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nldfc Feb 5th 2011 1:40 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 
Thats a pretty good speed there sapper - I may try a month on the package you are on(I am on the one lower) and see what i get out of it :thumbup:

I think 90% i am going to change back to Aliant in May as I havent been very happy with my speeds , 4.5 most of the time

airbornesapper Feb 5th 2011 1:51 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 

Originally Posted by nldfc (Post 9154130)
Thats a pretty good speed there sapper - I may try a month on the package you are on(I am on the one lower) and see what i get out of it :thumbup:

I think 90% i am going to change back to Aliant in May as I havent been very happy with my speeds , 4.5 most of the time

It's a strange world...and the very reason I moved from Aliant. It was awful what they were delivering to my place.

I am getting a discounted rate at the moment....I don't bundle so I can retain a little bit of the initiative...if I feel the need to tell them to poke it. I have my own Rogers modem...bought on Ebay...for 10 bucks.

The speed you are on is fine, I wanted more bandwidth not more speed.

Is Aliant really unlimited at least for now (withing reasonable limits)...?

I ended up with:
Details for January 05, 2011 - February 04, 2011
Usage to date: 96.05 GB
Additional Use Charges: $1.50


Your current bill (less cell phones)....


Internet: 47.99
Home Phone: 24.67
Your current bill (before taxes): $72.66
HST: 9.44
Total: $82.10

Savings - You saved $17.95 on your Rogers services.

nldfc Feb 5th 2011 2:37 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 
Right now I am on a completely free deal from Rogers from when I bought the house last May - Free TV - phone and internet for a year so I cant complain too much :D

I was on Aliant in my last house and found it a hell of a lot faster and no cap limits ( I only moved 300 yards so I expect it too be the same in this house )

As I say , I may upgrade to the package you have for the last month and see if its any better - I do a hell of a lot of streaming and downloading so I really could do with the extra speed

SivoxII Feb 5th 2011 8:46 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 

Originally Posted by NorfolkNumpty (Post 9153170)
Its the unlimited packages that they are targetting, I have a usage limit of 75gb and with all my downloading, streaming and PS3 I have never gone over.

Not at all .... it's a "cash grab" across the entire internet packages, with harsh costs, especially here in our part of Canada. The biggest issue being, the penalty for going over the Caps ($2 for High Speed Lite/Standars - and $1 for Extreme, Warp, Nitro I believe?)

People say it's pushing people to move up to the next package, or it's simply moving towards "pay as you go" .... either way, it's not winning awards with the Canadian Public.

All the best.

NorfolkNumpty Feb 5th 2011 9:47 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 
Its the smaller providers who buy bandwidth from the larger players and provide unklimited packages who are under threat. The CRTC ruling means that Bell, Shaw. Etc can get away with not selling the bandwidth

Originally Posted by SivoxII (Post 9154818)
Not at all .... it's a "cash grab" across the entire internet packages, with harsh costs, especially here in our part of Canada. The biggest issue being, the penalty for going over the Caps ($2 for High Speed Lite/Standars - and $1 for Extreme, Warp, Nitro I believe?)

People say it's pushing people to move up to the next package, or it's simply moving towards "pay as you go" .... either way, it's not winning awards with the Canadian Public.

All the best.


SivoxII Feb 5th 2011 10:14 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 
... in a way, that is correct.

You said "unlimited packages" ... and didn't draw attention to smaller providers, like Teksavvy etc.

Regardless, it's going to hurt many groups of people, not just the "bandwidth hogs" ... but as we know, discussions are still in progress, so we will see how it all shakes out come 1st March.

All the best.

Londonuck Feb 6th 2011 11:00 am

Re: New link for British TV
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 9005849)
Others who watch more streaming TV and download more torrents, are.

Im currently on a mobile broadband with a cap of 5gig here in more rural Ireland. I could cry :rofl:

NorfolkNumpty Feb 6th 2011 3:32 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 
Wait till you experience Canadian cell phone's then, I've got a 1gb cap

Londonuck Feb 9th 2011 1:23 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 

Originally Posted by NorfolkNumpty (Post 9156444)
Wait till you experience Canadian cell phone's then, I've got a 1gb cap

Mine isnt a phone its the laptop, just called mobile (dongle) cos you can move around with it.

nigel_horne Feb 9th 2011 6:20 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 
Good news - I've got BBC iPlayer working in the US (recorded programmes only, not live, but that's OK with me).

No more feeling annoyed that I've paid my licence to fund the BBC, but am not able to watch the programmes...

I followed the instructions at http://www.stabeler.com/blog/533/How...orking_abroad/ and it worked first time. Easy peasy.

joepublic Feb 21st 2011 9:08 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 

Originally Posted by airbornesapper (Post 9153566)
Glad you avoided a right Rogering...good to see things worked out.

http://www.realstreet.co.uk/wp-conte...-em-tshirt.jpg

Is that pic a web clip or your Basic Training photo? :rofl:

BristolUK Feb 21st 2011 11:24 pm

Re: New link for British TV
 

Originally Posted by nigel_horne (Post 9164703)
I followed the instructions at http://www.stabeler.com/blog/533/How...orking_abroad/ and it worked first time. Easy peasy.

I just had a brief look at those instructions.

They may not be hugely complicated but :blink:


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