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Bell too expensive; I chose eBox for internet in Ottawa

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  • Dec 12th, 2017 6:15 pm
[OP]
Newbie
Dec 9, 2017
5 posts
Ottawa, ON

Bell too expensive; I chose eBox for internet in Ottawa

Bell was charging me way too much for internet, so I looked around. These two web sites were useful:

http://ispcompare.appspot.com/ (compares TekSavvy, eBox, and NCF)
http://www.isparena.ca/en/ottawa (compares many others)

I decided on 25 Mb/s DSL from eBox, because they are highly-rated, it's a good price, and they don't charge for dry lines (free).

I'm now using voip.ms for my landline, $5/mo.

After having eBox (and voip.ms) for a few months, I can say it has been rock-solid at 25 Mb/s all times of the day (and voip.ms has been excellent too). I'm saving about $600 per year.
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Aug 23, 2004
8582 posts
1760 upvotes
London
comparisonShopper wrote:
Dec 10th, 2017 9:06 am
Bell was charging me way too much for internet, so I looked around. These two web sites were useful:

http://ispcompare.appspot.com/ (compares TekSavvy, eBox, and NCF)
http://www.isparena.ca/en/ottawa (compares many others)

I decided on 25 Mb/s DSL from eBox, because they are highly-rated, it's a good price, and they don't charge for dry lines (free).

I'm now using voip.ms for my landline, $5/mo.

After having eBox (and voip.ms) for a few months, I can say it has been rock-solid at 25 Mb/s all times of the day (and voip.ms has been excellent too). I'm saving about $600 per year.
I hope you don't work for EB and I hope EB is not resolving itself to the same league as Cannet which is well known for the large number of shill accounts at RFD and other forums.

EB, Start and Teksavvy are the best in my books, hope it keep that way.
Member
Feb 5, 2007
412 posts
100 upvotes
Mississauga
Try start 100%. They ended up being cheaper than EB in my area
[OP]
Newbie
Dec 9, 2017
5 posts
Ottawa, ON
[quote]I hope you don't work for EB[/quote]

Nope, I'm just an internet user. I spent a while comparing ISPs in Ottawa and thought I'd share what I learned and decided.

I posted also because I'm disappointed that so many people are still paying Bell (and Rogers) way too much for internet and landline, when there are much better-value alternatives. I imagine people don't know, or are worried (eg., 'how could be as good?').

As I said, the internet service I'm getting from eBox has been rock-solid (I monitor it).

I don't know how TekSavvy performs, but Google rates it also as good (see links to Google on that web page I mentioned). I didn't look deeply into Smart; I found their web pages opaque and prices high.

I find it best to sign up for a limited package instead of paying for unneeded 'unlimited'. Despite using as much as I like and not thinking about it, I've never exceeded my plan's limit and therefore am saving $$$ by not paying for 'unlimited'.
Jr. Member
Jan 20, 2013
110 posts
14 upvotes
Kitchener-Waterloo
I have been with Carrytel $39.99, 50/10 unlimited for over a month. Rock solid performance. Couldn't be happier. Previously with Teksavvy 15/1. Solid performance too but at the same price as Carrytel 50/10!

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