[kwlug-disc] Rogers Hybrid Fibre plans

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Tue Apr 29 12:52:18 EDT 2014


Interesting.

'Basic cable free'? Where on their web site did you see that?

I see your latency went up, during the day. It will be interesting to 
know if you notice any difference in your VoIP call quality.

What modem did you end up getting? When I got them to up my monthly 
limit, inadvertently getting the higher speed, I was forced into a new 
modem (and an increase in the monthly rental rate!), 
http://www.hitron-americas.com/products/cgn-2/. Is yours now yet another 
new modem?


On 14-04-29 12:08 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> So, I called Rogers to cancel cable TV and internet.
>
> After a long conversation, it turned out that the cancellation fee is $20
> per month per service, and we still have 3 months before the contract is up.
>
> So, instead of the 35 mbps down, 3 mbps up unlimited plan that I have now,
> they put me on the new Hybrid Fibre 60 mbps down, 10 mbps up, with 320 GB
> limit (which is almost double what I use).
>
> The total cost is ~$81 including tax for internet and basic digital cable.
> This is cheaper than the ~$113 that we were paying before. That is less
> than their advertised price for the internet alone on their site with basic
> cable free.
>
> http://www.rogers.com/web/link/hispeedBrowseFlowDefaultPlans
>
> This is valid until the contract is up, and then they said they should see
> what promos are available (but probably I will cancel)
>
> Here are speedtest.net results before and after. Some variability specially
> the evening, but I had the service for less than a day. It required a new
> modem too.
>
> Before, on 35/3 unlimited plan
>   11:16 PM EST  26.39 Mb/s  3.30 Mb/s  17 ms  Toronto, ON  ~ 100 km
>    8:42 PM EST  50.08 Mb/s  3.31 Mb/s  18 ms  Toronto, ON  ~ 100 km
>
> After, on 60/10 Hybrid Fibre 320 GB plan
>   11:56 AM EDT  48.96 Mb/s  10.10 Mb/s  30 ms  Toronto, ON  ~ 100 km
>   10:32 PM EDT  14.56 Mb/s  10.99 Mb/s  18 ms  Toronto, ON  ~ 100 km




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