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Rogers can't charge less for their service and they have to be comparable to traditional service providers like Bell Canada. They are standing members of the CRTC and they make the pricing rules.
That was changed recently. A price drop should soon follow.
Have you read up on 'Traffic Shaping'?
Actually, the pricing regulations only applied to the legacy telcos -- companies that held over 75% of the market in each region. Rogers was pretty much free to compete as fiercely as they wanted, and they dropped the ball.
The complete deregulation that has been promised should put some pressure on the industry to actually start competing -- but I think it will take a price drop from the monopoly carriers to get a war going.
I just got an email from my mom in Toronto who said that her new condo is Rogers-exclusive and they won't allow landlines in the building. She asked if she really had to pay over $70 for similar phone service that she is getting from Primus now, or if Vonage would work.
Rogers' offerings are apparently so bad that people are going to try ANY other service before. My response was I would even go down and set it up for her rather than subjecting someone to Rogers' gouge.
Oh, and that means no StarChoice, ExpressVu or DSL either. How pathetic.
Did you know that when I clicked on your blog I was rerouted to the Vonage Website
Not sure what is going on but I had to manually put your URL in to the address bar.
I am not happy with Vonage right now and I thought you should be aware.
You say that you "clicked on" my blog -- where did you click? There are no redirects here (nor ads from Vonage) that would do this, so I'm wondering where the link was located.
I am a Christian, college professor, computer programmer, system administrator, author, and consultant. I am also an Industrial Research Chair with a focus on Linux on 64-bit ARM enterprise systems.