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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby CBBB » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:50 pm

Sotos 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!


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.


Still with Cablenet and happy with the service.
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby akrus » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:54 pm

Well, had to register there, I'd like to shed some light on the topic :) actually everything depends on the area - while the network is working fine in one house it may have lots of problems in another. Regarding the connections providers use:
Cyta - ADSL/VDSL (speeds up to 32/4)
PrimeTel - ADSL/VDSL/FTTH (speeds up to 32/0.75 on DSL, up to 100/8 on FTTH)
MTN - ADSL/VDSL (speeds up to 50/4)
Cablenet - DOCSIS (speeds up to 100/8)

One small thing there - only PrimeTel has small Passive optical network in Nicosia, while others provide you either a copper or a cable (both are not fiber ;)). If you have choice - it's better to go with FTTH, then with Cable, then VDSL and ADSL.
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby Sotos » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:12 am

Didn't know that Primetel had fiber and speeds at 100Mbits. Is that just for business plans? Cable is cheaper per Mbit than DSL, and you can get higher speeds with Cable (if you pay for them) ... but with cable you share the bandwidth with others in the same area and depending on where you live you could get much less than what you paid for.
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby stefandem » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:26 pm

Although I am posting 2 years later, I have to say that I am a previous CYTA customer. I was very happy with them and their support was excellent.
Whenever I needed them, a technicial was in my door next morning.
I have changed to cablenet 5 years ago and never experienced any issues.

I had 10mbit until recently and it WAS 10mbit 24h/24h a week.
Now I am on a 50mbit connection and below are my speed tests.
The tests are not performed next to the router but through power line sockets at the other side of the house.
I also have 3 PCs connected to the internet
Having in mind the above there must be a small "delay" in my tests.

Nicosia --> Nicosia
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Nicosia --> London
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Nicosia --> New York
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:30 am

stefandem wrote:Now I am on a 50mbit connection and below are my speed tests.

Such speeds are only useful in a business environment. For home users it’s a waste of money if you can get a cheaper package.
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby stefandem » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:25 pm

Get Real! wrote:
stefandem wrote:Now I am on a 50mbit connection and below are my speed tests.

Such speeds are only useful in a business environment. For home users it’s a waste of money if you can get a cheaper package.


Cablenet's cheaper package is 50mbit at 29.90 per month. No other company offers that speed at that price. And that's their home package, not a business.
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Primetel rocks! Disclosure: I work for Primetel! WHAT A JOKE

Postby kyriacos » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:02 am

stefandem

Trying to pass your reply off as an unbiased end-customer review meanwhile not disclosing that you in fact
WORK for Primetel is very low man.

Very very low. Both for you and for your company, Primetel.

Seeing this kind of unethical marketing practices makes want to stay far away from these kinds of companies.

https://www.facebook.com/mougias?fref=ts

I think you should apologise to your fellow forum members for your moral slip-up,
Mr. Stefanos Demetriou mougias, Senior Software Developer at PrimeTel PLC
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby DT. » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:21 am

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:


:shock: wtf's a fax?
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Re: CABLENET: Stay away!

Postby B25 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:44 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:


:shock: wtf's a fax?


Its one of those devices that the RoC government use as they don't know about emails etc etc etc. :)
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Re: Primetel rocks! Disclosure: I work for Primetel! WHAT A

Postby Get Real! » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:30 pm

kyriacos wrote:stefandem

Trying to pass your reply off as an unbiased end-customer review meanwhile not disclosing that you in fact
WORK for Primetel is very low man.

Very very low. Both for you and for your company, Primetel.

Seeing this kind of unethical marketing practices makes want to stay far away from these kinds of companies.

https://www.facebook.com/mougias?fref=ts

I think you should apologise to your fellow forum members for your moral slip-up,
Mr. Stefanos Demetriou mougias, Senior Software Developer at PrimeTel PLC

Assuming it’s him then to his credit he *did* praise CYTA…

stefandem wrote:I have to say that I am a previous CYTA customer. I was very happy with them and their support was excellent.
Whenever I needed them, a technicial was in my door next morning.


...seems like a good honest bloke to me.
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