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[carrytel] Carrytel internet 150 mbps for 49.99 (Ont)

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I ordered the service a few weeks ago and had the technician come last Saturday to install it. Everything went smoothly and enjoying the full 75/10. Would recommend at this price point, deal can't be beat.

Thanks OP
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I've used teksaavy for years. Called their sales department to set up my friend. 2 hour wait... what kind of sales team do they staff?!
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Took me just over 2.5 hours to get through to Tek Savvy to cancel rofl
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TechDaddy wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:38 am
When people have encountered issues with Carrytel, it it typically due to:
1. The last mile providers (Cogeco, Rogers, Bell) or physical wiring/infrastructure
2. CarryTel themselves - servers, routers, DNS, etc...
3. Their backbone connection/provider (Cogent?)
Are the issues any more prevalent with DSL, Rogers or Cogeco?
Have the issues been more performance degradation or full outages?
Carrytel doesn't have own DNS and ping to third-party DNS is high. But to Google's DNS even worse. We didn't have big problems first one or two months with the cable and now it's like a nightmare. No degradation of speed just no internet occasionally at any time until we reset the router. Sometimes it works two days sometimes we need to restart it two-three times a day. Sometimes outages are 30-60 minutes and restarting the router doesn't help.
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AnDru746 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 3:39 pm
Carrytel doesn't have own DNS and ping to third-party DNS is high. But to Google's DNS even worse. We didn't have big problems first one or two months with the cable and now it's like a nightmare. No degradation of speed just no internet occasionally at any time until we reset the router. Sometimes it works two days sometimes we need to restart it two-three times a day. Sometimes outages are 30-60 minutes and restarting the router doesn't help.
Are you on Rogers or Cogeco?
Do you have an integrated modem/router or separate devices?
If separate, when this happens, do the modem status lights indicate that the connection has dropped?
What you describe almost sounds like the router is suspect.
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sambul92 wrote:
Sep 10th, 2017 11:27 pm
Why didn't you take that promo? It sounds better than Carrytel's 75/10. But... for outside cable customers they offer Free Installation on transfer only. Yet add $50 activation fee - for what? Did anyone try asking them to cancel that fee? Plus $20 BYOD fee with your modem - why extra, this sounds the same as activation? The last 2 fees look like a rip-off to me.
Because it was a 1 year promo and after that it would be $59.95 plus tax
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mathewvc wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:35 pm
I've used teksaavy for years. Called their sales department to set up my friend. 2 hour wait... what kind of sales team do they staff?!
T_Ruff wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:36 pm
Took me just over 2.5 hours to get through to Tek Savvy to cancel rofl
Weak....Sauce.
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lmntngrn wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 5:19 pm
Thank you for the insight. I was all ready to switch over, especially with an additional 2 dollars off a month from the group promo ($31/mo) then the additional $6 for the modem/mo... what ticked me off was that they called me with an unexpected fee for installation as Fido apparently uses a "different" technology than Rogers. This will add another $50 to the whole 12 month venture I was going to commit to..

You vouch of confidence with Ebox made me go ahead and commit to the service. It's still cheaper than CarryTel for the year by about $50 by the end of year.

Thanks
I had the ebox group promo as well, i was paying $47.40 after taxes for the 30mbps package ( I had my own modem DCM476). I had to pay for the $49.99 "Cable Installation Ontario" fee when i first signed up because i was using Teksavvy DSL previously for 6 years.
Lemme know if you need a cable modem, i have one for sale :)
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Carrytel or Cannet for stable internet?

Currently i'm on Rogers - student plan for $85 500/20 peak hours i get 20/20 with google speed test. Not happy - Carry tell and Cannet have mixed reviews not sure which one to choose for 150/15
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SolutionisT wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 6:34 pm
Carrytel or Cannet for stable internet?

Currently i'm on Rogers - student plan for $85 500/20 peak hours i get 20/20 with google speed test. Not happy - Carry tell and Cannet have mixed reviews not sure which one to choose for 150/15
Overall it seems carrytel has better reviews and less instances of slowdowns. There are of course users who lose service or have issues like every other isp but carrytel doesn't seem to have from my viewing of both threads as much systematic throttling/slowdown at night
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SolutionisT wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 6:34 pm
Carrytel or Cannet for stable internet?

Currently i'm on Rogers - student plan for $85 500/20 peak hours i get 20/20 with google speed test.
That Google speedtest isn't overly useful. Use a wired, ethernet connection directly from your modem to your computer.
Try http://start.speedtest.net/. Choose "Begin Test (your preferred server)."

If you're dealing with local node congestion, switching to another cable ISP from Rogers isn't going to change or improve anything.
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I'm currently with Cannet and going to cancel. Can I just transfer without having an installation tech come by, if I cancel and close Cannet a week before the Carrytel activates me.

Or must my line still be active by the time carrytel connects me?
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Webslinger wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 9:39 pm
That Google speedtest isn't overly useful. Use a wired, ethernet connection directly from your modem to your computer.
Try http://start.speedtest.net/. Choose "Begin Test (your preferred server)."

If you're dealing with local node congestion, switching to another cable ISP from Rogers isn't going to change or improve anything.
if thats the case i will prefer to save $35 a month and downgrade... most likely go with Carrytel?
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SolutionisT wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 9:54 pm
if thats the case i will prefer to save $35 a month and downgrade... most likely go with Carrytel?
Not that I'm a fan of Rogers, but why would you deal with a 3rd party ISP to get your problem fixed? That's just going to take longer than dealing with Rogers directly.
Deal with your problem first (if you actually have one). Then think about switching.
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McLaren__F1 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 4:43 pm
Because it was a 1 year promo and after that it would be $59.95 plus tax
Big deal... After one year, prices for 75/10 plan level will further drop, so you will only gain by jumping on another plan then. Smiling Face With Open Mouth

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