Rogers Internet Introduces Monthly Limits

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  1. Primal

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    Yup, you read that right Canadians (well those that are serviced by Rogers anyway). Starting in April your Rogers Internet bill will indicate how much you've used of that months monthly internet allowance. You will be charged for any additional GBs you used, but they will be credited automatically for the 1st 3 months to help you choose a different service level to suit your needs. So starting in June, if you go over your monthly internet allowance you may have to pay between $1.25 to $5.00 per additional GB over your allowance (additional cost based on your plan).

    Here's the breakdown if you haven't gotten your letter in the mail yet.

    Service Level - Allowance - Additional Charge/GB
    Extreme Plus - 95GB - $1.25/GB
    Extreme - 95GB - $1.50/GB
    Express - 60GB - $2.00/GB
    Lite - 25GB - $2.50/GB
    Ultra Lite - 2GB - $5.00/GB

    So for example, if you're on Express you have 60GB to use for internet activity (that's both sending and recieving data). If you go over your allowance, you would have to pay your regular monthly subscriber rate, plus $2.00 per additional GB, until you reach $25.00.

    Not sure if all plans are like that (being limited to $25) its just what Rogers sent me since I'm on the Express Service Level.

    You can learn more at www.rogers.com/keepingpace and you can monitor your monthly allowance at www.rogers.com (you will need to register and link your account to your profile).

    This will probably suck for those who download a lot of TV shows and play online games (PS2/3, XBox/360,Wii) or even download content for their consoles.
     
  2. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Fuck that
     
  3. PopCulturePooka

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    Welcome to Australia, where ALL broadband ISP's do this.
     
  4. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    that would be a great idea- back when we had 2600 baud modems.
    (bet you didn't think to ever hear that word again, huh?)

    hell, i'd go broke with the time i spend downloading jpegs of the new TFs or old scans and things.

    this sounds like the government realizing that information is the new currency- and just trying to stem the tide until they can perfect a control scheme.
    Munch would be proud of me for that.

    but screw that.
     
  5. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    That's major BS compadres. Boycot the goverment.
     
  6. PopCulturePooka

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    Seriously.
    All Aussie ISP's have data limits, and they SUCK.

    If you go over, you either pay a fee per extra GB or you get 'shaped' down to dial up speeds for the month.

    My old ISP I paid about $60USD a month for 10gb, shaped to dial up if you went over that 10gb.

    I now pay $95USD a month for 30gb with a different ISP. Shaped again if you go over.
     
  7. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep, internet in Australia is BULLSHIT. I've got basically the best deal in the country - I pay about $55 US a month for 20 gb of downloads shaped to dialup speeds if I exceed. Thankfully uploads are unlimited and don't count.
     
  8. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    that fucking bullshit, we just have flat rates here. hoohaa!
     
  9. McBradders

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    Lol what kind of caveman bullshit is this :mad 
     
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    Stupid rogers. Almost makes me thankful they band me years ago for being a burden to the network.
     
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    Now I feel better for having Bell.

    Not much, though.
     
  12. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    I'm thankful that I get the chance to have "unlimited" downloads on my ISP. They do throttle P2P traffic though, especially at peak network times.
     
  13. Lord Chumley

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    we pay £12 what with the us exchange rate is $24 for unlimited uploads, downloads and unlimited time on the net with orange broadband. Britain seems to have the best net deals.....................for now.
     
  14. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    How do you download porn?
     
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    haha thank God i am in America!
     
  16. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    How long until we see the headline, "Rogers Internet files for bankruptcy".
     
  17. Frank Horrigan

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    I have Telus internet, they have limits but all they do when you go over is whine at you.
     
  18. Gnaw

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    Rogers is fucking lame. They're the biggest company in internet and phone service. This will cause them to force so many customers to migrate to other companies. Hooray for 25GB max limits. I hope they atleast warn you before you go over.
     
  19. Razorclaw

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    I pay 25 USD for a flat-rate 512Kb ADSL. Unlimited download capabilities.
     
  20. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

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    I pay $29.99 for 7Mbps down and 2.5Mb upload. Unlimited usage. I love Wide Open West. We actually have their "Everything Package" with phone, cable, and internet. We pay a whopping $120. And we even get the HD package and all of the premium OD channels as well. and one final feature is caller id on tv! If you have WOW in your ares I recommend the switch. Its cable at its finest. FUck the others and their price gouging!
     

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