Vianet Reviews & Service Offerings
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|December 6, 2017|
|Submitted by:||Dennis (Gravenhurst , ON)|
Amazing serviceI have Vianet internet in Gravenhurst. 40 meg down 20 up. It far exceeds anything anyone else can get me. Lots offer more but can't deliver. This company delivers exactly what they say. Price is as cheap as Bell 5 meh which only delivers 1 to2 meg at best when it worked. Great company and they are now upgrading their service to do 're in Gravenhurst Ontario. Should be here by spring if not before.
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Vianet is a telecommunications services provider. They serve the central and eastern areas of Ontario. Vianet was founded in 1988 on Timmis, ON. Today Vianet Head Office is in Sudbury, Ontario. Vianet has been growing thru acquisitions over the last few years, employing more than 150 people across Ontario.
In our review of Vianet, Gonevoip will take a look at the internet services they provide and see how they stack up with Gonevoip's top three internet service providers.
Vianet offers five internet broadband packages. They are the High-Speed Fibre, High-Speed Cable, High-Speed DSL, High-Speed Wireless and the good old Dial-up internet.
The starter High-Speed Cable package checks in at $59.95 per month and include download speeds of up to 15 mbps and upload speeds of up to 2 mbps. The monthly data usage is unlimited. There is a one time fee of $75, oddly called "Ordering Fee", assume that is the same as Setup Fee elsewhere.
The starter High-Speed Fibre package kicks in at $99.95 per month, with a blistering fast 100mbps download speeds with an increased upload speed of 50 mbps. The monthly data usage is unlimited as well. Similar Ordering fee of $75 as for Cable, with an option to have a WiFi Router Rental for $8.95 per month.
Finally, we review, the High-Speed DSL package at $42.99 is the cheapest from VIanet's broadband options, landbased. The download speed is modest 6 mbps and the upload speed is 0.8 mbps. There is also an unlimited monthly usage.
If speed is what you are after, clearly the best option from Vianet is the High-Speed Fibre packages. You will have to pay more than with the High-Speed Cable but you'll get everything 3x as fast! The speeds for High-Speed DSL are rather slow for today's standards, but with unlimited data, usage is something to consider if nothing else is available. If usage is light or in remote areas then you can look at the High-Speed Wireless options.
Luckily, they state there are no overage charges as all packages are unlimited. For some reason, the High-Speed DSL has a one time "Ordering Processing Fee" of $95, which makes it the most expensive Setup related Fee.
It is never fun to see the phrase “All speeds listed are an intended as an estimate only. Individual customer experiences may vary.” written in a contract but it actually shows up in numerous contracts. Also will be good if prices are shown after taxes and all fees, without having to go over the shopping cart experience.
One positive is there are no yearly contracts, but rather a monthly contract. If you want to terminate, you must give Vianet five business days’ notice prior to the monthly renewal date.
In our review of Vianet, we are very encouraged with the three High-Speed packages we reviewed. It's all good to have speed and unlimited usage but pricing has to be competitive as well. Vianet cheapest DSL package is reasonable if not a bit overpriced, consider it offers little in speed and while is unlimited usage the $95 Ordering Fee seems like an unnecessary tax. Companies such as Gonevoip’s top three internet service providers may provide as quick or quicker speeds, unlimited data usage amounts and certainly more reasonable prices.
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