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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

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Cablecom 99 CHF plus 30 CHF connection = 130. Which is the same price as Swisscom Vivo M( glasfibre 40/8 ) And whats the price for a 3 in 1 deal from EWZ????
You seem to have trouble understanding basic concepts.

I want SYNCHRONOUS internet, that means super high (100/100) upload speeds, which means that using a NAS or uploading large amounts of data to websites is hugely faster. Neither Cablecom or Swisscom provide that. I don't need "3 in 1", and nowhere did I post that I needed it. If I wanted cheap bundles I would stick with the Cablecom connection that I already have, and not change to the more expensive and slower (40Mbit is 3x less than Cablecoms 125Mbit) Swisscom.

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Old 27.02.2015, 09:56
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You seem to have trouble understanding basic concepts.

I want SYNCHRONOUS internet
Well, you're not too hot on the concepts either; synchronous doesn't mean what you think it means. Maybe what you want is SYMMETRIC internet...?
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Old 27.02.2015, 16:17
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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

guess he means this. At over 200 CHF a month

http://www.green.ch/en-us/internet,t...iberregio.aspx

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Old 27.02.2015, 16:45
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guess he means this. At over 200 CHF a month

http://www.green.ch/en-us/internet,t...iberregio.aspx
Yeah, that's precisely what I meant. Well done, old chap. *claps slowly*

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Old 27.02.2015, 17:02
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guess he means this. At over 200 CHF a month

http://www.green.ch/en-us/internet,t...iberregio.aspx
You shouldn't be paying more than 100 francs per 100Mb/s increment for symmetric access in the Swiss consumer market. There are probably better deals in the region.
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Old 27.02.2015, 17:37
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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

Why does UPC always mention the word "glass" with "fiber" as if others use plastic fiber (toslinks) to get their data through.
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Old 27.02.2015, 17:39
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Why does UPC always mentions the word "glass" with "fiber" as if others use plastic fiber (toslinks) to get their data through.
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So I am getting crummy unreliable www service from UPC since October time & I'm "working through the issue" with them so I'm already sour with their poor service provision & customer support.

I got my January bill & it informs me that they are increasing my bill by CHF5/month. There is a clause at the bottom alllowing me to quit or downgrade however I bet if I downgrade I wont get what I signed up for originally for the price I contracted.

Can they do this?


I'd love to get an increase like that - as that would allow me to early cancel my phone line and the horizon box, both of which I never use. I only want internet from them.
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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

well thats the name of it. Glasfaser.
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Thats not relevant. Average monthly wage is 423 Euro in Romania!
and so it is a mystery how such a large number of Romanians can afford personalized furniture and German cars especially BMW Mercedes and Audi

personal income is not as low as it looks on paper. it is a well accepted practice to undereport income so that the employees pay minimum taxes and the employer also pays minimum social contributions. reason for which the government increased the VAT to 24% and it applies to all goods to include food.

I guess their 423 euro wage goes much further than the Swiss 4000 chf wage. Its amazing how such a poor country with such inferior infrastructure can offer higher quality services for a fraction of the price.

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well thats the name of it. Glasfaser.
aah okay, thats literal translation. Back in the states we used the term fiber-optic, hardly ever glass-fiber.
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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

Does anybody also have slow speed problem with cablecom?
Most of the time with speedtest on CAT6 at midnight I never get the speed advertised.
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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

I always get higher.
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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

so I had a special offer in my cablecom.ch for internet 50 for 45chf a month. Previously I was using internet 20 for many years and was paying 42 chf a month.

So on March 9 2015 I clicked to upgrade to the offer and received a confirmation.

Thank you, your order is now confirmed
Your order
Internet 50 59.–
Internet 50 for CHF 45.-
Total monthly cost 45.–


A week later, March 16 2015, I received a letter informing me that my monthly costs will be going up by 3chf a month starting April DUE TO THEIR INVESTMENTS AND INCREASE OPERATING EXPENSES.

So they got me to renew my contract with a special offer and then they hit me with a price increase a week later.

I wish I was in Romania so I can sign up for fiber power 200mpb for 30chf a month. Here I get 50mps for 45chf and they hit me with a price increase a week later...

http://www.upc.ro/internet/abonamente/fiber-power-200/

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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

I just got that letter as well.

As I have the Cable Light combi (25.-/month), three francs a month is a 12 percent increase.
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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

its incredible!
especially given that I upgraded to their special offer and agreed to pay 3chf more per month now they increase by an additional 3 chf a month. I feel cheated. mods please ban cablecom from this forum!
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200mpb
Milli-picobarn? You could just say femtobarn (fb).
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Re: UPC CABLECOM price increase spring 2015

The fastest download speeds are to be found in Romania at a fraction of the price

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The fastest download speeds are to be found in Romania at a fraction of the price
I wonder what the reason for that is? Why is their infrastructure so up to date. It costs serious money to have such a good setup.

I thought it might have had something do do with them being an east bloc country. (speculating) If they were behind west europe until the 90's, they may have played catch up and invested more quickly in more modern technology? If that were the case, I would have expected to see more east bloc countries on the list.

So whats your theory?
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I wonder what the reason for that is? Why is their infrastructure so up to date. It costs serious money to have such a good setup.

I thought it might have had something do do with them being an east bloc country. (speculating) If they were behind west europe until the 90's, they may have played catch up and invested more quickly in more modern technology? If that were the case, I would have expected to see more east bloc countries on the list.

So whats your theory?
there has to be some incentive to stay in Romania.
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