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rvs007 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2015 10:52 pm
Is the special modem ( is required for Ignite 100? I have the Hitron modem right now that's running in bridge mode and I don't use any of the wifi functions on it. Does it make a difference to go with their advanced wifi modem (http://www3.rogers.com/web/link/modems)?
you need the advanced wifi modem
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matradley wrote:
Oct 14th, 2015 5:11 pm
I called in and was able to get a similar deal.

100u Internet plus Shomi, NHL;
VIP cable with Nextbox 3.0 and HD Receiver
Home phone with unlimited NA calling and 6 features

All for $154.47 plus tax ($174.55). Locked in for two years with rate protection.
Is this the best retention plan for 3 services? I currently have this for $134 tax in but with Fibe 60 and it will expire in 2 months.
Cable/Internet: $110+tax - Premier, Gigabit, PVR, HD Box
Home Phone: $0 since 2016 - Obi200/FPL with Google Voice (free call Can/US)
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Just to compare, if people can get 100u, VIP with 3.0PVR + HD receiver, and home phone with 6 features for $154.47 + taxes:
Value of home phone is $19.95, so the TV with receivers and 100u account for $134.62

If you were on the older 30% off TV, 50% off Internet, the same would be $106.38 ($63.88 TV, $42.50 Internet)
So, it could be better, but it's not that bad, considering 50% off internet is no longer available, now $15-20 more for 100u alone.

You can make up the home phone difference by getting on freephoneline.ca (it's what I did, but I have 3 lines) or other Voip providers
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onlineharvest wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 1:24 am
Just to compare, if people can get 100u, VIP with 3.0PVR + HD receiver, and home phone with 6 features for $154.47 + taxes:
Value of home phone is $19.95, so the TV with receivers and 100u account for $134.62

If you were on the older 30% off TV, 50% off Internet, the same would be $106.38 ($63.88 TV, $42.50 Internet)
So, it could be better, but it's not that bad, considering 50% off internet is no longer available, now $15-20 more for 100u alone.

You can make up the home phone difference by getting on freephoneline.ca (it's what I did, but I have 3 lines) or other Voip providers
Whoa, 50% off internet is not available anymore? Since when? I was planning on calling rogers soon. I've been paying the full price for about a year now and was eager to go back to a discounted rate...
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jigsatics wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 12:32 am
Is this the best retention plan for 3 services? I currently have this for $134 tax in but with Fibe 60 and it will expire in 2 months.
It's the best I could haggle. Some people may receive a better deal, but YMMV.
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eednapes wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 1:37 am
Whoa, 50% off internet is not available anymore? Since when? I was planning on calling rogers soon. I've been paying the full price for about a year now and was eager to go back to a discounted rate...
50% off internet hasn't been available for a couple (few?) months now.
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onlineharvest wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 7:34 am
50% off internet hasn't been available for a couple (few?) months now.
I think that the best is about 20% off now or something.
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matradley wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 9:51 am
I think that the best is about 20% off now or something.
That $48.01 deal for 100U was pretty good all things considering to what they offer now. I think the best people are getting now is $60+tax=$~67? Or is that
even possible now?
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rage2021 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 10:21 am
That $48.01 deal for 100U was pretty good all things considering to what they offer now. I think the best people are getting now is $60+tax=$~67? Or is that
even possible now?
$60+tax was not even possible when I negotiated a few weeks ago. I think the $60 promo ended near the end of September.
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supremekai wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 12:18 am
you need the advanced wifi modem
Just curious why the advanced wifi modem is needed. If there's a good reason I'll go exchange it. But it seems I'm getting full speeds based on speedtest.net and if the reason it's needed because of the more advanced wifi, then it doesn't matter to me because I'm using my router for wireless functions. Does the advanced wifi modem give me better throughput compared with the Hitron?
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rvs007 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 12:39 pm
Just curious why the advanced wifi modem is needed. If there's a good reason I'll go exchange it. But it seems I'm getting full speeds based on speedtest.net and if the reason it's needed because of the more advanced wifi, then it doesn't matter to me because I'm using my router for wireless functions. Does the advanced wifi modem give me better throughput compared with the Hitron?
which modem do you have now?
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rvs007 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 12:39 pm
Just curious why the advanced wifi modem is needed. If there's a good reason I'll go exchange it. But it seems I'm getting full speeds based on speedtest.net and if the reason it's needed because of the more advanced wifi, then it doesn't matter to me because I'm using my router for wireless functions. Does the advanced wifi modem give me better throughput compared with the Hitron?
The new modems are hitron cng3. The form factor is better than the one it replaces. It sits on a stand vertically, saves valuable desk/shelf space. The features on the new modem appear to be better than the old model. It has 2 usb ports for connecting external drives. There is 2.4 and 5 Ghz wifi. I did some perusing of the setup ages before setting mine to bridge mode. I noticed that the number of channels for download and upload is different. I think it used to be 8 and 4 channels. Now it is 20 and 3 channels. The new modem is easier to connect to after going to bridge mode. The only thing that changes is the IP address. Before bridge mode, 192.168.0.1, after bridge mode, 192.168.100.1. Anyway, why fret about hardware changes given that there is no cost to change.
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will888 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 1:47 pm
The new modems are hitron cng3. The form factor is better than the one it replaces. It sits on a stand vertically, saves valuable desk/shelf space. The features on the new modem appear to be better than the old model. It has 2 usb ports for connecting external drives. There is 2.4 and 5 Ghz wifi. I did some perusing of the setup ages before setting mine to bridge mode. I noticed that the number of channels for download and upload is different. I think it used to be 8 and 4 channels. Now it is 20 and 3 channels. The new modem is easier to connect to after going to bridge mode. The only thing that changes is the IP address. Before bridge mode, 192.168.0.1, after bridge mode, 192.168.100.1. Anyway, why fret about hardware changes given that there is no cost to change.
Thanks for the reply. I didn't realize the new one is also a Hitron. Just to clarify, I have the Hitron CGN2 (pictured here: http://i.imgur.com/I0sxWkc.jpg). So I guess I'll bring it into a Rogers Store and get a CNG3.
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rvs007 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2015 2:04 pm
Thanks for the reply. I didn't realize the new one is also a Hitron. Just to clarify, I have the Hitron CGN2 (pictured here: http://i.imgur.com/I0sxWkc.jpg). So I guess I'll bring it into a Rogers Store and get a CNG3.
Hitron is the company that makes the modems. Roger used to use Motorola.

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