Rogers lowers monthly data allowance for residential customers, increases speed

By on July 24, 2010 at 5:54 PM.

Rogers lowers monthly data allowance for residential customers, increases speed

Rogers Communications, Canada’s second largest internet provider, has lowered the data allowance on several of its residential internet plans. Rogers “Extreme” service will now offer an 80 GB per month allowance (formerly 90 GB), and subscribers to the “Lite” service will be allotted 15 GB per month (formerly 25 GB). The CBC speculates that Netflix’s recent announcement to open shop in the Great White North may have something to do with Rogers’ decision. It isn’t all bad news though, Rogers upped the speeds on their “Extreme” plan from 10 Mbps to 15 Mbps… so that’s something. Currently, Rogers provides home internet service to over 1.6 million Canadian subscribers. More →

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Watch the 2010 World Cup on your cellphone

By on June 3, 2010 at 7:15 PM.

Watch the 2010 World Cup on your cellphone

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Good news for all of you football soccer fanatics, as two major wireless carriers — Sprint in the U.S. and Rogers in Canada — have announced that their subscribers will be able to watch the historic tournament unfold before their very eyes on their mobile phones. In the U.S., Sprint has entered into a partnership with ESPN to make 56 of the tournaments 64 matches available through ESPN Mobile TV. This service will be provided as a part of Sprint TV and will be free to anyone who has a Everything Data plan. In Canada, Rogers Wireless will allow its Rogers on Demand Mobile subscribers with an Android, BlackBerry or iPhone device to watch all 64 matches from their phone the Rogers on Demand Mobile app. The caveat here is that the service costs $5 per month in addition to a one-time $10 fee to enable access to World Cup coverage. You Canadians are hip enough to the scene to know that was to be expected, right? More →

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