First, the price you are paying taking your overage fees into account would match up more with the SuperMax speed MTS offers with 25 Mbps and no caps. You may want to check the terms and conditions though as "unlimited" is actually a term normal defined there to mean something like "unlimited, based on the providers interpurtation of reasonable levels". For example see this:
The other thought I have based on the current amount you are paying there may be merit to putting the Netflix boxes on an "unlimited" account with MTS and the other uses on your current Shaw account, or some other such split.
I should point out ive monitored my usage for the lasr 6 months and i average about 300gb a month. I wonder if that would fall under excessive use.
I am not keen on two connections or paying for higher data caps. The idea of using voip + netflix as opposed to traditional tv and phone is to keep the bills low.
I start reaching the $100 mark for services and i may as well go to the bundled tv phone internet packages. (which I imagine is exactly what Shaw Bell and Rogers was aiming for when they wanted to start implementing caps)
I rather like my low monthly entertainment bill.
$30 internet (promo price)
$8 a month netflix
$20 a year magic jack.
With the mts plan even after promo price it would be approx $ 50-60 a month for it all as opposed to the $100 a month to stay with shaw.
I guess if the 15mbps plan will not be an issue the only thing i need to find out is if 300gb per month (give or take a few gb) would be considered "excessive" or acceptable with MTS.
Would rather not go through the trouble of switching providers again but I really dislike this practice of shaw internet and these data caps.
Also noticed shaws new internet promo price is for the new broadband 50 which gives 50mbps speeds and 400gb data cap at $30 a month for 6 months. Maybe if I tell them I am going to switch to mts unless they give me that offer for another 6 months I might get that and be ok with shaw for another 6 months. In the end though I will eventually have to switch to MTS to avoid the caps or give in to Shaws stupid caps and lower my Netflix video quality.
I doubt that MTS would consider 300 GB/month excessive usage. MTS is promoting "Unlimited internet" as a competitive advantage over Shaw, so it wouldn't make sense for MTS to pester you for using slightly more than Shaw's data cap. In the current environment, I don't think you would have to worry unless you max out your line speed 24 hours a day, 30 days a month.
I know the OP is a bit old, but since it's already been bumped... Keep in mind too, that if you are getting MTS Ultimate TV, the 15 Mb plan and the 32 Mb plan are the same price ($30 on promo, $57 regular -$10 for bundling the 2 services)
My Magic jack experience has been great. It can be a little tough getting used to at first but after getting used to the hiccups of setting it up and learning to deal with any problems that arise it works awesome. I almost prefer it to tradtional phone lines. I love the answering machine in your email. I can check my house messages from my phone and there is hardly any telemarketers calling the house. Plus I get a cheap laugh out of having an 800 number.
On topic now.
Shaw agreed to give me the promo price for another 6 months and I have not received any warning yet and am in another month of overage usage and my usage continues to climb as the netflix library just continues to add great programing.
So I will probably continue to stick with shaw even though their once a month calls trying to convince me to expand my serviecs to tv and home phone are laughable when compared to what I pay now.