[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

unsolicited at swiz.ca unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Jan 30 21:16:49 EST 2011


And if you take out You Tube and CTV?

Rogers has to love this decision.

On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:06:14 -0500, "R. Brent Clements"
<rbclemen at gmail.com> wrote:
> A friend of mine just posted on her blog that basic internet usage
> that includes some Youtube and CTV.CA streaming--no gaming or
> downloading of media at all--is around 60MB on her Mac.  You cannot
> view her as a power user, yet she is well over the 25G cap
> 
> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Rashkae <rashkae at tigershaunt.com>
wrote:
>> On 11-01-30 08:08 PM, Rashkae wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Woah, I must have misunderstood something.  As I remember when I first
>>> read about the CRC decision, The UBB Bell is allowed to charge was to
be
>>> capped at something reasonable up to 300GB Usage. (about $30, though
I'm
>>> pulling that from memory)...
>>>
>>> TekkSavvy, OTOH, seems ready to charge hundreds of dollars unless you
>>> prepay monthly "Insurance".. Unless I missed something important, I
>>> think
>>> they are taking advantage of blaming Bell and CRC for a massive cash
>>> grab.
>>>
>>
>> Here is the article I was referencing.. Unless this has changed, then
>> TekkSavvy and Execulink are getting away with Highway robbering and
>> blaming
>> the CRTC.
>>
>>
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/10/28/crtc-usage-based-billing-internet.html
>>
>> $22.50 Maximum surcharge for up to 300GB!!!! (less than half the cost
of
>> TekkSavvy prepaid "Insurance".. and 75C per GB over 300, which is still
>> ridiculously expensive, but TekKSavvy is bumping that to 90c....
>> completely
>> insane.  They need to be dumped soonest.



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