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PBCool

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Just a suggestion to Cool Ideas:

We're having our house renovated from mid Feb till end of June.
I submitted a ticket asking whether I can have my account frozen or suspended for the duration as we won't be living there while renovations happen.

The reply was that I'd have to cancel my service and sign up again in July, but also that I'd have to pay R999 in July as Cool Ideas only waive the connection fee once per address per client.

That will make me consider my options in July, even though I'm a very happy CISP client.
Hi There, as mentioned to your PM we cover the first connection fee, if you cancel and signup again in a months time for example we are billed a connection fee by Vumatel again. We cant keep covering the cost as already we only start making profit within a few months.

This situation is not by choice but is the way that the Vumatel system works.
 

PBCool

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Strange that there is another installation fee. Technically the installation fee should only happen once per address, considering they only came out the 1st time to put in the fibre from the street into your house...unless you moving the fibre in your house.
Connection fee not installation fee :)
 

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Strange that there is another installation fee. Technically the installation fee should only happen once per address, considering they only came out the 1st time to put in the fibre from the street into your house...unless you moving the fibre in your house.
It is a connection fee more than an installation fee.

Vuma charges all ISP's R999 activation fee, Cool Ideas pays this the first time you sign up, but after that, you need to pay for it if you cancel and sign up again. That is my understanding
 

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So, for 4 months he won't be paying R1300 for his internet, assuming he has the 100mbps package and then complains for paying R999 again. Either that or keep the account active, since the new ISP will also charge a connection fee...
 

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I suppose I should wait with complaints about my first hop until after Vuma has fixed their capacity problems in Cape Town? I get big spikes every now and then.

This is in Durbanville, Vumatel trenched.
 

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Hi PBCool

Every night from between 20:00 and 20:30, my connection slows down. I use a Roku, plugged in directly with a cable to the router, the cable being about 1 meter. I stream Netflix and Hulu, obviously using a dns service. Hulu and Netflix stream without any hiccups before 20:00- clear full hd picture.

This has been happening for the last two weeks. I've tried restarting all equipment a few times.

I am situated in the Noordhang are (close to Olivedale).

What do you need from me to determine what is going on???
 

PBCool

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I suppose I should wait with complaints about my first hop until after Vuma has fixed their capacity problems in Cape Town? I get big spikes every now and then.

This is in Durbanville, Vumatel trenched.
Yeah they have pushed the upgrade up to this weekend.
 

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Hi PBCool

Every night from between 20:00 and 20:30, my connection slows down. I use a Roku, plugged in directly with a cable to the router, the cable being about 1 meter. I stream Netflix and Hulu, obviously using a dns service. Hulu and Netflix stream without any hiccups before 20:00- clear full hd picture.

This has been happening for the last two weeks. I've tried restarting all equipment a few times.

I am situated in the Noordhang are (close to Olivedale).

What do you need from me to determine what is going on???
Hi, you say you are "obviously using a DNS service" can you elaborate?
 

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Hi PBCool

Every night from between 20:00 and 20:30, my connection slows down. I use a Roku, plugged in directly with a cable to the router, the cable being about 1 meter. I stream Netflix and Hulu, obviously using a dns service. Hulu and Netflix stream without any hiccups before 20:00- clear full hd picture.

This has been happening for the last two weeks. I've tried restarting all equipment a few times.

I am situated in the Noordhang are (close to Olivedale).

What do you need from me to determine what is going on???
Try the above services without the proxy, note the speed, then turn on the proxy and note the speed.

If there is a difference, you know it's the proxy.
 

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Looks like A360 with Seacom does not peer with these guys Netstack.... Can anyone on CI try doing a trace route?

154.70.153.90

Wanted to use them as my VPN provider and the server is hosted in JHB but for me it goes to France first then back.
 

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traceroute to 154.70.153.90 (154.70.153.90), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 155.93.152.1 (155.93.152.1) 0.840 ms 0.815 ms 0.808 ms
2 uo1-cust.coolideas.co.za (154.0.3.97) 2.331 ms 4.652 ms 4.838 ms
3 c1-backbone.coolideas.co.za (154.0.2.1) 0.854 ms 0.849 ms 0.888 ms
4 c3p-backbone.coolideas.co.za (154.0.2.133) 1.095 ms 1.090 ms 1.130 ms
5 c3x-backbone.coolideas.co.za (154.0.1.141) 1.499 ms uoe-cust.coolideas.co.z a (154.0.3.110) 1.488 ms c11-backbone.coolideas.co.za (154.0.2.37) 1.537 ms
6 c11-backbone.coolideas.co.za (154.0.2.37) 1.524 ms 196-60-9-61.ixp.joburg ( 196.60.9.61) 1.442 ms c11-backbone.coolideas.co.za (154.0.2.37) 1.193 ms
7 196-60-9-61.ixp.joburg (196.60.9.61) 1.409 ms 196.251.248.35 (196.251.248.3 5) 1.349 ms 1.338 ms
8 za-01 (154.70.153.90) 1.336 ms 196.251.248.35 (196.251.248.35) 1.322 ms 1 .372 ms
All good.
 

cavedog

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Tracing route to za-01 [154.70.153.90]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.100.1
2 5 ms 4 ms 4 ms 160.20.252.129
3 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 10.10.10.1
4 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms 10.10.11.3
5 3 ms 2 ms 3 ms 105.22.42.105
6 162 ms 163 ms 163 ms ae-2.cr-01-jnb.za.seacomnet.com [105.16.29.1]
7 160 ms 163 ms 163 ms xe-0-0-0-3.cr-01-emg.za.seacomnet.com [105.16.10.214]
8 160 ms 163 ms 163 ms xe-0-0-0-5.cr-01-mrs.fr.seacomnet.com [105.16.10.198]
9 160 ms 159 ms 160 ms xe-0-0-1-0.br-01-mrs.fr.seacomnet.com [105.16.33.254]
10 * 160 ms 160 ms 213.242.116.141
11 338 ms 337 ms 337 ms ae-4-4.bear1.johannesburg2.level3.net [4.69.137.154]
12 338 ms 338 ms 337 ms 169.159.192.150
13 338 ms 338 ms 338 ms 196.251.248.35
14 338 ms 338 ms 337 ms za-01 [154.70.153.90]
I'm not so lucky.
 

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Guys how do I pay CI without a debit order, Billing said I should be able to do it on the Customer Portal but can't see that option.
Anyone have any helpful tips?
 
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