Rogers Internet Deal :) (Canada)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by nukem170, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. nukem170 macrumors member

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    So I have rogers internet express. 10mb/s down and $46.99 + tax. I do almost all of my download at work so this isn't a huge issue. But even then I manage to over step my bandwidth limit some months. My contract ended some months ago. I talked to the customer service lady and c/o that I keep going over my bandwidth limit and what not and she said that I should upgrade to next tire which is $60 for 80GB bandwidth and 15mb/s down. Then I said that I talked to some other services and they can give me unlimited bandwidth for pretty much what I'm paying for 60GB right now and that since my contract is up I would like to cancel my service. So she was like "thats up to you. I will transfer you to cancelling department" THIS IS ALL I WANTED FROM HER :):):) I actually had no intention of cancelling.
    So I explained the same thing to the rep at retentions and she said she can give me the next tier service (80GB bandwidth and 15mb/s down) for $41.xx INCLUDING TAX. Now this sounds way better. But I decided to push a little bit more and asked for the tire above that. So she said she had to check and came back in few mins and said I can get 125GB bandwidth and 25mb/s down 1mb/s up + free modem rental (I'm paying for my modem rental now BTW) for same price I"m paying now for my express (60GB) service. :D:D:D
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That's the same as I get on Shaw for the same money. Looks like a deal but isn't.
     
  3. nukem170 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well it's a deal b/c new customers cant get it. You can only get it if you already have their service and you call them and threaten to cancel.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Caps on home internet? Damn.
    I think Comcast has a soft cap of 250GB. Not sure.
     
  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Totally worth the call ... Rogers has obscene kind of money :cool:
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    All with the blessing, nay influence, of the CRTC.

    Socialist Canada has outlawed competition, in favour of higher consumer prices, and therefore higher HST collection.
     
  7. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    Or if you are able to get DSL in your area, sign up wiht TekSavvy and get 5MB down .5MB up and NO bandwidth limits at all.
     
  8. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    I'm Calling Monday and threathening about my 60GB cap....frankly i feel thats to little i used to have no such thing as a cap 2 years ago
     
  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Ah, yes.

    Their technique is to call, and offer you a $5, or whatever, savings a month, with an increase of your speed.

    BUT!!

    If you accept, you lose your previous limits, because the 'contract' has changed.

    See my signature for further enlightenment.
     
  10. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Hmmm . . .

    I'm on their second highest tier. The "Extreme Plus" 25 Mbps plan. Next tier is 50 Mbps.

    I just noticed on Speedtest that I'm actually coming in at nearly 40 Mbps. It seems they've bumped up my speeds without me knowing it.
     
  11. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Canadians have terrible deals when it comes to bandwidth caps. And the major ISPs (who, by the way, also own the Canadian cable and satellite TV companies -- see a conflict of interest there?) even went ahead and lowered the caps when they found out Netflix was about to make its way into Canada.

    I am enjoying my $7.99/month streaming Netflix service, but I have to keep a constant eye on my bandwidth usage lest I be hit with massive overage charges.
     

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