[kwlug-disc] Rogers Bandwith Limit - Consequences of exceeding?
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.
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
>>>>> 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
>>>>> 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 /
>>>> If you're concerned about bandwidth usage, the real question is:
>>>> 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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