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[Cannet] Unlimited Cable Internet 75m $39.98, 150M $49.98, 300M $69.98

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Jul 23, 2003
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Chatham
So, hey, a follow up. I switched from Cannet to another Rogers cable reseller (same 75/10 profile). Not even mentioning the name so I'm not called a shill or something.

Auto-magically Youtube steams at 55Mbit compared to 3Mbit just minutes before on Cannet (every night after 5pm).
Reddit content loads immediately. I always thought that the reason videos there never loaded properly because Reddit was shit.
Ping went down from low-30ms to low teens! Seriously, it's pinging right now in 9-12ms range.

So yeah, avoid Cannet. Either they are throttling, or have routers overloaded, I dunno. Don't care either.

I got same advertised speeds for 30bucks a month for 6 months and then it's like 45. I think it's 5 bucks more a month. I'm fine with that.
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Jan 19, 2003
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My two year promo pricing is up next month (75mbit) and I have been overall satisfied. Does anyone have any experience with retentions and extending the promo pricing?
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Jun 13, 2008
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omeo wrote: My two year promo pricing is up next month (75mbit) and I have been overall satisfied. Does anyone have any experience with retentions and extending the promo pricing?
I've since switched to Virgin (last month), but when I was with Cannet and my promo period ended I called them and they extended for another year no problem.
Public Mobile $13/month
Fido 3GB data only plan
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flyboy320 wrote: I've since switched to Virgin (last month), but when I was with Cannet and my promo period ended I called them and they extended for another year no problem.
Thanks.. what are you getting with Virgin?
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omeo wrote: Thanks.. what are you getting with Virgin?
I was getting tired of the slow speeds with Cannet at peak times. I had them for three years and for the most part it was good, but starting around December it was getting real bad in the evening. I was paying for 120/10 and getting around 10/10 at peak times. With Virgin I'm paying for and getting at all times 100/10 for $35/month.
Public Mobile $13/month
Fido 3GB data only plan
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Mar 14, 2007
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flyboy320 wrote: I was getting tired of the slow speeds with Cannet at peak times. I had them for three years and for the most part it was good, but starting around December it was getting real bad in the evening. I was paying for 120/10 and getting around 10/10 at peak times. With Virgin I'm paying for and getting at all times 100/10 for $35/month.
How did you get your virgin internet deal? TIA
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willyxjai wrote: How did you get your virgin internet deal? TIA
I think it’s expired now, it was on just before Christmas.
Public Mobile $13/month
Fido 3GB data only plan
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GroceryBagHead wrote: So, hey, a follow up. I switched from Cannet to another Rogers cable reseller (same 75/10 profile). Not even mentioning the name so I'm not called a shill or something.

Auto-magically Youtube steams at 55Mbit compared to 3Mbit just minutes before on Cannet (every night after 5pm).
Reddit content loads immediately. I always thought that the reason videos there never loaded properly because Reddit was shit.
Ping went down from low-30ms to low teens! Seriously, it's pinging right now in 9-12ms range.

So yeah, avoid Cannet. Either they are throttling, or have routers overloaded, I dunno. Don't care either.

I got same advertised speeds for 30bucks a month for 6 months and then it's like 45. I think it's 5 bucks more a month. I'm fine with that.
a regular price of $45 a month for a stable 75u sounds good to me--who's the ISP?
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Oct 18, 2001
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Like many, my Cannet speeds have been stupid painfully slow.
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Clearly Cannet hasn't updated their FAQ:

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Oh boy, I wish I listened to RFD.

My public mobile 3G plan is currently faster than my 300/20 plan on Cannet...

Going to switch off this soon. HIGHLY recommend those looking to use cannet to avoid.

They're throttling SO hard. I thought it was my router and wasted my time with that. Thought it was a connection setting or DNS... cause even loading web pages are slow. ONLY speedtest is fast. Torrents go at 1mbps, my public mobile does 12mbps on 4G and 3mbps on LTE lite.

How in the world is this slower than my throttled poorman's cell phone plan???
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Nov 22, 2003
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datako wrote: Oh boy, I wish I listened to RFD.

My public mobile 3G plan is currently faster than my 300/20 plan on Cannet...

Going to switch off this soon. HIGHLY recommend those looking to use cannet to avoid.

They're throttling SO hard. I thought it was my router and wasted my time with that. Thought it was a connection setting or DNS... cause even loading web pages are slow. ONLY speedtest is fast. Torrents go at 1mbps, my public mobile does 12mbps on 4G and 3mbps on LTE lite.

How in the world is this slower than my throttled poorman's cell phone plan???
Here, let me simulate their "support":

*Loud background noises with a line that sounds like it's coming from an SCR-300 during WWII and cue virtually unintelligible Indian accent*

No sir we do not throttle.

Have you tried turning the modern of and on again?

Have you tried connecting to the modern directly? No? Must be you then. Our network is awesome so it has to be you

Ok fine, I'll tweak some settings here *presses random buttons on a keyboard to make typing sounds* - yes, ok, try it again sir but you might have to wait for 24 hours for the incredibly accurate settings I just tweaked to set in...
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Oct 18, 2001
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For giggles I have setup a speedtest(yes I know not the best since it seems like the numbers are always over inflated.) but it clearly shows slowdowns. I will have this run over the next few days to see what it shows. But here is a sample of a few hours.

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Carrytel just sent me price increase notice Smiling Face With Horns
Is it worth to switch to Canntel?

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This email is a notification for the following price change that will be applied to your Carrytel service:
The current monthly fee of your plan Cable Internet 75M is $34.99. From Mar 27,2020, the service monthly fee will be $39.99.

As many of our loyal customers know, for the past few years we have never increased our price for existing customers, even though our costs have been increasing significantly. During these years, we never pushed these costs onto our customers.

These growing costs were not only caused by the increase in customer usage, but also by newer technologies, such as 4K streaming, and the increased popularity of video streaming services. This means more bandwidth and lower latency is required to provide each customer with fast and stable internet service. In order to meet these higher demands, we have made great financial investments and efforts to continuously upgrade and maintain our network equipment and infrastructures.

We believe our investments paid off, as we are ranked one of the fastest ISPs (https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-fastest- ... 019-canada) and best gaming ISPs (https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-gam ... anada-2019) for Canada in 2019 according to PC Magazine. All of our call center agents are hired carefully, trained thoroughly, and are working to their highest efficiency in Canada, to provide quality service in English, French, and Chinese.

We are hoping that you will understand why a small increase of $5 in your monthly fees will be effective Mar 27,2020. We believe this adjustment is reasonable, as our monthly fees will still be 30% lower than the average market price after this change. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we truly appreciate your continuous support. We promise to further improve and expand our services to reach new heights in the future.

For additional assistance in your services please contact our support department at 647-5604448, 514-7001283, 613-2094100

As always, thank you for using Carry Telecom

Carry Telecom Support Team
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lifeisfuneh wrote: Carrytel just sent me price increase notice Smiling Face With Horns
Is it worth to switch to Canntel?

.....
This email is a notification for the following price change that will be applied to your Carrytel service:
The current monthly fee of your plan Cable Internet 75M is $34.99. From Mar 27,2020, the service monthly fee will be $39.99.

As many of our loyal customers know, for the past few years we have never increased our price for existing customers, even though our costs have been increasing significantly. During these years, we never pushed these costs onto our customers.

These growing costs were not only caused by the increase in customer usage, but also by newer technologies, such as 4K streaming, and the increased popularity of video streaming services. This means more bandwidth and lower latency is required to provide each customer with fast and stable internet service. In order to meet these higher demands, we have made great financial investments and efforts to continuously upgrade and maintain our network equipment and infrastructures.

We believe our investments paid off, as we are ranked one of the fastest ISPs (https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-fastest- ... 019-canada) and best gaming ISPs (https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-best-gam ... anada-2019) for Canada in 2019 according to PC Magazine. All of our call center agents are hired carefully, trained thoroughly, and are working to their highest efficiency in Canada, to provide quality service in English, French, and Chinese.

We are hoping that you will understand why a small increase of $5 in your monthly fees will be effective Mar 27,2020. We believe this adjustment is reasonable, as our monthly fees will still be 30% lower than the average market price after this change. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we truly appreciate your continuous support. We promise to further improve and expand our services to reach new heights in the future.

For additional assistance in your services please contact our support department at 647-5604448, 514-7001283, 613-2094100

As always, thank you for using Carry Telecom

Carry Telecom Support Team
Hell no. Try to get a promo with Fido or Rogers for a year then start looking for something else to jump on a few months before it expires.
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txenglan wrote: Hell no. Try to get a promo with Fido or Rogers for a year then start looking for something else to jump on a few months before it expires.
Thanks :)

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