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Satya

join:2011-09-11
Mississauga, ON
reply to rocca

Re: Start Communications - New Packages

I am on distributel 28/1 plan and i easily hit 500GB a month atleast. With a 55 inch 3D tv linked to the network via DLNA, watching all those 1080p HD movies on netflix and cinemanow etc uses up bandwidth. Yes the speeds are a nice increase but give me 28/1 any day unlimited over 45/4 for say 400GB That said i would not mind paying like 60 bucks a month for 45/4 unlimited but START is hard done by the capacity rates and even if there is any improvement in the CRTC decision, I don't think START will ever offer unlimited so I will take the slower download and wait a few minutes rather than download at 2 AM at night

If you look at distirbutel 28/1 is 49.95 a month too and start offers the 35/3 for the same price with 250GB a month. Good enuff for moderate users but for heavy users the extra 7Mbps like 800KB/sec is no big deal, unless you need the upload speed and upload a lot of stuff then I can understand otherwise rather take the 28/1 plan for pure downloading


morisato

join:2008-03-16
Oshawa, ON
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ya i am looking at that and i really don;t mind paying a year in advance i might just Go with Acanac but again for the Moment i will await the capacity rates. and see where they take me.
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geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable

Rocca, why don't you guys offer usage blocks like Bell? A lot of Teksavvy users want to jump ship, but it seems they won't do so unless there are changes to the overusage charges. I think usage blocks would be good. No? 50 cents per GB is too much when Bell's 40GB usage block is like $5 or $10.



rocca
Start.ca
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join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23

said by geokilla:

Rocca, why don't you guys offer usage blocks like Bell? A lot of Teksavvy users want to jump ship, but it seems they won't do so unless there are changes to the overusage charges. I think usage blocks would be good. No? 50 cents per GB is too much when Bell's 40GB usage block is like $5 or $10.

Rumour has it that the CRTC decision should be out before end of February. Once we see what we have to work with then we'll likely have some more options such as usage blocks.

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable

said by rocca:

said by geokilla:

Rocca, why don't you guys offer usage blocks like Bell? A lot of Teksavvy users want to jump ship, but it seems they won't do so unless there are changes to the overusage charges. I think usage blocks would be good. No? 50 cents per GB is too much when Bell's 40GB usage block is like $5 or $10.

Rumour has it that the CRTC decision should be out before end of February. Once we see what we have to work with then we'll likely have some more options such as usage blocks.

But rumours are rumours... Wasn't there also rumours that a decision would be out before the world ended in 2012...?

Sometimes... this country.... ugh. Slowwwwwwwwwwwwww.


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23

said by geokilla:

Wasn't there also rumours that a decision would be out before the world ended in 2012...?

Maybe that was plan 'a', ie hope the world ended - would have saved a lot of work.

mlord

join:2006-11-05
Nepean, ON
kudos:13
reply to rocca

I do hope you're keeping an eye on the looming migration from Teksavvy, which could result in the need for capacity upgrades over a very short period of time..



DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada

They already upgraded their capacity couple days ago.

... also, " we " were told that new uplinks will be added as well some time soon.


dadyoh

join:2013-01-17
reply to rocca

Hey rocca, I just talked to Start for the first time today and was impressed so for with how fast someone answered my call. I am using Rogers ultimate right now. I don't necessarily need the speed but still need some as we are gamers and are considering Netfilix, unlimited usage would have been nice. Was gonna go with Teksavvy till I saw you have faster speeds. The guy I talked to said they are not capping a max overusage with a max charge it is basically $.50/gig over no matter how high. Would you consider waiting to switch over and staying with Rogers till the CRTC ruling comes out?
By the way as others have stated thanks for all your info.



rocca
Start.ca
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join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23

Thanks for the feedback and happy to help.

Sorry, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by your question though, ie "Would you consider waiting to switch over and staying with Rogers till the CRTC?"

Thanks.



Davesnothere
No-BHELL-ity DOES have its Advantages
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join:2009-06-15
START Today!
kudos:7
reply to geokilla

said by geokilla:

Rocca, why don't you guys offer usage blocks like Bell? A lot of Teksavvy users want to jump ship, but it seems they won't do so unless there are changes to the overusage charges. I think usage blocks would be good. No? 50 cents per GB is too much when Bell's 40GB usage block is like $5 or $10.

 
Oh, like you mean their UBB ?

Yes, at a fair rate per GB, there would BE no laments about UBB.

Unforunately, the unbridled greed of BH#$ELL and the other big guys ruined the public's interpretation of a once reasonable term.

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