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    I'm on the 10GB plan for some reason (probably as a money grab) Telus pro-rates the first 5 days then the billing cycle starts afterwards, so for me on the 10th.

    The weird thing is I didn't get throttled at all. The CS as the store was nice and showed I should be throttled at 1.66 GB but I just used 2 GB running speed tests here on the 401 Highway and nothing... I decided to stop if this is eating into the rest of my bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @Class View Post
    I'm on the 10GB plan for some reason (probably as a money grab) Telus pro-rates the first 5 days then the billing cycle starts afterwards, so for me on the 10th.

    The weird thing is I didn't get throttled at all. The CS as the store was nice and showed I should be throttled at 1.66 GB but I just used 2 GB running speed tests here on the 401 Highway and nothing... I decided to stop if this is eating into the rest of my bucket.
    I used over 30gb extra on Telus and still no throttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emann56 View Post
    I used over 30gb extra on Telus and still no throttle.

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    I was hoping to test this out before I ported from Virgin...

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    Same here, I am on the 10GB No Overages plan, and I'm at 11.5GB and I'm not being throddled at all.

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    Enjoy the party for now, I'm sure Telus will bust it up at some point.

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    Telus is new to the throttling game and likely has not implemented the systems for it. Enjoy the party indeed. You can bet those paying for the 50gb plan aren’t too happy about it.

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    Corp lines are no longer 30% discounted....they are giving discounts on "hardware" while plans are the same as what normal people get....which is almost garbage...better to buy the phone by opening/closing a koodo line to get the hardware for cheap.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddsdude View Post
    Telus is new to the throttling game and likely has not implemented the systems for it. Enjoy the party indeed. You can bet those paying for the 50gb plan aren’t too happy about it.
    On the plus side, those customers can switch their plans at the first oppportunity until the throttling does kick in.

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    They shouldn't throttle the speed, they should slow down only when the network is likely to be congested, just like they do in the states.

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    A big reason the big 3 can claim Canada’s networks are so ‘fast & amazing’ is because they have been so under utilized due to their expensive and restrictive plans. Throttling would only occur during big events, but effectively it happens naturally at them anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbogeek View Post
    A big reason the big 3 can claim Canada’s networks are so ‘fast & amazing’ is because they have been so under utilized due to their expensive and restrictive plans. Throttling would only occur during big events, but effectively it happens naturally at them anyway.
    This! They keep cranking up the speed for what? At $100/gb overage, everyone watches their usage like a hawk. No wonder the network is so “fast”. No one uses it. Kind of like claiming the 401 is fast at 2am.

    The US has a much more logical approach by only throttling on an as needed basis when towers are congested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddsdude View Post
    The US has a much more logical approach by only throttling on an as needed basis when towers are congested.
    Has Canada or Toronto in particular ever done what's logical?

    Ticket Canada Post delivery vans? Check!
    Tow cars off the road even on holidays for the 2 hour rush and there is literally no one one the street? Check!
    Have a dedicated Go bus lane that's used twice every hour and everyone else is in parking lot traffic? Check!
    Smart lights? What, come on... It's only 2020, German, UK, AU, US have only had those for what, 30 years... Nah!
    Stop a pipeline that's the biggest contributor to your economy and purchasing power? Check!
    $1,000,000,000 gas plant that never happend? Oh... but of course, Check!

    And the list goes on...

    But back to the data, one day we'll see the same system in Canada maybe in 2023 when Satellite internet from One Web and Bezos is cheap and plentiful...

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