Virgin Mobile’s home internet service expands to Quebec

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  • Adi

    This is just a Bell owned brand and the prices are a ripoff as expected. Pretending it’s a different company is misleading.

    • TheTechSmith

      Compare it to Bell’s pricing. The price difference is extreme! Bell: $70 for 125GB +$15 for unlimited. Virgin: $45 for 300GB, +$15 for unlimited. This is Ontario pricing. Compare it to TekSavvy DSL. Still competitive! $49 for 400GB (higher price but more data), Unlimited for $49 (save a buck), but with TekSavvy you pay installation and any changes. Virgin prices go up $5 after 2 years. I signed up.

    • Mo Dabbas

      How is the internet speed? I have a plan with bell, I was pretty much forced into a bundle to get unlimited internet for a reasonable price (Bell TV that I rarely use, unlimited internet, and a home phone that I didn’t even bother buying a phone for). From all of that I only care about the internet, so I am wondering how’s the speeds compared to what is advertised.

    • Steve Brown

      25 Mbps up/10 Mbps down. I’m on bell right now and get the advertised speeds consistently. I would assume that this will be the same since it’s using the same network/modem.

    • Mo Dabbas

      Yes I read this part, but just like many internet services you never reach close to the advertised speeds.

    • Steve Brown

      I think I edited my post just before you replied. I consistently get the advertised speeds through bell using a TP-Link Archer C7 router and an Asus USB-AC56 dongle on my desktop (about 20 feet apart, only a single door in between them). When I get to my living room (much farther away and with multiple walls between) I do see a substantial drop (especially on devices which do not support AC), but that is just the nature of wifi.

    • Mo Dabbas

      I also edited my post after I read the edited comment. Thanks for the clarification.

    • Carl Hall

      Bell can’t sell the 25/10 tier…..they seem to have to give it away,, I’d rather take 50/10 or 100/20 (Telus offers this bonded out west)

    • Steve Brown

      Me too. Here in Montreal TekSavvy DSL is $60.99 plus $5.00/month for a dry loop, which brings you to $65.99 without taking the modem into consideration. I’m actually pretty surprised that Virgin is offering this pricing.

  • Serge Cote

    I am extremely curious to see their coverage for that service. In Hull, just across the river of Ottawa,Ontario, we check 5 adresses and: no service available! See you in 2017!

  • djino

    My Gatineau address isn’t covered . Oh well, I wasn’t looking to switch away from my $69 Ebox 120mbps/20up/unlimited package.

    • Ipse

      So quickly? From DSL Reports I’ve seen you just signed up. What’s the problem – if not the price, they might be able to help.
      I’m resisting Rogers and Fido so far ????

    • djino

      I’m not sure what you mean? I’m not looking to switch away as mentioned. I’ve been a happy Ebox client for 4 years.

    • Ipse

      I guess I confused you with someone with a similar handle.

  • disqusmy

    It is a decent deal consider this is the offcial advertised plan without going through all the hoops in the company like in retention.
    Of course there is better deal, but they arent advertised.