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Poser

join:2002-07-28
reply to yyzlhr

Re: Bell now giving unlimited usage

I'm not a Rogers Internet customer anymore, but I think I will also call and inquire about their service, and ask them why I would sign up with them when Bell is offering something so much better.



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

hm maybe people should start to call and demand it. I may call and do that.


yyzlhr

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

said by cdeen:

Has anyone been able to get more usage out of Rogers using the unlimited bandwidth at Bell as a threat?

Rogers has told frontline representatives that they have no plans to offer unlimited at this time. They did however, bring back their Extreme with 200GB and free modem rental at $45 for 8 years, no contract promo.

cdeen

join:2013-02-04
Mississauga, ON
reply to Pesterd

Has anyone been able to get more usage out of Rogers using the unlimited bandwidth at Bell as a threat?


Viper359
Premium
join:2006-09-17
Scarborough, ON
Reviews:
·voip.ms
reply to m0rphy

I couldn't agree more. Even if bell costs a few dollars more, I will be switching to them when all my discounts expire. I have had it, not with the pricing, or even the caps, its just Rogers is last to the party. Their PVR's are garbage, their new interface for tv is crap to the largest stink, and its been nothing but problems. They rape you on terminal rentals, and the PQ is always sub standard.


Samgee

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

said by liquid_ic:

Signed up for Bell, giving rogers 1 month to match or beat. Unlimited with the third parties is going bye bye with the new ruling on non-aggregate speeds..

The only thing that will be restricted is usage during peak hours. If the rates remain as they are some providers will be creative in how they offer unlimited, but will still offer it.

MFido

join:2012-10-19
kudos:2
reply to liquid_ic

said by liquid_ic:

Unlimited with the third parties is going bye bye with the new ruling on non-aggregate speeds..

Thanks so much for being visionary and for supporting Bell ... [sarcasm].

Without third parties you would NEVER have access to unlimited ...


m0rphy

@rogers.com
reply to liquid_ic

I've been a Rogers customer since god knows when but I'm ready to switch everything over to Bell with this unlimited bandwidth offer. I am paying Rogers too dam much with their outrageous $100 over limit charge (on extreme plan). I will have better TV experience with Bell (FibeTV > RogersTV, free PVR), faster internet upload speed, and on top of that I can save a lot of money. There's NO reason not to switch. I'm sure Rogers are just waiting around 1 or 2 month to assess what the damage can be. If the loss is minimal they will just toss us something disgraceful like a 10% discount offer. Never expect anything remotely decent from these guys. Sorry Rogers, I'm out.


liquid_ic

join:2010-07-19
L
reply to Pesterd

Signed up for Bell, giving rogers 1 month to match or beat. Unlimited with the third parties is going bye bye with the new ruling on non-aggregate speeds..


Poser

join:2002-07-28
reply to lolrogers

Tom?



lolrogers

@rogers.com
reply to Pesterd

Rogers response will be
have three product bundle (cable,net,rhp) and you will get an extra 20 GIGS WOWOWOWOW amazing.



Mistry

@rogers.com
reply to Kane Hart

This must have been Rogers Boss email or phone call to Bell's boss after Bell introduced it, "You should have informed us of your unlimited usage add-on. We 'collaborate' on wireless packages and prices, surely we can do the same with the internet".


Kane Hart

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

I see a lot of Rogers is this bell is that. Guys their all equally just as bad. But the good news is Bell has a new unlimited service and maybe will be lucky and get it on Rogers. I myself need the higher speeds for my work and I'm tired of having pay $100 on top and if it's $10 or $50 its cheaper then $100.

So Guess what? Bravo Bell for making the first move. Rogers your next!



TOPDAWG
Premium
join:2005-04-27
Midland, ON
kudos:3
reply to morph69

yeah strat I'd just bust their soft cap and last time I called acanac they said they just had dsl in this area only no cable. Most I can get on dsl on my street is 3 down so that is a no go. If you call acanac and they can get you cable let me know.


morph69

join:2001-09-03
Penetanguishene, ON
reply to TOPDAWG

might want to check acanac or start ... they both say that they service my penetanguishene postal code now... myt one year unlimited dsl with acanac is coming to an end and going to try and switch to cable


34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to technocar2

said by technocar2:

You can check all the math of you want but the point is for unlimited usage you can't beat rogers at the moment because for unlimited the only thing that matters is dollar per Mbit and rogers has that covered.

Oh yes, $62/month vs $152/months (Rogers). Wow, what a great deal from Rogers. Shit I should be switching to them right now.. not.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

Drop the damn rates by 25% across the board........

You're with Rogers and you think they are going to truly do you a favour.

ROTFL. I can't stop laughing.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

said by elitefx:

Drop the damn rates by 25% across the board........

ha. ha. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

Good one buddy thanks for the laugh.

He is always good for a laugh.


HiVolt
Premium
join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:21
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

Drop the damn rates by 25% across the board........

ha. ha. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

Good one buddy thanks for the laugh.
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F**K THE NHL. Go Blue Jays 2013!!!


elitefx

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

said by yyzlhr:

Not necessarily a fair comparison. Bell's bundle discount is available to everyone, and the 70% off at Rogers is only available to existing customers with more than one residential service.

Yup, and that's a major problem. I'm sick of subsidizing all the Rogers groupies and their 70% off nonsense. I say cut 'em off at the knees and make 'em pay full rates and give the rest of us a break on our monthly bills.

Drop the damn rates by 25% across the board........

technocar2

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

Well that's a question everyone has to answer when they decide on their internet.

I've decided that's it worth it because I can actually use the 150/10 for the kinds of things I use the net for. Won't work for everyone but at moment there is a ton of value in this plan that TPIA just don't have; for the low end tiers the TPIA definitely have value, not denying that but look the CIK and start for example their higher tiers don't offer the same value as the big boys do ie. Rogers. If the TPIA offers unlimited 150/10 for a decent price I will switch without a doubt but until then I have to stick with rogers.



The Geezer
Premium
join:2004-12-28
43.3Á
reply to Pesterd

Nice for cable users! And as usual those like myself who can't get cable are stuck with wireless (or Satellite - UGH!) and are at the mercy of whatever the ISP decides to charge. Certainly the unlimited plan is unavailable for us as far as I can tell.
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Rogers (Ericcson) Rocket Hub, Apple Intel iMac, OSX 10.6


Samgee

join:2010-08-02
canada
kudos:2

1 recommendation

reply to technocar2

The point of my example was that your methodology was flawed. Just because the higher priced plan has a better price per unit doesn't make it the better deal. There are very very few things a person with a 250/250 connection can do that someone with 28/1 can't do that makes paying for the higher tier unreasonable.

Your math may work, but the question then becomes is it really worth paying over $150 a month for something when you could get a very similar service in terms of usability for $40.

If you need 250/250 then Rogers is without question the better deal (only for now since they are the only ones who can offer that). If you need volume and value over speed, Rogers is the last place you should look.


technocar2

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

said by yyzlhr:

Not necessarily a fair comparison.

And that's exactly my point; there is no point in comparing discounts plans but if you still want to then you know who is giving the best discount at the moment. Also as far as I can remember there were some new customers who did get the 70% off while some people were rejected, so its not clear cut.

said by Samgee:

So if Rogers offered a plan with 1million up and down for a $100 000 a month, that's the best deal?

Because you couldn't disprove my math, you have to use such a ridiculous example.

When you want to compare unlimited usage plans the ONLY parameter that you can compare is dollar per Mbit, what else can you really compare? The monthly cost means nothing without context!

Samgee

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

said by technocar2:

The numbers are fine, my point is you can't compare discount plans.

I used the highest tier from each provider with unlimited usage factored in and highest widely available discount for each provider and rogers comes on top as always since they have the most generous discount. (for bell I just used their bundle discount, for rogers I used their still available 70% off for two years and for acanac I used $40 price for one year)

You can check all the math of you want but the point is for unlimited usage you can't beat rogers at the moment because for unlimited the only thing that matters is dollar per Mbit and rogers has that covered.

Why do you feel that price per Mbit is all that matters. So if Rogers offered a plan with 1million up and down for a $100 000 a month, that's the best deal?

28/1 for $40 a month is an incredible deal for the current situation in Canada. Your math based on top speed tiers per Mbit is meaningless when Rogers top speed tier costs $226 a month, on top of which you need to add $100 for unlimited. Even with a discount, which doesn't reduce the overage charges, paying $160 a month for internet access is obscene.

yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4
reply to technocar2

said by technocar2:

I used the highest tier from each provider with unlimited usage factored in and highest widely available discount for each provider and rogers comes on top as always since they have the most generous discount. (for bell I just used their bundle discount, for rogers I used their still available 70% off for two years and for acanac I used $40 price for one year)

Not necessarily a fair comparison. Bell's bundle discount is available to everyone, and the 70% off at Rogers is only available to existing customers with more than one residential service.

technocar2

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

The numbers are fine, my point is you can't compare discount plans.

I used the highest tier from each provider with unlimited usage factored in and highest widely available discount for each provider and rogers comes on top as always since they have the most generous discount. (for bell I just used their bundle discount, for rogers I used their still available 70% off for two years and for acanac I used $40 price for one year)

You can check all the math of you want but the point is for unlimited usage you can't beat rogers at the moment because for unlimited the only thing that matters is dollar per Mbit and rogers has that covered.



elitefx

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

said by Samgee:

It looks like you're in London, so there are a few options for you if you really want to stop paying Rogers mark up.

Just waiting on the CRTC decision this week on tariffs and to see Rogers response to Bell's Unlimited packages........

Samgee

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

It looks like you're in London, so there are a few options for you if you really want to stop paying Rogers mark up.



elitefx

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

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reply to Samgee

said by Samgee:

Peak bandwidth (different from download usage) is where the costs are, so under no circumstances should usage based billing (gb over a month) ever be considered. It's absolutely nothing more than a cash grab.

Well, I don't care how they bill it as long as they CHANGE IT. If Rogers can sell 25/2 for $14.00/month wholesale to a TPIA then they can sell it to me for $14.00 + 20% retail.

I'm sick to death of paying a 300% markup from Rogers wholesale rates.

Rogers has a dozen different services. They ALL use the same network. We've been using the network for 60 years and paid for it 1000 times over. The network is a cash cow for Rogers.

Now I want to reap the rewards of using a network that's BOUGHT AND PAID FOR and earning Rogers millions daily.

If "network payments" earned "air miles" my household would fly for free forever.