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GeoStar

join:2011-02-10
j2e6f5
reply to GirgleMirt

Re: Does Bell screws its reseller's customers?

And that is the nature of shitty DSL.

its not a marketing ploy?

like, paid shills and hell mothpieces to just make people give up and pay more for nothing ?

oyoyoyoyoyooy


GirgleMirt

join:2002-11-01
Saint-Laurent, QC
reply to GirgleMirt

Thanks ! Yeah I'm pretty sure I'll go with cable now, I've not heard from Velcom for two days, and the last test they had me do was disconnect all phones & plug modem directly on the wall, then test speeds... Not better. If it didn't work, they were supposed to ask Bell to put back fastpath, nothing since then, still interleave...

So probably Teksavvy 32$ 7mbps 300 gigs plan & IP phone service. Or maybe 14mbps 300gigs for 38$, hmm... Anyhow, I'll see. Time to ditch Bell for good! Actually, I should have done this sooner... I guess when I joined Velcom some years ago these plans weren't available yet, or I missed them somehow...

Thanks for the help all!

Oh, so what kinds of pings should I expect with cable? What about downloads and uploads? One thing with Velcom, 300KB/s was always available plus connection was stable and pings were decent (13ms 1st hop), no matter the time of the day.



JCohen
Premium
join:2010-10-19
Nepean, ON
kudos:9
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said by GirgleMirt:

So probably Teksavvy 32$ 7mbps 300 gigs plan & IP phone service. Or maybe 14mbps 300gigs for 38$, hmm... Anyhow, I'll see. Time to ditch Bell for good! Actually, I should have done this sooner... I guess when I joined Velcom some years ago these plans weren't available yet, or I missed them somehow...

You're looking at the prices/plans for Ontario, switch your province to Quebec as the plans/prices are different.

GirgleMirt

join:2002-11-01
Saint-Laurent, QC

Damn... Nice catch! You're absolutely right... The Qc plans are worst... Much worst... an 8mbps plan & 75 gigs for 30$, 300 gigs is 40$... 20mbps 75 gigs is 40$ and 50$ for 300 gigs...

Damn, so this blows, 75 gigs isn't enough, 300 gigs more expensive... Bleh, there is indeed the 5mbps 300 gigs for 25$, but it's upload is 1mbps, hmm, not bad, we might have a winner. It's not 10mbps, but it would be a clear upgrade from Velcom/Bell dsl! Faster AND cheaper!!!

Velcom: 8mbps 300 gigs 40$, only 3mbps 25$...



JCohen
Premium
join:2010-10-19
Nepean, ON
kudos:9
Reviews:
·Start Communicat..
·TekSavvy Cable
·Rogers Hi-Speed

The speed for the 8Mbps plan is supposed to go up to 10Mbps but I'm not sure if new TekSavvy customers are getting that speed upgrade right now or not, the best would be to post in the TekSavvy forum and ask.

One thing I would recommend if you go with cable is to spend a little bit extra and buy a Docsis 3 modem instead of a Docsis 2 as the as the Docsis 3 modem will allow you to upgrade to the faster speed tiers.


ShetiPhian

join:2011-12-29
Belleville, ON
reply to GirgleMirt

GirgleMirt Bell is a plague but we'll never be able to purge them.
They will lie and mislead as long as it makes/saves them money.

I can barely sync at 3.5 yet follow one wire two blocks and the sync is a strong 7.

Problem isn't in my house (all new wire) nor is it the wire to my dmarc (also new, dmarc is new also)
The wire from neighbour hoods box to the next one (two blocks away) is junk.
The technician found most of the pairs to be dead and several lines are using a wire form two separate pairs just to work. Insulation is rotting away and several bridge taps exist.
He filed a report and a line tech came out and confirmed the poor state, and proceeded to get authorization for replacement.
It was denied due to upgrades for the area being scheduled within the next 3 years.

That was back in September of 2010
I've called Bell this year to get an ETA about for fibe service (figure these are the upgrades referred to as nothing has been done yet)

I was informed Belleville is on no upgrade list whatsoever so it will not be this year. (yet this September makes the end of the "within three years")

Belleville isn't a little town is the middle of nowhere either (401 - 30-45min west of Kingston) and I'm almost in the middle of it.


morisato

join:2008-03-16
Oshawa, ON
reply to GirgleMirt

Not sure price wise how they measure up on cable but DSL wise Ebox is a great Choice for ontario girglemirt take a look.
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