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Tried to ask my question in the Montreal sticky but I am more interested in the future availability schedule.

Does anyone knows when fibe tv will be available in the soute shore of Montreal? i already can have access to fibe 25 in my home (I live in Saint-basile-le-grand)

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I'm guessing no one knows.

Seems like Bell is still training the install techs and Anjou to see if it will fly.

I'd love to see it rolled out to where I'm moving.
 

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I called them to ask and they will check if you give them your address and postal code ..i am moving in Ville Saint-Laurent and they said nothing for now...

they did say but seems more like a standard thing to say that they will get more and more areas covered between now and a year from now

we will see..I am fed up of Videotron and Bell is the only big choice out there in Montreal..and not having a dish is awesome
 

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I asked a tech and they should be finishing Montreal soon. But the thing is first they have to bring the fiber next to house... then they upgrade the JWI and CO of the sector.

Fiber is done up to St-Eustache.... but upgrades only 50% done...and priority to Anjou in Montreal and Quebec region.
 

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I'm not in Anjou and am scheduled to have FibeTV installed on September 8th. I was told the coverage zone has been expanded 3 weeks ago. I live right around the "Big O".
 

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Great News... This confirms that they are on track since they were suppose to start the expansion in September.
 

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they seem to have started with the east side on the Island of Montreal.

I am moving in a condo in Ville Saint Laurent, I hope its available by next summer...so I can at least have a choice...


when you get it installed, can you give us a review for us?

thx
 

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Sure, I'll post a review after my installation and might even be able to capture some video.
 

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Anjou, install September 4th

Hey guys,

'Been trolling for a while, getting the IPTV service Fibe 7 installed this Saturday September 4th. Sorry joepro, guess I'M the guinea pig ! Anyways I'll try and give updates as well as soon as I can, coming from Bell Expressvu and Sympatico internet, I'll try and compare.
Cheers
 

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That's great news! Less work for me and more to look forward to!
 

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I was able to find the following info:

C.O. MTRLPQ07 / MTRLPQ28 is ready and will be launcher this week
C.O. MTRLPQ03 is ready and will be launched in September
C.O. MTRLPQ31 will be ready soon. Launch in November

The rest of Montreal will be done either end of this year of beginning of 2011

This is non official...But almost reality.

To find your CO
http://www.telcodata.us/telcodata/telco
 

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I am trying to understand the website and what it gives..which zone is what etcc.. but its coming faster than I thought so bye bye Videotron until I am fed up of Bell :)
 

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Getting installed OCTOBER 7th

I'm on the plateau mont-royal and I'm getting installed on October 7th... 18$ for basic plan...plus 13$ for the movie network...and 39.95$ for Fibe 7...

Getting a HDPVR and a HD receiver free of charge for 2 years.
59.95$ for the installation.

Anyone get a better offer?
 

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It's similar to the offer I got, except I went for the triple-play (w/ home phone).

I'm crossing my fingers that the 200$ installation credit is applied on the first invoice, but something tells me it'll take a while.
 

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Credit normally are only applied on the second cycle of the invoice.
 

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hsantos: Any Info on when it will be in other regions ? I'm in Sherbrooke and I'm waiting that Bell FibeTV to get rid of the old shitty S.A. 8300HD from Videotron...

Let me know if you have any info on that. I called several time the number on the site and 2 on 6 time, I got someone who did not know what was FibeTV. Another one told me 2 weeks (at beginning of july), another 1 month, another maybe beginning of 2011...

I know that my address can currently receive only up to Fibe Internet 16. I think Fibe TV will be available if I could get Fibe 25.
 

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I reconfirmed today and it looks like any other region will be in 2011.
They need to deploy fiber and update the CO's everywhere first.

Ill update the thread when I have more info....but for now only three
sectors of Montreal will be done and ready to Fibe TV before the end
of the year.
 

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Hello everyone, sorry for the delay

So it went pretty much as planned, they called 20 minutes before from the CO I guess and cut my tel/dsl connection. the CO is about 150 feet from my house ! They showed up 2 guys, 2 trucks. Bell Techs not sub-contractor.
Installation went smoothly, replaced telephone boxes with new ones all around and installed a telephone/vdsl splitter box where the main line comes in from outside. Installed coax all over, decent job but didn't clean up well after.

Now on to the service itself.

So far so good, only got pixelisation issue twice for about 3 seconds (on the same channel) since Saturday. Other than that had to reset the modem once cause everything (TV/internet) froze. Since that freezing issue Sunday morning...smooth sailing. HD picture quality is good, probably better than Expressvu, my buddy said it looks like Blu-Ray but I wouldnt go that far. SD channels do seem a little worse than satellite, but not enough to make me switch back. No HDMI audio issues, plugged straight into my Pioneer Kuro 5020.

The menu and guide is definitely and improvement visually...I just find annoying that you can't scan quickly by holding the up/down button in the guide and in the VOD menu, it scans but nowhere near as fast as on expressvu. Speaking of VOD, the choice of free programming is quite limited, other than movies (lame free ones) pretty much only HBO offers a limited library of titles, e.g. True Blood, only season 3...The new release movies are expensive 6.99 and the 18+ are ridiculously priced 14.99 ! come on !

Overall I like it. I'm not blown away though but it is an upgrade on Expressvu, albeit a small one. Hopefully they will expand the on-demand offerings (Free shows for the channels I already pay for !) and it will really pay off then. Funny story as they are finishing up and I'm watching the TV, my dad calls me to say his Expressvu cut out due to the rain. Ha !!

Sidenote: Interactive TV not working yet, the tech said coming soon and will be amazing, like ordering food from St-Hubert and stuff from the TV !



Internet is blazingly fast though, I had subscribed to Fibe 7 when I called in as they told me only thing available. On my bell.ca profile it says Fibe 16 so I'm not sure what I have but when watching TV HD on the main screen and recording another HD stream I get a consistent 15mbps. Pages load almost instantly and a 1080p quicktime HD trailer loaded in like 20-30 seconds.

Let me know if you would like me try stuff for you or if you have any questions. Cheers
 

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yup

yup internet should be fast... since they didn't cap the fibe 7 at 7mbps. Your connection is fibe 25, when you watch hd tv you lose, i think not sure, 4-6 mbs.

For what i heard it is guaranted for fibe tv owner to have fibe 7, cant go slower.
 

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My story is a little different Ipeeteevee's.

Bell called today to cancel my installation (scheduled for tomorrow) due to "technical reasons". For some reason, their provisioning database says I'm not eligible for Fibe 25. Something's happened in the past 7 days, because I was always eligible before. As a matter of fact, everyone else on my street is still eligile.

I spoke to another CSR and they are currently investigating the issue. In the meantime, I had to ask videotron to stop the cancellation order. ARGH!!!!!!!
 
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