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Updated on Wednesday, October 15

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OMG: Schembri scams with fake advertising. Was so excited for move in today, what a let down. http://i.imgur.com/xJTPbAa.png
Never leasing from Schembri again, too bad I'm stuck with them for a year.

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  1. Schembri is actually pretty good. I've had a positive experience with them.

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    1. Congrats on your anecdotal evidence. Hundreds feel otherwise.

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    2. Signed: Schembri manager

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    3. Thanks for the free pizza in the lobby, not really.

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  2. I hope this lawsuit forces him to cough up millions.

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  3. "cable and phone ready" != pre-installed router

    Are you sure your router isn't bottlenecking your speed? Also depends on whether other people in your apartment/neighborhood are using.

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  4. Wait, so there's no wired internet? Welp, time to waste money on a wifi adapter for my desktop.
    Ugh at least my last place had rogers 150 in every unit.

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  5. Email wpirg. See if you can lower rent at least to make up for the getting less than what you paid for.

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    1. wprig is useless. what could they even help with

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    2. @5a Either you're Schembri management or you haven't been paying attention. Probably management pissed at WPIRG for organizing that group claim. And marching to your office with the media.

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  6. lmao i love how they advertise no carpet as a feature, as if they paid more for that

    and granite counters? which student cares about that?

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    1. No carpet is important to a lot of people. There's lots who won't rent a place if it has carpet, because allergens.

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  7. What the actual fuck, 20 Mbps when they advertise 1 Gbps?

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    1. Although it's phrased a bit ambiguously, "1 Gigabit" refers to the LAN architecture. The building is wired so that you could transfer files from your computer in one room to another room at 1 GB/s.
      It doesn't promise anything about your connection to the external internet. Expecting to be able to download from a remote server at 1 GB/s is pretty clearly absurd, and I think (despite the inaccurate wording) you can hardly call that 'false advertising'

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    2. There's been a lot of misconceptions here. For instance, "cable and internet ready" simply means that you can call Rogers/Bell/etc. and they'll be able to provide you with a phone and internet quickly and easily without fuss. It doesn't mean a phone and modem have been installed and are running on the day you move in.

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    3. @8a: Actually 1Gbps means 125MB/s, which is possible with the fibre optic infrastructure in Waterloo. Infact most kw4rent buildings have 200Mbps internet now.

      They were straight up falsely advertising. There is no excuse.

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  8. @8a, no. It says 1 Gigabit internet connection, not intranet connection. 'Internet' is external while 'intranet' is internal. That argument would never hold.

    Also, not that 1 Gigabit (Gb) is not equal to 1 Gigabyte (GB). 1Gb = 0.125 GB

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    1. Right, so I mixed up bits and bytes. My point is that they obviously meant "intranet", not internet, because you're never going to get 125 MB/s to or from any remote site unless you have basically laid your own personal gigabit backbone from your house to their office.

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