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Old Jun 27th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Rogers' DOUBLING Overage Charges

I just saw this on my new bill - Effective August 16, 2012 the Maximum overage fee for usage over your plan's cap increases from $50 to $100!

Holy smokes! Just yesterday I hear they are laying off another 300-350 workers because of lower profits and now this. What's next? I'm a little worried now on what's coming as I just signed up with the devil I thought I knew for 2 more years to get a better locked in price for cable and internet.
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Old Jun 27th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Old Jun 27th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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You might be able to use the overage charge change as a reason to cancel your contract... I've heard great things about teksavvy, however I use another small provider that does fiber hookups in large multi residential buildings.
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Old Jun 27th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #5
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my contract is up in August..
I am thinking tis the season to cancel - TV services, cable..
keep my iPhones.. and deal with it until october when they are up.
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I checked out Teksavvy when I made my plans to move - I ended up staying with Rogers because they offered the best overall deal for my needs, plus I wanted one vendor for Tv and internet.

I don't go over my cap to often and when I did it was only for $10-20 anyways and the past 3 months, both my sons have moved out (taking with them their downloading habits), so I doubt I'll go over my cap again.

the news was about Rogers doubling the over-charges yet again effecting people with the lite plans more so that the Extreme or Ultimate Plan
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I've been watching a lot of Netflix lately and was eating up my 80G cap quickly, so I called Rogers to discuss. Turns out I was free to cancel my service (because I was no longer under contracts or commitments), so I politely suggested that their competition's plan with high bandwidth is a better fit for my needs. He offered me 80% off their 150G plan as long as I committed to keeping my three services (internet, tv, home phone) for two years.

I accepted the deal -- I'm basically paying $15 a month for a 150G cap -- but I have to say, with HD Netflix, I can burn through that 150G in a month. I have to keep an eye on it, and when I get to about 80G, I downgrade the picture quality from "best" to just "good".
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Another teksavvy client here. Can be a high bandwidth user here, so I've been more than happy when I ditched my old grandfathered unlimited bell Internet for teksavvy and saved $30/month.


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I've been watching a lot of Netflix lately and was eating up my 80G cap quickly, so I called Rogers to discuss. Turns out I was free to cancel my service (because I was no longer under contracts or commitments), so I politely suggested that their competition's plan with high bandwidth is a better fit for my needs. He offered me 80% off their 150G plan as long as I committed to keeping my three services (internet, tv, home phone) for two years.

I accepted the deal -- I'm basically paying $15 a month for a 150G cap -- but I have to say, with HD Netflix, I can burn through that 150G in a month. I have to keep an eye on it, and when I get to about 80G, I downgrade the picture quality from "best" to just "good".
I think I will take this approach. I am considering Wightman Telecom since I can get their service in my area and people seem pretty happy with them. But if Rogers discounted our bill I might stay with them out of convenience.

Might be a silly question, so excuse me but the Rogers account isn't and never has been in my name. Are you under a contract with the high speed internet service? I know I obviously am with my phone. We don't have TV though, and home phone is the only other service. There is nothing to prevent me from just switching internet service?
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I think I will take this approach. I am considering Wightman Telecom since I can get their service in my area and people seem pretty happy with them. But if Rogers discounted our bill I might stay with them out of convenience.

Might be a silly question, so excuse me but the Rogers account isn't and never has been in my name. Are you under a contract with the high speed internet service? I know I obviously am with my phone. We don't have TV though, and home phone is the only other service. There is nothing to prevent me from just switching internet service?
Internet is usually a 1 year contract but I've been told sometimes if you sign up with a bundle they'll quietly stick it to you for 3 so you get their best rates. But I don't know that for sure. Best to check your details for yourself on you myRogers account. Early cancellation isn't usually anywhere as close to expensive as cell cancellation. Also always a good idea to check if you own or rent the modem.
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