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Hi,

I was evaluating to buy a bundle package for Internet and TV only, no landline phone, but have realized that Bell offers FibreOp only in bundles with FibreOPTV and Home phone.

Any other way to get FibreOp internet/TV only??

I do not need a home phone, I have been using VoIP for years all over the world at no cost and it really makes no sense to have a home phone.

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Alex
 

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You can get BellAliant High-Speed without a phone line, in a bundle with TV service there are no dry loop fees. FibreOP is only available in certain areas and I am not sure if that is offered by itself or if there are requirements.
 

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When you put in your address to order TV you get the following options:
Order Bell Aliant FibreOP
Select the option that describes you best:

  • I have Bell Aliant home phone service and want to add new FibreOP service.
  • I want to order new Bell Aliant home phone service with FibreOP.
  • I don't have Bell Aliant home phone service and want to order FibreOP (without Bell Aliant phone service).
The prices for FibreOP without phone service aren't listed, so you'll have to call them. You may also be able to bundle your cell phone.
 

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Unfortunately, in NB you can only get bundles as FibreOP TV/Internet/Home Phone, according to their website.

There is the possibility to get Bell Aliant TV/Internet High Speed as a bundle, but it is not the same thing.
Internet high speed means a simple DSL line, FibreOP is another planet and of course their bundle has the constraint of home phone (all bundles of FibreOP in NB).

That's why I am asking for confirmation, I am new in Canada and want to be sure I am not misinterpreting.

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The info in my previous post was done by starting an order using an NB address and lists the option of FebreOP without home phone.

Web sites list the prices for the services that they want to promote, not necessarily every combination of services they offer.

You will have to call them to get the price for FibreOP TV and internet without home phone.
 

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I was called by Aliant offering me FiberOp. I said great, but I don't want the landline. She was able to remove the landline and reduce the bundle price by about $20. Things were great until she said are you still at xxxx in Saint John, doh! They still had me at my old address in Saint John. FiberOp isn't available at my current address. So close, yet so far.
 

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Well, this is good news for me, I am in Fredericton centre, the area is covered if I do a simulation on the Bell website, so I will get in touch and see whether it works on the phone.

Thank you!
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Hi all,

I spoke to Bell and managed to get a simple contract FibreOP + Digital TV only.
No Phone, No HDTV because too few stations broadcasting at the moment.

Now, my next question to you guys is the following:

I read in the forum that the installation process is the following:
fibre cable from the mast -> External wall, probably close to the power meter where the ground is -> inside wall close to the electric panel will be the 2Wire router -> from there coax and cat5.

Now, do I need an additional router or the 2Wire wireless signal will be strong enough to cover the whole house?
Note: If the installation goes as described above, the 2Wire router will be in the basement, the house has a main and first floor. If the router is N, it should manage it??
I will have at least 4 PCs connected.

I noticed that every room in my home has got a LAN socket, will they be connected directly from the 2Wire?

When I bought the property, which is 10 years old, I asked for the electrical schematic and home plans, but much to my surprise, nobody knows where to find them and actually, everybody is very skeptical I will ever find them.
I thought every property was registered and both schematics and plans would be archived in a repository or so, but apparently I was too optimistic.
This is to say, that I have no clou how the cat5 runs in the house, I just see there are the sockets in every room, but I am not sure they are working or not :(
In 10 days, once I move in, I will know.

Thank you for your advice.

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Hi all,

I am spoiled , usually you are very quick to react, please do not forget the newcomer :rolleyes:

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Thank you man, I had gone through some of the discussions already but not that one, very interesting.

So, if they now install the router N, I shouldn't need to buy an extra one, correct?

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Correct. But just wait and see. Remember, the router doesn't have to go in the basement alone with the other equipment. You can ask (make) them run a line to the main floor.
 
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