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Ok, so just looking for some input on this to see if I'm thinking rationally.

I'm in Newfoundland first of all, so we're in a little bit of a bubble here with the service providers and luckily (or unluckily) we fall under some slightly different rules.

I'm currently with BellAliant FibreOP. 50mbps down, 30mbps up, and no caps. Whole home PVR on 4 TVs and home phone with all the features. I'm paying $145ish for the package tax incl and that's only because they gave me a retention package for 12 months when I said I was switching to Rogers. It would be closer to $191 tax incl regularly.

Rogers is getting very competitve locally because, in my opinion, they're bleeding customers to FibreOP. They offered me a 3 year guarantee of $131 tax included, no term for the following:

  • HD VIP TV Package with whole home PVR (1 HD PVR and 1 HD Box Included and you own them at the end of 3 years)
  • Extreme Internet - 30 down, 10 up, and 500GB cap
  • Home Phone with all features and nationwide long distance
I know at face value FibreOP seems more like the obvious choice but the TV package sold me on switching. The cap on the data isn't an issue. I don't use torrents. We rent a lot of movies from iTunes and use Netflix a lot for the kids, but not to use 16GB a day on average. The speed is still quite fast (I didn't want to give up the upload speed but 10MB up isn't too shabby). The HD VIP package includes pretty much everything aside from the movie channels. I really didn't use my TV service because half of what we watched was either unavailable or not available in HD. My wife loves Hart of Dixie, which she now buys on iTunes because it's not available with FibreOP, can't get Vampire Diaries in HD, and for me I love Discovery HD which no matter how much I want to pay I can't get with BellAliant. The list goes on for examples like that. We can watch most of the local AHL games on Rogers as well. They gave me a $200 bill credit to switch as well.

I'm not locked into a contract so I'm not afraid of getting it and being stuck with it.

Is there anything else I should consider or am I being nuts for considering the change?

Thanks for the input!
 

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It all comes down to what's important to you, the experience or price. For me in Rogers in Ontario, I've contemplated a switch to Bell Fibe TV, but the Rogers retention deals were always significantly cheaper then any Bell promos. I know with Bell Fibe, my experience will be a lot better as the mediaroom platform just more advanced then anything that Rogers has in both the Ontario and Atlantic regions. However, I can't justify paying significantly higher prices for that experience at this point.
 

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Don't forget about differences in the on screen guide. Believe it or not, that was the main reason that I switched to BA a few months ago.
 

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i donno i has BA for 4 months and hated it... i found media room slow and clunky and if anything happened the box took 5 minutes+ to come back on :(
 
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