I suspect not. Rogers seems to be quietly phasing out its Portable Internet Service.
Why? Even with slow speeds (50-55 kbps), it is the only unlimited bandwidth service left, but only to legacy customers. They want to push the mobile internet stick and rake in more of your hard-earned money with bandwidth limitations and more expensive wireless data plans.
New Portable Internet modems are still on the shelves at Best Buy, but Rogers will avoid activating new customers.
The Portable Internet service offering is hidden (www.rogers.com/portableinternet ) and the monthly rate is higher than what existing customers are paying.
Legacy customers are getting the runaround when they call for technical support.
Is this good business?
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I have been a portable user for years and fould it useful when moving to different locations but have recently been considering a basic cable.....but....what is a basic cable anymore?
Should l continue the $55 per month for portable or drop it.....l mostly download movies and email.
There is a maximum overge of $50 Rogers will charge on the Rocket HUB so your bill should never be > $110/mo.
Still overly expensive but better then nothing.
So: Level 1 - $35 (up to 3 GB) Level 2 - $45 (up to 5 GB) Level 3 - $60 (up to 10 GB) (Overage: $10 per GB over 10 GB up to maximum of $50)
and FYI , I've downloaded music and watched hours of UTube and never exceeded 10G,in facct my total useage since Aug3/2011 is slighly over 34G and that's incudeing some Netflix movies.
They are no longer quietly phasing it out. It is now official.
There are interesting discussions to be found at http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r26649253-Rogers-shutting-down-Portable-Internet-service and http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=149107
It would appear to be another money grab from Rogers.
Unlike you I didn't get a courtesy letter. I found out via a sales call to upsell me to the more expensive rocket hub. When I recently spent over $350 to replace a defective modem, there was no mention of phasing out or turning off the service. Rogers was very happy to take my money for the modem and even sent it out via courier ( which took them four weeks but thats a whole other tale).. I have yet to hear any reason as to WHY they are shutting off the network other than that they can now take my fixed rate/unlimited plan and turn it into a monthly game of financial russian roultette.. Since this is Roger's idea of customer service, this is one customer who will be seeking service elsewhere Thankfully there are now more options available in rural ontario and no I don`t mean dial up. Good bye Rogers. Explorer Net, Rural Net, Here I come!