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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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I'm going to be moving to Orillia in 2 months and it's the perfect opportunity for me to review my current ISP and Television Provider. Currently I am with Rogers and have their TV (VIP), Internet (Extreme Plus) and Home Phone (Basic) - all for just north of $200 a month +HST

I called Bell and they have some sort of WinBack Promotion where I can get a bundle of Fibe TV and Internet for $120.02 per month for 6 months and $143.02 after that. Includes 15MB Down/10MB up/75GB cap + 100GB extra, plus their Fibe TV package with one whole home PVR and 3 addition HD receivers.We are not planning to get a new home phone line in the new house mainly because the only people who call me are those jerks who use the National Do Not Call List to put me on their list (Air Duct Cleaning Services deserve a special section in hell)

I don't really like Rogers, especially the little fees here and the extra fees there and I know if I call them all they will offer me is the PVR and one Receiver for free for one year (every time I call them I say I want to cancel and that's what I get). If I decide to stay with Rogers, I know what I'm in for

So does anyone have experience with Bell's Fibe TV and Internet Packages? Good or Bad, please share
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Is Telus not an option in that area? I've been with them for 10 years without any issues and no cap at 15MB down for $77/month including a home landline with voicemail and call display.
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Take a look at Compusolve Compu-SOLVE | Technology & Internet Solutions. They service Barrie and Midland, so they might be servicing Orillia too. they are also a Telus dealer. They are a Bell reseller. I have used them for my isp for a long time and though I can't swear to it, my feeling is that their normal prices are less than the "please switch to me" deals from the majors.

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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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Is Telus not an option in that area? I've been with them for 10 years without any issues and no cap at 15MB down for $77/month including a home landline with voicemail and call display.
Telus has no services (aside from cellular) in the Eastern provinces.
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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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I'm going to be moving to Orillia in 2 months and it's the perfect opportunity for me to review my current ISP and Television Provider. Currently I am with Rogers and have their TV (VIP), Internet (Extreme Plus) and Home Phone (Basic) - all for just north of $200 a month +HST

I called Bell and they have some sort of WinBack Promotion where I can get a bundle of Fibe TV and Internet for $120.02 per month for 6 months and $143.02 after that. Includes 15MB Down/10MB up/75GB cap + 100GB extra, plus their Fibe TV package with one whole home PVR and 3 addition HD receivers.We are not planning to get a new home phone line in the new house mainly because the only people who call me are those jerks who use the National Do Not Call List to put me on their list (Air Duct Cleaning Services deserve a special section in hell)

I don't really like Rogers, especially the little fees here and the extra fees there and I know if I call them all they will offer me is the PVR and one Receiver for free for one year (every time I call them I say I want to cancel and that's what I get). If I decide to stay with Rogers, I know what I'm in for

So does anyone have experience with Bell's Fibe TV and Internet Packages? Good or Bad, please share
Take a look at TekSavvy. They offer both DSL and cable (through Rogers, Bell, or Cogeco, depending on the service area). Their prices are good, and so is the service.

http://www.teksavvy.com/
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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #7
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Telus has no services (aside from cellular) in the Eastern provinces.
Thanks John, I did not know that.
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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 10:22 AM   #8
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I am actually very happy with Bell Fibe and I have had my share of issues with Bell in the past. It is currently installed at my girlfriends condo and the TV quality is very good. I really like the PVR and the guide. Internet speeds are very good too. For once the speed Bell advertised is exactly what we get.

I would watch your monthly bill as that is one area Bell makes "mistakes" all the time. They promise a great rate with discounts for this and that and then somehow after a month or so they "forget" to apply them. If you notice and complain, they will credit you but if you blindly trust that the bill you get is the rate that was promised, sooner or later, you will get hosed.
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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info on third party suppliers (Compu-SOLVE and TekSavvy) but both are DSL providers and I'm not getting a home phone line so I won't have that required feature for DSL service.

Anyone else on Bell, I would like to decide on the either the devil I know or the devil I don't
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Thanks for the info on third party suppliers (Compu-SOLVE and TekSavvy) but both are DSL providers and I'm not getting a home phone line so I won't have that required feature for DSL service.

Anyone else on Bell, I would like to decide on the either the devil I know or the devil I don't
Phone service is not required for DSL. You need to have a working phone line (as in the physical wire), but no service is required.
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