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Originally Posted by Mas View Post
It's not actually as bad as it might seem, and as many people make it out to be.

I moved from the US to Australia about 4 years ago. When I moved out here, I thought it was "the end of the world" because in Australia, internet is ALL metered. I was paying $89 for 40GB/month for ADSL2+. It's not really a big deal.

Since then, they have loosened up a bit, and increased my cap to 60GB/month. I rarely hit my limit these days.
It may not be the 'end of the world'... but just because you don't use much bandwidth doesn't mean everyone is in the same boat. ADSL2+ isn't even an option, the usage limits and overage charges Bell intends to apply would put me at $100+/month using 4mb DSL.

You also have to note that Bell's caps have decreased continuously and never increased. They are interested in nothing but the bottom line.

EDIT: My cap will decrease from 200GB a month to 20GB. "Not really a big deal" my ***.
Edited by i_hax - 1/25/11 at 9:16pm
    
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Wow.. Looks like you all are getting the shaft..
    
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This blows donkey stuff!
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This plan works perfectly for rich old white dudes who don't use the internet for anything but looking at pictures their grandson sent of his kids.

Oh wait, I didn't mean to describe the entirety of the CRTC. OOPS.

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/about/commissioners.htm

Seriously. Unless one of them has a serious porn habit they've never downloaded more than a GB of info between the 13 of them.
Sweet Jesus! Your %100 right, that is the funniest thing I have seen in a while.
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When I upgraded to the 30mb/s service over the 15mb/s service I asked the woman on the phone if there 100gb/mo cap was real, she said no, it's not implemented and only there to discourage people from using tonnes of bandwidth.
I hit 250gb a couple months back with torrents alone and nothing happened.
Thats good to know. Eastlink is the best internet provider in Canada, I really hope they don't change because as of now wherever I live I will make sure Eastlink is an option.

also this: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/about/commissioners.htm

I can't tell you how much I hate those old men and women when I look at those pictures. I would be surprised if any of them even knew how to turn a computer on.
Edited by james_ant - 1/25/11 at 9:50pm
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I know this isn't about cell internet, I was simply saying Bell is NOT an isp over here, the only thing they sell here are phones, which is why I was wondering how this would affect western Canada, as our internet companies are completely different than the ones back east.
Bah, Shaw is going CAPS now... aren't they in the West?
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Satellite internet does this too..
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Welcome to Australia.

I remember the time my family had dailup with a 400MB cap and something like 0.05c a Mb afterwards...And me finding text based forums and giving mum a $500 internet bill, back in the day.
    
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Where is eastlink located? I wouldn't mind switching Over. I'm located In alberta, crappy shaw is the only thing here. sides telus.
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post #70 of 116
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Welcome to Australia.

I remember the time my family had dailup with a 400MB cap and something like 0.05c a Mb afterwards...And me finding text based forums and giving mum a $500 internet bill, back in the day.
Australia is fine now. There are 1000GB+ caps around everywhere and even pure unlimited plans (AAPT, TPG etc.) All we need to work on are the speeds.

Interesting point though, I have a 150GB cap which I pay $50 a month for but I never use more than 60GB. It makes me wonder whether you can legitimately use so much data (obviously if you use IPTV you might be).
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