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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 2017-12-15, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Angry Well folks, it's been a while

Been with Bell and Fibe TV's best package for 3+ years now. The Actiontec 1000 was installed back in the day and in my house it needed an extender to reach the other end with download speeds around 18 to 25 mbps. Called Bell to change my plan to get things a little cheaper and asked for the upgrade to the 3000, to make a long story short, hope Rogers has stepped up their game in New Brunswick cause I'm goin back.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 2017-12-15, 11:24 AM
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Not especially, from what I've seen. They're competing on price. That likely won't change until they have X1 deployed, assuming they're going to deploy it here (but I'd expect them to so they can standardize on one system).
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 2017-12-15, 01:36 PM
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If the slow download speed is due to poor wifi coverage, Rogers is unlikely to be any better. Rogers NextBox won't be as good for TV either. Apart from a couple of higher speed internet packages, Rogers hasn't changed much in the last 3 years. With either company, you pretty much need to cancel and get through to retentions in order to get any kind of upgrade or deal.

Bell is currently renting a mesh wifi repeater package for $5/mo. I'd try that before switching. If you do decide to switch, hold out for free NextBox PVR rental for at least two years. By then, the new X1 box should be available and may be stable. The X1 is comparable to Bell's FibeTV boxes in capabilities. To get a better internet deal, call back when the intro offer expires and quote some TPIA prices.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 2017-12-18, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was really hoping things would have changed in the past 3.5 years, that must be why you can buy a Nextbox PVR on Kijiji for 50.00 here. Maybe I'll wait them out at Bell but there's no commitment with Rogers so i guess I could dump it after 90 days and go back to Bell. Thanks for the info.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 2017-12-18, 10:10 AM
 
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The way Bell plays their game now, you need to commit to playing the game by actually signing up with Robbers. Once Bell gets the LNP request, they offer you the good deal.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 2017-12-19, 07:40 AM
 
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Call their customer loyalty line and tell them your dilemma. They will very possibly come back to the table. Be nice, don't bitch about things. They are a great bunch of people and have the power to do what the CSRs can't.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 2017-12-20, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info but I think I'll wait for them to call, I have given them my end of service date, we'll see what they do next, a CSR knows basically what I want, not sure it is this loyalty group though, said can't do it so time will tell.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 2018-01-25, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, that was a close call but in the end it worked out, to some degree. I checked with a neighbour of mine about Rogers service, I knew he was on it because his internet wireless connection shows up on my list. So I have a chart with him about his service, he says a bunch of things to me that remind me of the reasons I left Rogers in the first place, apparently not much as been done, someone mentioned that above. So I finally give the retention folks a ring, I'm 4 days away from my cancellation date at this point and ask them what they can give me for 150.00, I'm currently over 200.00. Here's what they finally came up with, got the Best Package, with TMN free for a year, new Whole Home System with newest router than gives me battery backup, have to pay 100.00 for that including the install, get all new receivers and all 3 free, currently paying for 1. Only lasts a year but better than a boot in the ribs. After dropping my data to 6 gig, I'm saving over 120.00 + tax, I can live with that, so I'm stayin.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 2018-01-26, 09:16 AM
 
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That whole home system is not in Atlantic yet, only in Ontario and Quebec, said so in the announcement earlier this week.
Don't be surprised if that is not installed on the date they gave you.

**edit** if you talking about the whole home Wifi (pvr has been has always been whole home since fiber was out)
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Interesting never mentioned that it wasn't available yet, assumed it was as I saw one at The Source store in a local mall right before christmas. Plus they are listed on the Bell/Aliant website which I assume is Atlantic Canada.

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So you ALMOST revived the infamous card playing corner???!!!! LOL

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 2018-02-02, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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I did, pretty quiet over there I see, went looking to see if there were any updates to Rogers service in NB, had to come here. LOL.
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That whole home system is not in Atlantic yet, only in Ontario and Quebec, said so in the announcement earlier this week.
Don't be surprised if that is not installed on the date they gave you.

**edit** if you talking about the whole home Wifi (pvr has been has always been whole home since fiber was out)
Just an update when the installer came they installed the Whole Home 3000 with battery backup. I'm in Fredericton.

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 2018-03-20, 01:31 PM
 
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HH3000 has been here in Fredericton for quite a while(few years now), the thing that isn't in Atlantic yet is the Whole Home WiFi product.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 2018-03-23, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Whole home wifi product?

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