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rocca
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reply to geokilla

Re: CRTC Decision

Yes, noticed that and replied a couple posts up.

As for the "no one uses 300GB", that's sort of my point I guess - rather than over-promise and have to change prices when people do actually use it on lower tiers, we're trying to get packages that are stable and sustainable. Very few people will be impacted with our changes, for those that need more there are higher end packages.



silvercat

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reply to geokilla

said by geokilla:

And realistically, no one is gonna transfer 300GB during peak hours. If they do... Well please leave the house more lol.

Realistically, very very easy to do. Maybe not for a single person living by themselves, but consider a family of four or room mates who live together. One could be watching NHL Gamecenter Live, another MLBTV (once baseball season starts) another Netflix (SuperHD), and you can see where it would be very easy to hit 10 GB per day during on-peak.


rocca
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They are also probably better suited for 45Mbps instead of 25Mbps.


fazeTO

join:2011-03-22

Whats the cost to move up a package?
I'm actually mulling this over.


Radar73

join:2008-01-20
Ajax, ON
reply to mlord

said by mlord:

So rather than restoring higher monthly usage quotas, perhaps you could compete better on the "unlimited window" times. 2am to 8am is difficult for many people. Widening that by a few hours could make a huge difference.

Thanks

That would be nice to see ... a little added value that may not impact the bottom line much for Start.


jmck
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reply to fazeTO

said by fazeTO:

Whats the cost to move up a package?
I'm actually mulling this over.

I don't think there's any cost right now other than the newer monthly package pricing.


rocca
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reply to fazeTO

No cost to change.



huhuhuh

@hauser.ca

How much longer do we have to wait? to get new pricing\packages?



rocca
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They will be released tomorrow.

Expand your moderator at work

mlord

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reply to rocca

Re: CRTC Decision

Are the start.ca UBB quotas ("usage") just for downstream usage, or for downstream plus upstream?

Thanks.


geokilla

join:2010-10-04
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reply to jmck

said by jmck:

said by fazeTO:

Whats the cost to move up a package?
I'm actually mulling this over.

I don't think there's any cost right now other than the newer monthly package pricing.

Teksavvy is charging $5 to change. Apparently it's in the tariffs... I guess Start is absorbing the costs?


rocca
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reply to mlord

After new plans are released it'll be just download.



rocca
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reply to geokilla

Yes there are lots of fees we don't pass on to the customers.



JCohen
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reply to rocca

said by rocca:

They are also probably better suited for 45Mbps instead of 25Mbps.

Is it possible to offer some additional usage blocks to customers rather than having to pay $0.50/GB?

Crashrun2003

join:2013-02-10
reply to Crashrun2003

Wait till tomorrow and see what is offered. Chances are there is options we dont have now.



JCohen
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said by Crashrun2003:

Wait till tomorrow and see what is offered. Chances are there is options we dont have now.

I'm waiting but I'm curious because I still haven't upgraded my grandfathered 18/0.5 yet in anticipation of the announcement.

fazeTO

join:2011-03-22
reply to rocca

Will existing people be grandfathered on whatever they have currently? Assuming not much is going to change in Red land, but mainly the unlimited overnight..



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said by fazeTO:

Will existing people be grandfathered on whatever they have currently? Assuming not much is going to change in Red land, but mainly the unlimited overnight..

I'd assume that users would be grandfathered in.


DrugTito

join:2013-01-17
canada

1 recommendation

This looks nice too.

»[DSL] NEW RATES - Bell Ontario & Promo

15/1 mbps (FTTN)
75 Gigs - $31.99
300 Gigs - $36.99
Unlimited - $49.99

25/10 mbps (FTTN) Requires VDSL modem
75 Gigs - $36.99
300 Gigs - $42.99
Unlimited - $59.99

*DrugTito looks @ 25/10



silvercat

join:2007-11-07

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Too bad dry loop fees add some cost on top of those prices.


Guru

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reply to JCohen

said by JCohen:

said by fazeTO:

Will existing people be grandfathered on whatever they have currently? Assuming not much is going to change in Red land, but mainly the unlimited overnight..

I'd assume that users would be grandfathered in.

That's what Rocca said. Start grandfathers all the plans!


StartUser

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reply to rocca

Which time will the new plans be released today Rocca?



rocca
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Sorry don't have the specific time yet. Today though.



JCohen
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said by rocca:

Sorry don't have the specific time yet. Today though.

Looking forward to the new plans.

jagerman

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said by JCohen:

Looking forward to the new plans.

Wow, I guess you didn't hear about the CRTC decision.


Davesnothere
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reply to rocca

said by rocca:

Sorry don't have the specific time yet. Today though.

 
Shortly after they finish putting up the wire mesh. (Think Blues Brothers, and that one crazy stage on which they had to play.)


Davesnothere
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reply to jagerman

said by jagerman:

said by JCohen:

Looking forward to the new plans.

Wow, I guess you didn't hear about the CRTC decision.

 
His name isn't Angelo.

And as long as we have the choice of remaining Grandpa'd on a Feb 2013 rate plan »Start Communications - 2013 Feb Cogeco-Land Packages , I'll be OK.


JCohen
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reply to jagerman

said by jagerman:

said by JCohen:

Looking forward to the new plans.

Wow, I guess you didn't hear about the CRTC decision.

Oh I heard about the decision, however since I'm not in a Cogeco area and I can get the 50/10 tier on DSL I've got enough options between Rogers and Bell that I'll be good with all of the new plans because I have options.

jagerman

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said by JCohen:

... since I'm not in a Cogeco area ...

So, in other words, the Cogeco plans are so unbelievably awful that the intensely disgusting rates in the Bell and Rogers part of the ruling look good by comparison.

I intended my previous post to be humourous, but now, as someone stuck in Cogeco land with Bell service speed topping out at around 5Mbps, this makes me really sad.