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vincom

join:2009-03-06
Bolton, ON
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rogers matchs bell for unlimited usage on internet

looks like rogers might(official now »www.rogers.com/web/content/unlim···-_-slot2) be matching bell on the unlimited option, $10 extra for 3 services, $30 extra for 1 service, for a limited time, starting feb 19,they are supposed to be update their home page later today, read it here »Unlimited Internet option on Rogers for a limited time, can any1 confirm
looks like we got a price war going on, still wont switch to rogers but it makes it very interesting as to usage problems, i thought they couldnt because it fracks up their network, what a bunch of a-ols(rogers and bell)
edit: only signups till march 31, wtf


Dunlop

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Re: rogers might match bell for unlimited usage on internet

We know the system is broken unfortunately, be regardless a whole lot of people will finially be able to get unlimited



Guspaz
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reply to vincom

Except Bell's unlimited seems to be a long-term offer, while Rogers is a limited-time thing clearly designed to just stem the tide of the initial surge in switchers...
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bt

join:2009-02-26
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reply to vincom

Is it really a price war when it's the same price?


vincom

join:2009-03-06
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said by bt:

Is it really a price war when it's the same price?

more like armageddon....lol, unlimited when it supposedly wasnt possible unless you paid through your nose for it,, bell started it then rogers matched, so ya its a war of sorts

Samgee

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said by vincom:

Third party providers started it, then Bell sorta matched it then rogers matched Bell, so ya its competition of sorts


MFido

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reply to vincom

Official now:

»www.rogers.com/web/content/unlim···-_-slot2



ChuckcZar

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reply to vincom

I doubt that would ever happen due to the third world infrastructure that hasn't been updated in 3 decades. Rogers should be shutdown due to lack of bandwidth.


LastDon

join:2002-08-13
London, ON
reply to vincom

Re: rogers matchs bell for unlimited usage on internet

so they use a USB cable lol for their infinity sign

So they are forcing people that want unlimited basically to have 3 services.. isn't that something with the competition bureau to get invovled?

Can someone please remind me what happened to all this so called "congestion" and also that Unlimited can't be offered, and all the hell that stop the meter campaigns went through


shepd

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Kitchener, ON
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reply to vincom

If only they'd do unlimited Fibre. 250 mbits each way? That would be HOT. Even at the $256 it would end up per month. HOT enough I'd actually consider going back to Rogers, and trust me, that would take some serious LAVA HOT pricing.



hm

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Re: rogers might match bell for unlimited usage on internet

Contract?



rednekcowboy

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Re: rogers matchs bell for unlimited usage on internet

said by shepd:

If only they'd do unlimited Fibre. 250 mbits each way? That would be HOT. Even at the $256 it would end up per month. HOT enough I'd actually consider going back to Rogers, and trust me, that would take some serious LAVA HOT pricing.

Or you can just give me $256/month and I'll make promises, lie to you, steal your money and kick you in the nuts each and every month....
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Montreal DSL

join:2011-02-02
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reply to vincom

Re: rogers matchs bell for unlimited usage on internet

and Videotron just joined the gang ...

»www.videotron.com/secur/resident···nternet#

Same rates as the other two



JCohen
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reply to vincom

Well now the indies have info for more fight against the incumbents against the capacity costs in the future.


LastDon

join:2002-08-13
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reply to vincom

have shaw and telus joined the party yet?

Well , i am surprised open media etc has picked up a nice story on this yet.

congestion went away and now they can offer unlimited


shepd

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reply to rednekcowboy

said by rednekcowboy:

Or you can just give me $256/month and I'll make promises, lie to you, steal your money and kick you in the nuts each and every month....

That could also be HOT to some people. :P


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said by LastDon:

have shaw and telus joined the party yet?

Shaw has been offering unlimited for a while now as for Telus they just lowered their caps from 500GB to 250GB.

Walter Dnes

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reply to vincom

Lemeesee...

Rogers... »www.rogers.com/web/content/unlim···-_-slot2 says to add $30/month if I don't have a bundle. Up to 6 mbps is $41.49/month. Add $30/month = $71.49/month. Rogers isn't going to pull me away from Teksavvy with that pricing.

Bell... »www.bell.ca/Bell_Internet/Promot···dserving says $30/month with 2 services or less. Their 5 mbps "ongoing price" is $39.95/month. Add $30/month = $69.95/month.

Teksavvy... 6 mbps
•75 gigs $29.99/month
•300 gigs $34.99/month
•unlimited $45.99/month

Still no contest. In my case 300 gigs is enough for me, even with the occasional streamed hockey game. And I'm a legitimate paying subscriber to NHL GameCentre Live, so I get the widescreen 3 mbps feed via my HTPC, not some garbage SD feed.



Gone
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said by JCohen:

Shaw has been offering unlimited for a while now as for Telus they just lowered their caps from 500GB to 250GB.

I doubt we'll see anything from Cogeco, either.


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said by Gone:

said by JCohen:

Shaw has been offering unlimited for a while now as for Telus they just lowered their caps from 500GB to 250GB.

I doubt we'll see anything from Cogeco, either.

Because Bell/Rogers/vTL all compete in the same areas, gougeco has only Bell and since in so much of their territory you can't get more then 5mb from a DSL service, there is nothing to compete against.
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said by elwoodblues:

Because Bell/Rogers/vTL all compete in the same areas, gougeco has only Bell and since in so much of their territory you can't get more then 5mb from a DSL service, there is nothing to compete against.

That's definitely true in Quebec, but becoming less and less so in Ontario. The entire west-end of Lake Ontario is Cogeco territory and it's all now good for Bell 50/10 and Fibe TV.

vincom

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rogers web page says the unlimited offer ends on march 31, lol, im betting its going to be a perment feature, but still a ripoff for $30 if i can get it cheaper from tpia's, even if i couldnt i will never give robbers my money again



Gone
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This isn't so much about getting business back from the GAS and TPIA providers, it's about keeping their current bundle customers who suddenly get a bill for $80 or whatever and then plan to jump ship. This way they can say $10 unlimited, and you keep your bundle discounts. The writing is on the wall over the CBB rates, and this is probably the best way they could react.

On the topic of Cogeco though, if their CBB rates are slashed considerably (and I expect they will be seeing as how they had the most expensive rates of anyone) then something like this might be the only way for them to respond to prevent an even larger hemmorage to TPIAs. Teksavvy is also now Cogeco ATPIA. Things just got a whole lot more painful for their retail side.



elwoodblues
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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

said by elwoodblues:

Because Bell/Rogers/vTL all compete in the same areas, gougeco has only Bell and since in so much of their territory you can't get more then 5mb from a DSL service, there is nothing to compete against.

That's definitely true in Quebec, but becoming less and less so in Ontario. The entire west-end of Lake Ontario is Cogeco territory and it's all now good for Bell 50/10 and Fibe TV.

I though you said n a different thread (or this one?) that you couldn't get more then 6/1 from BELL and didn't expect anything else?
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Gone
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I'm on Lake Erie, not Ontario.