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Rogers to continue policy of no charge tethering indefinitely

March 24th, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Come one, come all for another instalment of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Rogers Wireless Edition. Today’s topic? Tethering.

  • The Good: No charge tethering (data used while tethering comes out of one’s monthly data allotment) for wireless data subscribers will not be left to expire come the promotions scheduled expiration date of May 3rd. From now on, this is a policy which will remain in place indefinitely.
  • The Bad: You need a data plan with a monthly allotment of 1GB or more (sorry $25/500MB, $40 Smartphone Data and Voice and Data plan users, you’re S.O.L.) and those with $100 family plan with 1GB of pooled data are ineligible. Need tethering? That’ll be a minimum of $30.
  • The Ugly: One Rate plans. If you have a One Rate plan Even of 1GB or more, you’re not allowed to tether. Example: If you have an iPhone with a 1GB One Rate plan you cannot tether, but if you put the same plan One Rate on a Rocket Stick you can. Does this make sense to anyone? It doesn’t to us so we’ve asked Rogers PR to fill us in on the reasoning.

So how does this news strike all of those Rogers customers out there? Are you pleased? Irate? Indifferent? Thirsty? Let’s discuss.


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