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Old 04-06-2006, 11:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Man, I just read this and that is completely unacceptable!
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:01 AM   #22 (permalink)
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After reading through the petition and many of the complaints, I decided to check what Rogers customer are up against and found the following information. It appears that things may now be worse than they were before. The best plan anyone can get is below. The "unlimited" description does not seem used anymore and the plan is now $90 [correction it is still only $60 for data only]. I really like that they offered the "Bonus" of giving away unlimited data for 3 months. Even if you can get 6 months of unlimited usage, this is 1/4 of a 2 year contract. Seems to be an exploitation of market share power.

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Old 04-26-2006, 03:08 AM   #23 (permalink)
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That's the plan for Voice and Data combined. You can add data on seperately on any existing voice plan or just have data only with no voice. Rogers 25Mb data pack is still $60 on it's own not $90.
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:59 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I purchased an unlocked 7100v. I switched my Rogers sim card from my cell phone to the 7100v. I do not have a data plan. I use the BB as a phone and PIM. However when I received my bill I had data usage charges of 1.786 MB for 22 days of usage. When I asked customer service why there were data charges, even though my BB does not have e-mail or internet access, I found out that when I synch my BB with Outlook on my computer using a USB cable, I incur data usage charges because data is being transferred. This does not seem fair because I am not using the Rogers network when I synch. Are other BB users on the Rogers network being charged for data usage when synchronizing with their computers?
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:03 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I found out that when I synch my BB with Outlook on my computer using a USB cable, I incur data usage charges because data is being transferred. This does not seem fair because I am not using the Rogers network when I synch. Are other BB users on the Rogers network being charged for data usage when synchronizing with their computers?
That's incorrect information -- you were never charged for synchronizing data.

However, modern BlackBerry models uses a lot of intermittent background data usage.

If you do not want data on BlackBerry, you must call to put a block on all data. There is no way to stop a BlackBerry from serreptitiously transferring data intermittently in the background. (i.e. clock synchronization, carrier settings updates, BES/BIS/BWC status updates, etc.) We don't know what a BlackBerry serreptitiously transfers in the background, but there are numerous reports of data usage even though no emails have been sent, no PIN's have been sent, and no web pages have been accessed.

I do not recommend a BlackBerry with a non-unlimited data plan. Do not enable pay-per-use data on any SIM card that you insert into a BlackBerry! Also, do not touch the 1 megabyte BlackBerry plans -- that is useless on a modem OS 4.0-equipped BlackBerry, since the background idle data uses up more than 0.5 megabytes per month!
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Thanks Mark, you were correct. I spoke to another Rogers customer representative and was told that there is no data usage by synchronizing the BB with Outlook on the computer. He said that although I do not have a data plan, by having my network coverage set to "gprs" there may be background data transferred to th BB. I obtained a block on data and a credit for the data charges. Thanks again Mark.
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Still no movement on this.. i've been asking my sales rep for information, and to pass this onto their manager, and nothing..

The giant moves slowly.. that's for sure.
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:42 PM   #28 (permalink)
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As a past employee of Rogers I could tell you stories that would make your head spin.... I for one am glad you put this petition up Mark. I have signed it with the biggest smile on my face. I am glad people are finally starting to take a stand against corporate bullies like Edward Rogers.
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So apparently there is now a $100 100 meg plan (with a bonus, right now, of 200 megs of data). Some have got it for $85.

Is this thread dead now? =)
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The plan isn't out, yet.

However, this thread has worked and changed their plan to include a larger 100 meg plan. Isn't that special?
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Confirmed. As of July 25 2006

Rogers calls the plan number mbb5mb0, $100, 200 megs of data (not a promotion), $5/meg overage charges.

Unfortunately, LOTS of confusion about the BB plan. The GPRS data (treo, etc) $100 plan is also apparently 200 megs.

Some are telling me the plan is for enterprise (500 lines) only, some don't see information on the BB plan but see the Treo plan, and some of course, see the BB plan in all it's glory. So, take your pick. I'm sure more information will be released soon to clarify this.

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Hmmmm.....
Just got off the phone with Rogers Data Support.
The plan is 100 Meg for $100. There is a 200 Meg plan but it is for data, NOT Blackberry Data!!
The plan is not advertized and will not be. Apparently they are "trying it out" for a while because as most users are fine with 25 Meg they have seen (with 8700 overages) a demand for a higher data plan. If you're on it you won't lose it.
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They changed all $100 plans to 200 megabytes, and extended it to include BlackBerry. I called Rogers, and it is definitely 200 megabytes for $100.

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The plan is 100 Meg for $100. There is a 200 Meg plan but it is for data, NOT Blackberry Data!!
The plan is not advertized and will not be. Apparently they are "trying it out" for a while because as most users are fine with 25 Meg they have seen (with 8700 overages) a demand for a higher data plan. If you're on it you won't lose it.
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I would say this is a baby step in the right direction. Nothing has changed, and won't really until there is a way of tracking data usage over the course of a month.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:51 AM   #35 (permalink)
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It's about time a Blackberry data package was introduced above 25MB! That has been the maximum as long as I can remember.

The only thing that bothers me is that, the petition was to make the $60 package Unlimited! Well, truly unlimited!

When you look at it from the same perspective, Rogers just added a new package!

$100 for 200MB!

Makes you wonder!?! Is the $100 package xxx8216;Unlimited*xxx8217;?
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The only thing that bothers me is that, the petition was to make the $60 package Unlimited! Well, truly unlimited!
Not exactly. According to www.RogersPetition.com (redirects to here until the domain name expires), it says:

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We, as Rogers customers, Rogers representatives, and Rogers resellers of Rogers products, are all requesting Rogers to do any or all of the following:
(1) Readjust the 25 megabyte limit to more representative industry standard levels. Rogers Canada is the carrier in North America with the lowest data limit on their best Unlimited BlackBerry plan; and/or
(2) Introduce another higher-priced data plan that removes the 25 megabyte limit. This is parallel to the Telus Mobility $100 BlackBerry plan that gives a 250 megabyte data limit; and/or
(3) Remove the wording "Unlimited", because this is no longer an accurate representation of data usage on a modern BlackBerry model 8700r.
Rogers fulfilled (2) and (3). Although (1) was not fulfilled, the wording of the petition "do any" means, in effect, this petition was fulfilled.

However, a new, separate petition could be made for introducing an actual unlimited data plan or raising the limit on the $60 plan. At this stage, since Rogers is more in line in the pricing on Canadian market (Bell, Rogers, Telus), it would be hard to justify a new petition -- as much as we wish we could get Fido or T-Mobile style pricing in Canada ($20 per month unlimited!) ... It would be very difficult to use a petition in this case, considering this petition was probably merely a grain of sand that may have tipped a balance of a fence-sitting Rogers to reprice plans before a UMTS/HSDPA BlackBerry got released.
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