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Advice for t.v. and internet when you don't have a landline...

I've been sifting through a few other threads (mainly rogers and bell threads with a few teksavvy threads) but I can't seem to find the info i need because i guess i'm one of the odd ones out there without a landline. I don't have any need for a landline as i plan to use my mobile for everything pretty much.

I've also looked into teksavvy but they charge me 9.00 for the bandrate dry loop fee + 24.95 for the regular :( and that's with no t.v. added on top.

Rogers bundling only saves me 5% and i'd have to haggle with them for another 20% (as per the VIP discussion thread on rfd). So ultra lite service is 25 + basic cable which is another 30 comes out to 55.

So anyhow, i'm looking for basic t.v. programming (with some HD content) and also basic high speed internet. A small bundle package in other words. I've been eyeing a thread in rfd about this...

http://entertainment.bell.ca/en/webfeatures.html

as it seems to fit what i want, but i think it connects through a landline which i don't have. Phone jacks in my house are installed but no service is running to them.

Anyhow wondering if anyone has any other suggestions that i might have missed. thanks.
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For TV, have you thought about OTA? Depending on where you are in Toronto you can get all the major networks in HD OTA; CTV, CBC, Global, City TV, Sun TV, OMNI, E!, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX.

For internet, if you don't have a phone line it will cost you band rate for dry loop or you can get express with rogers for less than the cost of internet + band rate by haggling with them.

-- You would probably get more replies if this was moved to the computer & electronics forum.
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-=phelan=- wrote: I've been eyeing a thread in rfd about this...

http://entertainment.bell.ca/en/webfeatures.html

as it seems to fit what i want, but i think it connects through a landline which i don't have. Phone jacks in my house are installed but no service is running to them.

Anyhow wondering if anyone has any other suggestions that i might have missed. thanks.
For Bell internet, dryloop fee = $0... you don't need landline, you can order dryloop and use it with your current phone jacks...
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I don't have a landline either. Was with Bell for dry loop but cancelled because of poor customer service. Currently use acanac for internet (about $300 for first year incl. dry loop, much cheaper than Bell) and am very pleased, especially for unlimited dls. Using Shaw Direct for HD Satellite which is about $50-60 per month. I was quite content with HD-OTA but bf wanted to be able to watch sports. I do anything I can to avoid using Bell services directly.
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Personally I'd love to do OTA but i do watch sports from time to time and would like to continue having that ability :)

I'll post this up in the computers section and see if i get any more replies thanks.
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The answer is pretty simple:

1) Go with teksavvy. Sure it is $29.99 + $9.00 dry loop fee per month, but think about what you are getting. For the time being, 200GB cap and great customer service. Try getting that with Bell. You'll get a 60GB cap and probably be paying MORE then what Teksavvy charges.

2) Assuming you can have a satellite dish, go with FTA. Go to a FTA forum like ftatalk.com or satfix.net and do a search for "nfusion or k-box"

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Acanac offers a promo first year deal for dry loop dsl:
$18.95 month dsl but prepaid a year plus $8 month dry loop
speeds up to 5M unlimited. And depending on CRTC decision,
may be offering iptv http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPTV in the future.

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-=phelan=- wrote: I've been sifting through a few other threads (mainly rogers and bell threads with a few teksavvy threads) but I can't seem to find the info i need because i guess i'm one of the odd ones out there without a landline. I don't have any need for a landline as i plan to use my mobile for everything pretty much.

I've also looked into teksavvy but they charge me 9.00 for the bandrate dry loop fee + 24.95 for the regular :( and that's with no t.v. added on top.

Rogers bundling only saves me 5% and i'd have to haggle with them for another 20% (as per the VIP discussion thread on rfd). So ultra lite service is 25 + basic cable which is another 30 comes out to 55.

So anyhow, i'm looking for basic t.v. programming (with some HD content) and also basic high speed internet. A small bundle package in other words. I've been eyeing a thread in rfd about this...

http://entertainment.bell.ca/en/webfeatures.html

as it seems to fit what i want, but i think it connects through a landline which i don't have. Phone jacks in my house are installed but no service is running to them.

Anyhow wondering if anyone has any other suggestions that i might have missed. thanks.
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kcorscadden wrote: The answer is pretty simple:

1) Go with teksavvy. Sure it is $29.99 + $9.00 dry loop fee per month, but think about what you are getting. For the time being, 200GB cap and great customer service. Try getting that with Bell. You'll get a 60GB cap and probably be paying MORE then what Teksavvy charges.

2) Assuming you can have a satellite dish, go with FTA. Go to a FTA forum like ftatalk.com or satfix.net and do a search for "nfusion or k-box"

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I agree with 1). With Teksavvy you get good service at an honest price; there's no sneaky automatic billing like some other discount DSL providers.

Point 2) I find interesting; it's basically theft of services, however you want to dress it up. Not everyone is comfortable with the ethical issues involved... and IKS is traceable.
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Pick up a Rogers Grab N Go Kit and get 3 months free internet, then worry about what you're going to do after that.

You can get a Rogers HD Box on sale for $169.88 at Audiotronic (PM it at BB or FS), Rogers will give you more free HD channels with Basic Cable than Bell.

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