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Buddha2oo9

join:2009-05-05

New Rogers Ultimate Rollout

Does anybody have any idea of the time frame for when they're expanding the availability of this service? I'm in Mississauga and searching has yielded no results, and customer service has no answers.

If anybody has ANY idea it'd be great to know!


technocar2

join:2009-05-29
Brampton, ON
kudos:2

End of this year is the ETA, they will probably advertise it during Christmas time.



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to Buddha2oo9

Don't really matter much now. Saw this morning Bell is offering 25/10 for $29.95 month. Almost $100 less than Rogers for 10mbps up................


JAC70

join:2008-10-20
canada

said by elitefx:

Don't really matter much now. Saw this morning Bell is offering 25/10 for $29.95 month. Almost $100 less than Rogers for 10mbps up................

Proabably a 6 month intro promo for new customers. Bell/s regular price 25/10 with 125GB is $60, and that's if your're bundled. Plus, you have to deal with the most evil company in the world. And very few people will notice any advantage with 10Mbps up.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

4 edits

said by JAC70:

...Bell/s regular price 25/10 with 125GB is $60....
And very few people will notice any advantage with 10Mbps up.

Currently Bell 25/10 = $29.95 for 6 mos then $36.95 reg price as of this morning.....saw the flash ads 10 minutes ago.

10mbps up would make a HUGE difference for me. I spend 90% of my time uploading. Bell says "80MB=3.7 seconds up" for $36.95 reg price. My Rogers $48.99 Express takes 20 minutes to upload 80 MB...............No comparison period.

New Bell 25/10 may also need to be in a bundle. They didn't go into details....Still a FANTASTIC deal for some.

Ree

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said by elitefx:

Currently Bell 25/10 = $29.95 for 6 mos then $36.95 reg price as of this morning.....saw the flash ads 10 minutes ago.

10mbps up would make a HUGE difference for me. I spend 90% of my time uploading. Bell says "80GB=3.7 seconds up" for $36.95 reg price. My Rogers $48.99 Express takes 20 minutes to upload 80 GB...............No comparison period.

New Bell 25/10 may also need to be in a bundle. They didn't go into details....Still a FANTASTIC deal for some.

I don't know where you're seeing that. When I load the prices up on bell.ca I'm seeing $63.95/mo before any promo or bundle discounts.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

said by Ree:

I don't know where you're seeing that. When I load the prices up on bell.ca I'm seeing $63.95/mo before any promo or bundle discounts.

Flash ads. I think I was reading the London Free Press online edition.........

JAC70

join:2008-10-20
canada
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

10mbps up would make a HUGE difference for me. I spend 90% of my time uploading. Bell says "80MB=3.7 seconds up" for $36.95 reg price. My Rogers $48.99 Express takes 20 minutes to upload 80 MB...............No comparison period.

Well, off you go, then. We'll miss you.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

2 edits

said by JAC70:

Well, off you go, then. We'll miss you.

Still trying to find that ad again......:D

Edit: I think there's a price war coming:

»www.bell.ca/Bell_Internet/Internet_access

50/50 250GB cap = $49.95 today bundled $79.95 everyday bundled

prairiesky

join:2008-12-08
canada
kudos:2
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

said by JAC70:

...Bell/s regular price 25/10 with 125GB is $60....
And very few people will notice any advantage with 10Mbps up.

Currently Bell 25/10 = $29.95 for 6 mos then $36.95 reg price as of this morning.....saw the flash ads 10 minutes ago.

10mbps up would make a HUGE difference for me. I spend 90% of my time uploading. Bell says "80MB=3.7 seconds up" for $36.95 reg price. My Rogers $48.99 Express takes 20 minutes to upload 80 MB...............No comparison period.

New Bell 25/10 may also need to be in a bundle. They didn't go into details....Still a FANTASTIC deal for some.

do the math on that, it doesn't add up. it's way more than 3.7 seconds

Ree

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said by prairiesky:

said by elitefx:

10mbps up would make a HUGE difference for me. I spend 90% of my time uploading. Bell says "80MB=3.7 seconds up" for $36.95 reg price. My Rogers $48.99 Express takes 20 minutes to upload 80 MB...............No comparison period.

do the math on that, it doesn't add up. it's way more than 3.7 seconds

He's obviously confusing packages. Moving 80 megabytes in 3.7 seconds is what the 175/175 package could (theoretically) do.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx See Profile

New Bell 25/10 may also need to be in a bundle. They didn't go into details....Still a FANTASTIC deal for some.
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Lol everything is a fantastic deal for SOME.


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

Currently Bell 25/10 = $29.95 for 6 mos then $36.95 reg price as of this morning.....saw the flash ads 10 minutes ago.

I can almost guarantee that was speeds "up to 25/10 available" and prices "starting at $29.95*".

Considering the pricing lines up exactly with Bell's website for 5/1: $29.95 for 6 months and $36.95 ongoing (in a bundle).


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

said by bt:

I can almost guarantee that was speeds "up to 25/10 available" and prices "starting at $29.95*".
Considering the pricing lines up exactly with Bell's website for 5/1: $29.95 for 6 months and $36.95 ongoing (in a bundle).

Found the ad again. You are absolutely right 100%. Very misleading the way it's presented. Sad when you almost need an engineering degree to decypher a Bell Internet ad.....Small wonder the average Joe often gets suckered into contracts they neither wanted nor understood to begin with.

Buddha2oo9

join:2009-05-05

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reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

said by JAC70:

...Bell/s regular price 25/10 with 125GB is $60....
And very few people will notice any advantage with 10Mbps up.

10mbps up would make a HUGE difference for me. I spend 90% of my time uploading.

This is the precise reason I need the service. I upload gigs upon gigs weekly (going over my cap is an inevitability).

As I was reading the replies, I was on the phone with Rogers and they were able to retain the discounts I had applied (which took effect last week ... it's one of those large discounts talked about in another thread) .. and they were able to give me kind of a hybrid of the old 75mbit download with the new 10 mbit upstream for the same rate I was paying for the 2mbit upstream.

Apparently, it's applied now, I'm about to test this and I'll report back here!

Update: Seems it may be a few hours until it hits my modem .. I'll post when it's done / my experiences

technocar2

join:2009-05-29
Brampton, ON
kudos:2
reply to elitefx

@elitefx

You conveniently forget that bells 25/10 is f**king dsl. Not everyone can get that speed. While on rogers you don't have that issue. Also bell real fibre is very limited. Rogers at the moment has the best deals hands down with a better network as well.



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

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said by technocar2:

Rogers at the moment has the best deals hands down.....

With all due respect my friend, that's nonsense. When I got my first Rogers cable bill it was $15 a month. The only difference between now and back then (1973) is the addition of the internet. Back then Rogers was friendly, helpful and great value for the money. Customers were happy, Rogers was well respected.

Obviously along the line the train has gone off the tracks. The quality of service is way down, The customer's ability to choose is disappearing, and Rogers is taking you to the cleaners.

We bought and paid for the Rogers network 40 plus years ago. Sure, there's been some improvements along the way but the problems and price hikes diminish any customer benefit period. The Internet is a cash cow running on the previously established cable network and bandwidth spectrum. Rogers should be asking next to nothing for broadband service. They'd still make a hefty profit.

People these days are lapping it up because they don't know any better. Choosing the best "deal" between Rotten Apples is irrelevant. You're still paying an arm and a leg for Rotten Apples.

Things look all peachy these days until you realize the way things used to be and then see how they actually turned out..........

technocar2

join:2009-05-29
Brampton, ON
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I honestly could care less about 40 yrs ago. What matters is rogers currently network infrastructure is in way better shape than bell's network mainly due to docsis. If someone builds out the 100% fibre network then I will say the same about them as I did for rogers.

If rogers 150/10 is "rotten apples" then what do you call bell's 25/10 or indies' 28/1??? What are you trying to get at mate, I simply stated a fact that cable is better than dsl?


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1

said by technocar2:

If rogers 150/10 is "rotten apples" then what do you call bell's 25/10

I call it "more widely available". Most of Rogers territory is still limited to 2Mbps up (at most).

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4

said by bt:

said by technocar2:

If rogers 150/10 is "rotten apples" then what do you call bell's 25/10

I call it "more widely available". Most of Rogers territory is still limited to 2Mbps up (at most).

Bell's 25/10, isn't necessarily widely available either.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

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reply to technocar2

You fellas are going to have to slow down and read these posts in more detail. I specifically referenced "DEALS" to reply to...

said by technocar2:

Rogers at the moment has the best deals hands down.....


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to yyzlhr

said by yyzlhr:

said by bt:

I call it "more widely available". Most of Rogers territory is still limited to 2Mbps up (at most).

Bell's 25/10, isn't necessarily widely available either.

More available than Rogers 150/10 is at the moment.

I expect Rogers will be done upgrading their entire network for 150/10 before Bell is done upgrading theirs for 25/10, though.

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
reply to Buddha2oo9

Just wondering... Is there an in between Internet package, between 150/10, and 32/1? I hear that Start will offer 50 or 75mbps download in the future but if it's not available on Rogers retail, how is it available for IISPs that are using APOI?


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1

Officially, it's 150/10 "in select areas" and 75/2 everywhere else (for $100 instead of $123). 75/2 is tariffed, I don't think 150/10 is yet.



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to geokilla

said by geokilla:

Just wondering... Is there an in between Internet package, between 150/10, and 32/1? I hear that Start will offer 50 or 75mbps download in the future .......

Bell has 50/50 250GB $79.95 So much for Rogers broadband being faster..............

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1

said by elitefx:

Bell has 50/50 250GB $79.95 So much for Rogers broadband being faster..............

Yeah, in the very limited FTTH areas.

Anzio

join:2008-11-22
Innisfil, ON
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

said by geokilla:

Just wondering... Is there an in between Internet package, between 150/10, and 32/1? I hear that Start will offer 50 or 75mbps download in the future .......

Bell has 50/50 250GB $79.95 So much for Rogers broadband being faster..............

What bt said; I've checked several areas, and 50/50 is available in a very very small footprint. At least the majority of Rogers packages (if not all right now) are available in every area Rogers reaches.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

said by geokilla:

Just wondering... Is there an in between Internet package, between 150/10, and 32/1? I hear that Start will offer 50 or 75mbps download in the future .......

Bell has 50/50 250GB $79.95 So much for Rogers broadband being faster..............

Also try $83.95 unbundled. And Rogers still is the fastest on the downstream. Rogers offers 75mbps down in its entire footprint. Bell's top speed that is kind of widely available is 25mbps and there are still large portions of its footprint where 25mbps isn't available.

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to Anzio

said by Anzio:

At least the majority of Rogers packages (if not all right now) are available in every area Rogers reaches.

"New" Ultimate (150/10) isn't, but "Old" Ultimate (75/2) is.

dan mackay

join:2008-10-11
Barrie, ON
reply to Buddha2oo9

plus, you only get the full 10 Mbit upload if your close enough to a remote with bell, and have a perfect line