Originally Posted by Imagine Engine
The majority of their customers on data plans have complained on blogs, forums and to the media about being limited on how much they can use their smartphone to it's full potential due to Rogers capping data and high overage rates. This has become increasingly frustrating since Telus and Bell started to offer unlimited data plans for smartphones that are less costly than what Rogers wants consumers to swallow as being good value for their money. The response from Rogers has been that they believe the average user will only use 100 MB on the iPhone. Well sorry to disappoint them but I've used 200 MB on the current model which will increase significantly when I use the iPhone 3G (HSPA), MobileMe and the App Store. The latter of which does not let the user know how much the data size will be when downloading. Also MobileMe is a constant data sync service for push calendar, push email and push contacts which will significantly increase data usage, a service that Rogers hasn't taken into consideration when estimating average data usage for their customers who purchase this service from Apple. I've been limiting my usage due to concern for high overage rates. I have friends and family using the current iPhone (EDGE) that have gone over 400 MB. They've accomplished this all before using HSPA, the App Store or MobileMe.
As for the Rogers to Rogers calling that's not included in any of the iPhone 3G Voice & Data plans. It's only an option if you choose to get a separate voice plan that has Rogers to Rogers calling and add on a smartphone data plan. Though doing this will mean no free WIFI at pay per use Hotspots as well increased cost when you add on the $7.00 early evening calling, $7.00 call display, $10.00 2500 text messaging and $8.00 Visual Voicemail.
Reference unlimited data plans from competitors: http://www.telusmobility.com/bc/plan...mail_all.shtml
Offers available until August 5, 2008. Rates are subject to change without notice.
1 PDA smartphones (with TELUS mobile Email only) and BlackBerry® smartphones (with BlackBerry® Internet Service only).
2 Unlimited instant messaging available with Windows Live Messenger on PDA smartphones only and BlackBerry® Messenger on BlackBerry® smartphones only.
3 Web browsing and application usage not available on BlackBerry® smartphones and is charged at pay-per-use rate of $8/MB on PDA smartphones.
* Data used while roaming in the U.S. is charged at $8/MB. Any usage incurred through a laptop/computer will be charged at $8/MB.
19. Use of Service.
You are responsible to safeguard your Device, and for the use of your Device and the Services by you and any other persons, except as provided under Section 18 above. You shall not use or allow others to use the Service or your Device if such use:
is for, or results in, any illegal, abusive, annoying or offensive activities, including making available offensive content, the commission or encouragement of a criminal offence, stalking, harassment, spamming, disrupting or interfering with the Internet, any network, computers or other devices, transmission of a virus or other harmful component, defamation, intellectual property infringement, or interference with other clients service;
consumes excessive network capacity in Bells reasonable opinion, or causes our network, or our ability to provide services to others, to be adversely affected;
is for multi-media streaming, continuous data transmission or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine to machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, voice over Internet protocol or any other application which uses excessive network capacity that is not made available to you by Bell;
is to provide a substitute or back-up for private lines or dedicated data connections such as DSL;
is to operate an email, web, server farm, news, chat or other service.
You shall not threaten, abuse or harass any Bell employee or representative. You shall not commit, attempt to commit, or allow others to commit or attempt to commit, any fraud against Bell including fraudulently obtaining Services or Devices, or transforming outbound communications into incoming communications or otherwise fraudulently avoiding applicable charges, and shall not otherwise abuse flat rate or unlimited use plans, or allow others to do so. You shall not resell, transfer, distribute, share or exploit for commercial purposes any Service or engage in or allow any alteration, copying, reproduction of or tampering with electronic serial numbers or other identification, signalling or transmission functions or components of your Device. In addition, you must follow all other service regulations issued or adopted by us. Bell may immediately suspend or terminate all or part of your Services and this Agreement without notice if Bell has reasonable grounds to believe there is a breach of any of these Use of Service: provisions.
Sidenote, I didn't know Bell offered GSM? http://www.bell.ca/support/PrsCSrvWl...Agreement.page
, IPhone anyone?
The following terms and conditions apply to each GSM Device/SIM card (GSM Device) you connect to our network and for the roaming services we provide to you for your GSM Device via roaming service provider(s).
(i) You agree that it is a physical given that for mobile telecommunication service the possibility of creating or maintaining a connection and the quality of the connection are not equal or adequate in every location at any time.
(ii) You agree that the roaming services may be adversely affected and may (temporarily) be unavailable as a result of physical factors (such as buildings, tunnels, mountains, etc.), atmospheric circumstances, or adjustments to or maintenance of the network of another provider of telecommunication services, failure in the interconnection, jamming transmitters, or other causes.
(iii) You shall prudently protect the GSM Device against loss, abuse, theft or damage.
(iv) If the GSM Device is no longer in your possession due to loss, theft or damage, or if you suspect abuse of the GSM Device, you must contact Bell Mobility to block the GSM Device.
(v) Upon termination of the agreement or if the roaming services are no longer purchased, you shall destroy the GSM SIM Card.
(vi) You warrant normal use of the GSM Device for the purpose of purchasing roaming services, as intended by such providers according to reasonable standards. You shall be liable for any damage arising as a result of unlawful use of the roaming services and the GSM Device.
(vii)You shall refrain, and prevent others, from using the GSM Device or roaming services for any purpose (pattern) other than that intended by the relevant telecommunications operator, in any way whatsoever, including annoyance, spamming, or any other form of harassment, creating, or having third parties create, connections with buy lines on a large scale or committing criminal offences.