The big three have done this in the past (about six to eight years ago) on student plans and some others, then they started gouging people by eliminating those and charging by the megabyte (and gigabytes depending), forcing people to be extremely careful about using their data and not to go over their cap/bucket/quota/limit. More or less to force them to use wi-fi when available (not many places offer it, which is a shame. Either it’s locked, requires a registration, or payment to use).
It’s now 2016, and US carriers (including those in other parts of the world), are offering unlimited data, some with a bundle of another service, and others as it is. Windmobile did this in 2009, and they have been growing since that time, same for mobilicity. The only two carriers to even OFFER unlimited data usage.
So why can’t rogers (fido/chat-r), bell (virgin) and telus (koodo) do this? What is stopping them? They have the spectrum and capacity, they have the surplus funding to do it, and tit’s not like they will EVER run into revenue problems down the road.
Only congestion, during peak times that is, in BIG cities, especially downtown areas and during big events such as big sports events, festivals and concerts (which promote social media use, big time). But I’m sure they can avoid congestion by putting their extra hoarded spectrum to use. 😉
As for the “fastest network in canada” claim, it’s simply not realistic. It never will be. Wired internet connections can and will beat that. Mark my words. Just do a speed test to prove it, during peak times.
Okay, so whoever works at bell, rogers and telus, listen up, and start doing something to compete. We canadians are sick of the gouging. $90/GB? Come on, get real. Nobody charges that anymore. Abolish your overages!! SERIOUSLY!!
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Spadina and college twice in a row, 32GB microSDHD, GoJo and two extended batteries, including a red jellybean scented blackberry bold 9900 hard clear gel case for $0.99Posted: August 31, 2012
So I’m writing this entry from spadina and college, from within the burger king, sipping a soda and enjoying the Air conditioning. I went to this location yesterday and today, once missing the chinese market, today making it just in the nick of time. I also picked up a 32GB microSDHC memory card for the blackberry I’m writing this from. I kept running out of storage and needed a peace of mind. Now I’ll be not worrying of having to dump it to a hard disk, or other media.
Prior to this, I went to the Dufferin Mall to pickup a GoJo, that as-seen-on-TV product I never seen before, but heard about it on crackberry.com only. So I thought, why not? I could use it for other means, like recording video to the side of me, without most being aware of what’s going on… 😀 ..also there was a bunch of blackberry cases on clearance, so I picked up a jellybean scented one. I’ll be grabbing another, as to have a backup once I cut the older one’s backing out for the extended battery door to fit and be exposed, without having to go caseless. I want to be able to remove it without taking the case off, if you know what I mean.
Meanwhile, besides that, I finally, FINALLY got the replacement extended batteries, weeks from each other. Talk about buy one, get one free. Now these don’t require the decoder, but that doesn’t mean I’m scrapping it. I’ll keep it as backup just in case it is required. Now I’ll be not needing it to decode them. I’m pleased. I only spent $10.50 for both batteries, being 3500 mAh. I don’t have to worry about finding a plug and it makes me feel more assured.
I think that’s about all I need to write about. Thanks for taking the time to read this and… Don’t forget to share, like and spread this around! ((((PEACE!!))))
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