Thursday, August 7, 2008


It took just over an hour for the Rogers guy to connect our t.v cable, home phone line and internet connection yesterday. But the process of getting connected took us a good week. Let me explain:

In Toronto, (I don't know about the rest of Canada) there are two main companies that provide t.v, internet, telephone and cell phone connections. Rogers and Bell. You have to go to both companies, (you will find them represented at most of the big malls) and get their information leaflet for the package deals they cover.

For example: If you take just the cell phone connection, you pay the entire amount billed to you monthly. But if you take the t.v connection along with the phone connection, then they may give you a 5% dicount on your bill, and if you add the internet to the other two, you could have a 10% discount.

They also offer different levels of payments depending on your monthly usage. If you are a light internet user, you take the light package. If you are a heavy user with big downloads, then you take a more advanced package. The same goes for television. They have a basic package, that you add to for more channels if you want.

We added SUN t.v (we need our dose of the Sunday dishum dishum movie!) and got NDTV as well for a little extra.

Our internet modem is wireless, so our laptops can be used at no extra charge.

There is also dish t.v and companies that offer just cable or phone or internet services. You can do most of the leg work on the internet, so that will save you a lot of time. Also, make sure you are getting a legal connection. You can probably get illeagal connections cheap....but I strongly say NO to this.

Finally you make an informed decision based on a combination of your budget and usage.

What else? I can't think of anything right now. If you have any questions, doubts or just general views please do write!

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