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Cheapest 'Dry Loop' Internet Questions

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Jan 27, 2004
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Cheapest 'Dry Loop' Internet Questions

Hi,

I just received an e-mail from Bell telling me that the my one year contract is expiring and to avoid my fees going back to the regular price, I should lock in for another year. I was paying $34.95/month on my old contract and now the new contract would be for $37.95/month. Since I haven't been all that satisfied with my internet speeds, I am starting to look around at other options. After reading a few threads on the forum, I checked out Teksavvy and it will cost me $39.05 with them since I use Vonage for my home phone. Anyone find a better deal on internet? Thanks.

Jon
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8jmk wrote:
Feb 21st, 2008 11:56 am
Hi,

I just received an e-mail from Bell telling me that the my one year contract is expiring and to avoid my fees going back to the regular price, I should lock in for another year. I was paying $34.95/month on my old contract and now the new contract would be for $37.95/month. Since I haven't been all that satisfied with my internet speeds, I am starting to look around at other options. After reading a few threads on the forum, I checked out Teksavvy and it will cost me $39.05 with them since I use Vonage for my home phone. Anyone find a better deal on internet? Thanks.

Jon
If speed is your issue, you should first look into seeing if it's a distance limitation/technical limitation as if that's the case, it doesn't matter which DSL provider you use, the speed issue will remain.
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Distance shouldn't be an issue since I am close to the CO. I am more just sick of Bell and looking for a better deal!

Jon
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Have you tried acanac.ca?

I'm also sick of Bell and will be switching very soon.
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I am just reading about it now in the other thread. I currently have a dry loop with sympatico... not sure how switching to Acanac will go.... I need internet at home and can not have any down time.

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Teksavvy....check it out again and ull be more then pleased.
Acanac from what ive heard can be as abig as a hassle as Bell is sometimes
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Close CO means squat its how your wiring is going to it which can make it far.

I use to live 200 feet from CO yet line was at 5.6km away didn't qualify for high speed service in a rural area. Moved down 2 blocks now about 1 km from CO and line is running under 3 Km and have max out dsl service @ 6 Mbps. Its all on how line runs.

While you are shopping for new service check out dry loop pricing, techsavy wanted 19 month for my location.

With bell i pay nothing for dry loop. Acanac beleives charges 8 or 9 a month
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With Teksavvy they wanted $39.05 with the dry loop. With Acanac, they want $26.95 with the dry loop. Since Acanac seems like it is hit or miss, I am wary of switching to them... Since I live in a new neighbourhood and my buddy who works for bell checked which CO I am on, I know I am close to the CO. It looks like Bell is still my best choice, which kind of sucks!!
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8jmk wrote:
Feb 21st, 2008 2:49 pm
With Teksavvy they wanted $39.05 with the dry loop. With Acanac, they want $26.95 with the dry loop. Since Acanac seems like it is hit or miss, I am wary of switching to them... Since I live in a new neighbourhood and my buddy who works for bell checked which CO I am on, I know I am close to the CO. It looks like Bell is still my best choice, which kind of sucks!!
if u plan on downloading a lot such as torrents and p2p then bells not worth it, at least in my opinion...depending if you really download a lot...i find myself that with 200GB on teksavvy premium its been working out pretty great...closest i've come to is 180GB and that was quite the month. :lol:
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May 3, 2008
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8jmk wrote:
Feb 21st, 2008 2:49 pm
With Teksavvy they wanted $39.05 with the dry loop. With Acanac, they want $26.95 with the dry loop. Since Acanac seems like it is hit or miss, I am wary of switching to them... Since I live in a new neighbourhood and my buddy who works for bell checked which CO I am on, I know I am close to the CO. It looks like Bell is still my best choice, which kind of sucks!!
I tried Acanac and it was a waste of time and money. The technical support is a joke for them and you cannot talk with the billing department. The only thing that they are fast and accurate in, is charging.. real nightmare
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Feb 11, 2009
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I was talking to Telehop. They offer a global calling telephone (VOIP) plan $35) + Internet($30)+ Dryloop($10) for $75. I am yet to make a decision. Has anybody tried Telehop services and comment on how their service and the quality?
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theguyz wrote:
Feb 21st, 2008 2:36 pm
With bell i pay nothing for dry loop. Acanac beleives charges 8 or 9 a month
How did you get it free from Bell? I've been with them for ages.. just threaten to move my mobile service?
what about the installation? was that free, too?
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