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Doonz

join:2010-11-27
Beaumont, AB

Should be Deleted

Wha UBB? Wow some revues should just be deleted

waldstein

join:2010-07-25
Hoserland
Get used to it. The internet--in countries with freedom of expression at least--has become a fetid pool into which any lout/spammer/troll/baitswitcher can jump. The more I hear of the "communications revolution" the more it appears to me as a "devolution", with empirical truth as its prime victim.

Yes, the "review" in question is a flat out falsehood but keeping it "in" is preferable to censoring it "out".

ilianame

join:2002-06-05
Burnaby, BC
kudos:2
My favourite colour is Chezz!

bklass
Premium
join:2012-02-06
Canada
kudos:2
reply to Doonz
Um, excuse me? Shaw has data caps, just like almost every single Canadian ISP. I think what OP meant is that Shaw responded quickly to the negative press generated by Bell's attempt to get their CRTC lapdogs to allow them to impose UBB on wholesalers.

"Like hogs at a trough" - as in they correctly identified the UBB scandal for the PR nightmare that it was - and went into strategic damage control mode to look like the good guys.

They held consumer consultations (I attended the one in Winnipeg) and as a result they raised their caps - which they had just recently lowered - but they certainly never did away with retail UBB.

I've been with Shaw for two years now - only because the other options are even worse - but recently I've begun to experience the same connection drops described by OP. Really annoying if you're trying to do anything in real time online.

waldstein

join:2010-07-25
Hoserland
show me!
(show me hard caps on any Shaw aup)

bklass
Premium
join:2012-02-06
Canada
kudos:2

waldstein

join:2010-07-25
Hoserland
Perhaps I should have said, "Show me a single case of a Shaw user being CHARGED for excessive usage." I've been aware of that document forever, and I'm also fully aware that my specific program (bb50) carries a nominal monthly limit of 400, (plus 50 since I have three services). I did say "hard" caps and I have yet to see posters on this forum who have been charged for overages on Shaw.

I have been repeatedly informed by Shaw personnel that NO hard caps (ie: excessive use fees) will be in place until at least August, 2012, and possibly well after that.

Insofar as Shaw's potential usage tiers are concerned, they seem eminently reasonable to me, but that is not the point of this correspondence. In any event, enough of this.

Cheers

bklass
Premium
join:2012-02-06
Canada
kudos:2
"‡ The Bump-Up Program will come into effect August of 2012. The Bump-Up Program will temporarily bump you up to the next Broadband Internet package until the end of your current billing cycle if you exceed your current Broadband Internet monthly data allowance.
You will be able to receive a higher data allowance and enjoy faster Internet speeds. All you will have to do is pay the difference, and the first time you go over well give it to you for free!
On the first day of the following billing cycle you will return to your original Broadband package and your Internet data allowance will be restored."


marian22

@shawcable.net
His review says 'ubb drains his wallet' which is clearly a lie. Shaw has never charged for going over the usage limit. The Bump-Up program is (tentatively) scheduled for August 2012. That hasn't even happened yet.

Lesaonar

join:2000-07-25
Victoria, BC
reply to bklass
Bump up is not UBB. UBB is a overage cost per unit (usually GB). Bump up is not a per unit charge, you pay the difference between your current tier and the one above it and gain the benefits of increased caps/speed at a minimal cost. UBB was never implemented so no-one has been charged $$$ under the UBB scheme.

The OP was never charged anything under the UBB, as claimed, because it doesn't exist.
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Anon filter enabled. Register an account if you want to be taken seriously.

bklass
Premium
join:2012-02-06
Canada
kudos:2
Wow. Just, wow. The 2011 UBB decision related to what incumbents could charge to wholesale providers. The CRTC does not regulate retail rates. All major carriers have data caps, hence usage based billing DOES exist and almost all plans offered by major carriers have UBB. Some may or may not charge but "Bump Up" definitely is UBB since if you USE more data you are BILLED more for that use.
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