From: Marcel L.
Date: May 25, 2003 6:37
Subject: bell expressview
owned by rogers
Check it out but Rogers owns
Bell Expressview (YOURE
SO WRONG see below)
and about 20% of Dish Network and Shaw owns Starchoice and
lots of Motorola shares as well as 360 networks Whatever you
think of Rogers is true as I have seen billing for service
not being received but take that and double it for Shaw. The
truth is we do not have any choice 1 monopoly or 2 makes no
difference, they are in bed together. In BC
we have dealt with both trading systems and each time getting
worse than the last. As I say the best is to not waste
your valuable time watching garbage that our government and
corporations EDIT! There is no truth like that which
you observe 1st hand and no sense getting it from them or
the so called media. If you want an option to cell try
a long range cordless phone(up to 100km should do) where there
are no per minute charges. Wouldn't that piss them off and
there puppet CRTC (Canada's Right To Sensor).
1000 channels, nothing on!!!!!
Are you one of those nuts
sitting in a basement wrapped in tin foil with a fiberglass
pyramid on your head because the government launched satellites
that can read your mind?
First, "Bell Exppressview"
is spelt "Bell ExpressVu" and is owned by ROGERS
media rival & Canadas largest communications
company BCE Inc.
Second, the Littleton, Colorado
based company EchoStar Communications Corp. owns the Dish
Network and I can find NO proof of ROGERS owning 20%.
Third, Iron Chef, The Sopranos
and the Anna Nicole Smith show are perfect examples of my
valuable time WELL SPENT. OK, maybe not Anna Nicole,
but I have a thing for big tits.
Fourth, a long-range cordless
phone is as plausible an alternative for cellular service
as 2 tin cans with a piece of really long string.
Fifth, your paranoia is
a waste of your valuable time because we all know where
you are and were still coming to get you.
Date: May 30, 2003 8:58
Subject: Rant for rogers.
Hey I saw your post up at redflagdeals.com
I have to agree with you strongly. The ONLY reason why I use
rogers is because I share a house and I have to use rogers
internet. Other than that I dont. Here is my experience.
I have been a longtime rogers
customer maybe 3 years now. They have served me well for a
year or two (when it was still good) but now they suck ass.
I cant believe the survice I am getting, its like paying someone
so I can have access to AOL canada (which is FREE!) Really,
if rogers want to stop getting hatemails, flames, or sites
aganist them they should wake up. Their fucking service internet
sucks so much its not funny. Ever since SHAW became ROGERS
my internet was ass slow. They need to come fix the fiber
optics here so they say but I have complained so many times
to get their ass here to do it but they never do! I am so
pissed now I just stopped playing, I am now looking for some
decent internet service here.
Well I dont know what to do.
But it would be cool if I had
a T shirt, if I do win however I would want it before june
so I can wear it at school would be funnnny. But hehe.
So you hate ROGERS and you
need an alternative to ROGERS Internet huh? Gee if only there
was a website or something that factored in both a disdain
for ROGERS and alternatives to their services
be ingenious!! Maybe you should check these links, www.ihaterogers.ca
Date: May 31, 2003 7:16
Subject: Rogers Sucks
Thanks, for posting my story,
guess what i have recieved another bill from Rogers and it
get's better, they called me when my three months of service
was nearly up and said, Rene. Since your such a good customer,
we are willing to give you another three months free service
, including the answering service, digital call display, enhanced
voice mail.ect.. all you have to pay is the 24$ month billing.
I said sure, but make sure
that you put a note on the system that once the time is up,
i do not want to be billed for these extra services
Well, guess what , time is
up and now i have recieved a bill for 49.95 for service charges!!!!
They are charging me for what
i told them not to do.
I am now filling a complaint
with the better buisness bureau and i am thinking of going
to small claims court for being charged for what i don't want.
They are doing this to millions
of people and i think it's terrible and it's time to do something.
By the way, my name is Rene.
and i was using my wifes email, we only have the one email.
Just wanted to mention that.
Also, are they under obligation of to give you a badge number
or name if requested?? I want to log stuff, but i can't get
any info from them. What's up with that.
thanks and have a good day,
Rene. in Copper cliff Ontario.
Sure, I remember your first
submission. How couldnt I? Instead of the name Rene
I put it under the name "Pissed Off" because you
signed it "Pissed off Rogers client from Sudbury Ontario".
Renes first rant is posted here www.ihaterogers.ca/rants26.htm
Always get the name and
ID number of everyone you speak to. I wouldnt even start
telling them my problem until I had that information. They
most certainly should identify themselves if asked. You should
have seen trouble coming when they said, "Sure you can
have the services for FREE
thatll be $24 please."
File that complaint with the
BBB and anywhere else possible & try to get your money
back if possible and then if youre not satisfied CANCEL
YOUR SERVICE WITH ROGERS! There are plenty of alternatives
out there (simply check www.ihaterogers.ca/wireless2.htm)
that wont double talk you and be grateful for your business.
And when you call them
tell them ihateROGERS.ca sent
From: prada 1999
Date: Juune 2, 2003
Subject: I HATE ROGERS:
GIVE ME A T-SHIRT FOR FREE
Read your post and know that
you start this kewl site, I decide to share my un-very-fucking-pleasant
experience with Rogers.
We had a couple computers we
wanted to get connected to the internet. I was the
network dummy at the time. So I called up the CSR at Rogers
and I asked if they would help me in setting up my home network.
As useless as they always are, the CSR told me to go to their
website and there is a link to such problems. Off I went,
I realized that I have to pay $10 extra for each additional
computer to get connected. Okay, I ordered 3 extra ips. Then
again I called to ask for the help how do I set up for other
newly-ordered ips. The guy told me that they don't do that
for the custormers and it's the customer responsibility to
solve such problems. Fortunately a friend of mine heard my
story and offered to help. I purchased a computer hardware
called router as he suggested. He only spent like 15 minutes
in my place and completed the installation and everything
started working immediately. All my four computers in our
family got connected to the internet. It was to this very
moment that I realize I am a complete idiot who listens to
Rogers and pay for those extra ips and get no help at all.
That's a total rip off! They should not charge anything on
people who have more than one computer because no other internet
provider has ever done this before! Why the fuck would they
do this! Hear me this, ROGERS ARE ALL BASTARDS!
My cable connection was slow
and unstable. I always lost the connection around 4 a.m. and
on for a couple hours. Yeah they might be doing the maintenance
works but why the hell my current connection from another
internet provider is never lost and on for 24/7!?! Rogers
are not only bastards but they are also gay people. I
did't have my cable service with them and so they charged
me $10 extra for the internet service. But hell when I really
had enough of their bullshit and I decided to cancel the service,
the CSR I talked to instantly offered to give me a discount.
Oh I see, it's all about their bullshit again then again and
again. They decide anything they want, regardless of their
suckass policies. I hate myself of not wanting to cancel any
earlier. Fuck them straight in everywhere! Whatever I am now
a happy user of another isp.
In conclusion, Rogers, I hope
to see you down anyday soon. I will work my ass off to share
my own experience as well as to promote the ihaterogers.com with
anyone I know.
Thank you for your time!
So many comments, so little
time. First off this is www.ihaterogers.ca
not ".com". ROGERS actually owns the ".com"
extension. Second, please dont take this as in insult,
but English is not your first language is it? Third, I cant
confirm or deny that "ROGERS are gay people". And
even if they were
what does that have to do with the
price of tea in China?
Now about your problem,
all Im going to say is you did the right thing and cancelled
your service with ROGERS because you were mistreated and not
very smart! That is precisely the point of
this site. If youre not happy, CANCEL your service and
find someone else, and good for you for doing exactly that.
I definitely agree with your assessment that, "ROGERS
ARE ALL BASTARDS!", although I prefer the term "RAT
Finally, yes this is a "kewl"
site and no you cant have a T-shirt
If you win, Ill notify you by e-mail.
From: Stan W.
Date: Juune 3, 2003
web site Good Show!
I'd like to congratulate you
about your site.
It is not only a delight to read all of the "rants", but the
site itself is impressive and visually striking.
(I spent two years as head of tech support at a Toronto ISP
- I had to interact with (spit...) "web designers" whose best
effort paled compared to your site. Should I ever put up a
similar ihateTORONTOHYDRO.ca site I'd like to crib as much
of your look and feel as possible, with full credit and apologies
to you right up front! <grin>)
re: Video rentals
There are MANY MANY little mom and pop stores in Toronto that
have less expensive rentals (though with far smaller inventory)
but really wonderful customer service. They are best for people
who don't care about "New, New, gotta have New!!!!" material
and who know what they want.
There are also a number of specialty (read as "fringe") video
rental stores in downtown Toronto. I regret that I don't have
that info right at hand.
Keep up the good work.
(I suspect that any "utility" type of operation similar to
Rogers could easily have associated with it a site similar
Stan, I hope you dont
mind that I deleted your company and contact information
just a running policy and nothing personal. I really appreciate
all the great things you said about the site. Its been
a year like this and I have actually redesigned the ENTIRE
site. Today is June 14, 2003 as Im preparing this to
be uploaded and the NEW SITE should be all completed and uploaded
in a week or less. So you can have the current look
of it with my compliments. Hell, Ill even supply you
with a template for it!
on the new look would be greatly appreciated.
Concerning the VIDEO RENTAL
section I am really working on that to get it finished for
the very near future and youre right about all the alternatives
out there. And I cant go without mentioning the web
design people I work with are FING AWESOME! There are
links for them in the links section www.ihaterogers.ca/links.htm
or you can check out their portfolios from here (Nicole Kay
Site Design) www3.sympatico.ca/nicolekay/sites
and (IBS) www.ilist4free.com/WebDesign/portfolio.htm.
Both are very talented, confident, reliable and most importantly
affordable professionals that dont stop until youre
100% satisfied. Their creative genius far exceeds the
pages of this site.