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Virgin Mobile Home Internet 100Mbps for $40/m with $50 in-store credit - NO PHONE PLAN REQUIRED - Ontario

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Newbie
Dec 26, 2013
30 posts
84 upvotes
Toronto
WasifHasan wrote: Pretty sure most telecoms offer 1 to 2 years max no?
Yup, these prices are never permanent. Even the ones the claimed to be like Carrytel ended up having their prices substantially increased over the years through yearly hikes. If you want the best deals you need to be willing to switch every year or two. If you're just switching internet it's actually quite easy and minimal hassle, especially when you can self-install.
Newbie
Nov 13, 2017
95 posts
103 upvotes
Question for the better informed:

I currently have Fido 150 internet with last year's 50% off promotion, need to call to (potentially) get the discount extended.

From a "quality of internet" point of view would it be better for me to get the Virgin Plus internet if I have FTTH? (Assuming I have FTTH because I live in a newer development)

Is it even worth it to get the Fido offer extended if the Virgin internet is that much better?
Member
May 22, 2015
270 posts
84 upvotes
Scarborough, ON
I've tried both before just keep in mind this is 100/10 not as fast as 150mb fido, I'll treat this as plan B if fido extend failed.
Sr. Member
Oct 24, 2010
755 posts
708 upvotes
Toronto
My virgin promo was to end on Dec 17, 2021. Virgin chat transfered me to a rep on the phone, the rep was able to setup another year of 40/month 100mbps starting Dec 18, 2021
Member
Aug 22, 2021
289 posts
80 upvotes
Mississauga
bam136 wrote: My virgin promo was to end on Dec 17, 2021. Virgin chat transfered me to a rep on the phone, the rep was able to setup another year of 40/month 100mbps starting Dec 18, 2021
What was the previous rate you had?
Newbie
Nov 13, 2017
95 posts
103 upvotes
lcwman wrote: I've tried both before just keep in mind this is 100/10 not as fast as 150mb fido, I'll treat this as plan B if fido extend failed.
What I'm wondering is if 100mb of FTTH is better than 150mb through cable
Newbie
Apr 22, 2018
68 posts
57 upvotes
Toronto
Last sept I got 50/10 for $45/mth, with $50 Virgin VISA GC. Increased to $60/mth after 1 year.

Did not register the VISA until 50 days ago. It's still in the 'WAITING APPROVAL" state. There are long reddits with people having Virgin VISAs loaded with $150 that are not accepted anywhere, including to pay the Virgin bill. Customer service just gives people the runaround to vmgiftcards and back.
Deal Guru
Jun 20, 2020
12016 posts
14447 upvotes
Toronto
BNTLLife wrote: What I'm wondering is if 100mb of FTTH is better than 150mb through cable
I have FTTH since Bell upgraded my neighborhood to fibre a few years ago.
My speeds tests shows I get over 120 Mbps during peak periods.

I was with CarryTel cable and during peak periods, the internet would slow down and would be unable to watch YouTube or stream videos off of websites.
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Deal Addict
Aug 15, 2010
2183 posts
571 upvotes
How do you confirm they run ffth?
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Newbie
Dec 26, 2013
30 posts
84 upvotes
Toronto
sixteen12 wrote: How do you confirm they run ffth?
Call or live chat Virgin directly and ask
Newbie
Mar 16, 2021
10 posts
6 upvotes
I'm so sick of all these 1 year deals. Do they all think i'm getting a raise every year?
Sr. Member
Oct 24, 2010
755 posts
708 upvotes
Toronto
rufat87 wrote: I'm so sick of all these 1 year deals. Do they all think i'm getting a raise every year?
I was able to use this deal to extend last year's deal. So if all it takes is 15 minutes on the phone each year, I can do that to save 300+ bucks.
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Aug 16, 2004
2196 posts
818 upvotes
Toronto
If you can get FTTH it’s one of the better deals.
Paying for 100/10, provisioned at 120/12, rock solid latency at 1ms (wired) and 3ms (wireless).
The only better deal I know is condos and buildings with Beanfield, Fibrestream, etc that compete directly with Bell.
Rogers is very slowly rolling out FTTH but it’s usually crippled by RFoG.
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Newbie
Apr 15, 2008
63 posts
20 upvotes
Windsor
KFried wrote: Last sept I got 50/10 for $45/mth, with $50 Virgin VISA GC. Increased to $60/mth after 1 year.

Did not register the VISA until 50 days ago. It's still in the 'WAITING APPROVAL" state. There are long reddits with people having Virgin VISAs loaded with $150 that are not accepted anywhere, including to pay the Virgin bill. Customer service just gives people the runaround to vmgiftcards and back.
I used my VIrgin GC to reload an Amazon GC+$5 bonus last year. No hassles and $5 bucks extra.
Member
Oct 19, 2013
408 posts
77 upvotes
I've had virgin FTTH installed before. Anyone know if this would be a self install and I can get the modem right from wireless wave? I have a pending Fido cancellation and need a the quick way to set this up.
Deal Addict
May 20, 2017
1071 posts
712 upvotes
ON
Is modem included or you need to pay extra?
Newbie
Oct 31, 2011
75 posts
113 upvotes
SCARBOROUGH
Is anyone able to get $40 for 100mbps from virgin directly; without being a member?
Had a call back. And it was a no go.
They did offer $35 if I had a mobile plan though.
Deal Addict
Oct 24, 2010
2162 posts
1974 upvotes
Ottawa
BNTLLife wrote: Question for the better informed:

I currently have Fido 150 internet with last year's 50% off promotion, need to call to (potentially) get the discount extended.

From a "quality of internet" point of view would it be better for me to get the Virgin Plus internet if I have FTTH? (Assuming I have FTTH because I live in a newer development)

Is it even worth it to get the Fido offer extended if the Virgin internet is that much better?
I was on Fido 150/15.

I signed up for Virgin FTTH at 100/10 a couple months ago, at this same price as an existing Mobile member.. It's been way more stable.

Cable is pretty susceptible to contention as it's shared back to the node. FTTH is dedicated to you back to the node, so the speed tends to be more stable.

100/10 over FTTH should be pretty consistently 100/10. 150/15 over cable will see speed drops during peak usage times; we were often down to ~30/15 during peak.

Note: Check your first bill. Virgin billed us $50 for installation, even though we were told there wouldn't be a charge because self install was not poasible. We had to argue to have it refunded. We got a generic email a month later, though, explaining that there was a system issue that charged the $50 to sll new customers, and they would be issuing bill credits.
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