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

Steven Stillaway steve at stillaway.net
Sun Feb 8 16:37:17 EST 2009


My performance has never been degraded after I have gone over the  
limit.  Other people may be seeing that, but I certainly have not.

I don't have any other acquaintances who uses rogers that have gone  
over the limit, so I can't help other then my personal experience.  To  
me it has just meant my service costs $25/month more, but it still  
works exactly like it did before they started this.


- Steven

On 8-Feb-09, at 12:55 PM, unsolicited wrote:

> 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?
>>> .
>>> .
>>> .
>>> 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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