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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:55 pm
 


Bandwidth charges. I really don't get it, unless this is another example of "Our shit is pricier than America's because we just fucking hate you all, and you can't do anything about it." In the US, there is no such thing as bandwidth usage. Just don't leave Limewire running or the RIAA will come knocking on your door asking for a pound of flesh. Here...here? $2 per gigabyte.

Now, does anybody, anybody at all, think this is a good idea? Anybody? Outside of Internet providers, of course, who love to rip off their customers, and once again, we can't do shit about it. What's the point of even providing Netflix/Impulse/Steam/blah blah blah services if you download Company of Heroes, and then realize you went over your 30 gig limit. Sigh.

Yes, I just paid an extra 30 dollars for going over their fucking limit. And yes, I'm fucking pissed off. But since I already went over that limit, I'm taking them for everything I can. Cities XL, Company of Heroes, Tropico 3, so on so forth coming out this month? Awesome. Download them all.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:36 pm
 


I know nothing about your ISPs. What's the problem get "unlimited" ? :roll:
I pay $20/month for 2.5Mb "unlimited".


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:39 pm
 


Patish Patish:
I know nothing about your ISPs. What's the problem get "unlimited" ? :roll:
I pay $20/month for 2.5Mb "unlimited".


Edit: Ahh, nevermind. From what I'm used to in the US, it is unlimited bandwidth for your price, maybe a bit more. Strangely enough, Canadian Internet providers put limits of bandwidth. Bell, for example, has a 75 gig limit for 50 bucks. Cogeco has one for 150 gigs a month for 150 bucks. The problem is, I don't have the money to dish out that amount, on top of the fact that most companies I've dealt with in the US have no bandwidth limits.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:49 pm
 


If Shaw is available where you are, sign up with them (unfortunately I think they are only in the West right now). They have never charged me an extra cent despite using Limewire and BitTorrent a lot in the past. And I bundled my TV, phone and Internet and save about $30 a month too.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:50 pm
 


I'm from Israel. :)
We don't have that silly "Bandwidth charges". I think only cellphone companies have it.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:54 pm
 


bootlegga bootlegga:
If Shaw is available where you are, sign up with them (unfortunately I think they are only in the West right now). They have never charged me an extra cent despite using Limewire and BitTorrent a lot in the past. And I bundled my TV, phone and Internet and save about $30 a month too.


Don't have them. I wish I did, because I have absolutely no television either. I had Bell, before I realized how much they rape their customers, and my $100 bill went up to $150 for random charges, on top of them continuing to charge for services I stopped requesting.

Patish: Yeah I saw, that's why I edited it. It is silly, and that's why it angers me. I really do not understand how Canadians can accept being fisted by their Internet providers.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:08 pm
 


You can try satellite internet.
You need ground line, receiver and dish.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:13 pm
 


It's capitalism, baby.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:22 pm
 


Mr_Canada Mr_Canada:
It's capitalism, baby.


What the US has - communism ? We've 21th century outside not "stone age".
They just do what they want and that sucks. :evil:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:25 pm
 


Mr_Canada Mr_Canada:
It's capitalism, baby.


I don't think so. I think we're just so used to getting raped by these guys to expect actual service and reasonable deals. If Comcast (US cable company that I dealt with) can do it, why can't they?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:44 pm
 


Maybe one of your cellphone companies have internet package. We have this kind of internet. You need cellmodem and monthly pay about $45.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:51 pm
 


Economies of Scale. The more Customers you have, the Lower Price you are able to offer. Elementary Economics.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:56 pm
 


sandorski sandorski:
Economies of Scale. The more Customers you have, the Lower Price you are able to offer. Elementary Economics.


Maybe, lack of competition could also be a part of it too. They do keep out DirectTV and other satellite TV and Internet providers for a reason, you know.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:02 pm
 


Check out satellite internet providers. $41.95/mo

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Broadband Internet Access
Installation fees range from $350 - $480 (plus GST) depending on the equipment required for a specific location. This fee includes the life time rental and warranty for the subscriber unit (receiver) as well as labour to mount the unit, to run cables into your house, and to test the equipment.


Grounding of mount as required: $100.00 (lightning protection)


Monthly service fee: $39.95 per month for burstable 1.5 Mbps


Currently there are no fees for test shots or equipment upgrades.


GST will be added to the above.
To inquire about your site's eligibility for a wireless broadband installation, if you have not previously applied, please complete the online prequalification form or call the Broadband Office at 663-3942, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

You will be notified when installations are scheduled for your area. Your continued patience is appreciated. Project updates are posted regularly.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:04 pm
 


Yogi Yogi:
Check out satellite internet providers. $41.95/mo unlimited.


Interesting...who do you use?


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