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Topic: Internet in the country
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RC123

9/29/2017 9:29:56 PM
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Jan 2014
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Internet in the country

Curious what internet providers people are using in the country. We are with Inet, paying $75 a month and once again have no service. I am getting tired of the issues.

kaylagurl21

9/29/2017 9:44:58 PM
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Mar 2009
Total posts:409
My mom

Switched to netset. And she's been super happy since.

Bran

9/29/2017 9:47:05 PM
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Nov 2012
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RF Now

No issues and unlimited data

Oryx

9/29/2017 11:03:53 PM
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Jul 2005
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I second

RF Now.

GoneFishin8

9/29/2017 11:46:57 PM
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Feb 2014
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Rfnow

Been very happy with rfnow.

sprout

9/30/2017 7:31:45 AM
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Jul 2014
Total posts:21
broadband

move to strathclair and recieve fiber optics. 90 down and 30 up

countryboy 84

9/30/2017 8:26:20 AM
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Nov 2009
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What qualifies as the country? It would help to know rougly what area everyone is talking about when they reply. I would be intersted to know what works best in the SW corner thanks.

RC123

9/30/2017 8:37:09 AM
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Jan 2014
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NE

We are NE if Brandon. I can see the fricken tower from my house, there is nothing obstructing our service yet we quite often have issues. Apparently they recently switched over to a new tower and that has resulted in no service in the evenings since Wednesday. I was on the phone with them for over an hour last night and was told to give it 2-4 days for all kinks to be worked out. I am sure my bill this month won't reflect my week work of next to no service.  
 
What do you guys pay for RFNow?

metou

9/30/2017 10:52:09 AM
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Aug 2013
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netset

we are just east of Brandon and have netset, have been getting 1/2 of the speed i am paying for consistantly for over a year with no resolve from them at all, we are going to switch soon.

amber&jeremy

9/30/2017 11:16:50 AM
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Jun 2010
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..

south of brandon and paying 175 a month for inet and have boor service and we are just out of range for RFnow service. means we are stuck with no alternative

CG42

9/30/2017 11:40:48 AM
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Mar 2010
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I have Netset

I too have Netset as am out of range for RF Now. But I do mainly get the speed I pay for and am very happy with it. Certainly better than the inet and MTS stick we have had in the past.

tre86

9/30/2017 1:55:54 PM
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Sep 2014
Total posts:61
RFNow

I have different places on Netset (fyi, i-netlink and netset are the same now) and RFNow.  
 
There aren't really any practical cheaper options anymore. At least with RFNow you don't have data caps. With Netset, we had to upgrade our package not because we needed more speed, but because we needed more data.  
 
With RFNow, as long as you have a good line of sight (we had to put up a tower), the connection is solid.  
 
Netset hasn't been too bad for connection issues (compared to when we had YourLink in Saskatchewan), but there's been stuff like loosing connection the same time every morning because they have to reboot the equipment on the tower, and some other random issues. I also remember twice when their whole network when down and you can't call them to find out what's happening, because you just get a busy signal.  
 
If you can get RFNow, you should make the switch. If not, you could try Xplornet. I hear it's pretty decent these days, but you're still dealing with data caps and higher latency, so I'm not sure if it would be worth it.

Banane

10/1/2017 10:16:11 AM
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Jun 2014
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RFNow customers

Do you find you can stream Netflix fine with this internet option?

Fishin Guy

10/1/2017 12:30:23 PM
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Dec 2005
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Makes me Wonder.....

With having to put up towers at your house, the provider putting up towers, wouldn't it be easier and cheaper in the long run to put up a cell tower and give better service through an internet stick?

tre86

10/1/2017 5:02:02 PM
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Sep 2014
Total posts:61
someday

  
Fishin Guy said "With having to put up towers at your house, the provider putting up towers, wouldn't it be easier and cheaper in the long run to put up a cell tower and give better service through an internet stick? "

Probably eventually everyone will just use the cell network, and put up a booster if needed. But right now data caps on the cell network are low and speed is generally less reliable  
 
I'm pretty sure Sasktel Fusion (their rural internet service) is using different equipment than their regular cell equipment, but I suspect they at least use the same tower.

Arbee61

10/1/2017 6:20:50 PM
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May 2010
Total posts:145
i am

With netset and not getting the speeds we pay for. 6 service calls in the last 1 1/2 and many calls to tech support and still no resolution. I am not satisfied with their service at all. How many times do they have to change the radio and router plus switch from tower to tower to different tower before they get it right. Totally frustrated.

Arbee61

10/1/2017 6:22:51 PM
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May 2010
Total posts:145
forgot

To mention that I am in the country NE of Brandon with a clear view of tower. See it from my house.

Bbgun

10/1/2017 8:34:24 PM
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Jul 2012
Total posts:43
same

We are northwest of Brandon and same thing with netset 1/2 speed we pay for. Lots of complaints in the actually credited our account. They said they are doing a upgrade to a tower so we should see improvement shortly. We will see. We can get rfnow where we are at but not keen on the installation fee

RC123

10/1/2017 9:34:27 PM
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Jan 2014
Total posts:141
new tower

We have been switched to the new tower and now we have no service! I called Friday night and was told they are currently working out the bugs on the new tower and to give it a few days. Still nothing Sunday night. I will be calling again tomorrow and I won't be as nice this time!

Bane

10/1/2017 9:59:53 PM
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May 2017
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A

  
Banane said "Do you find you can stream Netflix fine with this internet option? "

I stream Netflix, movies and play PlayStation without any problems and im not even paying for the highest speeds.  
Rfnow is pretty much bang on for upload/download speeds

Banane

10/2/2017 12:09:05 PM
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Jun 2014
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Okay

That's great. Thanks Bane

NetSet Communications

10/2/2017 1:17:34 PM
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Mar 2012
Total posts:24
Internet

As with any technology, occasionally upgrades do not go as smoothly as everyone planned. For those customers affected by the tower switch last week, please let us know if you are still experiencing service disruption. If you are having trouble getting through to our Help Desk, you can also use our online chat or email us at membercare@netset1.ca and we will get back to you shortly.

coach263

10/2/2017 5:58:01 PM
Member since:
Jun 2016
Total posts:2
RFNOW

Switched to RFnow from Netset  
paid $190 a month with netset and poor service slow downloads  
pay $140 a month with RFnow no caps and very fast downloads

RC123

10/2/2017 8:36:40 PM
Member since:
Jan 2014
Total posts:141
crazy

I thought my $75 a month is a lot lol. There is no fricken way I would pay that much a month for internet. What are you doing that you require that much of a bill a month. For my $75 I usually can watch Netflix and have multiple devices going at the same time.  
 
Well my netset problem seems to be fixed for now. So I will likely just stick with them for now

CG42

10/2/2017 9:59:05 PM
Member since:
Mar 2010
Total posts:435
I agree

I also pay $75 with netset. Have Netflix, iPad, iPhone, Samsung phone and a smart tv. I know we work all day but we've only come close to our cap once. I find early evening faster than later but on the whole not enough to complain about it.

RC123

10/7/2017 10:07:59 AM
Member since:
Jan 2014
Total posts:141
omg

Still having issues. I have continued to send emails.

 
 
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