Start Communications Reviews and Plans

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Start Communications
Start Communications

Start Communications

Website: www.start.ca
Services: Cable & DSL
Coverage: Ontario
Monthly : $90 CAD

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May 8, 2021
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Submitted by: DM (Brampton , ON)
Feeling disappointed Disappointed Rating 👎

Good until you need technical support

Moved to start.ca when for the price/quality worked good for 2 months, until my internet started dropping randomly (while working not the best experience). After probably 9 calls with technical support after changing routers, changed modems had technicians diagnosing the line nothing could fix the connection.Do not recomand especialy if you are working from home
November 8, 2019
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Submitted by: gvrvwimpbot ( London , ON)
Feeling satisfied Satisfied Rating 👍

Review from Canadianisp.ca

Have had there fiber service since April 2019. started with 100/25 and then they upgraded it to 1000/50 for free in oct. no down time.

Reply from: The GoneVoIP Team
June 19, 2020
Hi Lise,

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Reply from: Lise Rodrigue
June 19, 2020
Reviews by gvrwimpbot (London & Newmarket)
Are these real reviews by the same person in two very different locations?
August 22, 2019
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Submitted by: gvrvwimpbot ( Newmarket , ON)

Review from Canadianisp.ca

After 5+ years on old modem, started having problems. Spoke with Start on Tuesday night, new modem arrived on Thursday, switch took less than 5 mins. Could not be more happy. In the past whatever questions I had were answered quickly and professionally. Keep up the good work Start!
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Start Communications has been around for a while now having been founded back in 2005. With a decade of experience, this telecommunications provider certainly knows its way around the business. Their headquarters can be found at 383 Richmond Street Suite 1200 London, ON N6A 3C4 Canada. An impressive thing to note about Start is that it is BBB accredited with an A rating and has received a meager 6 complaints in the past 3 years.

Start Comm. has certainly built a large infrastructure in the past ten years that is now providing service globally. It is rather commendable to find that they offer a multitude of services such as; IPTV, VoIP, web domains, dial-up internet, and VDSL or Cable internet connections.

Following Gonevoip will review the most current Start Home internet plan grid;

  • Home VDSL 50: 50 Mbps Down, 10 Mbps Up, Unlimited Usage at $65 / month
  • Home Cable 30: 30 Mbps Down, 5 Mbps Up, Unlimited Usage at $55 / month
  • Home Cable 75: 75 Mbps Down, 10 Mbps Up, Unlimited Usage at $65 / month
  • Home Cable 300: 300 Mbps Down, 20 Mbps Up, Unlimited Usage at $90 / month

Start communications does well to offer all internet plans with unlimited usage. 

Upon reading the unlimited use policy of Start communications we came across something very peculiar. Due to traffic congestion or other reasons, customer’s bandwidth limitations may be altered to better accommodate the entirety of the people on the Start network. Specific customers with excessive usage would be prime targets in this scenario. However, no mention was made of what range of consumption would warrant such actions from Start communications. This is known as internet traffic shaping or internet throttling.

All in all, there are many good things and some dubious with Start Home Internet plans. The pricing is a little heftier then the usual,  unlimited is good but your experience may be impacted by too much use - begin the question what is the point then of unlimited use? Nonetheless, Start Home Internet is an option Gonevoip recommends to consider while also looking into other service providers who offer all of these things and more at the same or more convenient and economical rates. 

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