said by rocca:
When transferring TPIA to TPIA in Red areas, there are two small things we have to deal with. First is that the existing provider needs to push the disconnect through to the cable company rather than wait for after your cancellation to do it, ie for them to send in the disconnect now but with an effective date in the future. The second issue is that if you are going to be using the same modem (not sure that applies in your current case) then that modem can't be assigned to two accounts at the same time so we have to have it switched over the morning following the disconnect, ie disconnect at midnight, reconnect generally before lunch, so a few hours downtime.
No activation fee in the above scenario. We've had several people though just opt to pay the install fee and not have to deal with issue #1 above, this gives you an overlap period too.
In regards to unlimited on other plans, hopefully. It all depends on the CRTC approving capacity rates that aren't completely insane, unlike the current rates.
Hope that helps answer your questions, if you need anything else just let us know.
To further on this, and I can't stress this enough:
if you're going from TPIA to TPIA, the carrier demands 10 business days' notice; Unless you specify that you're going to another TPIA, the D-Tel cancellation won't be put in to Rogers until day-of-cancellation (1st of the month); provided you give them sufficient notice of cancellation, they can proceed as a transfer; worst case scenario...you have to be home for a tech for a 3-hour window.