FWIW, the browser-injected alerts are somewhat useless unless your primary usage is through web browsing.These days, OS and software updates working in the background suck up a ton of usage, ditto streaming services, both of which are immune to the "browser" alerts.It's moments like these that explain why you've never met anyone who loves their telecom company.Reddit user webmiester posted a photo Thursday of an exchange with Rogers customer service and quickly saw his post shoot to the top of the Canada subreddit.
This is the first time mainstream media has actually bothered reporting on the issue of ISPs like Bell Internet, formerly Sympatico, charging much more for bits and bytes than customers actually use.He went with a 300 GB/month plan from Tek Savvy, a smaller company that buys bandwidth from the larger telecom firms.Story continues below slideshow The Rogers website confirms that the Express package webmeister was on now includes 80GB/month of date, but also shows that the modem he was using is no longer available.Learning that Telus will charge its biggest users up to for going over monthly usage allowances, internet freedom group Open posted a message online reading, "Telus: Now charging for 'too much internet.'" On mobile? Until now, Telus users had it comparatively easy as far as internet prices go as Telus offered one of the best deals in the country based on price-per-gigabyte of data, and data caps were not enforced."Western Canada has gone longer without caps," said Dan Deeth, spokesman for Waterloo-based ISP research firm Sandvine.