Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Understand Your Internet Usage and Avoid Bill Shock



Why is my broadband usage so high? I have never used this much of data before. Why is my monthly internet bill so expensive? Have you ever asked yourself this kind of questions? Before answering that, you may want to know how much data you are using every day. Someone might have an unlimited data plan, and do not have to worry their data usage at all; some of them may have a limited data usage for their internet plan and have to be very careful of their usage. Otherwise, you will be billed for overage accordingly.  For example, do you know how much data you will be using just to check an email, or watch a HD video on YouTube?  

Below are some examples of data use:
Download a HD Movie (2 hours)
4.2 GB
Download a SD Movie (2 hours)
1 - 1.9 GB
Stream 4k video (1 hour)
7 GB
Stream HD video (1 hour)
2 GB
Stream non-HD video (1 hour)
700 MB
Instagram
720 MB
FaceTime
85MB
Facebook (1 hour)
80 MB
Music (1 album, 10 tracks)
80 – 100 MB
Online Gaming (1 hour)
20-75 MB
One email with attachment
3MB
One email with text only
0,035MB
Note: All data shown are an approximate number. Actual usage may vary.

To determine how much data you need every month, you can track your previous history. Most companies allow you to check your usage by looking at your account details online. There also are lots of programs that can be installed to monitor your usage.

What kind of internet user do you consider yourself to be? As you can see from the chart above, if you are just browsing the web, checking emails and reading news online, you probably do not need a lot of data every month. However, if you stream a lot, especially HD videos, then you probably need to use a lot more data.


In order to avoid data overuse and bill shock, make sure you have the right plan. CIK offers different plans with unbeatable price along with different speeds. Most importantly, all the internet plans are unlimited and you do not have to worry going over the limit at all. You will definitely find a plan that fits you the best with CIK. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

CIK FiberLite Internet- Nothing, But Fast, Cheap and Stable



Although CIK has become the top notch Internet service provider in Canada, we still keep finding ways to improve our service and hoping to provide the best Internet experience to our customers. To experience fast, cheap and stable Internet service with CIK, we now offer FiberLite Internet (FTTN) for all Internet users from Ontario and Quebec.  

Below are the top two FiberLite Internet plans we have selected for users from Ontario and Quebec.   


  •         Up to 50/10 Mbps (Download/Upload)
  •         UNLIMITED Usage
  •         FREE unlimited Canada-wide home phone
  •         2 years price guarantee
  •         Hardware free to use


  •        Up to 10/7 Mbps (Download/Upload)
  •        UNLIMITED Usage
  •       2 years price guarantee

Subscribe to this offer now and SAVE BIG from today. 


The above plans don’t fit your needs? No problem! Visit our website at http://www.ciktel.com to find out more about our services. Our FiberLite internet comes along with different speeds. Furthermore, we offer Cable Internet as well. All these come with either single or bundle (including internet, TV and home phone).

Friday, 10 March 2017

Determine an Internet Plan Fits You the Best


Internet has become prevalent in the past decade. Everything needs an internet connection now such as your computer, smart-watch, smart-phone, security system, etc. You probably cannot do many things without the internet, or the majority of your life relies on the use of internet. In additional to that, internet usage tends to increase by a lot every year as the tech marketplace is quickly growing every day.

There are many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the market. Choosing the right internet plan is very important, but will be a frustrating process as well. There are a few things you need to considerate, such as the prices, speed, usage and does the ISP you want provides any service in your area.

The most common type of internet service will be broadband, which is an internet connection via DSL, cable, or fiber networks.  Dial-up internet is an internet service that connects users to the internet through a telephone line. However, it has become less common these days.

Pros and Cons for DSL, Cable, and Fiber:

·     DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
Through DSL internet, you will be using telephone network wires connect to the internet.
Pros:
-          Provide stable and high-speed internet.
DSL is a dedicated line, which means you are the only one that uses the line that runs to your home, you will always get a consistent speed
Cons:
-          Speed might not be the same comparing to other people on the same plan. The speed depends on the distance between you and your internet service provider, the further you are from the provider, the less strength of the internet connection you might have, vice versa.
-          It also requires an active phone line. You have two options, either you have an active service with a telephone provider, or you need to run a dry loop to your home, which cost additional monthly fee.


·        Cable
-          Broadband internet delivered via coaxial television cables
Pros:
-          Usually, cable internet is faster compared to DSL internet
-          Unlike DSL internet, since information travels through coaxial cables, which are heavily shielded, distance is not a huge concern
Cons:
-          Cable is a shared connection, which means you might be sharing the cable internet with your neighbours, and therefore, sometime might experience slower internet speed, especially during peak time.

·        Fiber-optic Internet
-          Connection is carried by modulated light through optic fiber, which are some thin glass wires inside a larger protective cable
Pros:
-          Extremely fast and stable internet connection
Cons:
-          Not widely available
-          Very  costly to implement the fiber system

Furthermore, understanding the broadband data caps is very important. There are so many internet plans in the market, some of them offer unlimited data plans, while some offer plans with limited data caps. You have to know what your bandwidth need is, because you will be charged the overage fee if you go over your limit.



Choosing the right internet plan might be very annoying. If you are still looking for a plan that meets your need, CIK might be a good solution to you. CIK Telecom offers different types of internet plans with unbeatable prices, and you will definitely find a plan that fits you the best.  

Thursday, 9 February 2017

CIK Morocco Call Centre is Launching



Today, we are very pleased and proud to announce the grand opening of our 6th Call Centre in downtown Casablanca, Morocco. This is a great move for CIK Telecom to improve customer service, especially in supporting French and Arabic speaking customers.


We’re grateful for how far we have come and look forward to more growth and success stories for CIK Telecom.

Monday, 23 January 2017

The Best Broadband Internet Deals in Your Area

Finding the best broadband internet deals can be a bit of a minefield because there are so many options. If you're looking for hot broadband deals, you've come to the right place! CIK Telecom is now offering great Internet packages to new residential customers.


Get the unbeatable Internet package in your area

West Coast: 120M High Speed Internet ONLY $59.99/m
Including:

  • Unlimited usage
  • FREE unlimited Canada-wide home phone
  • AC router FREE to use
  • 2 years price guarantee

Ontario: 15M High Speed Internet ONLY $39.99/m
Including:

  • Unlimited usage
  • FREE unlimited Canada-wide home phone
  • AC router FREE to use
  • 2 years price guarantee

Quebec: 10M FiberLite Internet ONLY $29.99/m
Including:

  • Unlimited usage
  • 2 years price guarantee

Limited time only; don't miss it out. Visit http://www.ciktel.com to get incredible and consistently fast internet, home phone, and Cable TV service at a great price.


CIK Telecom is one of the largest independent Internet Service Providers in Canada. Our network coverage from East Coast to West Coast, cover Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. We have over 300 employees providing services to over 160,000 customers with 24 x 7 phone, live chat, and email support in 8 languages. We ranked 25th of the Fastest growing company among companies in Canada. In year 2015, we awarded speedtest.net Faster speed ranking number 4th among Internet service providers in Ontario. Recently, CIK is ranked as one of the Top 10 Fastest ISPs in Canada in 2016 by PC Magazine.

Friday, 30 December 2016

CIK Telecom Fiber Internet is available in ChinaTown Centre now.

CIK Telecom Fiber Internet is available in ChinaTown Centre now.
Active your service today, enjoy the fastest Fiber Internet with up to 1000Mbps directly to your unit.
Plus you can save $199 installation fee.
Don't wait any longer, call us at 416-848-1517 or visit our website https://www.ciktel.com/FTTB
to active your service Today!


CIK Fiber Internet is not available in your building?
CIK Telecom will upgrade your building with latest Fiber technology for FREE
delivering speeds of up to 1000 Mbps directly to your unit.

Get your building upgraded TODAY! Check out our website https://www.ciktel.com/FTTB and ask us how. 





Wednesday, 21 December 2016

GET 1 Month Free Internet Service on Boxing Day

With the holidays fast approaching, CIK Telecom is offering a special Boxing Day promotion for new customers to experience the biggest saving of the year on internet service.


Customers, who order our selected promotion plans* on Boxing Day with the promo code "Xmas2016", will enjoy 1 month free service.
What's included
  • Unlimited High Speed Internet speed from only $44.99/m*
  • Unlimited Canada-wide calling Home Phone service is included
  • Plus 1 month free service
Boxing day Offer details
  • Order needs to be placed on www.ciktel.com and promo code is required;
  • This promotion is valid ONLY on December 26th, 2016 for NEW customers to CIK;
  • This promotion is applied for all provinces with selected speed/promotion plan;
  • Order needs to be confirmed with payment on/before December 31st, 2016;
  • Order needs to be activated on/before January 31st, 2017;
  • The Free month will be applied on customers 1st invoice.
Don't miss it out. ONE DAY ONLY! Visit and order here OntarioQuebecWest Coast to get incredible and consistently fast internet and home phone bundle service at a great price.
CIK Telecom is one of the largest independent Internet Service Providers in Canada. Our network coverage from East Coast to West Coast, cover Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. We have over 300 employees providing services to over 160,000 customers with 24 x 7 phone, live chat, and email support in 8 languages. We ranked 25th of the Fastest growing company among companies in Canada. In year 2015, we awarded speedtest.net Faster speed ranking number 4th among Internet service providers in Ontario. Recently, CIK is ranked as one of the Top 10 Fastest ISPs in Canada in 2016 by PC Magazine.
*Selected promotion speeds/plans available for ON/QC - FTTN 15M/25M/50M; West Coast Cable 30M/60M/120M.