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NIABOC
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ya but just in the US the 4 majors have it.

For our American friends it seems like happy days are here again. Today AT&T will join Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon in offering its customers an unlimited data plan. And it gets better: both Sprint and T-Mobile announced this week that they'll be eliminating restrictions on HD video streaming.

According to DSL Reports, customers on the T-Mobile ONE Plan will have to enable HD streaming with a one-time opt-in via the T-Mobile app. As of today, that option should be available at no additional cost to the user.

As for Sprint, that carrier previously throttled all streaming music, video and game traffic; for unthrottled services customers had to pay an additional fee. With their new unlimited data plan that's no longer the case.

There may be some soft data caps with these new plans. Verizon, for example, reserves the right to throttle data after 22 GB "during periods of network congestion". And tethering may be subject to data caps as well. But let's keep things in perspective here. In a neighbouring country where a smartphone user can easily be charged upwards of $100/month for only a few gigabytes of data, we Canadians can only look on in envy.
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The market in the states is huge compared to Canada that is vastly spread out with low levels of population density. Just the state of California alone trumps all of Canada. The markets are very different with customer bases and actual customers in an area. It's way cheaper for Cell companies to upgrade, maintain and offer (unlimited data) as competition. they are fighting in a huge markets to gain a share of customers.

 

Canada the networks are spread out to serve a lower number of customers and have a much higher cost to service those areas.


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NIABOC
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I understand the statistics of population between the 2. but telus bell and Roger's should be doing the same. maybe not to the same degree but why can they not have what you pay for and after throttle the line to 3g after to stop overages. some people pay 100$ a month for a terrible plan and this should be a feature for everyone. get your 1 or 2 etc gigs whatever you plan is at lte+ and then once that kicks out you're stuck to 3g to avoid tethering hogging etc. or like I said in another post have rollover data for unused up to 5 gigs banked. these canadian companies need to start showing they care. yes customer service upgrades are nice but the bottom line for an country that get tax raped in every department ie ontario we need a break.
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I can't speak to Bell or Rogers but Telus does not throttle. That is part of the premium prices you pay. You will get the same speeds and coverage for your entire data cycle no matter how much you use. Telus does have a fair usage policy and if you abusive it than you will be threatened with being disconnected off the network. However they do offer up to 60gb packages now so that no longer seems to be an issue. It's the smaller companies like freedom, fido etc that throttle because their networks cannot handle the over usage of high data users. Telus's network can. 

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NIABOC
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that is a poor excuse. if you pay for 5 gigs of data we get premium service like you said. but after that we should get 2 or 3g speed unlimited after to avoid hogging the lines. if you want more data at the premium speed then people can add a 1 gig bundle or more to avoid being on 2 or 3g speeds. this is a service you need to be offering. you tell the people who can only afford 1 gig data that pay your company they can go over their rates and pay more for same service. they'll tell you off. you off them a 2g 3g unlimited speed after that they will be dedicated to your company forever. wake up $$$$ pigs
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https://forum.telus.com/t5/Neighbourhood/Neighbourhood-House-Block-Rules/ta-p/51862

 

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NIABOC
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so this is your reply a public announcement instead of a private message about what I can only see that you think is wrong is when I said $$$ pigs. very unprofessional of you. yet other posts have vulgarity and I do not see a post like yours pointing that out. you seem like a soar loser who cannot handle a debate. please refrain from replying and allow people who have an open mind participate thanks. next time private message the person and explain what specific area is wrong in your eyes as a telus employee and odds are they will edit the desired area out.