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Old June 13, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by On2wheels View Post
OK, let's not call it a scam then. How about creative marketing. I don't even really need the speed upgrade, so Docsis isn't required. This is a way to sell more hardware to the unsuspecting/uneducated public. Shady or not, I'm not a fan of it, I may even not upgrade just to spite them, but they have given me good service and good discounts now that I've paid my dues so to speak, by being a customer for so long.

enaberif, I wouldn't call it being lazy, it's being practical. Would you buy premium gas for a Ford Pinto?
You may be being practical, but at some point they're going to just outright stop supporting your modem. As it stands, over the last couple of years they've completely stopped allowing folks to get third party modems provisioned... these days if you want to setup a new rogers cable internet account, you have to use a rogers modem. Might not make folks happy, but it's their system, their rules.

In your case though, it's not even a branding issue... it's similar to a phone company saying that your rotary dial phone isn't compatible with their new packages, and that sooner or later they're just going to stop supporting it all together.
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