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[Fido] Fido 75u Internet 50% off 12 months new customer eligible

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  • Jun 18th, 2019 10:28 pm

Poll: What modem model did you get with this deal?

  • Total votes: 56. You have voted on this poll.
CGN3U
 
28
50%
CGN3A (variants)
 
16
29%
CODA4582
 
12
21%
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[Fido] Fido 75u Internet 50% off 12 months new customer eligible

Fido brought back 50% off 12 months offer instead of previous $20 off 6 months promotion for new customers on the 75u plan.
Comes to $32.50/month with modem rental fee included.
Last edited by wing0 on May 24th, 2019 4:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Hmm. Doesn't show available in my area. Is this a DSL based service? If there is Bell DSL shoudl they be able to resell it? I am with Distributel right now reselling Bell line.
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Wonder if they can extend current customers that are on this plan right now. Since the promo is available or would I need to cancel and start a new account.
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YLSF wrote:
May 18th, 2019 7:42 pm
Hmm. Doesn't show available in my area. Is this a DSL based service? If there is Bell DSL shoudl they be able to resell it? I am with Distributel right now reselling Bell line.
It's under Rogers, which is cable Internet.
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Do they still use that crap hitron modem ? When I had this year and 8 months ago I had to reset the stupid modem, without a word of a lie every few days, even after I exchange for a new one, even when it was in the central part of the home.
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tkl wrote:
May 18th, 2019 8:27 pm
Do they still use that crap hitron modem ? When I had this year and 8 months ago I had to reset the stupid modem, without a word of a lie every few days, even after I exchange for a new one, even when it was in the central part of the home.
Issue is not hitron. Issue is with Intel. A lot of modems are using intel chipset "Puma 6". That was just defective design chipset - it gets overloaded and then starts dropping packets and can't process etc. Reset fixes it for a little bit and then you will be back to square one soon. Intel released a firmware fix which was more like putting lipstick on pig - it just stop reporting but the chipset is still overloaded. Rogers didnt knew for the longest time WTF is going on ... now who needs to know - knows.

Here is a list to avoid at all cost: https://www.approvedmodems.com/do-not-buy-list.html

PUMA7 is good. Broadcom are good. Essentially anything is good as long it doesnt have PUMA6 in it. Even if you are getting 75mb (relatively) slow internet - stay away from PUma6.

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tkl wrote:
May 18th, 2019 8:27 pm
Do they still use that crap hitron modem ? When I had this year and 8 months ago I had to reset the stupid modem, without a word of a lie every few days, even after I exchange for a new one, even when it was in the central part of the home.
It is the CGN3, mine cuts off at least once or twice a day and they just tell me to reset the modem.

I'm going to ask to swap it for a better modem

Other than that I'm usually getting 90-100Mbps. Signed up in March
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XtremeModder wrote:
May 18th, 2019 8:36 pm
It is the CGN3, mine cuts off at least once or twice a day and they just tell me to reset the modem.

I'm going to ask to swap it for a better modem

Other than that I'm usually getting 90-100Mbps. Signed up in March
My Virgin deal is almost expired so I've got to switch but I'm not looking forward to resetting my modems all the time again.
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tkl wrote:
May 18th, 2019 8:27 pm
Do they still use that crap hitron modem ? When I had this year and 8 months ago I had to reset the stupid modem, without a word of a lie every few days, even after I exchange for a new one, even when it was in the central part of the home.
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May 18th, 2019 8:35 pm
Issue is not hitron. Issue is with Intel. A lot of modems are using intel chipset "Puma 6". That was just defective design chipset - it gets overloaded and then starts dropping packets and can't process etc. Reset fixes it for a little bit and then you will be back to square one soon. Intel released a firmware fix which was more like putting lipstick on pig - it just stop reporting but the chipset is still overloaded. Rogers didnt knew for the longest time WTF is going on ... now who needs to know - knows.

Here is a list to avoid at all cost: https://www.approvedmodems.com/do-not-buy-list.html

PUMA7 is good. Broadcom are good. Essentially anything is good as long it doesnt have PUMA6 in it. Even if you are getting 75mb (relatively) slow internet - stay away from PUma6.

Click Like if you find it useful :)
XtremeModder wrote:
May 18th, 2019 8:36 pm
It is the CGN3, mine cuts off at least once or twice a day and they just tell me to reset the modem.

I'm going to ask to swap it for a better modem

Other than that I'm usually getting 90-100Mbps. Signed up in March
tkl wrote:
May 18th, 2019 8:43 pm
My Virgin deal is almost expired so I've got to switch but I'm not looking forward to resetting my modems all the time again.
I signed up to this last December and they gave out hitron coda 4582 and it's the same white colour as Rogers that they give out for 500+ plan.
Not sure if it's 6 or 7 series Intel.
http://www.hitron-americas.com/product/coda-4582/

I have only had to reset it once myself since then when I had some signal issues.
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I've tried a few times to sign up online but getting errors even though it is available in my area and I qualify for the discount.
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seanpeacocke wrote:
May 18th, 2019 10:01 pm
I've tried a few times to sign up online but getting errors even though it is available in my area and I qualify for the discount.
I would suggest trying through live chat or call.
I had to do live chat last time to sign up.
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tkl wrote:
May 18th, 2019 8:27 pm
Do they still use that crap hitron modem ? When I had this year and 8 months ago I had to reset the stupid modem, without a word of a lie every few days, even after I exchange for a new one, even when it was in the central part of the home.
I'm with Rogers, 75u, using the CGN3 and it's been stable for me, I only have to reboot maybe a couple time a month. Am I in the minority?
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wing0 wrote:
May 18th, 2019 7:57 pm
It's under Rogers, which is cable Internet.
Please consider adding that to the title; Fido has national coverage, Rogers cable does not.

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