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[Bell] Bell Internet/TV/Home Phone - New Customer and Retentions Promos *READ FIRST POST*

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I've been looking to leave Rogers since my contract is up, anyone know of places that offer the $99 bundle in store or is that a rep only deal?
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krs wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 8:26 am
Does anyone know how many copper pairs are required for FTTN50?

I always thought one copper pair will provide FTTN25 and both copper pairs are required for FTTN50
Depends on your location. I had pair bonded fibe 50. And first chance I could upgraded to fibe 100. Slows slightly if 5 or 6 shows are recording at once but that's not a deal breaker for me.
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Artwebb1986 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 10:42 am
Depends on your location. I had pair bonded fibe 50. And first chance I could upgraded to fibe 100. Slows slightly if 5 or 6 shows are recording at once but that's not a deal breaker for me.
What kind of wifi speed are you getting?
I am scheduled to install Fibe 50 soon and wonder what would the speed of wifi. I am on Rogers gigabit but have never experienced speed exceeding 50 mpbs even when on wired. For wifi, I am getting between 30 mbps and 50 mbps. That's why I don't see the Fibe 50 inferior to Rogers.
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salfclyahoo wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 11:20 am
What kind of wifi speed are you getting?
I am scheduled to install Fibe 50 soon and wonder what would the speed of wifi. I am on Rogers gigabit but have never experienced speed exceeding 50 mpbs even when on wired. For wifi, I am getting between 30 mbps and 50 mbps. That's why I don't see the Fibe 50 inferior to Rogers.
Full speed of course. At work I get around 300mbit over WiFi.

If you were getting 30-50mbit then you weren't using 5ghz wifi.

If you have gigabit and haven't gotten over 50mbit wired then you should have been on the phone and having them fix it.
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Artwebb1986 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 10:42 am
Depends on your location. I had pair bonded fibe 50. And first chance I could upgraded to fibe 100. Slows slightly if 5 or 6 shows are recording at once but that's not a deal breaker for me.
Location?

As in distance to the node?

When I search what's available in FTTN for my address I get anywhere from "nothing", just DSL and cable, to FTTN25 with Vmedia.

I currently have FTTH at 50 up and 50 down with Bell which works very well.
I just want to get prepared if, or better when, Bell bumps up the rates.

Is FTTN now really available from 3rd party vendors or is that offer by Vmedia just bait?
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Artwebb1986 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 11:49 am
Full speed of course. At work I get around 300mbit over WiFi.

If you were getting 30-50mbit then you weren't using 5ghz wifi.

If you have gigabit and haven't gotten over 50mbit wired then you should have been on the phone and having them fix it.
My modem is on main floor, I still can't get speed beyond 50 mbps on 5G. I am satisfied on 50 mbps since I could do all my stuff. I have worked with Rogers a few times, changed the modem three times and still didn't get the speed I paid for.
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For reference...
I'm on 50/50 FTTH...modem/router is in the basement
On the main floor with WiFi I'm consistently getting 65 down and 55 up
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krs wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 1:51 pm
For reference...
I'm on 50/50 FTTH...modem/router is in the basement
On the main floor with WiFi I'm consistently getting 65 down and 55 up
Thanks for the info. That assuring that Bell will not be any worse than my current Rogers Internet.
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krs wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 12:10 pm
Location?

As in distance to the node?

When I search what's available in FTTN for my address I get anywhere from "nothing", just DSL and cable, to FTTN25 with Vmedia.

I currently have FTTH at 50 up and 50 down with Bell which works very well.
I just want to get prepared if, or better when, Bell bumps up the rates.

Is FTTN now really available from 3rd party vendors or is that offer by Vmedia just bait?
Obviously if you have FTTH you aren't going to be able to search for FTTN at your address. Lol

Why would you want to downgrade to old technology? I'd love pure fiber, but unless I move I won't ever see it in my lift time.

FTTN has been available from 3rd party ISPs for years.
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salfclyahoo wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 1:35 pm
My modem is on main floor, I still can't get speed beyond 50 mbps on 5G. I am satisfied on 50 mbps since I could do all my stuff. I have worked with Rogers a few times, changed the modem three times and still didn't get the speed I paid for.
The bell Wifi pods work great at my mom's house. And she only has fibe100 as well I get full speed 2 floors up from the modem on my galaxy s9.
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Artwebb1986 wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 2:33 pm
The bell Wifi pods work great at my mom's house. And she only has fibe100 as well I get full speed 2 floors up from the modem on my galaxy s9.
That's good to know as I have added 4 pods for extra $5 per month.
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salfclyahoo wrote:
Feb 14th, 2019 4:09 pm
That's good to know as I have added 4 pods for extra $5 per month.
Yes way better than $200+ upfront for your own.
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Is anyone still getting deals with Xpressvu or everyone is switching to Fibe?
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