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Old January 22, 2010, 03:30 PM
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As all of you know, when exceeding roger's bandwidth cap allocated to your internet package, rogers will charge a certain fee per GB with a maximum charge of $25. It seems that rogers has increased this maximum from $25 to $50 effective March 1, 2010.

Now I will officially jump on the teksavvy boat
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Old January 22, 2010, 03:40 PM
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Oh man that blows. Unfortunately, Rogers is the only ISP that services my area :( Already written a letter to my MP and MPP, guess what that got me? Nothin' :(
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Oh man that blows. Unfortunately, Rogers is the only ISP that services my area :( Already written a letter to my MP and MPP, guess what that got me? Nothin' :(
No, what you have to do is write a letter to the service provider you want to bring to your area explaining that you would love to give them your money but are unfortunately unable to do so at the moment ;).
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Old January 22, 2010, 04:33 PM
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maybe you download a lot of pr0ns? ..just kidding ....

I am using cybersurf right now... so far no complaints , using rogers line with 60 gb up/down limit per month... I have teksavvy or bell before and they are too slow for me.

ie... I subscribed to 5 mbps... I only get 1 mbps.... they say that this is the top speed I can get. This is with Teksavvy btw ; I called them and they say they can't do anything because of the limitations of the wirings of the house... I have to rewire the house to get the supposedly 5 mbps, which is impossible for me because the wires are hard wired thru the wall.

good customer service thou for Teksavvy...

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Old January 22, 2010, 05:13 PM
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They claim I have been using 216gb/m on average for the past 3 months, which is absurd as I am sure I never exceeded my limit within the past 3 months (I have rogers extreme, 95GB cap). However I will not deny that that figure does sound reasonable for 6 months prior to that
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I have a couple of questions. One, would the amount of bandwith allowed differ between homes/people for whatever reason? And secondly (more importantly), does wireless internet count towards that bandwith. AKA if there isnt a password on your wireless internet, would you in essence be paying for others using your wireless?
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any data that comes through your ip address is bandwidth period does not matter who use's it. put a password on it
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I have a couple of questions. One, would the amount of bandwith allowed differ between homes/people for whatever reason? And secondly (more importantly), does wireless internet count towards that bandwith. AKA if there isnt a password on your wireless internet, would you in essence be paying for others using your wireless?
Having spent 11 months as an internet tech support rep for rogers I can give you the answers right from the horse's mouth.....

The only way the bandwidth would vary from one household to another would be if somebody was on an older grandfathered plan, and the move described in the OP here was mostly about getting rid of those, so unless it's a special deal (like a student package) the bandwidth caps from home to home for the same plan would be the same.

As far as wireless goes... you hit the nail on the head. If you've got an unsecure wireless router chances are your neighbours are going to steal your bandwidth, and you'll be on the hook for any overage charges. Bandwidth is measured at the modem (and includes both up and downstream) so it has no way of knowing who/what is using the bandwidth, only that it's being used from your account.

That's not the worst part (IMO) of having an unsecured wireless connection.... the worst part is that you have no idea what they're putting across your connection. If it ends up being something illegal, you'll be the one who gets the visit in the middle of the night from the men in black, and it's your PC they'll confiscate looking for evidence. Bad enough if it's something copyright related, really bad if it's something like kiddy porn and/or terrorist related.
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