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Virgin Mobile FTTH/FTTN - 100/10Mbps - $45/m (Ontario only)

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[Virgin Mobile] Virgin Mobile FTTH/FTTN - 100/10Mbps - $45/m (Ontario only)

Was shopping around for internet for home, and due to COVID, current offerings from Cogeco, Rogers, Bell all seem to be less aggressive than in the past.

Ended up coming across this, cross-referenced on RFD, and didnt see any mention.

$45 a month for 100Mbps/10Mbps across FTTH or FTTN. The 50Mbps option is $5 bucks less.

https://www.virginmobile.ca/en/hot-offe ... offer.html

Signed up by calling in, mentioned the code ONTARIO35 and got it hooked up!

Coming from 1Gbit, but for day to day, it will make no major impact for zoom meetings, team calls, digital schooling, netflix, social media, and RFD! Considering its Bell FTTH, the latency and responsiveness may even be better for me.
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Most Rogers internet is also FTTH these days, the fibre optic cable is run into the house or condo where it is converted into coaxial cable to connect to your “cable” modem. But yes this is a decent deal given all the overpriced packages from Bell and Rogers.
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Great deal, looks like Fido hasn't matched yet.

I went from Bell Gigabit to Virgin 100Mbps at the beginning of the year and it was virtually the same in terms of streaming and WFH zoom calls. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable internet connection.
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shayne85 wrote: Most Rogers internet is also FTTH these days, the fibre optic cable is run into the house or condo where it is converted into coaxial cable to connect to your “cable” modem.
Absolutely not true. Most Rogers/Cogeco/Shaw cable Internet are fibre to the node, and coax into premises using DOCSIS. Only newer homes and apartments in the past 15 years have RF-over-Glass which is still DOCSIS. Small fraction of Rogers subscribers may have GPON (not DOCSIS). Nothing wrong with DOCSIS when it lorded over xDSL. But DOCSIS 3.1 uplinks without OFDM are bottlenecked, and you must share up/downlink bandwidths with neighbours.

I have the VM 50/10 plan. Even though VM throttles their uplink to 10Mbps, it is a rock solid 10Mbps and performs consistently regardless of what my neighbours are doing. All video streaming services and MS Teams video conferencing works great.

If you can get FTTH at your premise, will highly recommend you taking advantage of the free install to get your GPON slot. All future Bell/VM future services will come from that. But if you can't get FTTH and need to take xDSL instead you should read the previous thread where some people didn't have good experience (with xDSL).
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LDN2012 wrote: I went from Bell Gigabit to Virgin 100Mbps at the beginning of the year and it was virtually the same in terms of streaming and WFH zoom calls.
You could probably go down to 50Mbps and still won't notice a difference (if you don't torrent large files). Videoconferencing is fine with a steady 10Mbps uplink.
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It was 100M for $40 a while back but YMMV
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I was on Rogers 300 and they ended promo and were going back up to $101.

Called and cancelled.

They call back next day and offer 500 for $50.

Rejected that. They offer to keep me on 300 for $40.

Took it.

So call and cancel and don't worry, they will call you back!
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fightbriz wrote: I was on Rogers 300 and they ended promo and were going back up to $101.

Called and cancelled.

They call back next day and offer 500 for $50.

Rejected that. They offer to keep me on 300 for $40.

Took it.

So call and cancel and don't worry, they will call you back!
Does any one have any similar experiences with Bell?

In 1.5 years they raised the rates by 15%

I’m looking to cancel and get a new provider or negotiate a better price with Bell
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Doesn't seem to apply to all areas. All they offer me when I put in my postal code is 5/1 for 60$ a month... What is that even? Who would even use that speed? I think I had that speed like 15 years ago.
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texasbruce wrote: It was 150M for $40 a while back but YMMV
Virgin Mobile Home Internet offers up to 100 MBPS download speed

Are you referring to Fido Home Internet?
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shayne85 wrote: Most Rogers internet is also FTTH these days
lol no. If anything, Rogers FTTH is minuscule portion of their internet business.
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I called and they said it was for new customers only but the supervisor gave me $30 off instead of the $35. Didn't try to fight for a better deal so ymmv
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shayne85 wrote: Most Rogers internet is also FTTH these days, the fibre optic cable is run into the house or condo where it is converted into coaxial cable to connect to your “cable” modem. But yes this is a decent deal given all the overpriced packages from Bell and Rogers.
Like if the only thing that exists is downtown condos, sure?
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RAINMAN0 wrote: Doesn't seem to apply to all areas. All they offer me when I put in my postal code is 5/1 for 60$ a month... What is that even? Who would even use that speed? I think I had that speed like 15 years ago.
My in laws were in the same situation with Bell. They were paying for 50/10 and getting 5/1. Turned out that the wiring in their neighborhood is ancient. Sadly Bell/VM or anything DSL is not an option for you. They ended up moving to cable after I told them what was going on.

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