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TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » July 21st, 2010, 7:28 pm

We just learned that Rogers is lowering our monthly internet usage limit AGAIN. We started at 60 GB/month (download and upload combined). It went down to 25, where it currently is. Next it's going down to 15 GB. We've already used 16 GB this month! It'll be $4/GB overage fee.

(We've got the Lite package, which is something like $35/month, plus the cable charge.)

What do you use? We're starting to look for alternatives, ditching the cable and Rogers internet and going with high speed somewhere else.

Or I suppose I could just go to McDonald's every day and do a bunch of uploading and downloading using their free Wi-Fi... :roll:
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Post by Jc » July 21st, 2010, 8:52 pm

My boyfriend says that many people seem to like
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I think we're with Bell Canada. I don't know how much my dad pays, cuz it's with phone and all. Internet is capped at 30G/month.
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Post by aradlaw » July 22nd, 2010, 4:05 am

We have one of the Rodgers hi-speed packages, and even when the boys were at home and doing their thing on their computers also, we never exceeded our bandwidth limit.
I'm at the cottage right now, so I can't look up spec or costs.
But I know our cost is a lot greater with the cable-TV bundle and all :?
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Post by Roger » July 22nd, 2010, 4:15 am

Well.... thank you very much! :shock:

I'll give up on the History of New Brunswick project then.
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Post by Starlite » July 22nd, 2010, 4:58 am

I have rogers express at $46.99 per month (60GB) and have been happy with it. I rarely go over my limit even with all the down/uploads I do here.

Also because I have it bundled with home phone and tv, I get the discount.

I don't know of anything cheaper unfortunately.

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Post by TriciaG » July 22nd, 2010, 7:47 am

LOL, Roger, not you! DEFINITELY not you. I love your readings! 8-)

We've got Primus VOIP and pay-as-you-go cell phones, so we can't do a bundle discount. We've got the cheapest cable you can get (still analog!) and the 2nd cheapest internet package.

Maybe it's because my hubby is a cheap Dutchman that we don't want to pay exorbitant rates for the Internet. It stinks that they keep lowering our service, in effect trying to force us to pay more for the usage we received before. :evil: We pay about $75/month for internet and for television we watch maybe 3 hours a week during the regular TV season and maybe 1 hour a week in the summer. It's highway robbery.

/rant OFF
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Post by Chrisczech » July 22nd, 2010, 7:55 am

Quit whining! :D

Your money is supporting the Toronto Blue Jays - what more could you want?

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Post by Roger » July 22nd, 2010, 9:20 am

TriciaG wrote:LOL, Roger, not you!
<Whew!> :lol: You had me worried there for a minute.

Just kidding, although when I first saw the post subject, I figured someone was
mighty unhappy with the beginning of my New Brunswick solo.
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Post by Hazel Pethig » July 23rd, 2010, 6:54 pm

Wow, You're guys's internet is expensive. I'm in BC and I pay $20/month for internet. Just regular internet I think, not fancy high speed. It only takes about a minute to download a book from here. And there are no usage caps. Oh ya, I forgot to say I was with Telus, so it's over a phone line. Is that fast? or slow? Maybe medium. Any way, what ever it is, it works just fine for my family.

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Post by TriciaG » July 23rd, 2010, 7:50 pm

Sounds like DSL, maybe. That is probably what we'll switch to.
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Post by Hazel Pethig » July 24th, 2010, 11:37 am

Now that I see you write DSL, I believe that is what it is. Works great for us. We don't watch live feed stuff, or play games.

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