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Temporel wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 10:21 pm
Ping at 3 ms is amazing! I have never seen a value that low!

You were a MOBILE beta tester and you got an invitation, right?
yes. I am a mobile beta tester. and I got an invitation by email. like I said in the post. the ping value is depend on which server you link to. if I changed to a smaller server like openface or ebox, the ping will go up as much as 35 instead of 3 to 7.
so far the speed is stable (2 days). at installation I have experienced a bit of turbulence (the speed is no stable and it goes down to 30's and come back to 90's Mbps for a few minutes.) but after finishing set up, it runs stable now (even with the cellular signal "black-out" yesterday. not sure it if it is related).

the wi-fi of the modem is not as good as my old TP-Link AC1900. so I connect the TP-Link router with a Ethernet cable and use it as "wi-fi extender"
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Temporel wrote:
Nov 30th, 2018 1:02 pm
I'm surprised. That really means they don't send invitations to every mobile beta testers in Videotron's service area. I wonder why I was chosen and not you? I activated Oct. 6th. Maybe they will send invitations in waves, good luck and thanks for posting back.
most likely they will send invitations in waves I think, during the installation, I ask the technician if his schedule is fully booked because of the Fizz offer, he replied: no so much. it is pretty quiet compared to a few months ago.
So, my guess is that Fizz only choose a handful of beta testers at a time. and then after a week, choose another group etc... It also depends on their server too. if the server in your region is no ready yet, most likely you won't received their invitation.
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Can anyone comment on bell FTTN vs videotron? Are they any good? I was offered a good deal but u swore off bell years ago when they started throttling like crazy and their speeds were super unstable/ borderline fraudulent.
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DrunkTrailerParkSupervisor wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 2:31 pm
Can anyone comment on bell FTTN vs videotron? Are they any good? I was offered a good deal but u swore off bell years ago when they started throttling like crazy and their speeds were super unstable/ borderline fraudulent.
Unfortunately, I have to give credit where credit is due, Bell technology/infrastructure/technicians are top-noch. I'm currently on FTTN. The speed is constant 24/7/365 and latency/jitter is low. I don't think they throttle anything at all. If you get bad results, it's because you are far from the DSLAM or your wiring is old. Bell's technology is excellent! Sorry. Lol!

If you can wait a month or two, the new Videotron's discount brand Fizz will offer cable Internet at discounted prices. It should also be good as it will be Videotron's network.
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Temporel wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 3:08 pm
Unfortunately, I have to give credit where credit is due, Bell technology/infrastructure/technicians are top-noch. I'm currently on FTTN. The speed is constant 24/7/365 and latency/jitter is low. I don't think they throttle anything at all. If you get bad results, it's because you are far from the DSLAM or your wiring is old. It's excellent! Sorry. Lol!

If you can wait a month or two, the new Videotron's discount brand Fizz will offer cable Internet at discounted prices. It should also be good as it will be Videotron's network.
Good to know thanks.

Carrytel shows 50/10 unlimited for $30/month, best deal I have found so far. Is Carrytel any good? Reviews seem mixed.
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What's shitty about Bell, is when you start, get promised something in a promotion, then they make a mistake on the billing, sometimes it takes a lot of efforts and time to get it fixed. And when you get a promotion, it's only for 6 months or a year then you have to threaten to quit and keep haggling to get another deal. This gets tiresome in the long run. Another thing that sucks with Bell is that they keep raising their prices very steadily, and it's expensive when compared to others. It might be better to get an honest deal from somewhere else that is ongoing. It depends on what kind of consumer you are. Do you have a lot of energy to haggle every 6-12 months? Do you mind jumping from one ISP to another often? Is down time in between each jump a big problem?
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Unfortunately well aware of bell’s billing shenanigans so I would never sign up with them. I was asking more about the technological side.

The deal is offered through carrytel. Never heard of them before so I wanted to know if they are legit
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DrunkTrailerParkSupervisor wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 4:16 pm
Unfortunately well aware of bell’s billing shenanigans so I would never sign up with them. I was asking more about the technological side. The deal is offered through carrytel. Never heard of them before so I wanted to know if they are legit.
I understand what you are saying. The only doubt I have is do we get the same quality when we use a reseller instead of Bell direct? If it says FTTN, it's supposed to be FTTN. But if it says nothing, it could be traditional copper wires from the CO to your local DSLAM on top of being copper wires from your local DSLAM to your home. Then, if it's a reseller, do they use Bell's equipment or is it their own equipment at the CO? Is it well managed by competent technicians? That could make a difference. Then does the reseller buy enough capacity? And is it top quality or discounted crap? That could make a difference during rush hours. It could even force them to throttle some traffic. It's not Bell who does the throttling because they have to have enough capacity to supply properly their own clients with their own CraveTV and supply Netflix to the Bell customers perfectly. Then there's the customer service if you have a problem: is the resellers hours M-F 9-5 only? Things to consider before jumping in. Get opinions/reviews and check the complaints if they seem legitimate.
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st-d wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 6:03 pm
most likely they will send invitations in waves I think, during the installation, I ask the technician if his schedule is fully booked because of the Fizz offer, he replied: no so much. it is pretty quiet compared to a few months ago.
So, my guess is that Fizz only choose a handful of beta testers at a time. and then after a week, choose another group etc... It also depends on their server too. if the server in your region is no ready yet, most likely you won't received their invitation.
I didn't get an invitation, but when I log into my Fizz account and click on get started, it now lets me select internet. 40$ for 120Mbps! Sweet!

Does anyone know if you MUST use their modem/router? Or can you use an existing modem? Or at the very least, can you disable the router feature on their equipment so I can continue to use my Google Wifi?
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Pulled the trigger on carrytel. I will get a call in about a day to confirm the order and should have it installed with the next two weeks. I will report back
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dhomas wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 5:25 pm
I didn't get an invitation, but when I log into my Fizz account and click on get started, it now lets me select internet. 40$ for 120Mbps! Sweet!

Does anyone know if you MUST use their modem/router? Or can you use an existing modem? Or at the very least, can you disable the router feature on their equipment so I can continue to use my Google Wifi?
Shhhh! Shut up! Count your blessings if you can get that deal without an invitation (did you check your spam folder or the other emails you use?) book an appointment ASAP, don't make waves, make as little contacts as possible, don't argue about the modem, you can then plug your Google Wi-Fi in Fizz's Hitron modem (via Eternet?) or in bridge mode.

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Temporel wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 7:03 pm
Cont your blessings if you can get that deal without an invitation (did you check your spam folder or the other emails you use?) book an appointment ASAP, don't make waves, make as little contacts as possible, don't argue about the modem, you can then plug your Google Wi-Fi in Fizz's Hitron modem (via Eternet?) or in bridge mode.
Yup, I booked it right away! Install should be ready by Saturday morning. I'll deal with the rest later. Thanks!
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Temporel wrote:
Dec 4th, 2018 1:09 pm
They are still sending out invitations emails at Fizz for the Home Internet beta testing @ $40 a month for 120 MBps Unlimited grandfathered.

There is still hope for the ones who expect it.

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/videotro ... #p30217531
Yup, I got an invite for the beta today. They appear to be late with the emails because I was able to sign up yesterday (which I did).
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a weird result of Fizz internet speed from an old PC of mine. previous results on others PC/laptop was consistent around 95/17 Mbps but the old PC I have keep showing me ranging 134/16 Mbps to 139/18 Mbps
maybe it is because it was wired direct to router? and MS edge browser? cuz the rest are using Chrome....

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