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$6/month +- savings with TekSavvy Internet Plans

In case you aren’t familiar, TekSavvy changed many of their internet plans in September 2012, some for the better, and some for the worse.

I was paying $30.95 for their Lite Cable 3 (3Mbps/300GB traffic) which is grandfathered and no longer offered.

According to their current prices I am able to get the same plan (under the new name of 'Essentials 3') for $24.95 or ‘upgrade’ to their Cable 6 plan (6Mbps/300GB traffic) for the same price. I opted for the faster plan for the same price, and was credited for the extra money I was paying from Sept-Feb.

If you are in my same position, take a look at your invoice, check out what they currently have (make note of the following plans ‘Starting From’ prices as a basis of comparison), and downgrade, upgrade, and/or get credited for the difference.

Here are their plans before the changes: http://www.teksavvy.com/2011-pricing-notice

Here are their current plans:
DSL: http://www.teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/dsl
Cable: http://www.teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/cable

Cheers!
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for cable from teksavvy, depending on which area you are from they re-sell rogers or cogeco.
Also I heard that the price for "Cable 6" may increase in the near future, not sure how if it is true or not
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Why is Pro (16Mbps / 300GB bandwidth, $49.95) more expensive than Cable 28 (28Mbps / 300GB bandwidth, $46.95)?

(Edit) Answer: Pro is Cogeco vs. Cable is Rogers.
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I'm looking to switch my internet service provider from shaw to teksavvy (Probably subscribe to the Extreme Cable 25). For those with their service, how would you rate their reliability? Or experiences from previously using shaw?

Thanks
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newt_101 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 1:48 pm
In case you aren’t familiar, TekSavvy changed many of their internet plans in September 2012, some for the better, and some for the worse.

I was paying $30.95 for their Lite Cable 3 (3Mbps/300GB traffic) which is grandfathered and no longer offered.

According to their current prices I am able to get the same plan (under the new name of 'Essentials 3') for $24.95 or ‘upgrade’ to their Cable 6 plan (6Mbps/300GB traffic) for the same price. I opted for the faster plan for the same price, and was credited for the extra money I was paying from Sept-Feb.

If you are in my same position, take a look at your invoice, check out what they currently have (make note of the following plans ‘Starting From’ prices as a basis of comparison), and downgrade, upgrade, and/or get credited for the difference.

Here are their plans before the changes: http://www.teksavvy.com/2011-pricing-notice

Here are their current plans:
DSL: http://www.teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/dsl
Cable: http://www.teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/cable

Cheers!
How do I go about making this change though? Call and ask for an upgrade and credits?
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tenshiryo wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 3:46 pm
How do I go about making this change though? Call and ask for an upgrade and credits?
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nnelly wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 2:19 pm
I'm looking to switch my internet service provider from shaw to teksavvy (Probably subscribe to the Extreme Cable 25). For those with their service, how would you rate their reliability? Or experiences from previously using shaw?

Thanks
Been with them for a few years now on the extreme package (in downtown Toronto) and I've found the service extremely reliable. And the savings makes it even better.

The DSLR board has lots of discussion if you want more info.
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Hm, looks like their rates and speeds have actually changes recently. I was going to sign up for the Cable 30 plan (30 down, 3 up) and now it's a 28/1 plan and only $5 a month cheaper.
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Also I heard that the price for "Cable 6" may increase in the near future, not sure how if it is true or not
I'd doubt it as internet costs seem to be going down (plus increased speed). Besides you can make use of retentions for rogers or bell price increases rather than going with a substandard provider like TKS or Crapanac. It's more of a "trial" as there are many areas where Rogers is perfectly fine but people have had major issues with resellers. After all in most cases, you'll be stuck with the purchased modem and activation fees.
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so i was using for 2 years
Extreme Cable Pro 24 300cap 49.95

now their price is 46.95$

so do i just call them and get 3$difference from sept-feb without upgrade??
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mytalk wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 4:03 pm
so i was using for 2 years
Extreme Cable Pro 24 300cap 49.95

now their price is 46.95$

so do i just call them and get 3$difference from sept-feb without upgrade??
You mean your Cable 24 no longer exists and you are paying the same amount as the Cable 28 plan?
That's similar to what happened to me in the OP and that's what I did. They transferred me to a manager and I received a credit for the difference on my next bill.
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mworts wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 3:58 pm
Been with them for a few years now on the extreme package (in downtown Toronto) and I've found the service extremely reliable. And the savings makes it even better.

The DSLR board has lots of discussion if you want more info.
Yep. I rarely have any issues with TekSavvy, and whenever I do, it also affects Rogers, so I can't hold it against them.

+ No throttling, unlimited, and it's always fast (30+Mb/s)
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mworts wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 3:58 pm
Been with them for a few years now on the extreme package (in downtown Toronto) and I've found the service extremely reliable. And the savings makes it even better.

The DSLR board has lots of discussion if you want more info.
Thanks for the heads up, I'm located in Vancouver BC and have used shaw for the longest time. With their rates increasing almost monthly without notice, I'm looking to jump ship!
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I could only changed my plan to the cheaper price, the guy won't give me the credit difference from sept to feb
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