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TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:28
reply to shwatkin

Re: Start.ca VS Distributel

No worries shwatkin, I hear you. For my part, I was more pointing out the fact that those two cities hardly account for the whole country...

I do agree about those two cities though.. we wanted to turn them up but given the CRTC proceedings at the time. It just wasnt possible, we ran out of time. I do believe that we have some areas that they dont also though but its a moot point.. it is what it is for those few areas. In a few months it will all be history anyway.
--
Marc - CEO/TekSavvy



Upsidedown

@utoronto.ca
reply to shwatkin

Long story short.

-Start covers Telus, Bell, Rogers and Cogeco's footprint.
-TSI covers Telus, Bell, parts of Rogers and Cogeco. Not sure about Videotron.

Start is more widely available in specific cable provider's footprint.
Teksavvy has/uses more cable providers, but doesnt cover 100% of their respective footprint.

Although I wouldn't really include Shaw, TSI covers one market. Cant even get it in Edmonton or Calgary.

Also, I for one don't take companies seriously when they say things like coming soon, or upgrading very soon. Everybody has a different interpretation of that, and if you don't meet expectations, it just hurts your own rep. Perfect example of that is Mobilicity, especially when their "retention" says they'll be improving coverage soon in the downtown core.



TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:28

said by Upsidedown :

Although I wouldn't really include Shaw, TSI covers one market. Cant even get it in Edmonton or Calgary.

Vancouver is the third largest City in Canada population wise. Just FYI..
--
Marc - CEO/TekSavvy


rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23
reply to Upsidedown

said by Upsidedown :

-Start covers Telus, Bell, Rogers and Cogeco's footprint.

I don't normally hop into sales threads (especially 'us' vs 'them' ones), but just a slight correction on the above as we're not in Telus area. Right now mainly just focused on all of Ontario, which we cover with Bell, Rogers and Cogeco.

Kane Hart

join:2012-11-17
Reviews:
·Rogers Hi-Speed
reply to Johny

All I can say is Start and Distributel are both in Barrie. I'm also stuck deciding.t I'm leaning a bit towards Dist for the bandwidth. Start because they got a slight higher tier.

For now Start will not charge you for extra bandwidth usage as far as I know. But they will be in the future from what I hear.



ErrorError

@start.ca
reply to rocca

Why does Start's website qualify DSL in Edmonton if you guys dont cover Telus? Man, I was JUST about to wean my sister off of Telus' stupidity.


Guru

join:2008-10-01
kudos:2
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL

said by ErrorError :

Why does Start's website qualify DSL in Edmonton if you guys dont cover Telus? Man, I was JUST about to wean my sister off of Telus' stupidity.

What method did you use to qualify? For DSL, you use phone to qualify not by address I believe. *Correct me if I'm wrong!


ErrorError

@start.ca

I punched in my sister's postal code after clicking on "High Speed" and it says she can get DSL 2, 6 or 15.



rocca
Start.ca
Premium
join:2008-11-16
London, ON
kudos:23

The main services page uses the postal code to determine the cable zone. The highspeed availability link is the main tool that does qualification and can check phone #'s for service (ie postal codes are too large to do useful dsl qualification). It's a good point for out of province searches though, I'll see what I can do. We don't do any advertising outside of Ontario so it hasn't come up before.


Johny

join:2012-12-06
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
reply to Johny

Well I signed up for Start yesterday, so thanks for all the input. We'll see how it goes with them, hopefully the speeds stay stable (mainly need the upload one to be).

Will report back for those who are interested in their services in Vaughan