Comments and e-mails have once again raised the issue of data hub charges. The chart shows a price comparison based on information from the vendors’ website as of 30 Jan 2012 supplemented in some cases by correspondence with the vendors. There were a number of changes in 2011.
This information is only provided as a general outline for quick reference and does not supersede the actual vendor contracts. Users are encouraged to read their contracts in detail and ask questions to ensure they understand the terms and conditions that are applicable.
These prices are subject to change without warning and should only be used as a guide.
|Top Tier Cap||10 GB||15 GB||20 GB|
|Top Tier Costs||$70||$103.86||$75|
|Cost per Additional GB*||$15**||$10***||$50|
|Maximum Overage Billing Cap||N/A||$50||N/A|
|Maximum Total Cost||Open Ended||$153.86||Open Ended|
|Total GB for $150.00||15.3 GB||20 GB||21.5 GB|
|Cost of Additional GB after $150||$15||$0||$50|
* Bell quote $.015 per MB and Tbaytel quotes $.05 per MB. I have converted the rate to GB for ease of comparison.
** Bell provides a warning once the user is near the cap and before applying the additional GB charges.
*** Based on my personal experience, Rogers charges for a full GB even if the overage is only a few MB.