2005-09-28, 10:18 PM
has anyone signed up with 3web? I am currently a sympatico user. I find sympatico can't touch rogers in terms of speed, but I have reasons for not going with them.
From what i understand, 3web basically is sympatico. Minus about $15 a month. They also have an good long distance plan too, and you can bundle the two. If 3web is the same as sympatico, I'd rather pay less.
2005-09-28, 10:38 PM
It depends where you live take west ottawa its 60 % sympatico.People are very happy with the service the speed is just as good or better then rogers and there is no caps.And no 3web is not the same as sympatico not even close.
2005-09-29, 01:45 PM
And no 3web is not the same as sympatico not even close.
Can you elaborate on that?
2005-09-29, 02:24 PM
I was with Sympatico for a few years then they raised their price again... Finally had enough and switched over to 3WEB... It's been 3 years now and I love it. It cost me $24.95 a month and I pay 7 cents a min anytime any where for L.D.
let me know if you have any questions
and YES.. it is the same as Sympatico... just cheaper.
Here's a BUNCH of post about 3web on DigitalHomeCanada
2005-09-30, 02:20 PM
No, it's NOT the same as Sympatico...
DSL providers have two ISP feeds... Upload and Download. The Download is from Sympatico, so you get all their content and such, and their upload is from the cheapest provider possible. Cogent, Shaw, MCI, whatever... the peering from the second provider can be anywhere from 151 Front street to California. Speeds are effected by the number of hops and the distance, as well as points of failure.
Also... remember Sympatico is going to be directly on the Bell backbone, connected at the highest speeds. 3Web is likely budgeted to be near 80% utilization at peak on their connections (probably OC3's or E-100's). The thing about those loops is that they take 60-90 business days to install, so when they are near 100% utilization, the customer will notice a slowdown.
It's up to you if that is okay. If you are playing online games, it will suck. If you are just downloading pr0n and MP3's, it won't make a significant difference.
Remember... Bell, TELUS, Rogers, MCI and Allstream are the ISP's for the ISP's. By going with one of them, you cut out points of failure and additional hops. Always a good thing.
2005-10-09, 11:47 AM
Thanks for that search's link CTVdude ;)
Handy to have if needed :)
2006-03-16, 10:16 PM
Just signed up with 3web, don't have it yet, but I forgot to ask a very important question.
I own www.fartheststar.com (with emails on that domain) Can I use my 3rd party smtp to send mail?
and / or
Can I use theirs?
In each case: What config do I need on my mail program?
Do I need SSL?
Does it require authentication?
I don't know much about this stuff.... it's just always worked.
Also, I'm assuming I don't need the software for $20. Not that it'll be much use to me anyways...
2006-03-17, 02:23 PM
and am I so dumb to think that it'll work without the software? :confused:
I didn't have to install anything for Rogers or Bell High speed to work.
What does this software do? From what I read I think I don't need it.