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J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
Premium
join:2004-04-01
Kitchener, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Rogers Portable ..
reply to TOPDAWG

Re: Bell now giving unlimited usage

said by TOPDAWG:

then dump cable move to a voip phone I pay like 6 bucks a month for my phone I load it up with 25 bucks every few months and use the internet for all your entertainment.

Is that VoIP.MS or some other provider?

I'm using VoIP.ms for call forwarding (long distance)...save a lot of the cell plan. 99 cents per month plus 1 cent per minute VS 20 cents per minute /w Rogers....
--
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein

Samgee

join:2010-08-02
canada
kudos:2
reply to technocar2

said by technocar2:

Where are you getting 28/1 for $40? No TPIA offers unlimited 28/1 for $40! Acanac's $39.95 doesn't count because its a 1 year term discount and Robellus also gives generous discount on 1-3 year terms.

The difference is, Acanac's 1 year term is not a locked in contract. You can leave at any time and get a refund for the remaining balance (monthly fee is then based on how long you were a customer). Plus Acanac is unlimited, includes a free VPN and a great referral program (1 referral = 1 free month, 10 = free service as long as you're a customer).

technocar2

join:2009-05-29
Brampton, ON
kudos:2
reply to elwoodblues

said by elwoodblues:

Are they on crack? They want me to pay over 90 bucks a month for Fibe 25 for unlimited,when I can (for example) get it for $78 from Teksavvy (which IMO is still WAY to pricing). I have unlimited 28/1 for $40.

Teksavvy also has dry loop fees; TSI ends up being more expensive then bell for most of the band rates for 25/10 unlimited. Also TSI has huge start up cost ($100 I think) while bell has nothing (they are waiving all fees).

Where are you getting 28/1 for $40? No TPIA offers unlimited 28/1 for $40! Acanac's $39.95 doesn't count because its a 1 year term discount and Robellus also gives generous discount on 1-3 year terms.

nitric

join:2012-01-29

1 edit
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

What a joke. Bell 25/10= $57.95 base price + $30.00 unlimited= $87.95 + 13% tax= $99.38/month.

Sell the house. Sell the car. Put your kids into foster care and GIVE ALL YOUR MONEY TO YOUR LOCAL ISP.

This is Bell trying to get their own customers back. Those who have TV/Phone but no internet with them. They know they won't win over people who just want internet service.

Teksavvy offers 28/1 for $61.25.

Bell is offering 25/10 for $67.95 to those with phone/TV and $77.95 for those with one service. If I had two Bell services I would gladly pay $67.95 for 10x the upload speed, one service.. probably not.

I do currently have three services with Rogers (cell, tv, phone) and if they introduced a plan with similar speeds, pricing and unlimited I would without a doubt switch to them.

HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:5
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

What a joke. Bell 25/10= $57.95 base price + $30.00 unlimited= $87.95 + 13% tax= $99.38/month.

Sell the house. Sell the car. Put your kids into foster care and GIVE ALL YOUR MONEY TO YOUR LOCAL ISP.

Not so much of a joke if you buy home phone and TV with it - then the price is only $10.00 for unlimited.
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TOPDAWG
Premium
join:2005-04-27
Midland, ON
kudos:3
reply to elitefx

then dump cable move to a voip phone I pay like 6 bucks a month for my phone I load it up with 25 bucks every few months and use the internet for all your entertainment.



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to TOPDAWG

What a joke. Bell 25/10= $57.95 base price + $30.00 unlimited= $87.95 + 13% tax= $99.38/month.

Sell the house. Sell the car. Put your kids into foster care and GIVE ALL YOUR MONEY TO YOUR LOCAL ISP.



TOPDAWG
Premium
join:2005-04-27
Midland, ON
kudos:3
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to elitefx

well I don't see rogers making their serve worse but I do see them just saying well so many people can't get DSL they can't switch so we'll just do our own thing. I don't see many none heavy users switching over this to have any effect on rogers.

hm maybe I should call rogers just to bring up this plan so they know people want it.



elitefx

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

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reply to TOPDAWG

Knowing Rogers, they'll lower the caps (Extreme 40GB cap etc) on all the plans and then charge an extra $60 for the unlimited option on top off their already sky high rates per tier.

If there's any way Rogers can twist this into another price hike 30 days after their LAST price hike they'll do it pronto.

The only customers that will benefit from the unlimited is the probably 1 or 2% that go over each month. For the other 98% it'll be just more pain and suffering subsidizing the DL addicts.



TOPDAWG
Premium
join:2005-04-27
Midland, ON
kudos:3
reply to Pesterd

god I hope rogers does this shit. while some folks say move to a 3rd party I can't no unlimited cable is in my area and dsl is only forking 3 down in this part of town.



J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
Premium
join:2004-04-01
Kitchener, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Rogers Portable ..
reply to Pesterd

Nice...

You can thank TekSavvy for that.

Now, hopefully Rogers will follow up.



Pesterd

join:2013-01-22
reply to Pesterd

Now advertised.
The first thing that pops up.


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to elwoodblues

said by elwoodblues:

said by yyzlhr:

$30 won't be appealing to most, but I'm sure there are a lot of people who are with Rogers purely for speeds that TPIAs can't offer

Wait till the end of the week...

If they're talking about 150/10, the TPIAs that don't already offer it aren't going to offer it anytime soon.


dillyhammer
START me up
Premium
join:2010-01-09
Scarborough, ON
kudos:10
Reviews:
·WIND Mobile
·Start Communicat..
reply to CFoo

said by CFoo:

I'm sure Bell will increase their price in the near future as well. Can't see why Bell would opt out losing overages.

It all starts off ooooh aaaaaahhh, later there's running and screaming.

The best way I can sum up, from experience, doing business with Bell:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffUB-Q2j_vs


(And Rogers is no better)

Mike
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Cogeco - The New UBB Devil -»[Burloak] Usage Based Billing Nightmare
Cogeco UBB, No Modem Required - »[Niagara] 40gb of "usage" while the modem is unplugged


CFoo

join:2008-03-19
Nepean, ON
reply to Pesterd

I'm sure Bell will increase their price in the near future as well. Can't see why Bell would opt out losing overages.

People I know, who are not tech savvy, do not want to move over to the TPIA even when I explained to them the savings. They are more comfortable with the big boys especially when they have more than one service with them and believe their support will be better (in some cases it is).



TOPDAWG
Premium
join:2005-04-27
Midland, ON
kudos:3
reply to Pesterd

god I hope rogers does something I'm tried of paying 87 for forking 10/1 business.


technocar2

join:2009-05-29
Brampton, ON
kudos:2
reply to Pesterd

Give rogers at least a month to counter this new bell's offer. Remember rogers has had overage cap for a very long time, first $25 then $50 and now $100, whilst this is bell's very first attempt. With bell's $10 offering rogers really has no choice but to pony up a cheaper overage cap, especially since rogers has "broken" all the contracts with the recent price hike; everyone can cancel without a single dime in early cancellation fee.



elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
Premium
join:2006-08-30
Somewhere in
kudos:2
Reviews:
·VMedia
reply to yyzlhr

said by yyzlhr:

$30 won't be appealing to most, but I'm sure there are a lot of people who are with Rogers purely for speeds that TPIAs can't offer

Wait till the end of the week...

Kane Hart

join:2012-11-17
Reviews:
·Rogers Hi-Speed
reply to yyzlhr

said by yyzlhr:

said by Kane Hart:

So I guess I should leave Rogers or wait a year?

If you need unlimited you should have left for a TPIA. Bell's unlimited deal isn't that great unless you have triple play, considering the prices they charge for their relatively low speeds.

I mean I'm paying highest Rogers Tier now.. I rather pay $30 month rather extra $100.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to Kane Hart

said by Kane Hart:

So I guess I should leave Rogers or wait a year?

If you need unlimited you should have left for a TPIA. Bell's unlimited deal isn't that great unless you have triple play, considering the prices they charge for their relatively low speeds.

Kane Hart

join:2012-11-17
reply to Pesterd

So I guess I should leave Rogers or wait a year?


geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
reply to elitefx

If only my townhouse was not serviced by the Rogers monopoly..



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to HeadSpinning

Well personally, I hope the ISPs go nuts trying to outrun and outgun each other. Just what we need to shake up ISP price hike complacency.

Nothing like a good ole price/cap/speed war. Let's get ready to RUMBLE..........


HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:5
reply to Pesterd

And so it starts. Bell, Rogers, et al. get everyone used to metered billing, get absurd Capacity Based Billing rates approved for Wholesale/TPIA, then come back and introduce Unlimited packages that wholesale ISPs cannot match with the current pricing schemes.

They'll put a bunch of the wholesale ISPs out of business just as people's usage patterns are growing and a bunch of them are moving to aggregated POI/CBB.

They had to wait a while to do it in order to claim it was for "competitive" reasons...

Once the wholesale ISPs have been taught a lesson, the consumer gouging will resume.
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yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to elwoodblues

$30 won't be appealing to most, but I'm sure there are a lot of people who are with Rogers purely for speeds that TPIAs can't offer and they would gladly pay an extra $30 for unlimited. Also $10 for unlimited for triple play customers will certainly help bell reduce churn caused by TPIAs. A large number of customers view the ability to have all their residential services on one bill to be very important.



elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
Premium
join:2006-08-30
Somewhere in
kudos:2
reply to yyzlhr

Are they on crack? They want me to pay over 90 bucks a month for Fibe 25 for unlimited,when I can (for example) get it for $78 from Teksavvy (which IMO is still WAY to pricing). I have unlimited 28/1 for $40.


yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to eeeaddict

It's apparently unadvertised. Likely to give Bell a head start in acquiring more customers before Rogers comes out with a similar feature.


eeeaddict

join:2010-02-14
reply to Pesterd

where is this? I didn't see it anywhere on the page at least for fibe 25


Pesterd

join:2013-01-22

Bell recently started an unlimited addon for $30 (standalone) vs $10 (in a bundle). I am curious to see how soon, or if ever, Rogers will react to this. I recently added extra usage for $20 (80GB) and would gladly put in $10 for the unlimited option.