Xittel Reviews and Plans
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Xittel is part of the Groupe Maskatel LP. With headquartered in Saint-Hyacinthe, a small city in southwestern Quebec east of Montreal on the Yamaska River. Maskatel acquired four telecommunications companies in order to expand its service territory in several areas in the Quebec province. These companies were: Compagnie de Téléphone Upton inc., Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Victor, Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Ephrem, and Télécommunications Xittel. With these strategic and complementary acquisitions, Maskatel is undergoing a period of great expansion.
Xittel uses terrestrial microwave technology to provide telecommunications services. This is different as it does not depend on satellite, optical fiber or copper cable. This technology is not new and has been used in telecommunications for decades. Common on military applications as seen a fast method to deploy telecommunications. The limitations of microwaves are the geography and terrain and relatively low bandwidth available. It also could lead to congestion if several customers are using the same brand, similar to what is seen in the cable networks.
With that said let us review now the available home plan available from Xittel. We shall start by saying it is rather simple.
There is only one plan available. We describe the plan below:
- Free Installation,
- Unlimited Calling to all of Quebec,
- Features: Conference Call, Call Waiting, Caller ID and Voicemail
You may be able to transfer your existing phone number, which will cost you $35 in the concept of a transfer fee. Calling anywhere else in Canada and the USA is $0.04 per minute.
For those in rural Quebec Xittel or Maskatel, the home phone may represent a good alternative. Though the usage is rather limited, certainly is not keeping with the times. The pricing at $30 per month is on the high end, sounds somewhat overpriced.
We hope Maskatel, who owns and operates Xittel, makes this right and starts offering a Canada wide calling package and prices it right.
Though is good to have options and possibilities, no matter where you are having a phone is a need, it was yesterday, it is today and it will continue to be tomorrow.
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