Thanks for the info Kirby.. Can't believe the breakout in RIMM, but there it is showing how the pumping is working.
LOL! Only after talking to you one-on-one can I actually visualize you saying that. I too have been watching that for a while. Have they gained that many subscribers to the bloody thing to warrant that rise? Good assessment Bob.
OT: I was reviewing my cable options
and was told, when I called for questions on Friday, that Rogers was offering a new plan of "pick 2 or 3 for 15% off" - what a deal "Jerry" said. It sounded impressive but I told the guy "gotta see the print" and I am just enquiring. So tonight I strolled over to Ted's place and found they did a number alright:
- jacked up the top tier VIP Digital w/Movies by $3
- removed "6 Specialty Themes" from the regular VIP - so if you want all specialties you have to get the top tier VIP Digial w/Movies now
- eliminated the bundling as it was before
- "2 or 3 - 15% off" is actually a great promo if you don't mind being stuck with a 2 year
lock in. These things are alluring but.. I can see buying into a contract for Gas or Hydro, but to pin me down on my Internet? Hard hard call. Everyone wants you handcuffed these days.
Sorry Ted not this time - not yet. Today I still have "by the second" billing on my cell plus I am with the old "VIP - save 10%". The guy at Rogers just about sold me on upgrading to the new VIP which gives you a free cable box - but I when I asked about losing the 10% he almost convinced me I wasn't losing that.
But I must be stupid - RIGHT? The VIP Cable program has changed to this new offer of a discounted digital terminal rental for VIP customers. The new VIP program is called Digital VIP. As an existing VIP Cable customer, you have the option of keeping your 10% discount on your cable or switching to the new Digital VIP program. If you opt for the new VIP program, you will no longer receive your 10% discount on cable. However your other VIP program discounts remain unchanged.
Well when I crunch the numbers today, I actually have determined my "save 10%" isn't so bad after all. I can emulate the top tier VIP Digital - if I take only 10 or 15 specialty channels (mostly crap amyways). But under my scheme, if I add a PVR or second/third box - I save 10% - whereas you don't with the new scheme.
Gotta hand it to Ted - they certainly pump
out confusing stuff alright - from their offerings to their bills - you need a PhD in Rogology to figure these out. And he got me actually. I was so "laid back" on getting my bills electronically, and having them paid, automagically, that I almost missed the "premature removal" of my free 25Minutes (for pre-authorized payment) - back in July when they jacked up the voice mail and call display options a $1 each. I have had it re-added - but still. Gotta keep on your toes with Teddy.
Anyways, me thinks if they are saying "over here boy" trying to get me to flip my VIP, there must be something heavy duty coming down the pipes.. a trickle now.. so I think I will hold on just a bit more tightly...
Cheers - 1984 friends.. and Ted is watching what we watch.. visiting the sites we visit and listening to those we listen to... (and uh oh his latest plans mimic Bell with a $5 LD plan..)
(Don't worry FP - Jimmy Shaw Jr isn't but a stone throw away.. he partly made is mark right here in Richmans Hill and Markham - before giving up this primo NA real estate to grab that BC territory in the swap.. to this day I figure that was a colossal blunder..)