Rogers Infinite Capped (256kbps) Real World Tests
Short story: actually more or less usable. Better than I expected after reading many of the comments here essentially implying an unusable device.
- SiriusXM app, normal music quality setting. Roughly a 10 to 20 second delay before streaming but then worked fine without pauses. There were a few "you aren't connected to the Internet" warnings but didn't seem to materially affect things.
- GMail app. Refreshed inbox to show one new email from my Nest camera. This took maybe 3 seconds. Clicking on the email showed with embedded image in about 8 seconds.
- Spotify, with "data saver" turned on. Roughly a 10 to 15 second delay before streaming but then worked fine without pauses. I'm no audiophile but I couldn't really detect a quality difference with "data saver" turned on through my AirPods.
- Loaded CBC News site in Safari. Never fully loaded with all images for some reason (likely relying on multiple servers and one or more timed out) but text was readable in about 1.5 minutes. Clicked on an article and it was readable in about 10 seconds. Navigated back, clicked on another article which was readable in about 10 seconds again.
- Loaded RFD "Hot Deals" forum main page - took 30 seconds. Any one post loaded in about 5 seconds.
- iMessage with text, emojis - no real difference from LTE. Sending a random image from my photo roll took 80 seconds.
- Facebook worked oddly really well. A few seconds delay here or there, definitely more when lots of images involved.
- Youtube. Search for Gangnam style loaded results in 15 seconds. Clicking on top hit (3.3 billion views - good lord) resulted in ad playing in about 5 seconds. Video started right after, stuttered on / off for 10 seconds then played non-stop at 144p... not great looking. Never went above 144p. Damn it, this is going to get stuck in my head.
So, there you go. Let me know if you want to test something specific and I'll do my best.
Personally, I think I'm going to sign up for the plan. I have the $60 / 10 GB plan from last Christmas (now $65) and I'm always hovering around 9 to 9.5 GB usage with a week left in the billing cycle and then stressing out about overage. I think this is preferable.