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Cutting the cord - Just need Internet, what to get?

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Cutting the cord - Just need Internet, what to get?

I apologize if there is a thread about this already, I searched and cannot find anything.

I live in Ajax and will be cancelling my TV and just need Internet. Currently I am on rogers gigabit and live in Ajax.

What options do I have for just internet? Price being the number 1 priority of course.

Thanks guys
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I'm in the same boat. No deals to be had right now, maybe try retentions?

The internet providers know their services are in demand and they have us by the balls, there's no incentive for them to offer deals. They're also crying their infrastructure is under strain and their costs are up, so goodbye discounts!
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No teksavvy there?
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Yeah, seems all promos are gone given most folks are working from home.

I’d keep my eye out for Fido home internet promos,

They previously had half off the $75/month for 150Mbps speed for a year.

I’m still on their grandfathered 60/10 internet plan.

I find Fido great, uses Rogers internet lines and they include the wifi router/modem for free.

I’ve been with them 4-5yrs and no price increase and no need to negotiate any credits. Easy peasy.

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Fido have their quarterly 50% promo. Even if you call in, sometimes when it's not posted they might offer you. They offer me last year when I called in to try their 1month free promo for my folks and 50% wasn't going on. I am currently on their 1gig Rogers for $50 but thinking of dropping when Fido promo comes.
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ji2o0k wrote: Yeah, seems all promos are gone given most folks are working from home.

I’d keep my eye out for Fido home internet promos,

They previously had half off the $75/month for 150Mbps speed for a year.

I’m still on their grandfathered 60/10 internet plan.

I find Fido great, uses Rogers internet lines and they include the wifi router/modem for free.

I’ve been with them 4-5yrs and no price increase and no need to negotiate any credits. Easy peasy.
peteryorkuca wrote: Fido have their quarterly 50% promo. Even if you call in, sometimes when it's not posted they might offer you. They offer me last year when I called in to try their 1month free promo for my folks and 50% wasn't going on. I am currently on their 1gig Rogers for $50 but thinking of dropping when Fido promo comes.
thanks, I didnt know that Fido offered internet. I will look into it. I have a few months left on my rogers contract but there is no way they will match what I am getting now.
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so my rogers is coming up due in aug, they are offing complete crap as usual. is fido my only option? Tecsavvy is more expensive then fido at this point because of the modem rental

I have lots of things connected to the internet, tv's, cameras, phones, printers, computers ect. will the 150mbps fido be ok for me? I have gigabit rogers right now
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You could check out Carrytel.
75 Mbps for $44.99 on a 12 month contract and modem purchase for $59.
150 Mbps for $54.99 on a 12 month contract and modem purchase for $59.

They also have FTTN service for your area.
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: Teksavvy is more expensive then fido at this point because of the modem rental
Teksavvy has good user support, and are in our corner when it comes to consumer rights; buy the modem and be done with it. Anything above 25mbs is broadband.
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IVC Telecom is one of the few ISPs still with promotions.
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cancelled my tv and internet and they just called me with a winbackcall. Took gigabit internet only for $79.99 + tax a month for a year, can cancel at any time. is this a decent deal? i was going to signup with fido 150mbps for $75, so thought for $5 is wasnt bad. should I have pushed harder?
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: cancelled my tv and internet and they just called me with a winbackcall. Took gigabit internet only for $79.99 + tax a month for a year, can cancel at any time. is this a decent deal? i was going to signup with fido 150mbps for $75, so thought for $5 is wasnt bad. should I have pushed harder?
Do you need gigabit internet?

I have 75 Mbps from Carrytel for $39.99 per month including modem rental (grandfathered plan) and can stream 2 devices at the same time as well as downloading multiple torrents.

If you go with current carrytel price of $45 per month, you could save $420 plus tax in a year.
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mystery wrote: Do you need gigabit internet?

I have 75 Mbps from Carrytel for $39.99 per month including modem rental (grandfathered plan) and can stream 2 devices at the same time as well as downloading multiple torrents.

If you go with current carrytel price of $45 per month, you could save $420 plus tax in a year.
Currently I have these devices connected to the internet all the time

Laptop
desktop
3 cell phones
tablet
3 tvs
2 fire sticks
PS4
2 google nest hubs
2 wyze cameras
google nest hello doorbell camera
google thermostat
2 outdoor google cameras
2 wifi light switches

All of these are not all running at the same time but the google cameras take lots of usage. Do I need gigabit. I am not sure, what do you guys think? Should I just go with carrytel 75mbps?

So for carrytel, i can buy the modem for $60 then I can get something like this? Would this be good, router point on the main floor, one access point upstairs and one in the basement?

https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Deco-Whol ... oogcana-20
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: Currently I have these devices connected to the internet all the time

Laptop
desktop
3 cell phones
tablet
3 tvs
2 fire sticks
PS4
2 google nest hubs
2 wyze cameras
google nest hello doorbell camera
google thermostat
2 outdoor google cameras
2 wifi light switches

All of these are not all running at the same time but the google cameras take lots of usage. Do I need gigabit. I am not sure, what do you guys think? Should I just go with carrytel 75mbps?

So for carrytel, i can buy the modem for $60 then I can get something like this? Would this be good, router point on the main floor, one access point upstairs and one in the basement?

https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Deco-Whol ... oogcana-20
I'm not a big d-link fan. I have had Netgear and mainly Asus routers which have great stability and range. My current router is an Asus RT-AC86U which is great for range as well as speed when running my openvpn client on it.

You have 7 day trial period, so you could try the 75 mbps plan first, and if not fast enough, try the 150 mbps plan for $10 extra a month. You would still save $300 + tax over the year compared to Rogers.
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mystery wrote: I'm not a big d-link fan. I have had Netgear and mainly Asus routers which have great stability and range. My current router is an Asus RT-AC86U which is great for range as well as speed when running my openvpn client on it.

You have 7 day trial period, so you could try the 75 mbps plan first, and if not fast enough, try the 150 mbps plan for $10 extra a month. You would still save $300 + tax over the year compared to Rogers.
yes but then I have to spend $60 for the modem and about $200 for the router. is it worth it? also whole home wifi, whats my best option and cheapest?

like that router that you listed, is that going to give a better range then the dlink that I listed even though there are no access dots around the house?
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Rogers Ignite $50/month including tax. I set a reminder in my calendar to re negotiate the upcoming year with them and have been successful for 6 years now.
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omaiiir wrote: Rogers Ignite $50/month including tax. I set a reminder in my calendar to re negotiate the upcoming year with them and have been successful for 6 years now.
what speed is that?
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also carrytel has a promo ending today,150/15 for $34.99 a month for 12 months. prob gonna go with that. rogers was supposed to reactivate my account and my internet has been down for 2 hours. support put in a ticket and said it could be 24 hours before its fixed. im officially done with rogers.
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: yes but then I have to spend $60 for the modem and about $200 for the router. is it worth it? also whole home wifi, whats my best option and cheapest?

like that router that you listed, is that going to give a better range then the dlink that I listed even though there are no access dots around the house?
The router you buy is the backbone of your network. It's an investment that will pay for itself, no matter which provider you choose. Buy your router from a place like Best Buy with a good return policy and try it out.
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: also carrytel has a promo ending today,150/15 for $34.99 a month for 12 months. prob gonna go with that. rogers was supposed to reactivate my account and my internet has been down for 2 hours. support put in a ticket and said it could be 24 hours before its fixed. im officially done with rogers.
That price is for the first month only

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