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[Merged][Other] Acanac Cable: 10/15mbits Internet Service $35.95/$39.95 - ONT/QUE

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[Merged][Other] Acanac Cable: 10/15mbits Internet Service $35.95/$39.95 - ONT/QUE

http://www.acanac.ca/cable.html

Just announced about an hour ago, didn't see anything about the cable deal in the other thread.

They service Toronto, and Milton for sure, not sure about other areas. If you click order now a postal code checker will pop up and tell you if they service your area. I'm calling Cogeco to cancel tomorrow (or price/feature match).


Plan Features Residential Cable Internet 10Mbps Residential Cable Internet 15Mbps
$35.95 Order Now
$39.95 Order Now
OVERVIEW

Speed 10Mbps/512Kps 15Mbps/1000Kps
Bandwidth Traffic *Unlimited *Unlimited
No Cost Online Storage $10 Value 100GB 100GB
No Cost Encrypted Browsing $5 Value Yes Yes
No Cost VPN Account $10 Value Yes Yes

Email Services

Number of Accounts 100 5000
Attachments Send up to 500MB Send up to 1000MB
Email Storage 10GB 30GB
Virus Checker Yes Yes

Free Extras

IP's Address *Up-to 1 Static - VPN Based *Up-to 1 Static - VPN Based
SSH Tunnel Yes Yes
Online FTP Account 100GB 100GB
Referral Program Yes Yes
Community Yes Yes

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Pricing and Speed Inforamtion.
Please be aware that all terms are charged up-front. Please also be aware that not all areas support the maximum speeds above . If you're not happy with your speeds you're more than welcome to take advantage of our 30 day money back guarantee minus your modem purchase and activation fee. Cost of Cable Modem is $50.00 - Motorola SB5101N - Activation fee is $29.95 - Your free to use your own modem as long as it's in our list of Approved Cable Modems in Ontario

Term Discounts Residential Cable Internet 7.5Mbps Residential Cable Internet 15Mbps

1 Month Term $44.95 $48.95
3 Month Term $41.95 x 3 $45.95 x 3
6 Month Term $38.95 x 6 $42.95 x 6
12 Month Term $35.95 x 12 $39.95 x 12

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$39.99/month for a 1 year contract, title is a bit misleading
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I'd sign up for 10 years if it meant unlimited bandwidth at that price =P Even Acanac's month to month service is cheaper than Cogeco with their ****** 60 gig cap.

But fixed thread title =)

edit: as others have pointed out it's not a contract. It's 12 months paid up front with no cancellation fees. If you cancel say six months in they will refund you your remaining six months minus the discount applied for paying in advance.
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Im too lazy to do some math...

how much is my initial "charges" to get everything set up?

I'm down for this.
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DLFB wrote: Im too lazy to do some math...

how much is my initial "charges" to get everything set up?

I'm down for this.

Pricing and Speed Inforamtion.

Please be aware that all terms are charged up-front. Please also be aware that not all areas support the maximum speeds above . If you're not happy with your speeds you're more than welcome to take advantage of our 30 day money back guarantee minus your modem purchase and activation fee. Cost of Cable Modem is $50.00 - Motorola SB5101N - Activation fee is $29.95 - Your free to use your own modem as long as it's in our list of Approved Cable Modems in Ontario
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May 31, 2006
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i wonder if teksavvy will price match it? im eithier goin with acanac or teksavvy at the end of this month but from what i heard teksavvy is more reliable....
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Yeah but teksavvy just had their wings cut out from them thanks to Bell and the CRCT.
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Bamelin wrote: Yeah but teksavvy just had their wings cut out from them thanks to Bell and the CRCT.

care to elaborate? is this because of the whole dsl caps thing?
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Mar 16, 2008
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Dark-Danz wrote: $39.99/month for a 1 year contract, title is a bit misleading

It is actually not a contract. There are discounted monthly rates depending on the term. If you pay for a year, but leave after 6 months, then they will charge you the price for a 6 month term and refund the rest. There are no fees for cancelling early. There are no penalties if you want to upgrade your service.
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Woot, just did a check and it shows that my location is covered! Been waiting so long for Teksavvy to get service here but they haven't delivered.
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fightbriz wrote: care to elaborate? is this because of the whole dsl caps thing?
It's a long story but basically CRCT ruled that Bell can charge the independent ISP's overage charges or something like that. It basically means that independent ISP's will have to bring their prices in line with Bell (complete with caps) or be charged directly for the overage of their customers ...

bottom line, on DSL no matter who you are with, goodbye bandwidth, hello bell style caps (or overage fees).

The big Cable companies (Rogers, Cogeco, etc) actually has the right to charge overages to independent ISP's too ... but I am guessing that Rogers wants to steal market share from Bell so they are "allowing" Acanac to give unlimited bandwidth (for now).
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not sure I understand how they just announced this deal when UBB is about to wreak havoc in a few months...Rogers won't sit idle while Bell has their fun it's just not in their nature to pass up easy money. is there a guarantee you won't be charged overbilling down the road or do they have the right to change TOS.
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belowzeros wrote: not sure I understand how they just announced this deal when UBB is about to wreak havoc in a few months...Rogers won't sit idle while Bell has their fun it's just not in their nature to pass up easy money. is there a guarantee you won't be charged overbilling down the road or do they have the right to change TOS.
They (incumbent cable co's) can pull the unlimited out at any time.
*Important Notes

Static IP's for VPN's will be available at the end of November for all Cable High Speed Internet service plans. All Ontario High speed Cable packages come with unlimited bandwidth this however can change without notice.
http://www.acanac.ca/cable.html

Like I said, the incumbent cable companies just want to hurt Bell. You can be rest assured this will hurt Bell market share ... I am guessing there will be a stampede of teksavvy customers rushing to Acanac rather than going to Bell. People HATE Bell right now, even more than before (as if that was possible) thanks to them screwing over every independent ISP in the country (and every single customer as well) through their puppet the CRCT.

This is my take on the situation at least. In Quebec you'll note that Acanac Cable is capped at 40 gig/60gig. I think Videotron decided not to play ball?
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Can anyone tells me why the offer in Quebec sucks?

Is it because of videotron?

Why is that?
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Here's something that could make this extra sweet!

Referral Program
How does it work?
Each referral equals: One free month of service.
10 referrals equals: Free service for as long you remain a customer of Acanac Inc.


http://www.acanac.ca/Referral-Program.html
RFD Member # 3476!
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[QUOTE]*Important Notes

Static IP's for VPN's will be available at the end of November for all Cable High Speed Internet service plans. All Ontario High speed Cable packages come with unlimited bandwidth this however can change without notice.[/QUOTE]hm
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Not so easy there Ma…
I was checking out Acanac earlier in the year.

If you're thinking about getting Acanac Cable have a read through the other Acanac thread about their customer phone service having very long wait times and sometimes multiple hang-ups when you get to the front of the cue (you go to back of cue again) and response issues to emails etc. Some people having issues with cancellations (long delay's, lack of response etc). Also cancellations can't be reached by phone, only by email and other cancellation and billing problems). Plus if you're on contract they auto renew your contract paid in full for the term.

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/acanac-2 ... 922283/11/

From what I read and I believe it was on the Acanac's own community forum, they don't seem to have a trouble ticket system.

The bottom line, if things go without a hitch and you never ever need customer service you might be ok (from the DSL thread). If you ever need customer service you could (but not always necessarily) be in for the worst customer experience you've ever encountered. Same deal with cancellations, they don't take phone calls and the delays and such don't seem uncommon. One of the RFD member asked a customer rep if he/she could speak to one of the owners but was told they "don't" or "don't like to speak to customers". It's posted somewhere in the thread I linked.

I read how Teksavvy's customer service has noticeably (considerably?) degraded with the recent introduction of Cable services. Just remember Acanac's customer service starts at a much lower rung on the ladder before the added complications and required support of cable.

You better hope Imelda's been transferred to cable. ;) (she used to help earlier in the Acanac DSL thread but disappeared) http://forums.redflagdeals.com/acanac-2 ... 922283/11/

If these guys could just completely revamp and improve up their customer service thismight be a hot deal. Anyhow I think this is a pretty fair summary of the Acanac DSL thread. Not everybody railed against them.

I also wonder how long before Rogers pulls the plug on the unlimited bandwidth. "All Ontario High speed Cable packages come with unlimited bandwidth this however can change without notice."

Don't forget to click "thanks" for this. ;) :lol:
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I'm still stuck with Cogeco in Windsor with the bandwidth cap of 60. Obviously the bandwidth is not enough.

I checked the availability and I can get this in my area, while Tekk Savvy is not here yet.
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it says it's available in my area when I put my postal code in but I'm not sold on that............ but this is basically the same price I'm paying for my dryloop DSL service that's 1/3 the speed so I'll order and see what happens!

thanks OP

now to decide if I sign up for a year or a month

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