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btech805

join:2013-08-01
Greely, ON
kudos:11
reply to geokilla

Re: [Internet] When Will I get Bell Internet In My Area?

Ie even though the nursing home is right beside you, its on a different cable and there fore a different crossbox.


DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
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join:2001-03-22
Owen Sound, ON
kudos:2
reply to hogtownhog
said by hogtownhog:

said by DKS:

Many of us do just fine with the 5056/800 profile. Wireless cellular is slower.

Cellular networks are quite fast if you're living in the right area. You can readily get 15/15 Mb/s over LTE.

ROTFL! You don't live in rural Ontario, do you. Speed can go from 9 meg down to well less than 1 meg. Black holes? Lots of them. LTE is not universal beyond the GTA, either. It is slowly being lit, but there are still huge gaps. Bell still sells WiMax in certain counties out here.
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HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
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1 recommendation

LTE isn't a great option. I ended up turning off LTE on my iPhone 5 to force it to HSPA+ because coverage was so spotty.
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btech805

join:2013-08-01
Greely, ON
kudos:11

1 recommendation

Lte will also blow your data usage in a hurry, at least from what ive noticed on my cells, I have a 5gb data plan and never used more than 2 gb/month before I got an lte phone and now its a consistent 4gb so I turned off the lte and just use hspa+

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
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·TekSavvy Cable
said by btech805:

Lte will also blow your data usage in a hurry, at least from what ive noticed on my cells, I have a 5gb data plan and never used more than 2 gb/month before I got an lte phone and now its a consistent 4gb so I turned off the lte and just use hspa+

Why would LTE cause more data usage...? Mine's been the same.

btech805

join:2013-08-01
Greely, ON
kudos:11
Not a clue but my data usage went way up. Maybe it's me using more data because I can load pages quicker, idk

markf

join:2008-01-24
Burlington, ON
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Probably a function of the better speeds.

Since I got my new phone (HSPA+ network), my data usage has gone through the roof. I'm on Wind, so no big deal, but I can easily use many times more data than I used to on my old BlackBerry (BIS can't account for such a large change)

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to btech805
said by btech805:

Ie even though the nursing home is right beside you, its on a different cable and there fore a different crossbox.

Is there a way to check the cable without digging holes in the ground? And if you can, is there a way to identify it?

btech805

join:2013-08-01
Greely, ON
kudos:11
Usually there will be a brown box within a 1 mile radius of you, that will have 4 yellow numbers on it (ex 123-4), somewhere within 1.5kms of the nursing home (or right on their property) there will be another brown box with 4 orher yellow numbers on it, if there is no other box with different numbers for the nursing home then they are on the same cable as you but theyve paid for high speed slams (7330s) to be installed in their basement it room


CANADIANSOUP

join:2011-06-27
Mississauga, ON
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reply to geokilla
I live in Meadowvale "Mississauga" L5N

37 yr+ old Neighborhood. Closet CO is Streetsville which is within 3.4 kms.
But billions miles of copper between my house and CO.

Mostly likely will get FTTH or FTTN when I'm 65
Currently 44yrs old

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to btech805
said by btech805:

Usually there will be a brown box within a 1 mile radius of you, that will have 4 yellow numbers on it (ex 123-4), somewhere within 1.5kms of the nursing home (or right on their property) there will be another brown box with 4 orher yellow numbers on it, if there is no other box with different numbers for the nursing home then they are on the same cable as you but theyve paid for high speed slams (7330s) to be installed in their basement it room

Well that would be a huge and long walk trying to find a brown box... And even then, all I know is that there's a brown box with numbers. I don't understand the other part of your post regarding the numbers...

jumpingryan

join:2008-07-27
Pembroke, ON
reply to yyzlhr
said by yyzlhr:

Some developments like townhouse complexes and condos may strike exclusivity agreements with one provider during the preconstruction phase.

Now that your area is built, it's probably not financially viable for Bell to lay infrastructure in your area. The only thing you can do is to pay Bell for bringing service to your area, which won't be cheap.

How do I do that? Pay bell to bring DSL to my area?

I am currently a turbo hub user, who has no plans to shut down his turbo hub (backup service & travel use), who really wants the fastest DSL, and/or a business connection (for connecting to assorted VPN's).

R

jumpingryan

join:2008-07-27
Pembroke, ON
reply to geokilla
said by geokilla:

Well is there anything I can do to help get rid of this monopoly? Maybe an industry manager contact or something?

said by yyzlhr:

Rogers providing phone service is completely irrelevant. They do not offer POTS service like Bell, their home phone service operates over the same coax cables that were already in place.

But don't they have to upgrade the coaxial cables like what they did to their DSL cables? I remember back then, Bell told me I can get 2mbps download from them. Now it's increased to 6mbps.

Good for you... Wish I could get 5 mbps..... instead I got 2 sim cards of Turbo hub..... and the bills to go with it.... since my with works online connecting to assorted hospitals through VPN, I would prefer better.... but it would be a great start.

Anyways, you aren't doing too bad by my standards!

R

btech805

join:2013-08-01
Greely, ON
kudos:11
reply to geokilla
So what I meant by numbers is chances are there are 2 brown boxes in your neighborhood, these are each numbered by the cable that distributes from there, the one going to your house will have one number and the one going to the nursing home will be numbered differently.

The last part of my post was that the home may also by on the same cable as you but theyve paid bell to have the slams hooked up in the IT room of the home and that would be why they get it because the slams are in the home rather than the box.

Easy and simple way to find out why they get it and you dont, is to pm me your number (or any number of someone geographically close to you, same street, etc.) And to 411 a number in the home and I can tell right away if they're on the same cable you are

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to hogtownhog
said by hogtownhog:

Cellular networks are quite fast if you're living in the right area. You can readily get 15/15 Mb/s over LTE.

But it also costs 3 arms and 2 legs for service.
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