There's no way that would account for a difference of multiple gigabytes.
Are you sure... Rogers is not very forthcoming in HOW it measures our usage, nor is there any government regulation that GUARANTEES what we get billed for is what we use... you know like when you buy a litre of GAS, you get a litre of gas..
Why Cant Rogers and other ISPs be regulated like gas pumps... they have created internet caps on our billing... hoping we will be DL over, with their or anyone elses video content... they dont care about speeds anymore its just "HOW MUCH".. that is why its not a big fuss for net flix.. as long as we go over our "CAPS" they get paid!
Gas pumps are regulated, but that hasn't stopped some stations from rigging their pumps anyway. And you don't get a litre of gas: You get roughly a litre of gas. It's not perfect for various reasons. But let's just say that a well-working, non-rigged pump will get you close enough that it's nothing to worry about (plus it can even go in your favour.)
I follow my usage daily. SO FAR (note emphasis), it's pretty much what I expect - I have yet to run into a bad surprise.
Your computer doesn't upload that much unless you're actually uploading files. Gaming will upload more than regular browsing, e-mail etc... but it's likely in the megabytes, not gigabytes. So your theory about the reason for the original poster's usage discrepancy doesn't hold.
To Michel... my friend works for a company that sells gas pumps, and yes they can be "rigged", but like your Hydro meter , they have a seal that indicates when they have been tampered with. In fact there was a recent scandal about some gas stations rigging their pumps in the news... a week later measuremnt Canada was at my friends workplace inspecting all their equipment, testing and calibrating devices.. nice to see the government protecting us from fraud artists and thieves.. now if only ?
I had Rogers Express from August 2008 up through this spring. We never came near our internet caps. Maintained a secure wireless connection, often changing the key and checking the routing table. Never any issues of anyone stealing. This year each month our usage went up more and more each month, we upgraded, once, it went over, so we upgraded again to Extreme Plus in June. From then until now, we at least remained under the extreme plus cap, though speeds were not close to advertiesed, to be expected.
Now that I'm paying twice as much for the same so so service, I have a new issue, constant download speeds of 1 meg down nearly all waking hours of the day for 2 weeks. Numerous calls and service tickets with Rogers, they still blame my 2 computers wired directly to the Rogers modem/router, dozens of trace routes, never any latency on first 5 hops out. Often timing out on 6th hop. Rogers is driving me crazy. It's a catch 22, open ticket, they come out, maybe maint comes back, ticket closed, you call back, and they want to start all over again as if you have all the time in the world to fix or deal with Rogers network problems.
I appreciate where you are coming from, however, you have to also realize that if everyone was offered unlimited data, the network would be bogged down and clogged and your speed would be reduced, and you probably would not be happy with how fast your able to play your games. The reason why some DSL companies (internet through the PHONE line) offer unlimited data is because they know that their speeds are slower by default, so that most people who want to do heavy downloading will just get frustrated because of the speed. Instead of a dedicated cable line with Rogers, with DSL you are going through a telephone line.
There's a reason why companies like WIND Mobile that offer unlimited data, cap your usage at 5GB before reducing you to 512kbps.
However, I can tell you that INTERNET for ROGERS is going to be a MAJOR thing in 2012. The major focus in 2012 is internet since it is such a major demand for customers.
I am a Rogers employee, but my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Rogers or its affiliates. Je suis un(e) employé(e) de Rogers mais mes commentaires sont les miens et ne reflètent pas nécessairement le point de vue de Rogers ou d’une société de son groupe.
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