Originally Posted by hajile
And this is why blu-ray and boxed games won't disappear any time soon.
actually it's about the 6 dollar a night on demand movies.
My dad won't stop buying them.
I refuse to pay netflix a dime as long as their selection is such a joke, but 6 dollars for a night or 7.99 unlimited streaming for a month.
hmmm, what is the better deal there?
Originally Posted by Heret|c
Unlimited internet is not a right . The companies have a right to charge for it as much as they want. Protesting is pointless. You don't like their internet? Don't subscribe. Problem solved.
Ever heard of a monopoly?
Bell got this pushed through a useless council that is more intested in making sure we hear more nickelback and Bieber on the radio than actually protecting Canadians from getting ripped off. Now they are using their position in the market to drive their competitors out of business by making it incredibly expensive for anyone to actually access other services.
Netflix, can't use it because it's going to end up costing hundreds of dollars in overages.
Teksavvy is going from being as ISP that I would love to have (they are slow, but they also offer static IPs, unlimited plans, IPv6 support, etc...) to one that isn't worth the price because they have to pay bell.
In the west Shaw is joining in. As soon as they could they dropped their caps and are charging overages.
Telus are the only ones left, and they actually have overage charges listed on their plans, they just aren't enforcing them.
Oh but they do love to get you into a contract, rip you off, and then charge massive cancellation fees.
oh, and I agree. Internet isn't a right. It's a service, companies have every right to charge reasonable rates for it. Bell isn't doing that. They are using their position to rip people off and drive competitors out of business.
Citizens should be protected from monopolies. Particularly with something like internet access which is pretty much as close to a necessity as you can find now.Edited by serge2k - 1/31/11 at 11:23am