jurjen |
Re: fibe.bell.ca. wow, and i thought at&t was bad!
So, did they end up removing all the overage charges that you had good reason to believe were not accurate at all?
Yeah, what strikes me in all of this is that they must be spending so much money on FTTP (right? everyone says that deployment is really expensive!), and then they offer services that people simply want to get out of, totally wasting and undermining their own investment!
I live in the city that is self-proclaimed as being The Capital of the Silicon Valley, with many international headquarters (from Acer and Ebay to Cisco) that noone can even keep count of, yet the fastest FTTP package that AT&T is willing to offer is 18/1.5 (reportedly with a 250GB cap, but I was not notified if that applies to me, too, and in any case it doesn't seem to be as bad as what you'd be getting from Bell.ca), but the 1.5 part of my package is just laughable!
We should all move to the middle of nowhere like Utah, and get their UTOPIA 50/50 for 77 dollars a month from some ISP like brigham.net on their municipally-owned fibre, without any ridiculous caps in our face!
No, they never came around on their decision about the over usage charges. According to Bell, I'm still the cause (with the most ridiculous explanations ever). I once got a small credit, not because I was right, but just so they wouldn't loose me as a customer (I was trying to cancel my account).
Back in Europe I would get 40/3 on copper, free fancy modem (Fritzbox), no caps, no throttling, free access to 1000+ commercial WiFi hotspots through the country (in train stations for example), all for 55 a month (don't simply convert it to dollars, relatively you can see it as 55$) including taxes. They used to throw in 2 free VoIP lines too, but too many people started using that, so it now comes for a small fee.
FTTH is still very rare, but is coming up slowly. However, the VDSL makes the copper still very useful. But it just makes North-America look like a bunch of amateurs.