Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

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Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby Sharon » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:32 pm

I've used Movistar for years, but internet is getting very, VERY slow. Claro equivalent is a LOT cheaper. They assure me they have CNN AND BBC, which are important to me.

Can anyone vouch for their internet service? They say its a new fiber optic affair. Thanks. ss


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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby sbaustin » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:24 pm

Internet is slow because more than likely you have DSL.. If you switch to movistar uno which uses a cable modem (same as Claro) it should be much quicker.
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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby Sergio Bernales » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:31 pm

Hi Sharon,

I'd suggest giving Claro a go. A friend said they guarantee a minimum internet speed and there's a good choice of packages. As far as I can see, they're cheaper than Movistar as well. Unfortunately, I can't vouch personally for Claro, because they said that my building has a contract with Movistar and no one else can use their cable.

I've been with Movistar for a few years now and I've never had decent internet speeds, despite upgrading from 2mbps to 4mbsp and I'm now paying for 6mbps but rarely get more than 250kpbs. The other day I got a call from Movistar asking if I wanted to upgrade my service again. I said, what's the point? Do you want me pay for 10mbs and then you give me a speed of 300kbps?

One thing I'd also suggest is taking out your contract through the internet as there are some good discounts on their webpage at the moment. They'll tie you into a year's contract, but that's standard and they'll give you the first three months at a reduced rate. By the way, if at the end of the year, you think the service is no better than Movistar, you can always go back and take advantage of their internet deals, which also offer three months for reduced rate.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby Kelly » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:14 pm

We have Claro 3play, the 6mbps package. This is the speedtest I just ran, just after 6pm, one of the busiest times of day. We've been very happy with Claro.

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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby Sergio Bernales » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:24 pm

Oh, Kelly, what I'd give for speeds like that...
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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby Sharon » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:51 am

Thanks to all. I was completely unaware of a cable option with movistar, and had no idea that's what the Claro people were trying to convince me of, they just kept saying it was not the same as Movistar.

I'll check and see if the MS cable option is available where I'm at. Thanks, again.
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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby Sharon » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:03 am

Just used Speedtest (why didn't I use this before) and download is at 0.44!!! for a supposed service of 3mb. Sigh. At least this convinces me to at the least give a call to 104 to get a tech to examine this!!
Thanks. ss
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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby sbaustin » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:33 am

Here is the speedtest for movistar uno at my house:

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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby kpw » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:41 pm

I just switched trios from Claro to Movistar some 5 weeks ago. Claro's internet was terrible and not constant (cancelled after a year). After all the problems I would recommend movistar to anyone.

Both are still crazily expensive the plans for the speeds I was used to..
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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby Kelly » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:46 pm

Maybe Movistar is improving, but I've had terrible experiences with them and Claro has been A+ service.
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Re: Movistar Trio vs. Claro equivalent?

Postby ADotD » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi there everyone!
My apologies for posting on a semi-old thread. I am considering a move to Peru later in the year. I may have the option to work online with clients in the US, but would need a fast and stable internet connection to support this. To those of you who posted your speedtest results- may I ask if you are using upgraded or basic services? I need at least an upload speed of 1.0 Mbps and need good stability. I would have to use a landed DSL or fiber optic- no wireless. Just trying to get a realistic idea of what I would be paying for internet services and if this is a realistic option for me. Thanks for your help! Anna

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