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Ree

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Re: Another Rogers Rate Increase

said by dgass:

Charging users for data usage above the bandwidth they sell with the speed of your connection each month is nothing more than a double bill. Billing you twice for the same thing.

If they greatly reduce the existing charge, then it's not billing twice for the same thing. For example if they charge $10 or $20 per month to have a connection, and then they charge $x for y gigabytes, that's two separate line items for two separate things.

I think elitefx has a point -- lots of people are subscribing to services that offer far more than they need, and as a result are likely paying more than they need to.

It's not a perfect comparison, but take newsgroups access for instance. Many people think paying $10/mo for unlimited is the only way to go, and that's because they download a LOT of content so for them it probably is the best way to go. But I hardly download anything at all, so why pay $10/mo when the same amount will buy me a block that will last 2 years?

If people had the same options when choosing how to buy their internet, I think more than you expect would choose the block method.


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said by Ree:

But I hardly download anything at all, so why pay $10/mo when the same amount will buy me a block that will last 2 years?

If people had the same options when choosing how to buy their internet, I think more than you expect would choose the block method.

Yes, and all things being equal, a properly administered "bandwidth block" purchase would last until you've used all your allotted bandwidth. Rolling over each month till it was used up. The way it's done now is highway robbery. This is where the CRTC needs to change the rules.

Rogers wants UBB, I say Bring It On.............