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Home Internet: 50% off 75 and 150 Mbps, $37.50 and $42.50

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Feb 6, 2016
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i received my gift card and i used the balance ,now my question should i contact somewhere to deactivate or to cancel this mastercard, any guidance much appreciated
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hagopb wrote: i received my gift card and i used the balance ,now my question should i contact somewhere to deactivate or to cancel this mastercard, any guidance much appreciated
when did you apply for the gift card?
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Feb 6, 2016
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actng wrote: when did you apply for the gift card?
not this current promo , i applied in last november
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wow... looks like my speeds just dropped today.
was consistently getting above 250Mbps down...
it's now down to 160Mbps

pinging the modem's gateway is minimum 8ms
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Jun 12, 2009
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hagopb wrote: i received my gift card and i used the balance ,now my question should i contact somewhere to deactivate or to cancel this mastercard, any guidance much appreciated
You can leave it be; this card is not re-loadable and it's not tied into you in any way.
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Dec 25, 2013
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I pay 37.50 (+ TAX) currently for fido internet for the 150/15 package with fido internet and I got the $100 gift card. This was for their promo offered in December. Price hasn't been increased for me.

In reality I'm getting closer to 260mbps Download 15 or 15 upload
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Feb 12, 2002
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Just FYI...
I asked about a Gift Card offer at Walmart (Dufferin Mall). The dude said I could get $25 GC for signing up with them. He said he would give me the GC on the spot (not mailed). I didn't sign up but I might if I don't get a satisfactory offer from Rogers
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Mar 12, 2005
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sumrandomguy wrote: I'm currently on the Rogers 500u service, and looking to switch to the Fido 150u, but curious if the speed will be too low for my needs. Don't stream much other than occasional youtube (no Netflix or other streaming services) and I'm in a WFH situation where I'm on Microsoft Teams calls for about 2 hours a day. Would I notice any sort of impact?
A followup to my previous question a few pages back. Signed up with Fido 75u on Saturday morning, and the modem was delivered by Sunday afternoon. Hooked it up, and setup was painless. Same modem as what I had with Rogers (CODA white). Consistently getting 100mbps speeds, and no impact to my WFH situation. Also got a $50 gc from the Walmart I signed up at.
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Jan 22, 2019
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FYI, I signed up to the Fido deal back in the fall. I had an outage yesterday and one last Tuesday, each for about two hours. It's not nothing when you've got three kids doing online school and a spouse working from home. Both times I was on hold with support for about an hour before being told it's an issue in my area. I'm in Mississauga.

On the bright side, I whined and got a week's credit, which isn't nothing I suppose. On the downside one of the reasons I switched from Carrytel was the expectation of stability.
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onemoreastronaut wrote: the expectation of stability.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
lol
sorry man not laughing at you
laughing at how sad our reality is
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Mar 13, 2021
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onemoreastronaut wrote: FYI, I signed up to the Fido deal back in the fall. I had an outage yesterday and one last Tuesday, each for about two hours. It's not nothing when you've got three kids doing online school and a spouse working from home. Both times I was on hold with support for about an hour before being told it's an issue in my area. I'm in Mississauga.

On the bright side, I whined and got a week's credit, which isn't nothing I suppose. On the downside one of the reasons I switched from Carrytel was the expectation of stability.
TBH, the best stability for me when i had a DUAL WAN running with both DSL and cable internet . The probability of both going down at same time is very low. this ensured all online school and WFH was on without interruption.
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dHelpfuldude wrote: TBH, the best stability for me when i had a DUAL WAN running with both DSL and cable internet . The probability of both going down at same time is very low. this ensured all online school and WFH was on without interruption.
SD-WAN is good
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dHelpfuldude wrote: LOL. the problem above is that you are still using cable for both.
O RLY? TELL ME MORE
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txenglan wrote: By signing up, all you're doing is helping Rogers to squash what's left of the remaining small ISPs. Buckle down, spend a bit more and keep at least some competition on a lifeline. If you don't, ISP service pricing is going to skyrocket within the next few years and Canada is already getting ripped off compared to other countries. You've been warned.
+1

This is why I'm going to give CarryTel a go
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Sep 13, 2003
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txenglan wrote: By signing up, all you're doing is helping Rogers to squash what's left of the remaining small ISPs. Buckle down, spend a bit more and keep at least some competition on a lifeline. If you don't, ISP service pricing is going to skyrocket within the next few years and Canada is already getting ripped off compared to other countries. You've been warned.
Who do you use/recommend? What do you pay? What do you get?
That would be helpful info we could use here.
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Mar 13, 2021
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actng wrote: O RLY? TELL ME MORE
how many cables do you get from the node? is it single in the house with splitter?
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Nov 22, 2003
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pwr1019 wrote: Who do you use/recommend? What do you pay? What do you get?
That would be helpful info we could use here.
Actually, what I get and pay for isn't really helpful at all and the reason is, both Rogers and Bell have a strangle hold on the physical infrastructure and they are ripping off the small ISPs while simultaneously using their owned "pretend" small ISP competitors to lure you into contracts so they can hasten the demise of the few remaining indie ISPs and then jack up the prices to new high altitude levels of abuse. However, I'll tell you anyway, just for reference - I'm currently with Ebox with $49 for 75 mbps. Like I said, it doesn't really matter who you go with, just don't give all your money to Bell/Rogers. No matter which small ISP you choose, most of your cash will still go to Rogers/Bell but at least some of it will help the small ISP survive until the government hopefully steps in and punches Rogers/Bell in the face.
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Sep 8, 2010
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Calgary
Good deal, Wish we can get it here in Alberta

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