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50M FTTN internet + 6-month free Popular TV or home phone at $29.99[ON/QC Only]

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50M FTTN internet + 6-month free Popular TV or home phone at $29.99[ON/QC Only]

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Price:
29.99
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CIK Telecom
I ordeded CIK's FTTN 25M Internet + Popular TV in ON+QC for only $39.99 monthly at the end of January. Nothing wrong with it, but I was offered a better deal when I asked for the credits for referrals in last weekend.

50M FTTN internet + 6-month free Popular TV or home phone at $29.99 per month
  • Unlimited usage
  • Modem free rental, including TV box or phone box
  • Call in to get free 6-month Popular TV or home phone
  • No contract
  • First year $29.99 per month, after $39.99 per month
  • Processing fee: $69.95, including shipping fee

CSR told me the deal was just released, so you must order it first and call in to get the free service. The deal is only for Quebec and Ontario.
Quebec:https://www.ciktel.com/promotion/discountqc
Ontario:https://www.ciktel.com/promotion/discounton

The TV channel list is exactly CIK's Skinny basic package + LCN in Quebec, or+ CP24 in Ontario.

I'm not a land phone user, so I have no idea about their home phone service.
Last edited by Georgejackson on Feb 19th, 2019 2:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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[ON/QC Only] in title, please.
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Leverage wrote: [ON/QC Only] in title, please.
Edited. Thanks
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Sep 24, 2004
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I got a marketing call yesterday about the same thing. I was offered the home phone + internet for $29.99, no mention about 6 months.
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Feb 23, 2010
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sudesingh wrote: I got a marketing call yesterday about the same thing. I was offered the home phone + internet for $29.99, no mention about 6 months.
Exactly like my experience with them. They never disclose their hidden fees. You will only find out when you receive your bill.
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And here I thought from looking at the page I could get Home Phone + TV and Internet for $29.99 lol
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Their site is unusable for me. Cannot switch our of Ontario/English and when I try to check availability it just refreshes the page without any confirmation that the service is available
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dunlop wrote: Their site is unusable for me. Cannot switch our of Ontario/English and when I try to check availability it just refreshes the page without any confirmation that the service is available
Same problem here.
It's pretty bad when an ISP can't get their own website to work!
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be careful.
I was told they would do soft credit check while I was getting a hard hit fron CIK when I applied the cannetel cable internet 1 year ago
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dunlop wrote: Their site is unusable for me. Cannot switch our of Ontario/English and when I try to check availability it just refreshes the page without any confirmation that the service is available
You should call in to check the service availablility, maybe the landing page is only for marketing call purpose.
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They should have put "call us to order" or "call in to order" since it is not clear at all.
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In-laws have them, overselling and does not have enough backbone bandwidth, I would usually stay away from ALL the small ISP offering unlimited, it's like equivalent to unmetered tier 3 bandwidth...
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alanbrenton wrote: EBox is pretty good though.
Yes Ebox is good because they care about their infrastructure and are transparent.
Their basic plan is not unlimited, one have to pay a premium for it, which makes sense, the issue are ISPs that offer unlimited for cheap, it also attract the kind of clients that would abuse it and ruin it for everyone else.
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Worst in my experience is Teksavvy.

They always blamed me or Bell when I was with them before for a little over a year. They were never the cause of any slowdown or service interruptions. I was even testing directly in the basement where my DSL cord was attached to the socket attached to the outside demarcation box.

And their noise signal test is ridiculous. I call them when it's slow, they said my line was noisy. I intentionally call them when internet was fast, and my line was also noisy.
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In Montreal, these ISPs resell internet from Videotron or Bell. I find no difference among them in terms of internet quality. As a qualified RFDer, I usually get the best deal for the moment, and switch when a better one comes up.
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Switching from Carrytel to them since Sept-2018 for a cheaper price and more support hours ... lot of disconnect in the beginning, since they are still fine tuning the speeds at my location, after 1 month and replacing the modem/router, been running solid since then.
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Georgejackson wrote: In Montreal, these ISPs resell internet from Videotron or Bell. I find no difference among them in terms of internet quality. As a qualified RFDer, I usually get the best deal for the moment, and switch when a better one comes up.
No. People need to stop perpetuating this idea and the term "reseller". Most of these ISPs are not resellers of internet service from the larger ISPs. They use parts of the same infrastructure like the lines going into your house but it is not the same service.
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Georgejackson wrote: In Montreal, these ISPs resell internet from Videotron or Bell. I find no difference among them in terms of internet quality. As a qualified RFDer, I usually get the best deal for the moment, and switch when a better one comes up.
That's not exactly accurate, they don't resell their services, just the physical infrastructure, you won't be on Videotron or Bell's network but routed through your ISP's network.

If a small ISP only have, say, a 1Gig backbone, in theory, they can only accommodate 20 clients at 50Mbps with a contention ratio of 1:1, but no one does that.
So they'll oversell to a ratio of say like 30:1... that's 600 clients sharing that 1Gig link, if they are all heavy users, each will end up with <2Mbps at peak hours lol

What's the point to pay for high speed at the last mile when the backbone isn't capable of delivering?
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i live just outside of Montreal and i can never take advantage of any of these deals because im only eligible for FTTH and these deals are all FTTN. any advice?

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