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So, I was about to leave Telus to go to Shaw for my internet service, since Shaw called me and offered a pretty good deal for their new 150 service. So I phoned Telus to cancel and I was offered a comparable plan on the new 150 fibre optic service so I decided to stay. They booked an install appointment for me, and I didn't think anything of it. However, I'm already on fibre optic with Telus' 100 service, so I'm wondering why I'd need an install appointment when I already have fibre set up in my apartment. I'm a little ignorant to how these things work, but I assume that if I'm already connected to fibre and have all the hardware set up they should only need to adjust things on their end, or am I completely out to lunch?
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OK, just curious. I have to ask.
I have internet 15 and seems decent. Maybe internet 50 might be neat. Internet 100. Crazy fast (but would probably be disappointed as the stuff being served up isn't that fast, but internet 150?
What would you get from 150 you don't get from 100?
Again, just curious. That's all.
You'd be surprised what sites/programs support >100mbps speeds, when downloading 50-100GB a day the extra 50 definitely makes a difference.
The extra upload on the 150 plan will also really help.
The internet connection to your home is far more complex than it appears, as I have found. Telus is using a whole bag of technology tricks to achieve these high speeds. I can get 100 Mbps over copper with the right equipment and set up. They will test your line and potentially the router may need to be changed to get 150. Don't know as I don't have fiber optic to my house but still get TV and Internet over copper.
beyond the advertised download speed (i.e. 100, 150) the other thing to keep in mind is the upload speed along with these plans. I was a long time Shaw customer and switched my services to Telus Fiber 100 due to the upload speed of 20 that Shaw could not touch. I have Nest products (3 thermostats, 5 Protects and 3 cams) and could not get the real-time camera streaming at the qualities i wanted without the upload speeds.
I miss Shaw TV but the Fiber upload speed has been solid and was worth the change.
@VictoryGuy Internet 15 had an insufficient data cap for me. I've been rolling on Telus 50 now since February and come close to exceeding the cap monthly. With that said, Telus 150 is $1/mo less than Telus 50 and includes 650 GB... Why not upgrade?
The differences of the T3200 are:
Two inputs for bonded pair setups
2.4 and 5 GHz wireless
Wireless for Optik TV built in, so no need for a separate interface.
Unless you have recent enough devices that will use both Wi-Fi bands to increase speed, or are in a location where 2.4 GHz is already saturated, and you have enough devices with 5GHz capabilities, there is no rush to make the swap if your current setup meets your needs.
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