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Re: Why can't companies just tell the truth?
said by Kearnstd:They did tell the truth... "to better manage internet investment" is basically saying that they want to see a higher return on their investment = increase profits.
that lowering caps is a method to increase profits? I would hope most people see it as what it really is, a money grab.
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Re: Least Competive Markets
said by zygggy:I came up with my saying because it seems to imply that I was born yesterday. Purely intentional
I may have been born at night...but it wasn't last night.
I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.
| Canada is in some respects worse that the US because it has a WAY lower population density than we do, so rural means rural. Once you are outside of the metros, Canada is sparsely populated.|
Now telus and bell are the traditional telcos (generally west/east), they are also big wireless companies too. Competition (if it exists) for Telus is generally Shaw cable and sometimes Rogers. In metro areas (bro lives in Vancouver) they have the latest and greatest D3 shaw CM. Since media is clamped down bigtime in Canada, big GB months are difficult to do (like no Pandora, etc. Netflix has a vastly inferior library)...
You can see the notes on them raising rates/lowering caps all the time.
On the upside, they do have third party regulations (like CLECs used to be) for now, and they have better packages but the lines are still SERVICED by the incumbents and obviously that has some tension in the field.
When the inlaws converted from Rogers to Teksavvy (the exact same line mind you), they cut the old line, added a new one by splitting a neighbors one, and then left the cable on the ground (w/ a red tag meaning the evil third party line :_).
Well I gave TS an earful (not their fault), and they came back and fixed it. It seems ethics is not high on the list. I know a lot of Verizon installers and OMG the stories they tell, which I won't repeat.....
Re: Not currently inforced.
said by Trencher:I'd doubt highly they're willing to suffer the inevitable customer service backlash simply to lower a cap they have no intention of enforcing. My guess is the next step is a monitoring tool and then a big stick for those exceeding the cap.
Fortunately Telus isn't actually monitoring your usage and doesn't bill you based upon it (but that all could change with these lower caps)
They should ask Shaw how their monitoring efforts are going. A year later and Shaw still hasn't rolled out its hard caps.