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Internet Comparison
May 1 2011, 1:41 pm
By: Vi3t-X  

May 1 2011, 1:41 pm Vi3t-X Post #1

Hi guys, I came back for like, the shortest time ever. ^^''

Just curious as to which internet package you would choose, given the following choices:

Rogers Express ($28 / month, 10Mbps down, 512K up, 60GB cap, $2/GB over)
TekSavvy Express ($37 / month, 10Mbps down, 512K up, 300GB cap, $0.50/GB over)
Rogers Express ($42 / month, 15Mbps down, 1Mbps up, 80GB cap, $1.50/GB over)
TekSavvy Express ($43 / month, 15Mbps down, 1Mbps up, 300GB cap, $0.25/GB over)

I have moderate internet usage, but more recently have gone over 60GB per month.
I would use more internet if I had it though.

So which would you pick?


May 1 2011, 1:48 pm CaptainWill Post #2

A larger cap is always good but I can't comment on the quality of either of those ISPs. If they are of equal quality then get the highest downstream, largest cap and lowest penalty for going over, package you can afford.


May 1 2011, 2:18 pm MadZombie Post #3

I don't care about speed that much when caps are involved:

TekSavvy ($37/m)

Are those real companies with real prices?


May 1 2011, 2:58 pm NudeRaider Post #4

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

I have 6MBit Internet and I find that speed is rarely an issue. It's fast enough for even the most demanding games, video streaming in DVD quality and I don't care so much about large downloads being finished on spot.
Driver files or patches is usually the only thing that I actually wait for and those are rarely over 100 MB => 1.5 Minutes dl time. Everything else is downloaded in advance and used later.
This saves me a lot of money. If you can at all sympathize with that strategy I recommend taking lowest speed.

The cap should be as high as possible (I have no cap) because you don't want to go over for these prices unless you're fine with for example yt videos suddenly costing $0.20 a piece on average.

Therefore I recommend
TekSavvy Express ($37 / month, 10Mbps down, 512K up, 300GB cap, $0.50/GB over)

May 1 2011, 4:04 pm Vi3t-X Post #5

Well, TSCable (TekSavvy abbreviation) is actually one of the few companies that support internet freedom out there. TS buys lines off Rogers, so the quality is virtually the same.


May 1 2011, 8:56 pm Lanthanide Post #6

Assuming quality of service, customer support, billing etc are all identical:
Clearly there's no reason to ever go with the $42 plan when the $43 plan is $1 extra and comes with significant benefits.

So the only question is whether you should take the $28 or the $37 plan. That depends entirely on how often you go (or intend to go) over 64gb (when they are approx same price). Pretty simple.


May 2 2011, 1:07 am Riney Post #7

None of them because youre an ass and dont come on Teamspeak anymore :(

Though Id say the most expensive because you're always going to need more. Games arent just 1 gig now, they're reaching 15 a pop.

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May 6 2011, 5:55 am IskatuMesk Post #8

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Quote from MadZombie
Are those real companies with real prices?

Yes, they are.

Avoid supporting Rogers at all costs.

Show them your butt, and when you do, slap it so it creates a sound akin to a chorus of screaming spider monkeys flogging a chime with cacti. Only then can you find your destiny at the tip of the shaft.

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