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sbrook
Premium,Mod
join:2001-12-14
Ottawa
kudos:13

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reply to Poser

Re: Roger's Loyalty Gift Card

Boy has Rogers ever got a screwed up sense of priority. Rather than try to sucker people back to overpriced services, why on earth do they increase prices to drive people away!



elitefx

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

There's a serious problem in Rogers marketing strategy. Every time they hike rates they must drive another 10,000 lower/middle income families away.

You can't have your lowest usable Internet tier priced at $51.99 + tax + modem + more tax. I mean, Rogers has completely destroyed the Lite tier with their ridiculous 20GB cap so it's Express or nothing for the vast majority.

Just don't get it. The only market force driving Rogers into the ground is Rogers insatiable greed. A 6% price hike on their most popular Express tier is just pure insanity. 10 years from now you'll have to be wealthy just to afford basic Rogers internet.

That's not the way technology works. The longer it's out, the cheaper and better it gets. Just look at Samsung, ASUS, AMD etc.

There's something seriously, seriously wrong with Rogers.


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1

said by elitefx:

I mean, Rogers has completely destroyed the Lite tier with their ridiculous 20GB cap so it's Express or nothing for the vast majority.

Tell that to the group of people - likely a significant portion of their user base - that never even come close to 20GB a month.


elitefx

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

said by bt:

Tell that to the group of people - likely a significant portion of their user base - that never even come close to 20GB a month.

Lite@$41.49 + tax for 20GB + modem +more tax. Give your head a shake. You call that USABLE????

yyzlhr

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

said by elitefx:

said by bt:

Tell that to the group of people - likely a significant portion of their user base - that never even come close to 20GB a month.

Lite@$41.49 + tax for 20GB + modem +more tax. Give your head a shake. You call that USABLE????

The price is a rip off but there is a sizeable market of non-tech savvy consumers who will never come close to 20GB and will pay the premium to have Rogers hand hold them through literally everything.


elitefx

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

said by yyzlhr:

The price is a rip off but there is a sizeable market of non-tech savvy consumers who will never come close to 20GB and will pay the premium to have Rogers hand hold them through literally everything.

You're absolutely right. I only use 16-18GB/month at my busiest. Only ever went over 20GB once in ten years. Anyhoo........I just need the speed, such as 25/2 is, that's all.

6% increase...can't believe it.


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
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reply to elitefx

Although Rogers marketing choices are sometimes questionable, I don't think they really scare too many people away.

For 1, the costs of switching to a TPIA are sort of prohibitive (though not their fault). You're looking at modem + $65 + first month's service.

Like with wireless and TV, people that don't go over the usage caps will just suck it up and take up the rear. Actually, if Rogers usage caps were more reasonable, I would never have left despite 15~25% lower rates from TPIAs for same speeds.

I can hope someday one of the three parties in Canada's politics will make Internet availability and pricing an issue. But not holding my breath.


Poser

join:2002-07-28

yeah, the initial cost is steep. it pays for itself after the first year though. everything after that is gravy.

I refuse to give money to a company that treats me like a fool. I ditched them on my mobile phone too.


resa1983
Premium
join:2008-03-10
North York, ON
kudos:10

said by Poser:

yeah, the initial cost is steep. it pays for itself after the first year though. everything after that is gravy.

I refuse to give money to a company that treats me like a fool. I ditched them on my mobile phone too.

It really does.. Especially as you can go up a package, and have it still cost less than what you were paying previously with Rogers.
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