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[Virgin Mobile] HOT!!! Unlimited home Internet for $50

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Nov 1, 2013
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Been using this service for a bit of time - switched from Bell FTTH:

Virgin Home Internet is FTTN service, not FTTH. Even both FTTN and FTTH is available at your location, it will use FTTN anyway - this happened to me. I have heard if your address has FTTH only, you cannot install Virgin.

Once you are on the internet, your IP is gonna be Bell Canada IP address, sometimes the IP appears to be owned by Virgin Mobile Canada. But IP address range is the same as Bell Canada. This means you are on a Tier 1 network. Even other service provider may have cheaper price, their backbone network gateway may impact your internet experience. For me, I don't notice any difference between Bell Canada and Virgin Mobile Canada in terms of network experience.

Multiple speed test results that almost at all time it is 25/10. Only once I got 14/10, called Tech Support (Bell agent picked up the call), was instructed to reboot the modem Steve (re-branded refurbished Home Hub 2000 from Bell, certain feature been disabled such as IPTV etc) and it went back to the expected speed.

So far my experience was good with Virgin. I am happy that I made this switch. Although I miss my FTTH service, at lease I don't need to beg Bell Loyalty anymore!
Last edited by szzhangyp on Mar 15th, 2017 3:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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apvm wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 1:32 pm
Looks like for area that serves by Bell.
Thank you! I'm with CanNet right now and I'm reading some bad things haha So I'm exploring around a bit
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szzhangyp wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 3:13 pm
Been using this service for a bit of time - switched from Bell FTTH:

Virgin Home Internet is FTTN service, not FTTH. Even both FTTN and FTTH is available at your location, it will use FTTN anyway - this happened to me. I have heard if your address has FTTH only, you cannot install Virgin.

Once you are on the internet, your IP is gonna be Bell Canada IP address, sometimes the IP appears to be owned by Virgin Mobile Canada. But IP address range is the same as Bell Canada. This means you are on a Tier 1 network. Even other service provider may have cheaper price, their backbone network gateway may impact your internet experience. For me, I don't notice any difference between Bell Canada and Virgin Mobile Canada in terms of network experience.

Multiple speed test results that almost at all time it is 25/10. Only once I got 14/10, called Tech Support (Bell agent picked up the call), was instructed to reboot the modem Steve (re-branded refurbished Home Hub 2000 from Bell, certain feature been disabled such as IPTV etc) and it went back to the expected speed.

If you want someone from Bell Canada agent answer the call and provide technical support for Virgin Home Internet, please call 1-866-517-9113. Virgin cs agent gave me this number.

So far my experience was good with Virgin. I am happy that I made this switch. Although I miss my FTTH service, at lease I don't need to beg Bell Loyalty anymore!
I get consistent 25/10 as well. It went to 6M down once but all I did was reboot Steve and everything was back to normal. Only needed to do this once and had the service for 3m
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Switched from Bell to Virgin. No difference...same Hub 2000 installed with 25/10 speed. Price (incl. tax) dropped from $79.1 to $56.5 (+1 month free).
But please keep in mind though it is Virgin it still Bell in the backend so its time thats going to say whether the price/bill would fluctuate similar to Bell.
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souvik126 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 4:49 pm
Switched from Bell to Virgin. No difference...same Hub 2000 installed with 25/10 speed. Price (incl. tax) dropped from $79.1 to $56.5 (+1 month free).
But please keep in mind though it is Virgin it still Bell in the backend so its time thats going to say whether the price/bill would fluctuate similar to Bell.
I guess if fido does price fluctuation, virgin will follow. But I have a strong feel that fido won't do this.
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JackDaniels905 wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 3:47 pm
Thank you! I'm with CanNet right now and I'm reading some bad things haha So I'm exploring around a bit
Well this is a good deal, unlimited, free modem, free installation, 1st month free and no contract.
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apvm wrote:
Mar 15th, 2017 5:45 pm
Well this is a good deal, unlimited, free modem, free installation, 1st month free and no contract.
Yea and its a name I at least recognize too
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Just got this installed, super hassle free and the modem alone is worth it. Has very good range everywhere around the house, better than my old bell fibe modem.
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Nexzen wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 2:10 pm
Just got this installed, super hassle free and the modem alone is worth it. Has very good range everywhere around the house, better than my old bell fibe modem.
When I had the HH2000, 2.4ghz is ok but there are a few spots in my house that I can't get 5ghz AC signal.
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