[kwlug-disc] Rogers Bandwith Limit - Consequences of exceeding?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Feb 8 12:55:27 EST 2009

Steven Stillaway wrote, On 02/08/2009 2:13 AM:
> On January 30, 2009 01:29:54 pm unsolicited wrote:
>> Denver Gingerich wrote, On 01/30/2009 12:51 PM:
>>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:34 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>>>> Rogers site says on their website you can exceed your monthly bandwidth
>>>> limit (different costs per GB exceeded, depending upon your plan), to a
>>>> maximum of $25.00.
>>>> Poking about the web, it seems that at some point they significantly
>>>> limit your bandwidth. I wonder if at some point they just cut you off.
>>>> (Until your next monthly period begins.)
>>>> Anyone have hard experience with this / costs / limits / consequences?
>>> If you're concerned about bandwidth usage, the real question is: Why
>>> are you still using Rogers?
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>> I'd max. out the usage surcharge limit at 12.5 GB.
>> Anyone have personal experience with Rogers bandwidth caps / extra
>> usage fees / consequences?
> I have exceeded Rogers bandwidth cap every single month since this was 
> implemented, which I think was some time back in the summer.  Some times by as 
> much as 500 GB over the cap.
> This has resulted in two things.  $25 extra charge ever month.
> A bill that really freaks you out because it says your bandwidth bill is 
> hundreds of dollars then it gives you a deduction for all of that hundreds of 
> dollars except $25.
> They do not seem to care though and have never even called me.
> I have heard in the past that they will call and threaten cancellation of 
> people who do lots of torrent downloads.  I do not do much torrents, so I 
> cannot comment on this and that may or may not be an issue.

Thank you VERY much for posting.

I take it even after the point of exceeding your monthly allotment by 
the max. surcharge $, you see no change in bandwidth speed? (I have 
seen bits that suggest they put you down significantly - say < 1 Mbps.)

I also take it you don't have any other acquaintances who also exceed, 
torrents or not. Or if you do, their experience matches yours?

Thanks again.

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