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    Post Internet Service Providers in Belgium



    Here is a little comparative of ISP rates on the Belgian market for the moment. Connections are slower and more expensive than in Japan, always limited in monthly bandwidth and often also in the number of PC's per connection. All are ADSL, except Coditel abd Brutele which are Cable. Email accounts, web space and other options (free firewall, anti-virus, wireless modem...) and are not taken into account in this comparison, and can also be important to some users.


    Belgacom

    - Go
    Download :4 Mb
    Upload : 256 Kb
    Bandwidth : 10 GB
    Max. PC's : 1
    IP : Dynamic
    Price : 40 € per month

    - Plus
    Download :4 Mb
    Upload : 256 Kb
    Bandwidth : 30 GB
    Max. PC's : 4
    IP : Dynamic
    Price : 55 € per month

    Mobistar

    Download :4 Mb
    Upload : 384 Kb
    Bandwidth : 15 GB
    Max. PC's : 4
    IP : Dynamic
    Price : 35 € per month

    Euphony

    -EuComfort
    Download :4 Mb
    Upload : 384 Kb
    Bandwidth : 15 GB
    Max. PC's : 4
    IP : ?
    Price : 35 € per month

    Scarlet

    - Premium
    Download :3.3 Mb
    Upload : 384 Kb
    Bandwidth : 15 GB
    Max. PC's : 4
    IP : ?
    Price : 35 € per month

    Tele2

    Download :4 Mb
    Upload : 256 Kb
    Bandwidth : 10 GB
    Max. PC's : 1
    IP : Dynamic
    Price : 30 € per month

    Telenet

    -ExpressNet
    Download : 5 Mb
    Upload : 192 Kb
    Bandwidth : 12 GB
    Max. PC's : 2
    IP : fix
    Price : 42 € per month

    -ExpressNet Turbo
    Download : 20 Mb
    Upload : 512 Kb
    Bandwidth : 35 GB
    Max. PC's : 4
    IP : fix
    Price : 60 € per month

    Coditel (Brussels only)

    - Mega
    Download :20 Mb
    Upload : 512Kb
    Bandwidth : 25 GB
    Max. PC's : unlimited
    IP : ?
    Price : 50 € per month

    Chello

    - Classic
    Download :6 Mb
    Upload : 256 Kb
    Bandwidth : 40 GB
    Max. PC's : ?
    IP : dynamic
    Price : 46 € per month

    - Plus
    Download :10 Mb
    Upload : 768Kb
    Bandwidth : 60 GB
    Max. PC's : 5 to 15
    IP : dynamic
    Price : 60 € per month

    - Professional classic
    Download :20 Mb
    Upload : 1024 Kb
    Bandwidth : 80 GB
    Max. PC's : unlimited
    IP : fix
    Price : 100 € per month

    Brutélé (some municipalities of Brussels and Wallonia only)

    - Home
    Download :3 Mb
    Upload : 128 Kb
    Bandwidth : unlimited !
    Max. PC's : ?
    IP : dynamic
    Price : 30 € per month

    - Express
    Download :10 Mb
    Upload : 256 Kb
    Bandwidth : 10 GB
    Max. PC's : ?
    IP : dynamic
    Price : 50 € per month


    The fastest (20Mb) are "Telenet ExpressNet Turbo" (60 €), "Chello Professional Classic" (100 €) and "Coditel Mega" (35 €).

    The largest bandwidth is "Telenet ExpressNet Turbo" (60 GB) and Chello Plus or Professional classic (60 and 80 GB), but most providers permit to buy additional bandwidth anytime needed (usually 1 € for 1 GB). Interestingly, Brutele has no bandwidth limit on its "Home" but does have one (and only 10GB) on its more expensive and faster "Express" (might be a mistake).

    The cheapest at 4 Mb is Tele2 (or Euphony with the current campaign rate) at 30 €, although cheaper deals exist with slower connections.

    Note that Belgacom and Telenet also provide Internet TV (only in some parts of Flanders for Telenet), while Coditel and Brutele are cable TV providers. Most ISP also have options for free phone calls to any fix number in Belgium 24h/7d. Mobistar has discounts for Mobistar mobile phone users.
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    How about Brutele or chello ?

    Anyways, telenet are reliable speedwise but I don't like their very limiting Limit of 10 gigs upload/download per month.. I think belgacom ADSL has also the same policy whereas brutele is unlimited and the basic chello package has a limit of 40 gigs monthly

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    ISP's in Belgium are the worst !! They rip off money from people for CRAPPY INTERNET with LIMITED bandwith

    Btw, I would change Mb to MBit if I were you Maciamo
    Mb = Megabytes
    MBit = Megabit(s)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duo
    How about Brutele or chello ?
    Yes, sorry I forgot about them. Will add them now.

    Quote Originally Posted by RockLee
    Btw, I would change Mb to MBit if I were you Maciamo
    Mb = Megabytes
    MBit = Megabit(s)
    Oh, I thought Mb was "Megabit" and MB was "Megabyte". In French anyway it is Mb and Mo ("o" stands for "octet", meaning "byte").

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Oh, I thought Mb was "Megabit" and MB was "Megabyte". In French anyway it is Mb and Mo ("o" stands for "octet", meaning "byte").
    MB,Mb...both are used as Megabyte(s) but Megabits = MBit

    There is a petition going around in Belgium for no bandwith-limits

    http://www.geendatalimiet.be OR http://www.stopauxvolumeslimites.be/

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    One good piece of advice, do not choose Coditel (for those living in Brussels). It seems that everybody is having problems with them. The connection stops frequently, and it is much slower than what they announce. Service is the worst problem with them. Their hotline is unfriendly and unhelpful, and there have been thousands of complaints about bad treatment when you go to their office to return the modern or resiliate your subscription. I know someone and heard of other cases of people who were verbally abused or even punched by Coditel staff ! That's unbelievable ! Apparently it is hard to sue them because Coditel is only a subsidiary of a French company, and their conditions in the contract specifies that they take no responsibility for any technical problems. So if you pay for their Internet connection and it doesn't work, there is nothing you can do against them.

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    Right now i have Telenet, And it have very good Speed, But the problem is at the Bandwith, I have 50GB and i finish them for 20 days...They are stealing me?

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