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South_of_22

join:2009-03-23

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reply to anhloc

Re: High Speed 50/Optik 50 FAQs

said by anhloc:

Confirmed that HS/Optik 50 plans will be reduced from 500GB to 400GB of usage come Feb 1, 2013.

I can live with 400gigs per month.

With Netflix being the biggest bandwidth hog in our house, we use 350gigs on average per month. Less in summer months for obvious reasons.

I forget who posted it, and which thread it was, but someone said that one of the Telus reps they spoke to on the phone said one of the reasons for the reduction of monthly usage caps was also due to people pirating.

I guess everyone with a Netflix account is a pirate in Telus, Shaws, Bells, Eastlinks etc etc. eyes.

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Honestly, Telus should offer data packages on top of the caps.

$10 for every 100gigs. and not $2per gig in overage charges (if they ever enforce it)

WhosTheBosch

join:2009-12-02

said by South_of_22:

said by anhloc:

Confirmed that HS/Optik 50 plans will be reduced from 500GB to 400GB of usage come Feb 1, 2013.

I can live with 400gigs per month.

With Netflix being the biggest bandwidth hog in our house, we use 350gigs on average per month. Less in summer months for obvious reasons.

I forget who posted it, and which thread it was, but someone said that one of the Telus reps they spoke to on the phone said one of the reasons for the reduction of monthly usage caps was also due to people pirating.

I guess everyone with a Netflix account is a pirate in Telus, Shaws, Bells, Eastlinks etc etc. eyes.

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Honestly, Telus should offer data packages on top of the caps.

$10 for every 100gigs. and not $2per gig in overage charges (if they ever enforce it)

It's funny you say that as what's gonna happen when Netflix increases the quality of their streams or starts offering 4k streaming? Just because it works for you now doesn't mean the 500gb you were promised when you signed up won't be important and shouldn't be honoured.


matt123

@telus.net

Well 400gb is much better then 250gb. But i guess the cap really does not matter much unless they start enforcing it.



South_of_22

join:2009-03-23

1 edit
reply to WhosTheBosch

said by WhosTheBosch:

It's funny you say that as what's gonna happen when Netflix increases the quality of their streams or starts offering 4k streaming? Just because it works for you now doesn't mean the 500gb you were promised when you signed up won't be important and shouldn't be honoured.

I honestly would like to see 1TB per month as part of the HS50/Optik50 plan.

But you know that would never happen.

What's the point of offering faster and faster connections when the ISP's neuter the amount of data one is allowed to use per month.

IMHO I think it is just collusion amongst Canadian ISP's to force customers into crappy TV packages and ISP provided streaming content.

It is just their way of getting back at the customers who look elsewhere for streaming content (Netflix)


yido12

@telus.net
reply to matt123

I can only speak for myself, But they've enforced the cap on me 3 times in 2010 and 2011, Cutting my Internet of for the remainder of the Month all 3 times. Ever since then I haven't heard a peep

I got it back online a half month in the 2nd time being as nice as I could on Customer service since most of the times i was only 10 or 15 or so GB past the 100 cap


pb2k

join:2005-05-30
Calgary, AB
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TELUS
reply to South_of_22

said by South_of_22:

With Netflix being the biggest bandwidth hog in our house, we use 350gigs on average per month. Less in summer months for obvious reasons.

Have you considered that you might be addicted to netflix? Perhaps TELUS is actually doing you a favour by lowering the caps.


JammerMan79
Premium,VIP
join:2004-05-13
Prince George, BC
kudos:10
reply to yido12

said by yido12 :

I can only speak for myself, But they've enforced the cap on me 3 times in 2010 and 2011, Cutting my Internet of for the remainder of the Month all 3 times. Ever since then I haven't heard a peep

I got it back online a half month in the 2nd time being as nice as I could on Customer service since most of the times i was only 10 or 15 or so GB past the 100 cap

this has never been reported previously... I highly doubt it
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South_of_22

join:2009-03-23
reply to pb2k

said by pb2k:

Have you considered that you might be addicted to netflix? Perhaps TELUS is actually doing you a favour by lowering the caps.

Tell that to the 3 teenagers and their mom that live in the house.

You can say that to anyone who has a $80+ Optik tv package as well. 'Do you need all those stations to watch your stupid reality TV?' addicted much?

It's not an addiction, it's a supplement of services.
Just like being able to rent movies from XBOX Live or Cinemanow Canada. They all use up alot of bandwidth. If actual video stores existed anymore, would not be an issue.

Like what was posted before. How much data does HD Optik Tv use in an average household?

Anyway, the wife and I discussed that 'if' Telus does start to enforce bandwidth caps in 2013 and 'if' we do go over by alot, we might just get a 2nd DSL service installed as it would be cheaper then having to pay bandwidth overages. Hopefully it does not come to that.


Bauwoo

join:2003-12-07

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And you support them by paying for it, lol. You should be thanking Telus.



bbbc

join:2001-10-02
NorthAmerica
kudos:2
Reviews:
·FreedomPop
reply to South_of_22

said by South_of_22 :

Anyway, the wife and I discussed that 'if' Telus does start to enforce bandwidth caps in 2013 and 'if' we do go over by alot, we might just get a 2nd DSL service installed as it would be cheaper then having to pay bandwidth overages. Hopefully it does not come to that.

Why not just get 25Mb dry loop / naked DSL with TekSavvy West. It will cost a bit more up-front since you have to purchase a modem and then the installer, being Tellus (per CRTC wholesale guidelines), rapes the end-user with a $99 install. Once you get over these hurdles you can deal with a company completely based in Canada that offers unlimited services. Sounds like you are in a bundle, you need to unbundle yourself.

JammerMan79
One of the high-end TSI DSL users in Alberta was cut off by Telus. It happens, but to throw Telus a bone, it has happened rarely.

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JammerMan79
Premium,VIP
join:2004-05-13
Prince George, BC
kudos:10

said by bbbc:

said by South_of_22 :

Anyway, the wife and I discussed that 'if' Telus does start to enforce bandwidth caps in 2013 and 'if' we do go over by alot, we might just get a 2nd DSL service installed as it would be cheaper then having to pay bandwidth overages. Hopefully it does not come to that.

Why not just get 25Mb dry loop / naked DSL with TekSavvy West. It will cost a bit more up-front since you have to purchase a modem and then the installer, being Tellus (per CRTC wholesale guidelines), rapes the end-user with a $99 install. Once you get over these hurdles you can deal with a company completely based in Canada that offers unlimited services. Sounds like you are in a bundle, you need to unbundle yourself.

JammerMan79
One of the high-end TSI DSL users in Alberta was cut off by Telus. It happens, but to throw Telus a bone, it has happened rarely.

Ahhh... so no TELUS customer was cut off, it happened on a resold connection
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