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[Virgin Mobile] Virgin Home internet 100 M for $45, 50M for $40 with Bill credit YMMV (now with $100 GC)

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Mar 5, 2007
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neptune wrote: If your service is using pair bonding, then there aren't many reasonable options. If its a single DSL line going into the Steve modem, then I think pretty much any DSL modem should work.
True on the pair bonding.

Otherwise, it has to support VDSL AFAIK. Check out kijiji, lots of modems from Acanac or Tecksavvy or other 3rd party ISPs that work great. I use a SmartRG SR505n I found at a Value Village for $10:

https://www.smartrg.com/wp-content/uplo ... SR505n.pdf
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Apr 27, 2004
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Halton
repatch wrote: True on the pair bonding.

Otherwise, it has to support VDSL AFAIK. Check out kijiji, lots of modems from Acanac or Tecksavvy or other 3rd party ISPs that work great. I use a SmartRG SR505n I found at a Value Village for $10:

https://www.smartrg.com/wp-content/uplo ... SR505n.pdf
Correct, I have an old one from CarryTel as well but doesn't support pair bonding.
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Mar 17, 2015
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Toronto, ON
@BengaliPrince - I have 100/10 Virgin recently installed (pair). I called them many times already to convert to Bridge Mode or provide me PPPoE cred. as recommended by @repatch but no luck. The only option i have left now is to use my tp-link in access point mode and lose most of its features.

If you haven't yet subscribed and bridge mode is must for you i would NOT recommend signing up with Virgin. There customer service is very poor too IMO.

I am already considering cancelling it now but first i need to find another deal.
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Dec 25, 2002
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Mississauga
Got my 100/10 internet installed today.

I have FTTH so they installed the Valerie modem, replacing the Bell HH3000. Install took about 45 minutes and getting consistent 120/10 speeds.

Called Bell to cancel and their final offer was $69.99 for 1 year of gigabit. Hard pass for me.

Very happy with everything. Thanks OP.
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Jun 13, 2008
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Burlington, ON
Demon_Twinz wrote: i have to the two bonded lines for 100 MB


I had $20 credit for one year. They just gave me $15 off for another year. I took it
So $55 + tax?
Public Mobile $13/month
Fido 3GB data only plan
Jr. Member
Sep 7, 2011
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Toronto
Can anyone confirm if they actually got a speed higher than 100mbps from Virgin?
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Apr 9, 2015
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micah356 wrote: Can anyone confirm if they actually got a speed higher than 100mbps from Virgin?
If your address has Bell FTTH then yes, mine is around 120-130mbps.
FTTN is limited to 50mbps per line so they actually use 2 lines to achieve 100mbps.
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Sep 7, 2011
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Toronto
c229chen wrote: If your address has Bell FTTH then yes, mine is around 120-130mbps.
FTTN is limited to 50mbps per line so they actually use 2 lines to achieve 100mbps.
Is your upload still limited to 10mbps?
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Mar 17, 2015
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Toronto, ON
micah356 wrote: Can anyone confirm if they actually got a speed higher than 100mbps from Virgin?
Yes you will get 100 Mbps but once you connect your own router the speed becomes 50 mbps in router mode and 100 mbps in access point mode.
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Apr 21, 2009
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Whats the best modem alternative for the 100Mbps service so I can use my own router in bridge mode. My install date is next week and I don't want to use their Steve modem
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Mar 5, 2007
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BengaliPrince wrote: Whats the best modem alternative for the 100Mbps service so I can use my own router in bridge mode. My install date is next week and I don't want to use their Steve modem
I don't think there is one. 100Mbps requires pair bonding, and I believe the only one that works with Virgin is the Steve modem for that.

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