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Starting on March 1, Ontario TekSavvy members who subscribed to the 5Mbps plan have a new usage cap of 25GB, "substantially down from the 200GB or unlimited deals...
Here's the "good" news: TekSavvy users can now buy "insurance," defined as "a recurring subscription fee that provides you with additional monthly usage."
Wheel was right in his first post. This has everything to do with the popularity of using Netflix thru your Wii or other device. These cable companies and phone companies also provide television access. They see that people have cancelled or reduced their television service to get relatively cheap content with their Wii.
With their standard definition Wii?
Apparently mobile phone contracts in Canada are some of the most costly in the world, due to coverage issues in such a vast country.
What are the shortcomings of this..........
Here in Ontario, we have two choices. Bell, or Rogers.
For Ecommerce that's an illegal tackle from behind.
It's about forcing, through legislation, private companies to charge for useage. It's now against the law in Canada to offer flat rate plans for many providers.
I'm on a flat rate plan myself, dealing with a private company for access. It's insane that the government wouldn't let me and that company continue our agreement that's working profitably for both of us.
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I'd love to fly first class for the price of economy
it is allowing carriers to charge for usage.
But Wheel, the same companies that have to provide regular phone service to Baffin Island are also the cell phone companies. They have to spread the cost over all of their customers and still have a decent return on the investments.
My understanding is that they're not allowing. They're requiring. Therein lies the difference. The companies don't have a choice.
Atria is again an example of government intervention where they shouldn't be
If you read the ruling, Rogers and Cogeco are listed, so UBB will be coming
to them eventually as well.