[kwlug-disc] Rogers Hybrid Fibre plans

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 13:52:52 EDT 2014


My boss (who's currently a Rogers home customer) recently went to TekSavvy,
got their price structure for cable packages, then phoned Rogers and
screamed and stomped his feet and threatened to leave for TekSavvy.  The
Rogers rep gave him the same speed but now unlimited, with two free PVRs,
for about the same monthly rate as before.  So he did alright with the
"call and haggle", but as has been mentioned here, you have to keep doing
this over and over.

Myself, I moved from Bell DSL to TekSavvy cable a few years ago and haven't
looked back.



On 29 April 2014 13:48, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> Not only is "call and haggle" the thing we all hate about Rogers.
>
> But also, when they give you a lower price or something, it is always a
> "promo" or "special" for customer retention.
>
> And once it is over, they go back to their old ways and try to squeeze you
> for more money ...
>
> Robber Barons all over again ...
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:04 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>
>> Absolutely hate that too.
>>
>> But if you have options elsewhere, and you are serious in cancelling,
>> then I don't mind listening to options and if I save money, then so be it.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> One of the things I kinda hate about Rogers is you need to haggle and
>>> harass them over the phone in order to get any sort of reasonable pricing
>>> out of them.
>>>
>>>
>>>  On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:52 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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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