Rogers fee increases
$46.99 for express with 60 GB cap/15 mbps. Add $2 for a jump from 15 to 18 mbps (tho, I'm getting jumps to 20) _IF_ I get the new modem, and cap increase to 70 gb... But, here's the kicker... My DOCIS 2.0 modem (WebStar modem) is apparently cannot handle the speeds according to tech support... (this modem is capable of handling a 55 mpbs rate... DOCSIS3 is pretty much for the higher speeds over 50 mbps).
The new replacement gateway wireless-n modem is $3/month more. I don't have wireless devices.
4% increase on the bill for service.. and a 9.8% increase overall.
Generally, i'm hitting about 55-65% of my cap (on a BUSY month)
Rogers is unable to justify this in my eyes, as the technology they're upgrading to is apparently backwards compatible.
As for the speed guarantees: They guarantee UP to 20 mbps on the accounts now... ie: it won't get any faster... for the lower end... no guarantees.
As an ex-tech from Bell, I know that the DSL/ADSL that Techsavvy provides is run off the Bell network, and suspect that the cable side of their business is run off of Rogers. Any increases in Bell or Rogers rates would be passed along to the end user.
I STILL can't explain, tho, why Tecsavvy charges $0.50/GB for overage while Rogers charges $2... yet, previous month, you've used 1/4 of your cap...
As for the Rogers increase... It's just gouging.
As per annum: $24 + $36 =$60... So, more than a month's bill added per year.
Last edited by Matt M; 2012-03-31 at 07:11 PM.
Reason: per annum added