Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Which canadian ISP would you recommend?

  1. #1
    ShadowsServant's Avatar Tomato BT Rep: +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    380
    I hear that videotron is the fastest around but they have a limit to their bandwidth. Speeds up to 7Mbps.

    Bell's Sympatico is considered the one that overcharges for everything. I've read in their faq that they have the right to throttle with user activity so the rest of its users won't experience any downtime, supposedly.

    ACN speeds up to 5 Mbps. http://www.acncanada.net/highspeed_quebec.asp

    Vif internet. Basic, speeds up to 5Mbps, upload speed up to 800Kbps. http://wiki.vif.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:resadsl

    Uniserve internet. Basic 5Mbps. http://www.ca.inter.net/en/max/promotion.php

    There are too many to list. I've listed the ones I am aware of. I live in the province of Quebec. I would appreciate any suggestions any of you would have. Pro's and con's from personal experience is greatly appreciated. I'm looking to get the best for my buck. With the help of FSTers, every head counts. The more the merrier.
    Last edited by ShadowsServant; 04-13-2008 at 04:04 PM. Reason: Location

  2. BitTorrent   -   #2
    1000possibleclaws's Avatar BT God BT Rep: +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    4,960
    NOT rogers (or bell too i think??). in july they are putting a 60 gig download cap and you have to pay an extra 5$ for every gig you download over the cap. its fuckin ridiculous if you ask me

  3. BitTorrent   -   #3
    IdolEyes787's Avatar Persona non grata
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    State of Grace
    Posts
    29,105
    It would help if a knew where in Canada you lived,but check out these links

    http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all?cat=66zzzzz


    http://www.dslreports.com/comment/2564/68243


    http://www.canadianisp.com/cgi-bin/ispsearch.cgi

    If your heavy into torrenting bandwidth is the most important factor!

  4. BitTorrent   -   #4
    ShadowsServant's Avatar Tomato BT Rep: +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    380
    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.O.L. View Post
    NOT rogers (or bell too i think??). in july they are putting a 60 gig download cap and you have to pay an extra 5$ for every gig you download over the cap. its fuckin ridiculous if you ask me
    Terrible, they are already making money and the greedy b******** want more.

    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    It would help if a knew where in Canada you lived,but check out these links

    http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all?cat=66zzzzz


    http://www.dslreports.com/comment/2564/68243


    http://www.canadianisp.com/cgi-bin/ispsearch.cgi

    If your heavy into torrenting bandwidth is the most important factor!
    Thank you for the info, I will take a look. I'm in the province of Quebec.

    Heavy into torrenting indeed. My average is 200GB a month. A 30GB or
    60GB cap is overkill for me. Darn ISP's that try to control heavy users freedom of their supposedly unlimited plan.

  5. BitTorrent   -   #5
    Blackbeard's Avatar <3 rock BT Rep: +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,237
    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowsServant View Post
    Terrible, they are already making money and the greedy b******** want more.

    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    It would help if a knew where in Canada you lived,but check out these links

    http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all?cat=66zzzzz


    http://www.dslreports.com/comment/2564/68243


    http://www.canadianisp.com/cgi-bin/ispsearch.cgi

    If your heavy into torrenting bandwidth is the most important factor!
    Thank you for the info, I will take a look. I'm in the province of Quebec.

    Heavy into torrenting indeed. My average is 200GB a month. A 30GB or
    60GB cap is overkill for me. Darn ISP's that try to control heavy users freedom of their supposedly unlimited plan.
    it's 100% better then dialup.


  6. BitTorrent   -   #6
    ShadowsServant's Avatar Tomato BT Rep: +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    380
    fearful360 are you still with a dialup connection?
    If so then I understand.
    Indeed connections speeds would be better with DSL but where is the justice? They advertise unlimited total performance speed and provide you with something mediocre and throttle bittorrent speeds that is just unacceptable.

  7. BitTorrent   -   #7
    Blackbeard's Avatar <3 rock BT Rep: +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,237
    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowsServant View Post
    fearful360 are you still with a dialup connection?
    If so then I understand.
    Indeed connections speeds would be better with DSL but where is the justice? They advertise unlimited total performance speed and provide you with something mediocre and throttle bittorrent speeds that is just unacceptable.
    No i just remember how shitte it was.. i'm on att dsl.


  8. BitTorrent   -   #8
    RoSsoNeRI's Avatar LoUiS VuiTtoN DoN BT Rep: +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100BT Rep +100
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,133
    depends where in Canada u live man

  9. BitTorrent   -   #9
    fazzy07's Avatar Something Something BT Rep: +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60BT Rep +60
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Homeless
    Posts
    569
    Rogers is a piece of crap. I had them few years ago. Worst ISP ever as I was disconnected half the time because of a virus that got on my PC

    Bell has the worst customer service and since now they only have limited bandwidth stay away. I usually have to call bell 2-3 times to get someone who knows something and then call everyday until it gets fixed or they will never fix the problem

    The best one I have heard is Teksavvy. They have unlimited package and pretty low price compared to other providers

    Fastest I have found in Canada is www.zid.com but they only provide the adsl2 service to limited areas



  10. BitTorrent   -   #10
    ShadowsServant's Avatar Tomato BT Rep: +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16BT Rep +16
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    380
    Quote Originally Posted by RoSsoNeRI View Post
    depends where in Canada u live man
    I did, albeit not in the first post. I added it to the first post just now.


    Quote Originally Posted by fazzy07 View Post
    Rogers is a piece of crap. I had them few years ago. Worst ISP ever as I was disconnected half the time because of a virus that got on my PC

    Bell has the worst customer service and since now they only have limited bandwidth stay away. I usually have to call bell 2-3 times to get someone who knows something and then call everyday until it gets fixed or they will never fix the problem

    The best one I have heard is Teksavvy. They have unlimited package and pretty low price compared to other providers

    Fastest I have found in Canada is www.zid.com but they only provide the adsl2 service to limited areas
    Rogers and Bell, they have the worst reputations. Thank you for sharing you info, I will still clear of those two.

    First I hear of Teksavvy and Zid, I will look into it to see what it's all about. Videotron was on the top of my list but you gotta pay the big bucks to have an unlimited package.

    Thank you for your time fazzy07.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •