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[Fido] 150u Home Internet for $45/month + 9GB Cell Phone Plan for $40/month YMMV

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Dec 27, 2012
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Bowmanville
ahumanbeing wrote: Did you make sure that each part of your network is capable of more than 100mbps? Your router, cables, modem needs to be. I had the same issue and realised my laptop Ethernet port wasn't actually capable of 100mbps. Thankfully the WiFi card itself was though.
The modem, router and all of the cables can. How do I find out my ethernet port information?
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May 5, 2017
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I am told that a technician needs to come to setup the internet and due to covid, they are not sending tech to homes. I am paying $95 for internet now as my bell promo ended. Anyone aware of good deals from rogers. Typically the deal are offered by agents selling for rogers. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Mar 28, 2006
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Shani1296 wrote: I am told that a technician needs to come to setup the internet and due to covid, they are not sending tech to homes. I am paying $95 for internet now as my bell promo ended. Anyone aware of good deals from rogers. Typically the deal are offered by agents selling for rogers. Any help would be much appreciated.
Why can't the tech work outside your home? As long as the coax feed is coming into your home, it should just be a matter or plugging in the modem and looking for a signal.

Anyways, not sure if you can call them deals, but this is what rogers is offering publicly for Internet residential:

https://www.rogers.com/promotions/internet

Usually you won't get a deal unless you bundle Internet with cable, or go to an Ignite package.
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Mar 28, 2006
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htp1498 wrote: just got my first bill

is everyone paying modem rental fee of $8? I thought the $45+ taxes includes the modem.

Plan is 60
modem rental is 8
credit of 21.55
total comes to $60.40 taxed in.
hoping the modem rental is included in the $45!
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Oct 15, 2017
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Canada
davidj8580 wrote: The modem, router and all of the cables can. How do I find out my ethernet port information?
Try googling the answer. Update this thread on what the eventual cause was for the slower speed. Probably others that will run into similar scenarios.
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Mar 28, 2017
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chadw01 wrote: hoping the modem rental is included in the $45!
specialoffers wrote: First bill will have prorated charges and that why it's higher than normal.
Yeah bill is correct modem is included with the $45, you need to go into the actual PDF statement and shows you the break down, they start charging you when you get the modem in the mail. Not installation.
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Oct 5, 2008
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North York
My bill:

September 19 - October 18, 2020
FIDO INTERNET 150 - UNLIMITED $67.00
WI-FI MODEM RENTAL $8.00
Total: $75

September 11 - September 18, 2020
FIDO INTERNET 150 - UNLIMITED $17.29
WI-FI MODEM RENTAL $1.81
Total: $19.10

SAVINGS: INTERNET OFFER - 12 MTHS -$37.75

Final Bill:
$63.68
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Aug 25, 2005
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my internet cuts out every 2 days and i have to restart the router to fix it. It was never an issue with Carrytel before, could the new Fido modem be the cause?

I literally had the exact same Hitron modem with Carrytel.
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Dec 8, 2006
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BenK wrote: my internet cuts out every 2 days and i have to restart the router to fix it. It was never an issue with Carrytel before, could the new Fido modem be the cause?

I literally had the exact same Hitron modem with Carrytel.
Probably, I’ve had zero issues so far but I’m just using the modem to bridge
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dairymandip wrote: Probably, I’ve had zero issues so far but I’m just using the modem to bridge
same

also make sure the CGN is standing vertically as they can get hot and cause issues if left horizontal
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Oct 17, 2007
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3rd Rock
FatherOfJohanna wrote: September 11 - September 18, 2020
FIDO INTERNET 150 - UNLIMITED $17.29
WI-FI MODEM RENTAL $1.81
Total: $19.10

SAVINGS: INTERNET OFFER - 12 MTHS -$37.75

Final Bill:
$63.68
For those who may be confused about partial charges and credits, they use 31-day month for calculation
Internet: $67 / 31 x 8 days = $17.29 (sep.11-sep18 = 8 days inclusive)
Modem: $8 / 31 x 7 days = $1.81. (Most likely you received modem on 9/12, so only 7 days)
Savings: $30 + $30 / 31 x 8 days = $37.75
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Nov 15, 2013
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So far I've noticed two things;

-Speeds seem to drop to less than 5 Mbps around 9pm, lasts a few minutes to an hour+
-Noticing intermittent connection drops throughout the day. It's already happened twice this morning. Lasts for about 10 seconds, but when working from home, this isn't ideal

Been waiting for live chat to give me an agent for 30+ minutes now...didn't have these connection issues with Rogers (though I had the Rocket modem, not this CGN3 from Fido, maybe that's the issue?

EDIT: apparently they're currently doing a "rebuild" in my area due to recent outages, so maybe that explains the issues. We'll see.
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Jun 23, 2006
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so has any existing customers been able t take advantage of the internet special?
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Oct 11, 2018
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ON
bobcat99 wrote: Not that easy for everyone. Tried chat 3 times and phone once. Each time it was student only.
You might need to ask Ken in this threadGrinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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Mar 24, 2015
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Thornhill, ON
bobcat99 wrote: Not that easy for everyone. Tried chat 3 times and phone once. Each time it was student only.
I had to contact Fido 6 times over a mix of phone and chat to get this deal. Chat finally worked after I connected with a rep from Vancouver. I just told him I heard about this deal from a friend who got it. I was on Rogers before and there was a little bit of an issue with that but I got it done. Super nice rep. Just keep persistent. You'll get it.
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May 5, 2017
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ahumanbeing wrote: here's what I used. You can see your Ethernet and wireless speed.
The fido tech was not required for ur connection?

Coaxial cable should be routed to my home as I had rogers. Just wanted to see if anyone is facing the issue?
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Oct 15, 2017
425 posts
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Canada
Received the modem today (ordered on Sat), but one of the power supply prongs is broken and barely hanging on by the wires attached to the rest of the adapter. We have contact...with live person on chat, hurray.
Newbie
May 5, 2017
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chadw01 wrote: Why can't the tech work outside your home? As long as the coax feed is coming into your home, it should just be a matter or plugging in the modem and looking for a signal.

Anyways, not sure if you can call them deals, but this is what rogers is offering publicly for Internet residential:

https://www.rogers.com/promotions/internet

Usually you won't get a deal unless you bundle Internet with cable, or go to an Ignite package.
I agree. I had rogers before bell so have coaxial cable to the house

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