BluWest Reviews & Service Offerings
|March 9, 2017|
|Submitted by:||Alan Wright (Arthur , ON)|
Poor service all roundThis company is doomed to ultimate failure because of the disgusting attitude of it's owner Darrin. Any complaint about the awful reliability is met with rudeness, We are not the only ones to experience this.
Reply from: Not a customer
May 8, 2019
Company still operates however Darrin has simply renamed and incorporated it as Ascent Networks Inc.
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|$29.95||Shipping: $ Other: $199.95||No||
BluWest was an internet service provider which served Southern Ontario. Their HQ was in Elmira, Ontario. BluWest bills themselves as the leader in the wireless high-speed internet.
BluWest was one of the more inexpensive plans on the market. Their basic residential package gave you unlimited data usage and bandwidth for $29.95 per month. For that price, you were receiving 2 Mbps download speeds and 512 Kbps upload speeds. There were no contracts and they said at the time, there were no hidden costs. However, it is worth noting that their installation fees of $199 were a bit on the expensive side. Furthermore, there were no terms and conditions to determine things such as usage caps, hidden fees, or any other unexpected surprises.
BluWest also had three other residential plans with much quicker speeds but at much more expensive prices. For $49.95 per month, you can increase the download speeds to 5 Mbps and the upload speeds to 1 Mbps. For $79.95, the download speeds go up to 6 Mbps while the upload speeds stay at 1 Mbps. Finally, they also had a package for $99.95 which offered download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and the same 1 Mbps upload speeds.
When we compare their price to Gonevoip’s top three, (on DSL & Cable) ISP providers, it comes in at the same price as Distributel and Heronet. However, as mentioned earlier, their $199 installation fee is very much more expensive when compared to the three aforementioned companies which all have setup fees at $10 and below. Granted that likely is to do to the specific setup for Wireless service.
No caps and no contracts are always options worth considering. Certainly in Southwest Ontario BluWest was bringing the Internet to communities, and certainly, it is though to see a company go under. Though in this case, looks like an enunciated chronicle. Giving too much with too little information widely available was a receipt for problems.
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