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kragop

join:2006-02-15
Scarborough, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL

[DSL] Upgrading to unlimited

Currently we have 16Mbps service with 300 gig. We would like to upgrade to unlimited and have some questions:

1. Are there extra costs associated with upgrading to unlimited?
2. If we choose to upgrade to unlimited, will we loose the 16Mbps service, and be forced to take the 15 Mbps service?



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2

There's no real world speed difference between 16Mbps and 15 Mbps. Even between 18Mbps and 25Mbps you barely notice a change. Downloads are limited to the upload speed of the server the file you want is located on.


JMJimmy

join:2008-07-23
reply to kragop

Price it out fully though.

The 25/7mbps connection it's cheaper to do the 300gb cap and pay any overages as even if you max out on the overage charge you'd have paid that anyway for the unlimited.


ultramancool

join:2004-12-22
Schenectady, NY
reply to elitefx

Most servers have more than 18 mbit available to you. Going from 18 to 25mbit will almost certainly provide a noticeable speed difference. Remember that most servers are on 100mbit to 1000mbit lines and aren't even using half the load. You'd have no problem downloading from file lockers, steam, etc at rates above this.


hmph

join:2012-10-23
reply to elitefx

Yea all the servers on the internet are clearly 15-25 mbit.
There is no such thing as 100mbit or gigabit out there.
O wait, pretty much every dedicated server is 100mbit or faster.
Of course there is a massive difference between 18mbit and 25mbit lol, what are you even talking about?



kragop

join:2006-02-15
Scarborough, ON
reply to kragop

@elitefx
I upgraded to 15Mbps/1Mbps unlimited service, considering there is not much speed difference between 15Mbps and 16Mbps.


34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to elitefx

said by elitefx:

Even between 18Mbps and 25Mbps you barely notice a change.

You're living in fantasy land as usual.

morisato

join:2008-03-16
Oshawa, ON

i would notice the 800 KPBS difference when i am Downloading 3 meg a sec vs 2.2 is noticeable imo
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34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON

said by morisato:

i would notice the 800 KPBS difference when i am Downloading 3 meg a sec vs 2.2 is noticeable imo

I would agree with the statement if it was comparing say 75 Mbps vs 150 Mbps but 18 Mbps and 25 Mbps are not exactly blistering fast speeds and most users would definitely notice the difference.


TSI Taunia
Premium
join:2012-11-22
Chatham, ON
reply to kragop

said by kragop:

Currently we have 16Mbps service with 300 gig. We would like to upgrade to unlimited and have some questions:

1. Are there extra costs associated with upgrading to unlimited?
2. If we choose to upgrade to unlimited, will we loose the 16Mbps service, and be forced to take the 15 Mbps service?

Hello,

There is no cost to change your bandwidth package, however because the 16Mbps packages not longer exist you would be put on the 15Mbps/1Mbps unlimited for $59.99

Thank you,
Tsi Taunia