Looking for the best internet deal, DSL or Dry Loop
I am looking for the best internet deal out there. I am getting my service from PRIMUS 7 mps ( but it is actulaly closer to 2 mbs ) Telephone with 9 extra services, and unlimited long distance servicein North America. Is there a better deal out there in a package or stand alone internet service. I am even thingking of going internet only on a dry loop with no phone and use my cell telephone as my only telephone service.
Last edited by GTA refugee; 01-21-2009 at 09:00 PM.
-Videotron phone (basically they hook your phone jack to a cable modem)
-100 minutes Canada/USA (if you want 1000 minutes add another 6$)
-Basic Canadian and USA TV (plus cbc newsworld)
-10 Mbps internet with 100 gig amonth cap.
Note #1 : I tested it WITH a lan network cable get about 9-9.1mbps
Note #2 on modem: You must watch not goign over 100 gigs.
Note #3: I like my wireless lan in upstaris office, so I made a hole in the wall to pass lan cable to basment electric/phone panel, so modem stays secure there. This maybe a problem because if you have to put the modem close to the electrical junction and your office is beside your room, then you will not enjoy full 10 Mbps.
note #4: They make you pay the first two months in advance so your first
bill is like 270$ and you have to agree to minimum one year.
Note #5: Videotron that I know of does not engage in throttling.
If this does not suit you try TekSavvy, I heard good things but they get throttled. BUt if you want 5mbps unlimited and you want unlimited LD
they are the way to go . I picked Videotron because of teh total package and speed compared to bell, but if you only need some services then go ahead
I am have a contract with Primus for the above services for $59.95 a month, they have now raised it to $64.95 a month
TekSavvy DSL 5mbps 29.95 per month. Dry DSL $7.95. Static IP $4.00
Originally Posted by ocean
For phone you can use unlimitel.ca. $2.50 per month for a phone number (DID). $.01 per minute usage. So for 10 hours a month, that's $6, anywhere in Canada. I use a Sipura (LinkSys) SPA3000 Voip Adapter.
If you want to get cute, install an asterisk server and do all kind of cool PBX stuff.