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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:57 pm

Sotos wrote:What is your international speed like, with a server in the US for example? With Cyta I used to have problems streaming HD movies. Youtube 1080p had to stop and buffer for quite some time with my 8Mbps connection. That was a year ago though ... I don't know if they fixed things now. About VDSL... the 32Mbps down and 4Mbps up that they offer should be more than ADSL2+ can handle so it might be VDSL... but for some reason they do not advertise it as such ... while in Greece they do where Cyta Hellas offers 50Mbps down / 10 Mbps up for €38!!! https://www.cyta.gr/el/ForHome/3Play


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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby kurupetos » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:04 pm

Get Real! wrote:Every 1-2 years I get bored of that router or set-top box sitting there, so I just pull it out, go to a Cyta shop and tell them to give me the new one! If you’re shameless but courteous they do! :lol:

Abroad this is done without having to ask... box sent directly to customer by post... and tele. companies are all private.

So there's to be something wrong with our Banana republic mentality... :x
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby DT. » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:17 pm

Get Real! wrote:Support is important for me Sotos… for example:

Every 1-2 years I get bored of that router or set-top box sitting there, so I just pull it out, go to a Cyta shop and tell them to give me the new one! If you’re shameless but courteous they do! :lol:

Every 1-2 years Cyta upgrades my Internet speed for free… I don’t have to do anything.

Also, I can take advantage of good Cyta customer offers… for example a few months ago I moved from ADSL to VDSL (and dual set-top boxes) for just €4 a month. This also means that I can now have a FREE fax line by pinching the next available number! :wink:

Let’s say that your landline is 22123783 then you can pinch 22123784 to use as a fax line if the number is available or whichever number is available next.

Try doing all these things with other companies which are counting their pennies… :roll:


Fax??
Land line??

Dinosaur! :D
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby Paphitis » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:25 am

DT. wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Support is important for me Sotos… for example:

Every 1-2 years I get bored of that router or set-top box sitting there, so I just pull it out, go to a Cyta shop and tell them to give me the new one! If you’re shameless but courteous they do! :lol:

Every 1-2 years Cyta upgrades my Internet speed for free… I don’t have to do anything.

Also, I can take advantage of good Cyta customer offers… for example a few months ago I moved from ADSL to VDSL (and dual set-top boxes) for just €4 a month. This also means that I can now have a FREE fax line by pinching the next available number! :wink:

Let’s say that your landline is 22123783 then you can pinch 22123784 to use as a fax line if the number is available or whichever number is available next.

Try doing all these things with other companies which are counting their pennies… :roll:


Fax??
Land line??

Dinosaur! :D


Tell him to send you a telegram. :lol:
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby Get Real! » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:48 pm

DT. wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Support is important for me Sotos… for example:

Every 1-2 years I get bored of that router or set-top box sitting there, so I just pull it out, go to a Cyta shop and tell them to give me the new one! If you’re shameless but courteous they do! :lol:

Every 1-2 years Cyta upgrades my Internet speed for free… I don’t have to do anything.

Also, I can take advantage of good Cyta customer offers… for example a few months ago I moved from ADSL to VDSL (and dual set-top boxes) for just €4 a month. This also means that I can now have a FREE fax line by pinching the next available number! :wink:

Let’s say that your landline is 22123783 then you can pinch 22123784 to use as a fax line if the number is available or whichever number is available next.

Try doing all these things with other companies which are counting their pennies… :roll:


Fax??
Land line??

Dinosaur! :D

:shock: Hello? Whose fax was it we recently moved to another room? :roll:

Cheeky bastard!
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby CBBB » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:06 am

Get Real! wrote:Anyone offering telephony services in Cyprus has to go via Cyta which is the semi-government run communications authority of the country, so it doesn’t matter what their advertisements may claim they can NEVER offer you faster or better than Cyta.


Not correct GR!. Cablenet have a fibre network of their own using the EAC infrastructure. My home and work fibre connections come from the extra cable that has been added to the local electricity poles. Unfortunately their network is not yet island wide, you probably can't connect to them in little backward villages like Tseri!
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:10 am

CBBB wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Anyone offering telephony services in Cyprus has to go via Cyta which is the semi-government run communications authority of the country, so it doesn’t matter what their advertisements may claim they can NEVER offer you faster or better than Cyta.


Not correct GR!. Cablenet have a fibre network of their own using the EAC infrastructure. My home and work fibre connections come from the extra cable that has been added to the local electricity poles. Unfortunately their network is not yet island wide, you probably can't connect to them in little backward villages like Tseri!

There’s a lot more infrastructure to communications than a fiber network CBBB.

I’m not gonna go into this in detail but without Cyta, Cablenet can’t even send a single byte anywhere in Cyprus.
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby CBBB » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:00 am

Get Real! wrote:
CBBB wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Anyone offering telephony services in Cyprus has to go via Cyta which is the semi-government run communications authority of the country, so it doesn’t matter what their advertisements may claim they can NEVER offer you faster or better than Cyta.


Not correct GR!. Cablenet have a fibre network of their own using the EAC infrastructure. My home and work fibre connections come from the extra cable that has been added to the local electricity poles. Unfortunately their network is not yet island wide, you probably can't connect to them in little backward villages like Tseri!

There’s a lot more infrastructure to communications than a fiber network CBBB.

I’m not gonna go into this in detail but without Cyta, Cablenet can’t even send a single byte anywhere in Cyprus.


I am not sure I agree with you, but I will check it out.
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:34 am

CBBB wrote:I am not sure I agree with you, but I will check it out.

:roll: Hello? Cyta is a provider to ISP's!

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The main elements of CYTA's international network include an IP/MPLS core, two separate international switching centers and a regional internet node. The facilities also include twoTeleport sites with more than 20 major satellite antennas and three submarine cable stations with 9 fiber optics systems. The network provides reliable and resilient connectivity via direct circuits with major international operators.



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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby Sotos » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:26 pm

CBBB wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Anyone offering telephony services in Cyprus has to go via Cyta which is the semi-government run communications authority of the country, so it doesn’t matter what their advertisements may claim they can NEVER offer you faster or better than Cyta.


Not correct GR!. Cablenet have a fibre network of their own using the EAC infrastructure. My home and work fibre connections come from the extra cable that has been added to the local electricity poles. Unfortunately their network is not yet island wide, you probably can't connect to them in little backward villages like Tseri!


CBBB, are you still with cablenet? Do they continue to be good for you or the problems of the OP are more general? A friend of mine who rents an apartment wants to put her own internet as the one provided by her landlord is too slow. Cablenet is the first choice since it is available in that area. MTN's "Broadband in a box" is another option ... under €30 for 3G+ unlimited internet (I get close to 10Mbps with MTN mobile where I live) and apparently there is no installation and if she moves apartment she can easily move it with her.
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