[nSLUG] Halifax ISPs

Robin Murray nibor.yarrum at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 12:08:32 ADT 2018


I mentioned in a previous email, I have yet to hear back from CityWide
for a sales call over the last two or three weeks.


--
Robin Murray
Halifax,
Nova Scotia
Canada

On Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at 12:00, Paul Russell <prussellster at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> There is often a huge difference difference between sales / pre-sales and support. I'd expected a near immediate response from sales.
>
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 11:50 AM, Robin Murray <nibor.yarrum at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I sent netfox a service inquiry and got a detailed reply back in about
>> 10 minutes. Not bad...
>>
>>
>> --
>> Robin Murray
>> Halifax,
>> Nova Scotia
>> Canada
>>
>> On Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at 08:32, Ed Fletcher <ed at fletcher.ca> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 06/08/2018 01:30 PM, Robert McKay wrote:
>> > > On 2018-06-05 17:41, Robin Murray wrote:
>> > >> I am looking for a very basic internet connection in Halifax. I've
>> > >> googled a few lists but they are very useless and often turn out they
>> > >> don't provide the service after they click-baited me onto their sites.
>> > >>
>> > >> I was told by one that my area has "fibre only" so they couldn't
>> > >> service me. I'm wondering if by "fibre only" it means that I'm tied to
>> > >> Bell or Eastlink and paying $100/mo for a connection that I don't
>> > >> need. I'm looking for a car, not a space shuttle.
>> > >>
>> > >> Can anyone recommend a cheap service that provides, say, 2M download
>> > >> speeds?
>> > >
>> > > For light use 4g/LTE may be a good/cheap option.
>> > >
>> > > You can plug an 4g/LTE dongle into most any openwrt capable home router,
>> > > or buy a mifi device (which is handy to have anyway).
>> > >
>> > > I have used 4g as my primary internet connection for several months
>> > > using this;
>> > >
>> > > https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-E5770s-320-Hotspot-globally-battery/dp/B014RA2QE6/
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > that one has a nice hardware ethernet port as well as wifi so it's easy
>> > > to hook up to your lan. It provides dhcp and a 192.168.1.0/24 NAT network.
>> > >
>> > > It wasn't as good as fiber obviously, but it's instant setup and can be
>> > > cheap as long as you can find a plan that fits your usage and cost
>> > > requirements.
>> > >
>> > > Another nice mifi device worth mentioning is
>> > > https://www.gl-inet.com/mifi/ -- this thing runs openwrt out of the box,
>> > > and has a built in battery and mobile module. It's a great little
>> > > gadget, unfortunately I already broke mine by inserting the simcard
>> > > backwards.. it's sim holder is a bit fragile, so be careful.
>> > >
>> > > Or just any openwrt with a usb stick is fine too.
>> > >
>> > > It seems like there may be some reasonable deals using foreign networks
>> > > roaming in canada
>> > >
>> > > http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Canada#Foreign_SIM_cards_roaming_in_Canada
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > https://www.amazon.ca/Telcel-Mexico-Prepaid-Card-Devices/dp/B00MYN5OKW/
>> > >
>> > > The US ones seem to provide a good amount of data (including several
>> > > 'unlimited'/throttled options).. so does the free france one if it's
>> > > still available.
>> > >
>> > > If you find a good plan that doesn't allow tethering, that restriction
>> > > can normally be bypassed by running a vpn on the router that's driving
>> > > the 4g stick.
>> > >
>> > > There may also be good contract (as opposed to prepaid) plans too.
>> > >
>> > > Robert
>> >
>> > I just saw this yesterday.  It seems to have some good options (cable,
>> > dsl, home phone, TV), but I've never heard of them.  Does anyone have
>> > experience with this company?
>> >
>> > http://www.netfox.ca
>> >
>> > Ed
>> > --
>> > Ed Fletcher
>> >
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>> > sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat."
>> > - Christopher Morley
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